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Music in the Making

Rach Me Amadeus!

Be afraid – be very afraid: Featuring an unusually “dissonant” Mozart quartet, along with a haunting Rachmaninoff tone poem.


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Painting: Isle of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin (Third Version, 1883)
Isle of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin (Third Version, 1883). Public domain.

Another hour of scarily good performances from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston!

Music in this episode:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, “Dissonance”

Performed by the Tomatz Graduate String Quartet at the Moores Opera House on March 11th, 2004.

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead

Performed by the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Larry Rachleff. This performance took place in Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall on February 12th. 2010.

This episode originally aired Sunday, April 19, 2015. Catch Music in the Making every Sunday at 7:06 pm on Classical 91.7.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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