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Music in the Making

Benvenuti In Italia

Take a little journey of Italian musical history!


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The Colosseum Rome Italy ca. 1896
The Roman Colosseum circa 1896. Photocrom print by Photoglob Zürich. Public domain.

This week, we take a tour of Italy with the Moores School of Music and the Shepherd School of Music as your guides!

Music in this episode:

Claudio Monteverdi, ed. Raymond Mase – Four Monteverdi Madrigals

Performed by Brassworks at the Texas Music Festival on June 6th, 2006.

Luigi Boccherini – Sonata No. 6 in A major

Performed by Desmond Hoebig, cello with Jeewon Lee at the piano. This performance took place on February 12th, 2012 in Duncan Recital Hall.

Giuseppe Verdi – “La donna e mobile” from Rigoletto

Performed by tenor Christopher Trapani with Brett Mitchell at the piano. This performance took place on September 13th, 2012 in the Moores Opera House.

Ottorino Respighi – Feste Romane (Roman Festivals)

Performed by the Moores School Symphony Orchestra under conductor Franz Anton Krager. This performance took place on March 7th, 2015 in the Moores Opera House.

This episode originally aired Sunday, June 14th, 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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