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Music in the Making

July Composer Birthdays

America’s not the only one with a birthday this month!


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Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler in 1909. Photoprint from the studio of Aimé Dupont. Public domain.

Enjoy an hour of performances from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and the Shepherd School of Music from Rice University, featuring composers born in the month of July.

Music in this episode:

Leoš JanáÄek: Mladi (Youth) Sextet

Performed by Anne Leek and the Greenbriar Consortium on August 31st, 2010 in the Moores Opera House.

Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 3 in D minor, “Georges Enescu”

Performed by violinist Andrzej Grabiec on February 27th, 2005 in the Moores Opera House.

ErnÅ‘ Dohnányi: Aria, Op. 48, No. 1

Performed by Leone Buyse, flute and Robert Moeling, piano on November 12th, 2012 in Duncan Recital Hall.

Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 5 – V. Rondo – Finale

Performed by the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra under Larry Rachleff on December 6th, 2013 in Stude Concert Hall.

This episode originally aired Sunday, July 19th, 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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