Sunday July 24, on Nebraska Concerts:
Hear a concert from January, give at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln by guests, the South Dakota Chorale. They'll perform work by composer Marcel Tyberg, whose work may have been lost forever were it not for a score that ended up in the hands of conductor JoAnn Faletta, who sought out more if Tyberg's music, and then more scores were found and saved. Why were his scores hidden for a time?
The Third Reich had a profound effect on the music and art of the second half of the 20th century. A great number of talented Jewish composers – as well as composers who simply wrote in a modernist style that Hitler did not feel expressed teutonic glory – were murdered or forced into exile. In the decades that have passed since the Second World War and the Holocaust, efforts have been made to rediscover the works of many of these composers, whose music was declared entartete, or degenerate, by Hitler.
Hear re-discovered music this week performed by the award-winning South Dakota Chorale, from one of Nebraska's stages.
Sunday July 31, on Nebraska Concerts:
The Omaha Symphony Orchestra will entertain you with music of heroes, emperors, kings and queens. Conductor Thomas Wilkins will lead the orchestra in a performance of the Overture from Semiramide, the opera by Rossini that tells the story of the legendary Assyrian Queen Semiramide. And guest pianist Andre Watts joins the symphony for Beethoven's "Emperor" Piano Concerto.
Plus, we'll hear Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben or A Hero's Life, said by some to be the most epic of all hero stories. Entertainingly enough, the hero depicted in the tone poem is Strauss himself!
In July we bring you these programs on Nebraska Concerts:
7/3 – Omaha Symphony, "Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto," from 5/10/14
7/10 – Lincoln Organ Showcase, Christopher Keenan, from 2/7/16
7/17 – Omaha Symphony, "The Spring of Creation," from 5/18/14
7/24 – Abendmusik, South Dakota Chorale, from 1/24/16
7/31 – Omaha Symphony, "Andre Watts Plays the 'Emperor Concerto,'" from 6/7/14
This weekly program airs Sundays at 1 p.m. Central on all stations of the NET Radio network. It is produced and edited by Dave Hughes. Robert Goldberg is the scriptwriter and host. Most of the concerts are recorded by James Duchesneau and Jeff Smith. UNL Glenn Korff School of Music recordings are courtesy of Jeffrey O'Brien. Nebraska Brass and Nebraska Jazz Orchestra are recorded by Tony Hillhouse and are courtesy of Arts Incorporated. Omaha Symphony concerts are recorded by Clete Baker of Studio B for Classical 90.7 KVNO.