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Classical 101

Goodbye, Summer on The American Sound

Who was it who said that the end of something is always the beginning of something else, or words to that effect? Here we are, at the tail end of summer, watching autumn's glow spread over the world. I will miss the brilliant sun, the flowers and foliage in a riot of color, the long days and still nights of summer. But jewel-colored leaves and wisps of fireplace smoke on chill air can fill the soul only when autumn can fill the space that summer leaves. Join me Saturday and Tuesday evenings as The American Sound says farewell to summer and welcomes fall with beautiful, upbeat American classical music. We'll go south of the border - way south - with William Grant Still's South American-inspired Folk Suite No. 4, we'll enjoy Edward MacDowell's rhapsodic Piano Concerto No. 1, we'll share a quiet moment with Samuel Barber's pensive Canzone for Flute and Piano and, as the last rose of summer fades away, we'll enjoy Joseph Lamb's American Beauty Rag - and more. Please join me for a farewell to summer on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101!