Featured Audio Program
The Architects of Music, Part Two
HOSTED BY LARRY RAPCHAK
In these four programs, Larry explores one of the oldest and most interesting forms in music. In these four episodes, you’ll get an overview, take a deep dive into music by Mozart, Chopin and Dvorak, and end with a wrap-up program. Stream the first 3 minutes, then purchase the entire episode.
7. Theme and Variations-Introduction
In this introductory episode, Larry provides an overview of this fascinating musical form, concentrating on the music of Pachelbel, Bach and Mozart.
9. Theme and Variations-Chopin-Music Alone
A complete recording of the Chopin Variations.
8. Theme and Variations-Part Two-Chopin
In this program, Larry takes apart an astonishing composition by Chopin composed as a student assignment when he was only 17 - the Variations on Mozart’s “Là ci darem la mano” for piano and orchestra.
10. Theme and Variations-Part Three-Dvorak
In this episode, Larry takes off on the wings of Dvorak’s Symphonic Variations, Opus 78, a masterpiece of the Theme and Variation form.
11. Theme and Variations-Part Four-Post-Game Wrap Up
Larry wraps up our exploration of the Theme and Variation form with a gallery of musical delights, each a masterpiece of the genre.