Classical Music Month~ September 26

Symphony: Mathis der Maler by Paul Hindemith

“Symphony: Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter) is among the most famous orchestral works of German composer Paul Hindemith. Music from the symphony was incorporated into, or reworked for, Hindemith’s opera Mathis der Maler, which concerns the painter Matthias Grünewald (or Neithardt).”  ~Wikipedia

The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Matthias Grünewald

c.1512-15 / Oil on wood / A panel from the IsenHeim Altar, Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, France

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Classical Music Month~ September 23

Job: A Masque for Dancing (one act ballet) by Ralph Vaughan Williams

“The ballet is based on the Book of Job from the Hebrew Bible and was inspired by the illustrated edition by William Blake, published in 1826. Job had its world premiere on July 5, 1931, and was performed for members of the Camargo Society at the Cambridge Theatre, London. The first public performance of the ballet took place on September 22, 1931 at the Old Vic Theatre.” ~Wikipedia

When the Morning Stars Sang Together by William Blake

c.1804-7 / Pen and black ink, gray wash, and watercolor, over traces of graphite
11″x7 1/16″ / The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY

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Classical Music Month~ September 20

Trittico Botticelliano by Ottorino Respighi

“Although the theme of “The Adoration of the Magi” is recognizable as the carol “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” Respighi’s mind was not on the Advent season. Rather, the three movements of the Trittico Botticelliano each take their inspiration from a different painting by Sandro Botticelli, renowned artist of the Italian Renaissance. The first and third are likely familiar: La primavera (Spring) and La nascita di Venere (The Birth of Venus). The middle part of the triptych, “L’adorazione dei Magi,” is less humanistic and more traditional, with its subject from the Book of Matthew.”
~https://www.redlandssymphony.com/pieces/trittico-botticelliano

Adoration of the Magi by Sandro Botticelli

c.1475-1476 / Tempera on wood panel / 43 3/4″x52 3/4″ / Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

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