Category Archives: Prizer, William F.
Following episode 257 (Sept. 1, 1985) about the status of classical music in the 1980s and the musical canon and its historical and contemporary shapers, Soundings presents a performance of the 1984 Kennedy Center Friedheim Award–winning composition, Symphony no. 2, … Continue reading
Music historians Edward Applebaum and William Prizer address the subject of modern music and its evolving place in the musical canon. Joseph Addison, the eighteenth-century man of letters, wrote “Music, the greatest good that mortals know / And all of heaven we have … Continue reading
Throughout history, music for both popular and specialized audiences has come from cultural and social contexts that are foreign to modern listeners. William Prizer describes Italian court music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and the distinct social function of music … Continue reading