For tonight's program we explored the genre of Japanese music known as "city pop", which developed in the late 1970s through the 1980s, during the peak of Japan's economic development. "City pop" combines elements of jazz fusion, funk, blues, and adult contemporary music, creating a genre of music inspired by leisure and easy living.
Today's program featured a ticket giveaway for the Columbia University New Opera's upcoming production La Lucrezia/Venus & Adonis, which runs at the Glicker-Milstein Theatre from March 26-28. *1. Welcome Every Guest; 2. Rise Mighty Monarch; 3. Horace to Lydia; 4. If mighty wealth; 5. The self-banished; 6. Musick's the Cordial of a Troubled Breast.
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453 in G recorded on March 30th & 31st, 1961 in Manhattan Center, New York City with Artur Rubinstein (piano) and the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alfred Wallenstein. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488 in A recorded on November 14th, 1949 in Kiel Opera House, St. Louis with Artur Rubinstein (piano) and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Golschmann. Mozart String Quartet No. 3 in G, K. 156 recorded in Milan, 1959 featuring The Quartetto Italiano.