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TRR: Episode 35 “To a Wild Rose”



Edward MacDowell was an American composer, once considered one of the greatest musical geniuses of his time. MacDowell died in 1908, at the mere age of 47 years. By the end of the 1950’s he was all but forgotten, supplanted by the American greats who would follow. In this episode, we share an assessment of his life and work written for the New York Herald shortly before his death.

“An American Composer: The Passing of Edward MacDowell” (1906) by James Huneker

The Reader

TRT: 24:36

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com and Museopen.org.


TRR: Episode 8, “High Atop Olympus”



Come along as we spend a short visit high upon Mount Olympus, there to dine on nectar and ambrosia.

“Jupiter and His Mighty Company” from “Old Greek Stories” by James Baldwin
“Olympus” an excerpt from “Aunt Charlotte’s Stories of Greek History” by Charlotte M. Yonge
“Bacchanal” from “Love, Worship and Death” by Sir Rennall Rodd (1916)
“Icarus and Daedalus” from “Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew” by Josephine Preston Peabody (1897)

The Reader  

TRR: Episode 8, “High Atop Olympus”
TRT: 22:23

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.