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Who Needs Beethoven? Pipedreams celebrates other significant anniversaries in November 2020

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2020 is known as the year of Beethoven's 250th anniversary.  But Pipedreams host Michael Barone explores others born in the same year, such as the English born, American composer James Hewitt whose compositions fully imbrace the new young America which he called home.  Hear about them on the November 15th broadcast.

11/1      AGO 2018 – A Potpourri With Premieres  Additional performances recorded during the American Guild of Organists 2018 National Convention in Kansas City.

11/8      East Texas Remembered  In the shadow of another Covid-cancelled 2020 gathering, we revisit these exceptional East Texas Pipe Organ Festival performances from 2019.

11/15    Who Needs Beethoven?!  In his 250th anniversary year, we explore music by the many other composers with significant anniversaries in 2020.

11/22    A Triple Tribute  To Cecilia, the Patron Saint of Music, to composer Benjamin Britten, and to the memory of Stephen Cleobury.

11/29    In Advent Expectation  In anticipation of the Christian festival of the Nativity, music that looks for good news.