The Patchwork Suite

the patchwork suite podcast

In "The Patchwork Suite" podcast, composers are asked to draw musical inspiration from a given classical theme and extra-musical inspiration from a textile of choice. This season, composers put their unique spin on “Vals Melódico,” a theme from the piano work Valses Poéticos by Spanish composer Enrique Granados (1867-1916). Mary Claire Murphy introduces the Granados theme, and then its melody blossoms throughout the season as composers write their own contemporary variation on it. We get to explore the particulars of each variation and learn about the incredible artists along the way. By the end, we’ll have woven a colorful and diverse patchwork of creativity. Join us as this musical tapestry takes shape!

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