Collectors’ Corner: Čiurlionis
Sunday, March 25, at 8:00 pm Chacago’s radio station WFMT 98.7 will broadcast two hours’ programme about Čiurlionis. As the information bulletin reads: A painter and composer, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911) was a major force in the revival of Lithuanian art, culture, and language at the turn of the last century. He studied both composition and painting in warsaw, but soon returned to his native land to lead a Lithuania choir and to write music inspired by the nation’s folklore. Henry Fogel calls this unjustly neglected composer back to our attention by exploring Ciurionis’ piano, orchestral, and choral music.