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Saxophonist Ben Wendel Reimagines Tchaikovsky's, 'The Seasons'

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Tuesday July 28, 2015

from npr.org

Saxophonist Ben Wendel Reimagines Tchaikovsky’s, ‘The Seasons’

Almost 140 years ago, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote a solo piano piece for every month of the year called The Seasons. Now saxophonist Ben Wendel has taken this famous body of work and reinterpreted each piece by bringing along a different artist every month. Reviewer Michelle Mercer says through these collaborations, Wendel is giving the listener insight into some of today’s sharpest musicians.

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