MORE WITH Alan Chapman
A Playlist for Driving Along the Coast with the Top Down
Explore Alan Chapman's top music picks for a scenic drive, featuring works from Handel, Copland, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Borodin. Perfect for every journey phase.
Fact or Fiction: The One and Only “Amadeus”
This article explores the historical inaccuracies in the 1984 film 'Amadeus', focusing on the portrayal of Mozart and Salieri's relationship and the rumor of Mozart's murder.
Chapman Challenge: The History of Handbells
In this Chapman Challenge, Alan explains the history of handbells, their transition from bell tower practice tools to melody instruments, and how melodies are divided among ringers in a handbell choir.
What Makes a Christmas Concerto a Christmas Concerto?
In this Chapman Challenge, Alan explains that a Christmas concerto is a type of concerto grosso from the Baroque period, characterized by a Pastorale movement.
With Fall Upon Us, Discover the Poetry in Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”
Explore Vivaldi's Four Seasons concertos, each inspired by a sonnet possibly penned by Vivaldi himself. Discover how each sonnet perfectly fits the music's rhythm.