Nov 11, 2020
What Heavenly Music
Play • 23 min

In Episode 2 of Unorchestrated, co-hosts Christopher and Tom talk with poet Rita Dove about the early life of violin virtuoso George Bridgetower from her book of poems, Sonata Mulattica.

This is the second episode in our 14-part series, Sonata Mulattica with Rita Dove.

The episode closes with a performance by Akron Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Amy Cave of the Largo and Allegro assai movements from Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major.

Rita Dove is a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, and the only poet honored with both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. An Akron native, she is currently Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

(Photo of Rita Dove by Fred Viebahn)

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