The Revival Hour

On the In Concert Revival Hour, Paolo Pietropaolo introduces you to the life and music of unfairly neglected composers, salvaging deserving music from the scrapheap of history. Meet the hidden heroines and heroes whose artistic achievements have been needlessly dimmed by history’s bad habits, and hear their brilliant, beautiful music.

In November 2014 I started celebrating the lives and music of neglected composers on my programme on CBC Music, In Concert. The segment is called the In Concert Revival Hour – it’s an hour-long feature on the compositions and life story of an under-appreciated composer – salvaging deserving music from the scrapheap of history.

I often get asked for a list of all the composers who have been celebrated on the Revival Hour. Some of them, you may have heard of. Some not at all. All lived interesting lives you never hear about, not even in music school – especially 19th century women, of whom there were many more than I was taught.

Currently I think we’re up to episode 135 or 136, and counting. I created a list of the first 99 composers when I undertook to create this crazy thread on Twitter, below. Still planning on getting a complete list together. One day soon you may find that here.