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Requiem for a Son : Response to a Death by Polio

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Filmed Lectures
Date
2013-09-18
Duration
46:20
Summary
In September 1925, while the family of English composer, Herbert Howells, was on vacation in the English countryside, their son, nine-yer-old Michael Howells fell ill with polio and died in London three days later. Howells channeled his grief into the composition of the "Requiem," which drew heavily on an earlier, unpublished work. In this Medical Center Hour, fourth-year medical student and musician Rondy Michael Lazaro explores the historical context of polio in the 1930s and how the loss of Howells's young son played out in the composer's music. Mr. Lazaro conducts a chamber chorus in the performance of two movements from Howell's "Requiem." Co-presented with the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series
Creator
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Conductor
Lazaro, Rondy Michael
Moderator
Childress, Marcia Day
Speaker
Lazaro, Rondy Michael
Publisher
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Language
English
Collection
Medical Center Hour
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The speakers in this presentation have given the University of Virginia permission to make it freely accessible online for all audiences to view. To request permission to reproduce, republish, and/or repost this presentation please contact the Historical Collections and Services Department of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia.
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