SPONSORED: Vocal Glory - Massenet's Manon in HD from New York Metropolitan Opera, enjoyed by Maria Nockin.
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VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
The Italian-American composer and organist Pietro Alessandro Yon was born 8 August 1886 at Settimo Vittone, Italy. Following studies in Milan, Turin and Rome, he was appointed organist of St Peter's in Rome, St Francis-Xavier's in New York and then St Patrick's in New York. He composed mostly church music and numerous organ works. He died on 22 November 1943 in Huntingdon, Long Island, New York, USA.