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Saturday, August 17, 2013 Permalink

The River Connection

The Danube at Durnstein, Austria

 

 

It’s not surprising that a composer might want to celebrate a river that has special meaning for him--whether the stream is large or small, a commercial conduit, or just a place to boat or swim.

But how do you translate a river into music? 

In this hour, we’ll explore how composers from around the world have met that challenge—from the Rhine to the Amazon, from the Mississippi to the Danube.

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Strauss: The Blue Danube BUY from Masters Of Classical Music: Strauss; composed by Strauss
Cobra Entertainment LLC 15 804
4:01pm
Smetana: Vltava B111 (1874):- Má vlast BUY ; Libor Pesek, conductor
Virgin Classics VC791100-2
4:14pm
Strauss: An Der Schonen, Blauen Donau, Waltzer, Op. 314 BUY Slovak Radio Symphony Orch.; Gerhard Track, conductor
Marco Polo / Naxos 8.223250
4:22pm
anonymous, based on cantata by Xian Xinghai: Prelude BUY China Philharmonic Orch.
Deutsche Grammophon DG 477 6229
4:25pm
anonymous, based on cantata by Xian Xinghai: Ode to the Yellow River BUY China Philharmonic Orch.
Deutsche Grammophon DG 477 6229
4:29pm
Strauss: The Blue Danube BUY from Masters Of Classical Music: Strauss; composed by Strauss
Cobra Entertainment LLC 15 804
4:31pm
Villa-Lobos: Sails BUY Moscow Radio and Symphony Orch. Renee Fleming
Delos Records 1037
4:36pm
Delius: Summer Night On The River - London Philharmonic Orchestra BUY London Philharmonic; Handley, conductor
Class. for Pleas. Us 724357531528
4:43pm
Wagner: Thus, We Begin In The 'Greenish Twilight' Of The Rhine BUY Berlin Philharmonic; Maazel, conductor
Telarc CD-80154
4:49pm
Virgil Thomson: The Old South, 1st mvmt of The River BUY Symphony of the Air; Leopold Stokowski, conductor
Vanguard VBD-385

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