Connections

Hosted By Stephen Peithman

Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 Permalink

The Ocean Connection

"Incoming Tide, Scarboro Maine," by Winslow Homer (1883)

 

The oceans cover 71 percent of the earth, so it’s not surprising that so many composers have been inspired by the sea—its beauty, its power, its blessings--and its dangers.

In this hour, maritime masterworks by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Britten and more.

 

FEATURED RECORDINGS

CD Title
Group/Artist
Catalog #
UPC
Ravel: Complete Works for Orchestra, Vol. 2
Minnesota Orchestra, Skrowaczewski
Vox CDX 5032
04716350322
Scottish Overtures
Scottish National Orchestra, Gibson.
Chandos CHAN 8379
0951158377924
Beethoven: Mass in C, etc.
Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra and Monteverdi Choir, Gardiner
DG Archiv 435 391-2
028943539128
Rimsky-Korsakov: Suites
Scottish National Orchestra, Jarvi
Chandos CHAN 10369(2) X
095115136928
Debussy: Orchestral Music
Royal Concertgebouw Orch, Haitink
Philips Classics 438 742-2
028943874229
Ravel: Works for Solo Piano
Thibaudet
Decca 433 515-2
0028943351522
Britten: Spring Symphony/Four Sea Interludes
London Symphony Orchestra, Previn
EMI Classics
7431760
715098762036
Chihara: The Tempest
Performing Arts Orchestra, LeRoux
Reference Recordings RR-10CD
030911101022

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