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Saturday, November 19, 2016 Permalink

The Ocean Connection 2

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


The ocean’s vast expanse and restless rhythms stir the imagination and help us see life with a fresh perspective.

That’s true for composers, too—so much so, in fact, that our first time around, we barely touched the surface.

In this hour, more music of the sea, with works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and more.


Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Debussy Orchestral Music [opening music] Bernard Haitink Philips 438 742-2 028943874229
Seascapes [for Bridge: The Sea] Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui.  BIS BIS-SACD-1447 7318599914473
Strauss: Aus Italien [for On the Beach at Sorrento] Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdenek Kosler Naxos 8.550342 730099534222
Vivaldi: Concert For The Prince Of Poland [for “Ocean Storm” / “La Tempesta Di Mare"] Academy of Ancient Music., Andrew Manze Harmonia Mundi HMU 907230 093046723026
Stanford: The Revenge, etc. [for Song of the Sou'Wester] Gerald Finley, BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, Richard Hickox Chandos CHAN 5043 095115504321
Gilson: The Sea (La Mer) Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Frederic Devreese.  Naxos 8.553602 730099460224
Takemitsu: I Hear the Water Dreaming [for “Toward the Sea: Cape Cod”] BBC Symphonic Orchestra,, Andrew Davis, Deutsche Grammophon 453 459-2 028945345925
MacDowell: Piano Music Vol. 1 [for Sea Pieces: Song] James Barbagallo Naxos 8.559010 636943901021
Mendelssohn: Symphonies & Overtures [for Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage] London Symphony, Claudio Abbado DGG 471467 028947146728

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