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


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Saturday, April 1, 2017 Permalink

The River Connection

The Danube, flowing through the Wachau Valley in 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.

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