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Saturday, February 17, 2018 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 music by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel and more.


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 Classics7431760 715098762036
Chihara: The Tempest Performing Arts Orchestra, LeRoux Reference Recordings RR-10CD 030911101022


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