Connections

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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, February 16, 2019 Permalink

The Nocturne Connection

"Nocturne" (1878) by American artist James McNeill Whistler

 

The orchestral work is by Debussy, the piano piece by Chopin, and while they sound worlds apart, both bear the title . . . “Nocturne.”

Obviously, these two composers have very different ideas about the meaning of the word—and so have others, as we’ll hear in this hour, as we explore the Nocturne from Mozart to Copland—and beyond.

FEATURED RECORDINGS

Title

Catalog #

UPC

Debussy Orchestral Works

Philips 438 742-2

028943874229

Chopin Nocturnes

Nonesuch 979233-2

075597923322

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Telarc CD-80108

089408010828

Field: Nocturnes

Telarc CD-80199

089408019920

A Gentle Prelude to Sleep (‘Moonlight’ Sonata)

Philips 464 852-2  

028944648522

Sophie Cashell: Debut (Liszt Liebestraum)

Universal 476 6459

028947664598

Faure Piano Music

Brilliant Classics BLC 93007

028947664598

The Romantic String Quartets [Borodin]

Deutsche Grammophon DGG E4455512

028944555127:

Copland: Billy the Kid/Rodeo

EMI CDC 7 47382 2

0094638149828

Barber: Works for Solo Piano

Chandos CHAN 9177

095115917725

Palomo: Andalusian Nocturnes

Naxos 8.557135

747313213528

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