Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
"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.
Ravel: Complete Works for Orchestra, Vol. 2
Minnesota Orchestra, Skrowaczewski
Vox CDX 5032
Scottish National Orchestra, Gibson.
Chandos CHAN 8379
Beethoven: Mass in C, etc.
Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra and Monteverdi Choir, Gardiner
DG Archiv 435 391-2
Scottish National Orchestra, Jarvi
Chandos CHAN 10369(2) X
Debussy: Orchestral Music
Royal Concertgebouw Orch, Haitink
Philips Classics 438 742-2
Ravel: Works for Solo Piano
Decca 433 515-2
Britten: Spring Symphony/Four Sea Interludes
London Symphony Orchestra, Previn
Chihara: The Tempest
Performing Arts Orchestra, LeRoux
Reference Recordings RR-10CD
January 14, 2023
February 4, 2023
February 18, 2023