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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
Composers often use wordless vocals in orchestral works to suggest magic or other-worldliness.
You might call them the “Wizards of Ahhhs”—composers who use wordless vocals along with instruments of the orchestra for an effect that can be soothing, sensual or unsettling—and sometimes all three.
In this hour, prime examples by Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, Nielsen, Holst, Vaughan Williams, and more.
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