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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
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s second symphony was inspired by a painting he saw while enjoying a glass of beer in a country inn.
The death of a promising Russian artist prompted composer Modest Mussorgsky to write what has become his best-loved work.
And an 18th century French painter’s depictions of aristocratic passion prompted two very different 20th century responses by Debussy and Poulenc.
In this hour, these and other links between canvas and concert hall.
>> Click here for more on the art works mentioned on today’s program (opens in a new window).
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