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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
Andrew Wyeth, "Not Plowed," watercolor on paper, 1985
The opening of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Daydreams,” skillfully suggests the coldest season of the year, when days are shortest and nights are longest.
But winter is not without its charms.
Snow and ice have their own beauty, and the season often brings exceptionally clear weather, particularly at night.
It also brings people indoors, to sit by a warm fire, or to visit with family and friends.
In this hour, winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more.
Tchaikovsky Sym. No. 1
The Four Seasons
Venice Baroque Orch.
Sony SK 51352
Mozart German Dances
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Haydn: The Seasons
Royal Philharmonic Orch.
On Hearing First Cuckoo in Spring
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sleeping Beauty/The Seasons
CSR Symphony Orch.
Debussy Complete Works for Piano, v. 3
Chandos CHAN 10467
Prokofiev Classical Symphony, etc.
Orchestre National de France
Sony MK 39557
Bax: Winter Legends
Chandos CHAN 8484
Thompson: Testament of Freedom
Minnesota Chamber Orchestra
Koch 3-7283-2 H1
Philharmonia a Vent
October 14, 2023
September 2, 2023
September 9, 2023