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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
Postcards from Mendelssohn & Dvorak, snaps of Debussy & Gershwin
Mendelssohn hiked through the Scottish Highlands. Saint-Saens favored Algiers. Debussy spent a quiet summer on the English coast, while Gershwin enjoyed the cosmopolitan charms of Paris. And Dvorak chose a farm town in Iowa.
Very different vacations, to be sure--but each inspired some extraordinary music.
In this hour, a tuneful tour with composers who just wanted to get away from it all.
Dvorak String Quartets Op. 106 & 96 [for “American” String Quartet]
Pavel Haas Quartet
Saint-Saens: Javotte, Rapsodie Bretonne, etc., [for
Monte Carlo Philharmonic, David Robertson
Auvidis V 4688
Elgar: Wand of Youth, etc [for Three Bavarian Dances]
London Philharmonic, Adrian Boult
EMI CDM 7 69207 2
Mendelssohn: Symphonies 1-5 [for “Scottish” Symphony]
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Deutsche Grammophon 00289 479 7337
Debussy Orchestral Music [for La Mer]
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Philips 438 742-2
Serenade [for Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir of Florence]
Metamorphosen Berlin, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt
Gershwin: An American In Paris
Harmonie Ensemble New York, Steven Richman
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907658
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September 16, 2023
September 23, 2023