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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
The Coronation of Napoleon in Notre Dame by Jacques-Louis David, 1806.
We often refer to the highest achievement of a person’s life, as their “crowning moment.”
It’s a reference, of course, to the coronation of a monarch—be it king, queen, emperor or empress.
In the next hour, music for eight coronations—real, imaginary, and somewhere in between—by Handel, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Walton, and more.
November 18, 2023
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