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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
Adoration of the Shepherds, by Charles Le Brun (1689)
The Christmas story has been told and retold in music for hundreds of years —sometimes in its entirety, and sometimes focusing on one part of it.
But while they all follow the same story, each composer does it differently—from choral to orchestral, from simple to complex, from quiet to thunderous —sometimes in the same work.
In this hour, the Nativity in works by Bach, Handel, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Menotti, and more.
September 9, 2023
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