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
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
Scotland has exerted a considerable hold on the imagination of many of our musical greats--not only Mendelssohn, but Beethoven, Haydn, Berlioz, Bruch, and Debussy, among others, all the way up to the present day, with composers Malcolm Arnold and Peter Maxwell Davies.
Only some of them actually visited Scotland, yet they all wrote music on Scottish subjects—real or imaginary.
In this hour, a sampling of some of those works, and the surprising stories behind them.
December 31, 2022
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