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
"Nocturne" (1878) by American artist James McNeill Whistler
A famous orchestral work by Debussy (inspired by a Whistler painting) and an equally famous piano piece by Chopin sound worlds apart, and yet both bear the title . . . “Nocturne.”
Obviously, these two composers have very different ideas about the meaning of the word—and so have many others, as we’ll hear in this hour as we explore the Nocturne from Mozart to Copland—and beyond.
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