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
The orchestral work is by Debussy, the piano piece by Chopin, and while they sound worlds apart, both bear the title . . . “Nocturne.”
Obviously, these two composers have very different ideas about the meaning of the word—and so have others, as we’ll hear in the next hour as we explore the Nocturne from Mozart to Copland—and beyond.
December 31, 2022
January 14, 2023
January 7, 2023