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 Danube, flowing through the Wachau Valley in Austria
It’s not surprising that a composer might want to celebrate a river that has special meaning for him—whether the stream is large or small, a commercial conduit, or just a place to boat or swim.
But how do you translate a river into music?
In this hour, we’ll explore how composers from around the world have met that challenge—from the Rhine to the Amazon, from the Mississippi to the Danube.
February 4, 2023
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