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
Arthur Rackham's "Oberon & Titania"
The power of the fairy tale, according to psychologist Bruno Bettelheim, is not that it holds our attention, but that it stimulates our imagination.
That’s true of adults as well as children, which is why Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel & Gretel, and others have all made appearances in classical music.
In this hour, tales of enchantment in works by Mendelssohn, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Stravinsky—and more.
December 31, 2022
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January 28, 2023