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
Postcards from Mendelssohn & Dvorak, snaps of Debussy & Gershwin
Mendelssohn hiked through the Scottish Highlands. Saint-Saens favored Algiers. Debussy spent a quiet summer on the English coast, while Gershwin enjoyed the cosmopolitan charms of Paris. And Dvorak chose a farm town in Iowa.
Very different vacations, to be sure--but each inspired some extraordinary music.
In this hour, a tuneful travelogue with composers who just wanted to get away from it all.
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