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
"Miranda—The Tempest" (1916), by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Set on an enchanted desert island, inhabited by both humans and spirits, Shakespeare’s story centers on reconciliation, forgiveness, and faith that future generations can make things better.
Drawn to the lyricism of the play, as well as its memorable characters, composers have turned out some extraordinary music over the past 400 years.
In this hour, works inspired by—or thought to have been inspired by—The Tempest, including music by Beethoven, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Sullivan (minus Gilbert), and more.
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