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
Christmas carols across the centuries
A familiar and lively tune first appears in a book of French dances written in the 1500s. Four centuries later, it was turned into a Christmas carol.
In the next hour, the story behind this and other songs of Christmas—including one that began as a celebration of spring flowers, and the original—and very different—“Silent Night.”
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