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
Cargo ships pass along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana
“The flow of a river is endless, and its water is never the same,” wrote a 13th century Japanese poet.
Composers, too, have been inspired by the varied nature of the rivers they knew. We’ve featured some in another program—but like a river’s flow, there’s always more to come along.
In this hour, music celebrating the German Rhine, the Mississippi, the Thames in England, the Red River in Texas, and more.
February 18, 2023
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