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
The Easter lily combines the aspects of the Christian holy day with the advent of spring
The Easter season combines both sorrow and celebration. There’s another element, as well, for tradition places Easter near the spring equinox. And so, just as Christmas and winter are intertwined, Easter and spring are, as well--with Christ’s death and resurrection linked symbolically with nature’s rebirth, after the darkness and cold of winter.
All this is reflected in the extraordinary music we’ll hear in the next hour, including works by Bach, Handel, Pergolesi, Wagner and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Bach: Easter & Ascension Oratorios
Retrospect Ensemble, Matthew Halls
Linn Records CKD 373
Foerster: Symphony No. 4, “Easter Eve”
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Lance Friedel
January 21, 2023
February 4, 2023
February 18, 2023