Exploring Music Playlist: From the Mountains to the Sea
This week we hear sweeping expansive music that expresses the breadth of land and seascapes, and the places where these elements come together—land meeting water, mountains stretching to heavens above, and distant horizons where oceans and skies blend. We’ll journey to islands with fiery volcanoes and molten earth, and in the quiet of the night sit on soft grass in front of a bonfire and listen to their music. This image brings together many genres: symphonies and folksongs from the hills of Appalachia, ballads of conquering heroes, and lost souls. We will hear the music of Liszt, Strauss, Moeran—and forgotten composers we call Traditional and Anonymous.