The final playlist for spring will probably open new doors to sounds you’ve never heard. From Estonian to Chinese to American, you’ll be transported by these sonic pictures. You might even dance a little thanks to Strauss. Be sure to take a look at the first and second installments of this series!
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A lovely piece by a Chinese composer, leaves fluttering in the calm air created by the gentle guitar.
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Written in 1852 for a Viennese flower festival, it’s easy to picture fluffy-frocked ladies dancing among tulips in the Burggarten to this tune.
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These delicate piano miniatures are like the first crocuses pushing their way through the snow.
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The “three words” are never named in this love song, but the music joyfully illustrates the three places they exist–the sunny daytime, the moonlit nighttime, and the glimmering stars, reflected in the maiden’s eyes.
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A little demented whimsy to animate anyone who’s feeling a little stir-crazy after this long winter!
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Rorem’s piano trio has all the ups and downs of a Minnesota spring–gorgeous moments of repose, occasional rain storms, and sunshine filled with ecstatic joy.