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Autumn Arrives In New Orleans

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The season of Autumn arrives in New Orleans — officially — at 3:02pm on September 22.
 
And, as we get ready for the crunching of leaves, the wearing of sweaters, and the carving of pumpkins, Classical 104.9 FM is musically ready, with a selection of “seasonal” gems to accompany the cooler temperatures!
 

Edvard Grieg: “In Autumn” Overture
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWwn98FvnL4

 

The acclaimed pianist Lang Lang plays Lu Wencheng’s “Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake”
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwZSkrCAJAY
 

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields: “Autumn” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Opening Movement)

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgNngloVB2s&index=7&list=PLQrO0sap8CU5AU8MyA4AlOUAn-YMOog3p

 
 

The “Autumn Bacchanale” from The Seasons by Alexander Glazunov
 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTycARujjd0
 

Lang Lang returns, with “October” from Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons
 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eO-vPYHx5E
 

Jessye Norman sings the evocative “September” from Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs
 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtmEjXZx340

 
And, finally, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers visits “Autumn in New York”
 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r781bMrN81Q
 

Plus, a Spotify playlist:

James served as Classical Music Host and Music Director for WWNO from 1999-2007. He relocated to Atlanta with several WWNO staff members after Katrina, and, in 2007, he accepted a position as Music Director at KVNO in Omaha, Nebraska, where he coached young announcers, programmed, and hosted classical music until 2010.