Rome's Trevi Fountain And Haydn's English Clock
A voyage to Rome doesn't sound so bad, especially when our guide is the great composer Ottorino Respighi, who created musical portraits of some of the city's iconic fountains. What does the Trevi Fountain at mid-day sound like? How can music shape our perception of place? And vice-versa? We hear from the composer himself.
Also on the program— a wild romp of a symphony by Haydn. He wrote it with his great London string players in mind, and gave it one of the most virtuosic violin parts ever created. The symphony has an apt nickname— and of course we learn why.
In between these two great works— an ode to friendship in the form of a British musical love letter.
Ottorino Respighi Le fontane di Roma (The Fountains of Rome)
Edward Elgar 'Nimrod' from Variations on an Original Theme Op. 36 (Enigma Variations)
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conducting
Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 101 The Clock; Karina Cannelakis, conducting