Music That Revolves Around Poetry

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This New Sounds offers a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new musical settings by Uri Caine and a modern English translation sung by Theo Bleckmann.  Originally, Vivaldi wrote that most famous set of four concertos based on his Italian sonnets about each of the seasons.  Listen to the re-working, along with other poetry set to music, including settings from Korean poetry by Sunny Kim.  There's also music by Harold Budd and Steve Reich, to name a few.

PROGRAM #        3382, Music that Revolves Around Poetry   (First aired on 9/24/2012)                                                      

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Forma Antiqua
Aitor Hevia, violin with Theo Bleckmann & Uri Caine

Antonia Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Caine: Spring [4:20]
Summer [2:55]
Autumn [2:55]
Winter [4:13]

Vivaldi: L’Inverno – Allegro [3:19]

Winter & Winter 910185
www.winterandwinter.com/

Sunny Kim

Painter’s Eye

Ink Silence [6:19]

Sunnyside SSC 1333
www.sunnysiderecords.com

Harold Budd with Zeitgeist

She Is A Phantom

The False Attribution [1:36]
Breathless…I [1:39]
And then I alone am alone. [4:41]
Breathless…II [1:22]

New Albion NA066
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Steve Reich | Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson, Ossia

Tehillim, The Desert Music

Desert Music: IV [3:03]
Desert Music: V [9:38]

Cantaloupe Music CA21009
cantaloupemusic.com