Thunder, Lightning and Moonshine
About themes from Meteorology and Astronomy in music.
The connecting thread is the life and works of the great 18th-century astronomer, musician and composer Sir William Herschel. Episode 97.
1. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/arr. by Alexander Gauk. The Seasons, opus 37b:I, March: “Song of the Lark”.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi.
2. Darius Milhaud. La Création du Monde.
Orchestre National de Lille conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus.
3. Stranger Than Fiction. End of Times.
Stranger Than Fiction.
4. Sir William Herschel.
Chamber Organ Sonata no. 9.
Gerald Gifford, organ.