Mendelssohn scatters fairy dust over the forest and the result is simply magic! Intro here: Music here: Music here on Spotify And here with pictures, but perhaps less character:
Mahler gives us the ridiculous and sublime, heaven and earth and a bit of silliness in these three songs. Here’s the intro: Music here: and here: Please comment, like, share, subscribe!
Inspired by the sight of swans, the ‘big tune’ in Sibelius’s 5th symphony ends up being about so much more than birds. Here’s my intro: The music on Spotify here: or here (no pics):
This episode brings you romance, swans and big tunes, from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Music here: on Spotify here: and with video here, where Act 2 starts at 36’20”:
The first truly great full length ballet has so much good music it needs three episodes! Here’s the first! Music here (and it is music only today – no pictures):
The Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s Opera Prince Igor are a total showstopper. 10 minutes of sonic boom! Here’s the Cacophony introduction: And the music: and here:
This is the first audio introduction where I forget to mention the name of the piece! It’s the Mother Goose Suite, by Ravel and I love it. The music’s here: or here: