Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink! In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us music about water, rivers, clouds, and more. All in honor of his mother’s 75th birthday. Music of George Crumb, Kurt Weill, Aaron Copland, Brad Mehldau, Alexandre Tharaud, and Ferde Grofé.
American Water Music: The Playlist
Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101
Alexandre Tharaud, pianist
The Boatmen’s Dance
National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble
The Mississippi Suite (a tone journey)
Promenade Orkest, cond. by Jan Stulen
CBS LSP LP-15542
Moon River (Live)
Warner Bros 9362 46848-2
Echoes of Time and the River – Echoes 2
I. Frozen Time (4:14)
II. Remembrance of Time (5:36)
III. Collapse of Time (4:49)
IV. Last Echoes of Time (4:14)
Warsaw Symphony, Thomas Conlin, cond.