Podcast: H2O

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.

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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

A. Bryan
Blue River
Alexandre Tharaud, pianist
Erato 50999-602552-2

Aaron Copland
The Boatmen’s Dance
National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble
Koch 37360-2

Ferde Grofé
The Mississippi Suite (a tone journey)
Promenade Orkest, cond. by Jan Stulen
CBS LSP LP-15542

Moon River (Live)
Brad Mehldau
Warner Bros 9362 46848-2

Kurt Weill
My Ship
Alexandra Réaux
Koch 37360-2

George Crumb
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.
Bridge 9127

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