Inspiration from Art

by Rex Levang, Minnesota Public Radio
August 15, 2011
Inspiration for Ottorino Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures (Wikipedia) Inspiration for Ottorino Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures (Wikipedia) Inspiration for Ottorino Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures (Wikipedia) Inspiration for Randall Thompson: The Peaceable Kingdom. (Wikipedia) Inspiration for Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony. (Wikipedia) Inspiration for Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony (Wikipedia) Inspiration for Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony (Wikipedia) Inspiration for Enrique Granados: Goyescas (Wikipedia) Inspiration for Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana (Art Gallery NSW)

St. Paul, Minn. — This week, Morning Glories will spotlight great Classical pieces inspired by works of visual art. From Enrique Granados' Goyescas, inspired by the work of Francesco Goya, to Randall Thompson's The Peaceable Kingdom, inspired by the famous Edward Hicks painting of the same name, the pieces we're playing demonstrate different facets of the complex interplay between music and visual art. This slideshow gives you a glimpse of some of the works in question. Check back throughout the week as you listen to Morning Glories to match the pieces to the paintings!

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    Simone Bernardini, violin
    Amihai Grosz, viola
    Zvi Plesser, cello
    Klaus Stoll, double bass
    Sacha Rattle, clarinet
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