Minnesota Public Radio features by John Zech http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=111 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:13:12 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by John Zech http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Music in Patrick O'Brian's novels When I was a lad, books like Captains Courageous and Two Years Before the Mast, The Sea Wolf and later, Moby Dick, all gave me dreams of being a sailor. But after several Channel crossings and a sailing weekend on Lake Superior, I've found I don't have the stomach for it. It seems I'll have to keep my sailing adventures to the printed page, and the silver screen. But as a classical music broadcaster, I have to give O'Brian especially good marks for the way he treats music in his novels. How could you not love a writer who ends a rollicking sea adventure, The Letter of Marque, with everyone on deck singing an aria from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte! http://music.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/0311_master/?refid=0 Thu, 13 Nov 2003 09:00:00 -0600