Ireland in Symphonic Music

March 17, 2018
 
Remains of the 12th-century Trim Castle in County Meath, the largest Norman castle in Ireland

Remains of the 12th-century Trim Castle in County Meath, the largest Norman castle in Ireland

By Andrew Parnell - Trim Castle, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1589876

Ireland's scenic beauty as well as its songs and dances have found their way into symphonic music. Not only have such composers of Irish descent as Arthur Sullivan and Hamilton Harty tried to capture the Irish scene in music, but also non-Irish composers such as Arnold Bax.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will explore Ireland on the concert stage for St. Patrick’s Day.

 

Projected playlist: 

Sullivan | Irish Symphony

Harty | Irish Symphony

Stanford | Irish Rhapsody No. 1

Bax | "The Garden of Fand" 


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