The British Love of the Sea

December 03, 2016
Dutch men-o'-war and other shipping in a calm

Dutch men-o'-war and other shipping in a calm

By Willem van de Velde the Younger - Unknown, Public Domain,

The sea has always held a special allure for the English people. It has served as a pathway for exploration and trade, as well as a symbol of what is most desired in life as well as feared. The sea has affected all the arts in England, and especially music.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear works ranging from Vaughan Williams "Sea Symphony" to Benjamin Britten's debut opera "Peter Grimes." 

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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