November 01, 2023

Mussorgsky was inspired by some pictures at an exhibition. Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky, among others, were inspired by their sojourns in Italy. In this podcast, Jay leads an enjoyable and enriching tour.

Mussorgsky, “Pictures at an Exhibition

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4, Saltarello

Strauss, “Aus Italien,” “Neapolitan Folk Life

Tchaikovsky, “Capriccio italien

Verdi, “Va, pensiero,” from “Nabucco”

Mozart, “Ave verum corpus

Sibelius, “The Swan of Tuonela

Mozart, “Alleluia” from “Exsultate, jubilate”

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