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Musical Inspiration found in Literature


Discover Classical


This week we are celebrating the inspirational bond between music and literature in partnership with Discover Classical. Tune in daily to 88.1 / 89.9 FM Discover Classical during the 11am hour to hear a piece inspired by the written word. Below you can continue to explore this theme with our collection of companion book lists. Enjoy!

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Monday

August, 30

The Music: "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Inspired by the Play, "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare

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Tuesday

August 31

The Music: "The Lark Ascending" by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Inspired by the Poem, "The Lark Ascending" by George Meredith

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Wednesday

September 1

The Music:"The Red Pony" (Film Score) by Aaron Copland

Insipired by the Novel, "The Red Pony" by John Steinbeck

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Thursday

September 2

The Music: "Mephisto Waltz" by Franz Liszt

Inspired by the dramatic poem "Faust" by Johann von Goethe

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Friday

September 3

The Music:"Don Quixote" by Richard Strauss

Inspired by the novel, "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes

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Saturday

September 4

The Music: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" by Claude Debussy
Inspired by the poem, "The Afternoon of a Faun" by Stphane Mallarme

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Sunday

September 5

The Music: "The Three Musketeers" (Film Score) by Max Steiner

Inspired by the novel, "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas

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