Lakes, Filling Stations and More on Saturday's The American Sound
As April struggles to free itself from winter's grasp, it brings sweet indications of spring - and also National Poetry Month. Join me this Saturday at 6 pm whenÂ The American Sound features music to bring out the poetry all around us. We'll hear one of American composer Kevin Kaska's gorgeous works inspired by a William Butler Yeats poem. Charles Ives' Pulitzer Prize-winning Third Symphony will take us back to the poetic nostalgia of New England town gatherings. The great American pianist Earl Wild's improvisation on "Someone to Watch Over Me" will bring to mind a little love poetry. And we'll hear the poetry of the Great American Road Trip in music from Virgil Thomson's music for the balletÂ Filling Station. Tune in for musicÂ andÂ poetry for your Saturday evening at 6 on The American Sound!