Ports of Call

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Monday, July 25, 2016

A Trail near the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps Alpine landscapes inspired composers from Mahler to Strauss. (Shutterstock.com/Lenar Musin)

Tune in weeknights at 11 pm as Bill McGlaughlin presents sounds from composers' backyards along with their writings from distant lands: you'll hear the bird calls in the Amazon jungle expressed by Brazilian composers, as well as the distant bells ringing as a composer approaches a safe harbor. 

This week's series takes its name from Escales, a symphonic suite by 20th-century French composer Jacques Ibert, which translates to 'Ports of Call.' Music from around the globe varies as much as languages do, and many of us can identify the country where a composition was written before we can name the composer who wrote it. 

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