Jonathan Swain on how composers such as Frank Martin, Debussy, Berlioz and Takemitsu have depicted water and the elements. Plus Brahms's Violin Sonata and selected English music.
Jonathan Swain joins the Sunday Morning presentation team with a programme that includes this week's Building a Library choice from yesterday's Record Review, played in full. Today the work is Brahms's Violin Sonata in G Op 78. Following on from that piece, which incorporates themes from Brahms's song Regenlied, or "Rain song", Jonathan explores how composers including Frank Martin, Debussy, Berlioz and Takemitsu have depicted water and the elements. The programme also includes English music from William Byrd to Gustav Holst.