James Jolly explores how composers have depicted the seasons, introducing Vivaldi's The Four Seasons as well as music by Haydn, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky. Plus a work by Lukas Foss.
This week's Building a Library subject is Vivaldi's Four Seasons, so as well as playing the version selected in yesterday's Record Review, James Jolly also looks at how composers as varied as Haydn, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky have depicted the passing of the year in music. The week's young artist is cellist Edgar Moreau in music by Poulenc and Piatti, and the current American season continues with Symphony No. 1 by Lukas Foss.