O branch of freshest green
Spring's in the air with Schubert's song Im Fruhling, the luminous O viridissima virga by Hildegard von Bingen, and Granados's evocative vision of Andalucia.
Spring's in the air and Im Fruhling finds Schubert sitting on a hillside reflecting upon verdant valleys and sunbeams. Before that, Jane Antonia Cornish admires the Scattered Light, while Stravinsky's Scherzo Russe has a sunny swagger about it. Then, Vivaldi's exuberant violin concerto RV 190 and the luminous O viridissima virga (O branch of freshest green) by Hildegard von Bingen are followed by Granados's evocative vision of Andalucia. And to close, Sufjan Stevens shakes the dust from his sandals in his radiant phase composition "Out of Egypt...".