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S07 Ep36: Elemental Music, Part 3

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“Don’t dismiss the elements. Water sooths and heals. Air refreshes and revives. Earth grounds and holds. Fire is a burning reminder of our own will and creative power. Swallow their spells. There’s a certain sweet comfort in knowing that you belong to them all.” – Victoria Erickson


Our understanding of the four elements has changed over the centuries.  Some revered them, seeking an understanding of their mystical properties.  Others tried to tame them, subdue them.  They often touch the artists’ heart, inspiring awe and creativity, and we’ll hear that in these works.


“Elemental Music, Part 3”

Julie Nunlist:  Spell of Creation
Vox Futura; Andrew Shenton, director
“Voices of Earth & Air, Vol. II”
Navona 6221

Chen Yi:  Dark Mountains
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
“Five Minutes for Earth”

Reena Esmail:  inconvenient wounds
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
“Five Minutes for Earth”

Jocelyn Chambers:  Melting Point
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
“Five Minutes for Earth”

Bianca Bongers:  Surrounded by Air, Appearance IV
Intercontinental Ensemble; Luca Vis, percussion
“Surrounded by Air”
7 Mountain Records 039

Jane Antonia Cornish:  Ocean
Vicky Chow, piano
Cantaloupe 21174

Alisson Kruusmaa:  as if a river were singing…
Pärnu City Orchestra; Kaspar Mänd, conductor
“as if a river were singing”
Odradek Records 432

Andrea Tarrodi:  Symphony in Fire, Water, Earth and Air
Nordic Chamber Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
“Andrea Tarrodi: Four Elements”
dB Productions 204


Run time:  58:29

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