Lakes, Filling Stations and More on Saturday’s The American Sound

Tune in to hear music from Virgil Thomson's ballet "Filling Station" on The American Sound, Saturday at 6pm on Classical 101.(Photo: Slideshow Bruce (Flickr))
Tune in to hear music from Virgil Thomson's ballet "Filling Station" on The American Sound, Saturday at 6pm on Classical 101.(Photo: Slideshow Bruce (Flickr))

As April struggles to free itself from winter’s grasp, it brings sweet indications of spring – and also National Poetry Month.

Join me this Saturday at 6 pm when The American Sound features music to bring out the poetry all around us. We’ll hear one of American composer Kevin Kaska’s gorgeous works inspired by a William Butler Yeats poem. Charles Ives’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Third Symphony will take us back to the poetic nostalgia of New England town gatherings.

The great American pianist Earl Wild’s improvisation on “Someone to Watch Over Me” will bring to mind a little love poetry. And we’ll hear the poetry of the Great American Road Trip in music from Virgil Thomson’s music for the ballet Filling Station.

Tune in for music and poetry for your Saturday evening at 6 on The American Sound!

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