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The Lost Chord: January 31 - Snow Birds


In this season of bitter temperatures and falling snow, keep your spirits up with music inspired by Finland’s avian life. Einojuhani Rautavaara’s concerto for birdsong and orchestra, “Cantus Arcticus,” from 1972, incorporates tape recordings made by the composer on the bogs of Liminka, near the Arctic Circle. Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 culminates in a grand theme inspired by swans in flight around his home on the shores of Lake Tuusula in Järvenpää. We’ll hear it as it was first performed in 1915, before it was substantially revised to become the masterwork we know today. Take wing with Finnish music this Sunday at 10 pm.

Ross Amico is program host, and host of Picture Perfect which airs Saturdays at 6 pm and The Lost Chord which airs Sundays at 10 pm.