The Interlochen Collection: Water Music

Feb 26, 2021

Pianist and NMC faculty member Henry Harris in 1953
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this program, we dive into music about water.

From the beautiful blue Danube to the Moldau to the waterfront docks of Hoboken, N.J., we'll hear decades of water music, performed by students and faculty between the lakes at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Program details

Johann Strauss II, The Blue Danube (waltz); 1979-80 Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra/Robert Marcellus

Claude Debussy, Reflets dans l'eau; Henry Harris, piano (July 1963)

Bedrich Smetana, The Moldau; 1961 National High School Symphony Orchestra/Joe Maddy

Luiz Bonfa, The Gentle Rain; 2004-05 Interlochen Arts Academy Guitar Ensemble

Leonard Bernstein, Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront; 1993-94 Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra/Matthew Hazelwood

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to The Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, generous support from our listeners, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Thanks to Michael Culler for audio engineering assistance.

Christine Kyprianides provided research support.