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The Interlochen Collection: Music and literature

Two National Music Camp students at Interlochen read together in the summer of 1951
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Two National Music Camp students at Interlochen read together in the summer of 1951

Hear Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp student ensembles perform music inspired by literature - from Goethe to Voltaire to fairy tale to fantasy.

This week's program features music inspired by literary works of Voltaire, Goethe, Tolkien and Perrault.

Music heard in this episode

Leonard Bernstein, Overture to "Candide"
Kenneth Snapp conducting the High School Symphonic Band (1961)

Maurice Ravel, Mother Goose Suite (selections)
Matthew Hazelwood conducting the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra (March 1995)

Hector Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust (selections)
Leon Gregorian conducting the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra (November 1991)

Johan de Meij, Symphony no. 1 "The Lord of the Rings"
Byron Hanson conducting the Interlochen Arts Academy Band (February 2003)

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

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Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.