Thursday, April 28, 2011

Poetic Pairings - 4/28/2011

It's the second-to-last day we'll be celebrating National Poetry Month on VPR Classical, as April closes out and we welcome May this weekend. Each weekday morning this month has been opening with a 'poetic pairing': a poetry reading and a piece of music that responds to the poem in some way.

For today's selection we'll make the transition from winter to spring, starting with Robert Hayden's vivid "Those Winter Sundays", a recollection of his father and growing up in Detroit. After that it's "Winter and Spring", two selections from the "Seasons" ballet by Alexander Glazunov.

Listen tomorrow for the last poetic pairing this month, just after 8am on VPR Classical.

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