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The Nature Of Community

Satheesh Cholakkal
The Bedřich Smetana Museum on the banks of the Moldau river.

This week, hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies explore a diverse program evocative of nature, the outdoors and nocturnal adventure. We'll hear the Kansas City Symphony perform works by Haydn, Smetana, Schoenberg, Milhaud, Ives and Ginastera.

An agreement with the Kansas City Symphony allows us to share audio for this program up to four weeks after the program's original air date. You can listen to currently available episodes here.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Overture to "The Creation"
by Franz Joseph Haydn
Live performance, May 2011

The Moldau
by Bedřich Smetana
Live performance, February 2011

Verklaerte Nacht - "Transfigured Night"
by Arnold Schoenberg
Live performance, May 2015

La Creation du monde, Op. 81a - "The Creation of the World"
by Darius Milhaud
Live performance, May 2011

Three Places in New England
by Charles Ives
Live performance, April 2012

Four Dances from "Estancia"
by Alberto Ginastera
Live performance, March 2011

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