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A Sea Of Sound

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Eric T. Williams
Michael Stern leads the Kansas City Symphony and Kansas City Symphony Chorus in a June 2016 performance of Beethoven's "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage."

This week, the Kansas City Symphony on Classical KC explores oceans and fountains with works by Wagner, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Debussy, plus the world premiere of Daniel Kellogg "Water Music."

Want to hear more from this episode? Find a bonus feature at the bottom of the page.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Cantata for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 112
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Live performance, June 2016
Featuring the Kansas City Symphony Chorus - Charles Bruffy, director

The Water Goblin
by Antonín Dvořák
Jeffrey Kahane, guest conductor
Live performance, June 2016

Water Music
by Daniel Kellogg
Live performance, March 2012 - World Premiere

Hebrides Overture
by Felix Mendelssohn
Live performance, June 2011

La Mer
by Claude Debussy
Aram Demirjian, guest conductor
Live performance, January 2015

Overture to the Flying Dutchman
by Richard Wagner
Live performance, October 2014

Bonus Content
Michael Stern explains the Slavic myth of the Vodník, or the Water Goblin.
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Dan Margolies is senior reporter and editor at KCUR. He can be reached by email at or on Twitter @DanMargolies.
Sam Wisman is Assistant Producer at 91.9 Classical KC.