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Respect your mother: Honoring Earth Day with new music

Noah Buscher
Composer and pianist Keith Kirchoff.

In commemoration of Earth Day, hear music inspired by trees, leaves, the beauty of nature, and the Greek Goddess of the Earth herself: Gaia. Plus, hear music that explores humans' impact on our planet.

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks


Black Earth
by Fazil Say
Fazil Say - piano

My Heart's in the Highlands
by Arvo Part
Morphing Chamber Orchestra; Andreas Scholl - countertenor, Marek Ruszczynski - piano

When We Were Trees
- The Architect
- Leaves Postcards
by Giovanni Solima
Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop; Giovanni Solima, Monika Leskovar - cellos

String Quartet No. 3 - Gaia
I. Gaia
II. Creation of Mother Earth
III. Dance of the Earth
IV. Lamentation
by Stacy Garrop
Biava Quartet

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