Classical 91.5

Water Music Redux

Jul 18, 2017

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While we celebrated the 300th anniversary of one of the world’s strangest gigs with Handel’s Water Music throughout the day on the radio on WXXI Classical 91.5, a few others were making a splash with some thoughts on Water Music. Here are a couple articles that caught my attention that I thought you might like too. 

It wasn’t all just fun and music on the river –politics and jealousy were part of the mix. Read/listen to NPR’s take here 300 Years Of Handel's 'Water Music,' With A Splash Of Politics.

The Onion AV Club got in on the celebrations with some fun commentary and good listening links in The king’s barge-time Muzak playlist: The 300-year reign of Water Music 

If you can make it to London by the end of the year, you can see an exhibit about Handel’s Water Music, including the earliest surviving source of the music

And if you are looking for other aqueous musical inspiration beyond Handel, Classical MPR has a few suggestions in their list: Your Favorite Water-Inspired Music.

And in case you missed it, you can read more about the Albany Symphony's New York Water Music celebration on the Erie Canal here.  And while you're looking at the water, don't forget to check out the VoteTilla on the Erie Canal July 17-23rd, commemorating the centennial of Women's Suffrage in New York State.