The Wonders of Nature Heard In 5 Classical Works

Apr 19, 2018

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd with events that bring people together to raise awareness for environmental protection. This year, take some personal time to appreciate the world we live in. Breathe in, breathe out, and find peace and tranquility listening to these five classical gems inspired by the secrets, the majesty, and the boldness of the earth.

Follow the river through the countryside with Smetana’s The Moldau. Experience the power of mystery and stillness in Debussy’s “Clair de lune.”  Reflect on the preservation of open spaces celebrated in Copland’s An Outdoor Overture. Let Chopin’s “Raindrop” Prelude wash over you to clear the air. Contemplate the dreamy possibilities evoked by Beethoven’s "Moonlight" Sonata.

The Moldau — Bedřich Smetana

“Claire de Lune” — Claude Debussy

An Outdoor Overture — Aaron Copland

"Raindrop" Prelude — Claude Debussy

"Moonlight" Sonata — Ludwig van Beethoven