Learning to Listen: Music Inspired by Autumn

The surface of the pond in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Woodland Azalea Garden is covered with autumn leaves in October. MPR photo/Luke Taylor
58min 31sec : Learning to Listen: Music Inspired by Autumn

Andrea Blain celebrates music inspired by Autumn with added insight from Peter Moe, Director of Operations and Research at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Peter joins to talk about what actually happens in the autumn; specifically, why do the leaves burst into beauty?

Program Playlist

Antonio Vivaldi
From 'Autumn' (The Four Seasons)
III. The Hunt
Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante

Emanuel Sheynkman
"Falling Leaves"
Bettine Clemens, flute/The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Charles V. Stanford
Autumn Leaves
The King's Singers

Peter Tchaikovsky
'Autumn Song'
Ofra Harnoy, cello

Lu Wencheng
Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake
Jie Chem, piano

Louis Moreau Gottschalk
La Chute des Feuilles
Philip Martin, piano

Billy Mayerl
Autumn Crocus
Eric Parkin, piano

Joseph Kosma
Tenderly/Autumn Leaves
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Vernon Duke
Autumn in New York
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Alexander Glazunov
The seasons: Autumn

Joachim Raff
Symphony No 10 in F minor - IV. The Hunt

The surface of the pond in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Woodland Azalea Garden is covered with autumn leaves in October. MPR photo/Luke Taylor
The Japanese Garden at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, photographed in October. MPR photo/Luke Taylor
Light dapples a duckweed-covered pond at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, photographed in October. MPR photo/Luke Taylor