Thursday Thunderdome: Stormy Weather

Classical composers dish out the thunder and lightning, and we want to know which you love best.

lightning

Photo: Qualsiasi/flickr

These classics are much more than a flash in the pan.

Three songs enter, one song leaves.

April showers certainly bring more than just May flowers. This week we’re asking you to decide which of these classical composers has the stormiest music.

Take a listen to the three selections below, vote for you favorite, and tell us why in the comments box.

This week’s winner will be heard on Thursday at 11am and 7pm during our classical music programming..

 

“The Storm” from Antonia Vivaldi’s Summer Concerto

“The Storm” from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

“The Storm” from Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes

 

Vote for your favorite

 


David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

View all posts by this author »

  • Gillian

    Vivaldi’s feels angry, intense & unrelenting, like a fierce storm.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media Arts & Music:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search Arts and Music

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media Arts & Music:

Recent Classical Music Stories

Classical Music Events RSS icon

More Events »Submit Your Event »

Arts & Music is on Twitter

Find Us on Facebook

This Week on Harmonia Early Music

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The Tailor

"Tinker, Tailor, / Soldier, Sailor, / Rich Man, Poor Man, / Beggar Man, Thief..."

Read more »

Harmonia Early Music is a nationally syndicated weekly early music radio program, podcast and blog produced by WFIU Public Radio.

More from Harmonia »