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Quantum Leap

Ether Game asks, can you name this tune? Here's a hint... this composer was an avid letter-writer...

A multicolored nebula is seen in space

Photo: NASA

The remains of a dying star as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

This week on Ether Game, we leap into the unknown with an exploration of physics and music.

Music Heard On This Episode

Borodin, Alexander: Symphony No. 2: I. Allegro
Neeme Jarvi, Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra — Orchestral Works (Deutsche Grammophon, 1993)
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Borodin, Alexander: Symphony No. 2: I. Allegro
Neeme Jarvi, Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra — Orchestral Works (Deutsche Grammophon, 1993)
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Post, Mike: Quantum Leap: Theme
Velton Ray Bunch — Television Hits, Vol. 1 (Primetime USA, 1992)
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Weber, Carl Maria: Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65
Garrick Ohlsson — Arabesque (Complete Piano Sonatas, 1993)
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Adams, John: Doctor Atomic: Batter My Heart
Gerald Finley, London Philharmonic — Doctor Atomic (Sony, 2011)
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Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Hippolyte et Aricie: Overture
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques — Rameau: Overtures (L'Oiseau-Lyre, 1997)
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Rodgers, Richard: Cinderella: Impossible, It's Possible
Julie Andrews, Edith Adams — Cinderella: 1957 Television Cast (Sony, 1999)
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Berlioz, Hector: Benvenuto Cellini: Overture
Charles Dutoit, Montreal Symphony Orchestra — Berlioz: 8 Overtures (Decca, 1997)
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Dutilleux, Henri: Sounds, Space and Motion: Nébuleuse
Semyon Bychkov, Paris Orchestra — Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2, (Philips, 1994)
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Bowie, David: Space Oddity
David Bowie — Space Oddity (Virgin, 1969)
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