Going with the flow

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Rafael Kubelík conducts Smetana‘s Vltava in an open air concert in the old town square in Prague:


Mussorgsky: the Moskva river at dawn, the prelude to his unfinished opera, Khovanshchina


Puccini‘s dark and slow moving Parisian Seine that opens the first of his Trittico, Il Tabarro:


Saint John’s River: composition as an alternative to orange growing – the second movement of DeliusFlorida Suite:


The third of Charles IvesThree Places in New England, The Housatonic at Stockbridge:


50 musicians on a barge floating up the Thames serenading a king? Unlikely? No, it’s Handel‘s Water Music:

00:00– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: I. Ouverture. Maestoso – Allegro – Adagio e staccato – II. Allegro – Andante – Allegro
14:46– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No.1 in F Major:
III. Moderato
18:37– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No.1 in F Major:
IV. Air
26:16– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No.1 in F Major:
VI. Bouree – VII. Hornpipe
29:37– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No.1 in F Major:
VIII. Allegro molto
34:24– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No.2 in D Major:
I. Allegro – II. Hornpipe
40:41– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No.2 in D Major:
III. Menuet
45:24– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No.2 in D Major:
IV. Lentement – V. Presto
50:15– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No.3 in G Major:
I. Lento
53:29– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No.3 in G Major:
II. Aria. Allegro
54:42– Riccardo Muti – Water Music, Suite No.3 in G Major:
III. Menuet – IV. Andante – V. Country Danc


Still the Thames but London has changed slightly in the interim – Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony:


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