Persian poet and mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi has had an enormous influence not only on other poets and writers but on thinkers of all kinds. We play music on today’s program by several composers inspired by this timeless poet’s work.
Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters
Karol Szymanowski: Symphony No. 3, Vienna Phil/Boulez
Augusta Read Thomas: Rumi Settings, III & IV, Stephan and Julian Hersh
Eric Whitacre: “This Marriage” BYU Singers
David del Tredici: “Quietness” from Three Baritone Songs
Chris Pedro Trakas, baritone; David Del Tredici, p.
Christopher Theofanidis: The Here and Now, III & IX
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Robert Spano; soloists
Christopher Theofanidis: Messages to Myself, Musica Sacra/Kent Tritle
Kamran Ince: (Gloria) Everywhere from And On Earth, Peace, Chanticleer/Joseph Jennings