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Music Inspired by the Natural World

Music Inspired by the Natural World

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Hear Fazil Say's "Black Earth"

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From various concert performances around the world, Performance Today looks at music inspired by nature. Turkish pianist Fazil Say plays his composition "Black Earth" with the Luxembourg Philharmonic. Robert Manno leads the Windham Music Festival Orchestra in a performance of Romeo Cascarino's "Blades of Grass." And James Judd conducts the Auckland Philharmonia in composer Gareth Farr's new piece, "Stone and Ice."

Hear Romeo Cascarino's "Blades of Grass"

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Hear Gareth Farr's "Stone and Ice"

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