Over a thousand years of what we now call Western Classical music comes down to us as a story about the evolution of musical styles. From monophonic to polyphonic; Medieval to Renaissance to Baroque; Classical to Romantic, and so on, to the contemporary "post-classical" and experimental musics of today.
Yet within this evolutionary panorama exists another approach to the musical experience that is found in all eras and styles: slow, calm, and quiet — in the Italian, adagio. This is music for reflective contemplation, deep emotion, and ethereal suspension.
Since 1985, our devoted guest producer ELLEN HOLMES has brought us a series of beautiful programs featuring the most sublime moments from the vast repertoire of western classical and sacred music — a labor of love if ever there was one.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a bit of a departure from Ellen's usual offerings of sacred music for the Christmas and Easter holidays — a program dedicated to the season called AUTUMN SONG.