As a holiday change of pace, Winter Watch offers the greatest music of 19th century Romantic Nationalism two by Czechs and one Russian. The first is a short clip from “Symphony from the New World” by Antonin Dvorak. The second is Bedřich Smetana’s “Vltava” (Má vlast- My Country). Third is Tchaikovsky’s fabulous “1812 Overture, Part II.”
Then, we finish with the best of a growing body of contemporary Romantic Nationalism, “Protectors of the Earth” and “Light From Darkness.”
And a final word on Thanksgiving gatherings with pajama people.