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Of Note On Demand: The Planets By Piano & The Sound Of Dreams

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In this episode, we immerse ourselves in the element of water, tour the dreams of the creative mind, and hear the planets by piano.

Moving through the cosmos to the sounds of Gustav Holst's "The Planets," as played by Len Vorster and Robert Chamberlain on two pianos, we fall back to Earth to explore an imagination unfettered by wakefulness in Jennifer Higdon's composition "Scenes from the Poet's Dreams."

Concluding these romantic visions of heaven and earth, we ride off onto the Pannonian plain with Sir Andrew Davis and the Toronto Symphony performing Leos Janacek's "Taras Bulba."

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