When you think of things that have inspired famous musical works, you might think of the moonlight that inspired Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” or Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”.

But did you ever think about a bee? Or even…a flea? Insects have inspired some of the most well-known — and comical — works of art in history. Today we’re going to listen and learn about 3 such works of art.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

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Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Flight Of The Bumblebee – Rimsky-Korsakov – YouTube

Daniil Trifonov plays Chopin – Etude Op. 25 No. 2 in F minor “Bees” – YouTube

Modest Mussorgsky: “Mephisto’s Song of the Flea” – YouTube

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 43

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a variety of performances of the songs from today’s episode. Check it out here.

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