When it comes to things that have inspired the great works of composers throughout history, we’ve discussed many of these in episodes past. From bugs to the weather, there is plenty around us to get the creative juices of great artists flowing! Today, we’ll take a look at three pieces that were inspired by the mothers of composers in the past. You’ll find quite the variety of words and styles when it comes to these three compositions!

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Empress of Night Op.2, No.3 by Amy Beach

Amy Beach – Piano Concerto

Augustin Hadelich – Dvořák: “Songs My Mother Taught Me” (with Charles Owen)

A. Dvořák: Songs My Mother Taught Me

Edith Wiens “Muttertändelei” Richard Strauss Op. 43

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 70

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