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Music on a Desert Island 3

Yesterday I listed several pieces of music that would definitely not be the pieces I’d want to be limited to if I were stranded on a desert island.  And I’m afraid I can’t resist adding to the list today, especially since I’ve had a few excellent suggestions from friends. Handel’s Water Music, for example.

I mean, really… Water Music in the middle of the ocean? On the other hand, it is possible I might want to go for a swim, or try to catch a fish, so for fairly obvious reasons the John Williams soundtrack from “Jaws” is also out. And how would I feel without Google, or Wikipedia? I don’t know, but I doubt I’d be in the mood for “The Unanswered Question,” by Charles Ives. And suppose my fish-catching attempts were failures?

A Minute with Miles is a production of South Carolina Public Radio, made possible by the J.M. Smith Corporation.

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Miles Hoffman is the founder and violist of the American Chamber Players, with whom he regularly tours the United States, and the Virginia I. Norman Distinguished Visiting Professor of Chamber Music at the Schwob School of Music, in Columbus, Georgia. He has appeared as viola soloist with orchestras across the country, and his solo performances on YouTube have received well over 700,000 views.