Music on a Desert Island 3

May 3, 2019

Credit SC Public Radio/Mary Noble Ours

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?

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