"…I’m happy with my decision; it's absolutely magnificent here. By the way, I'd also just mention that there's a ton of beer gardens . . . "
(Postcard from Brahms, eight days after arriving in Thun, to his future biographer Max Kalbeck)
Summer brings natural beauty into full flower, and it offers precious thinking time to artists and musicians. The summer Robert Schumann went on holiday to Switzerland and Italy, he wrote the first part of his Papillons for piano. Brahms produced three incredible chamber music jewels during a vacation in 1886 at Hofstetten near Lake Thun in Switzerland. Grieg’s creativity blossomed in his cabin at his summer home, which is now a museum.
Taste the fruits of their inspiration every weekday morning on Classical 91.5 when Brenda Tremblay offers all you need to start your day at 6:00am, whilst John Andres eases you into Sundays from 6:00am until With Heart and Voice.
Luna Galassini will be your weekday host from June 21st through the end of the month. You’ll catch a bit of news, a poem, the beauty of bird song, and the best in classical music in the finest performances.