Ligeti's "Atmospheres"

This week experience the soundscapes of Ligeti's "Atmospheres" which Stanley Kubrick included in the soundtrack to his visionary film "2001: A Space Odyssey". The program also includes Wagner's romantic prelude to his Arthurian drama Lohengrin. These two works lead into Beethoven's legendary Symphony No. 9 ("Choral"), which begins in dreamy limbo, building throughout to take the listener on a journey that concludes with a blaze of glory in the beloved "Ode to Joy" chorus. The Cleveland Orchestra series continues Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 8 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1.