Robert Schumann began writing his Symphony No. 2 as therapy to help him deal with severe depression. By the time he reached the last movement, he declared he felt like himself again. We'll enjoy it today.
Manuel de Falla once said that Maurice Ravel was more Spanish than the Spanish themselves. It’s not hard to understand why when you hear Ravel’s “Rhapsodie Espagnol,” coming up today on Afternoon Classics!