The tunes of summer months solstice

*Observe: Thanks to tunes rights, this episode is only available via streaming in Canada.

Thoughts53:59The Tunes of Summer months Solstice with Paolo Pietropaolo

It’s the longest day of the calendar year, and the starting of summer months.

The summer solstice is also the beginning of the conclusion of summertime. As soon as summer season begins, the times get shorter and shorter.

Paolo Pietropaolo hosts the CBC Songs plan, In Concert. He talks with Thoughts host Nahlah Ayed about audio that captures that summer time duality —  a time of pleasurable and frolic, but also wistfulness, and the experience that summer is previously slipping absent.

Revelry and reverie

A great deal of summertime music focuses on the celebration facet of issues, stated Pietropaolo.

“The song of the summer, solar-drenched riffs, beats coming out of cars… get those home windows down although you can and bash mainly because it can be summer time!”

But there is certainly yet another summer season temper: stillness, peace, and daydreaming.

“It is really songs that is an invitation not to revelry, but to reverie… which generally suggests daydreaming.”

A paddle boarder greets the dawn on Pigeon Lake in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario. Wednesday, June 21, is the longest day of 2023, and the get started of the summer season for these residing north of the equator. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Push )

 It’s tunes that highlights all those moments of summer stillness: 

An early early morning with nothing at all but the seem of birds. 

An afternoon by the water, listening to the sounds of waves and ripples.

And — that melancholy feeling on a very clear evening in August, when the close of summer time is creeping ever nearer. 

New music featured in this episode, in purchase of visual appeal:

1st motion of Summer season from The 4 Seasons, by Antonio Vivaldi

Los Manolos,” from Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid by Luigi Boccherini, arrangement by Christopher Gordon, Ivor Davis, and Richard Tognetti

 2nd movement of Summertime from Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, by Max Richter

 “Träumerei,” from Kinderszenen, by Robert Schumann

“Summerland,” from 3 Visions, by William Grant Even now

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, by Claude Debussy

Pini di Roma, by Ottorini Respighi

“The Wood,” from A Midsummer Night’s Aspiration, by Benjamin Britten

Petrichor by Jocelyn Morlock

“Corcovado (Quiet Evenings of Quiet Stars)” written by Antônio Carlos Jobim, executed by João Gilberto, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto

“Aguas De Marco,” Elis Regina, Antonio Carlos Jobim

“1/1” from Ambient 1: New music for Airports by Brian Eno

*This episode was manufactured by Paolo Pietropaolo