A Playlist for Lounging by the Pool

A Playlist for Lounging by the Pool

KUSC is right here that can assist you get essentially the most out of your Summer time. So we requested our hosts to advocate music for some iconic California summer season experiences. Whether or not you’re sipping iced tea poolside, filling up the kiddie pool, or simply dreaming of dipping your toes within the deep


KUSC is right here that can assist you get essentially the most out of your Summer time. So we requested our hosts to advocate music for some iconic California summer season experiences. Whether or not you’re sipping iced tea poolside, filling up the kiddie pool, or simply dreaming of dipping your toes within the deep finish, Brian Lauritzen’s playlist is the proper soundtrack for lounging by the pool.

Maurice Ravel: Jeux d’eau

Okay, technically the which means of this title is “Fountain,” moderately than the extra literal translation of “Water Video games,” and maybe each are a bit on the nostril for a classical music poolside hold, however this music is completely within the splash zone.

Strauss, Jr. (arr. Desenne) Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka “Triqui Traqui”

You stated occasion, didn’t you? This one is Viennese…till it’s not. Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne has added a complete lotta Latin swing to this previously buttoned-up polka.

Meredith Monk: Eon

This can be a contemplative second from a bigger dance work about local weather change referred to as “On Behalf of Nature.” A duet for bass clarinet and vibraphone which proves you’ll find magnificence in essentially the most surprising locations.

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C main, Op. 20, No. 2

Collectively, the six Op. 20 string quartets are often called the “Solar” quartets, which makes them good for a day lounging by the pool. Positive, they’re really often called the “Solar” quartets as a result of the writer put an image of a dawn on the title web page of the rating, however that doesn’t make them any much less good for basking within the solar.

George Frederic Handel: Ombra Mai Fu

Following one of many “Solar” quartets with an aria extolling the virtues of shade? Positive, why not!

Dana Suesse: Concerto in Three Rhythms

For those who like Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, you owe it to your self to offer this piece a spin. It was written for a similar live performance (albeit a subsequent iteration) as Rhapsody in Blue and orchestrated by the identical composer (Ferde Grofé) as Gershwin’s traditional. And it’s a boppin’ strategy to wrap up a summertime classical poolside playlist.


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Brian Lauritzen

Brian Lauritzen is the weekday afternoon drive host on Classical KUSC and host of the nationally-syndicated radio broadcasts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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