The Message in Music: Beauty of the Peoples
The topic of the episode is Beauty of the Peoples and Micah Rubinstein introduces it by playing Bugler’s Dream and Olympic Fanfare and Theme. The satirical song, National Brotherhood Week is also played. Micah Rubinstein explores stereotypes of countries and expresses a German stereotype in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. The next piece is the Arabian song Hiwar. Two examples of Loch Lomond are presented as different styles of nationalistic music. Micah Rubinstein explains the meaning and importance of the song. Micah Rubinstein recalls hearing a European orchestra attempting to play a piece from Copland, and then he presents the music. The show concludes with What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.