In wintertime, at first you may not want to go outside at all. It's cold, it's too much hassle to get all those clothes on. But once you do, especially if the sun is sparkling, there is a reward of crisp air on your cheeks and crunching snow beneath your feet.
This week on Learning to Listen, it's all about the chill and cold, but also winter's own (and very special) musical delights.
Four Seasons: Winter
Janine Jansen, violin; Candida Thompson, violin; Henk Rubingh, violin; Julian Rachlin, viola; Maarten Jansen, cello; Stacey Watton, double bass; Elizabeth Kenny, theorbo; Jan Jansen, harpiscord
King Arthur: Chorus of Cold People
English Concert Choir/Trevor Pinnock, cond.
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Rhapsody for Oboe (The Winter's Past)
Eastman Philharmonia/Howard Hanson, cond.
Winter Morning Walks: Walking by Flashlight
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Jay Anderson, bass
Frank Kimbrough, piano
Scott Robinson, clarinets
Winterreise (Winter Journey): Gute Nacht (Good Night)
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Symphony No. 4: 1st Movement
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell, cond.
A Winter Idyll
Ulster Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta, cond.
Symphony No. 11 "Winter": 2nd Movement
Basel Radio Symphony Orchestra/Mario Venzago, cond.