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Kiosk Radio Playlist #13

Rainy days

Rain does't have to be purple to end up in a good piece of music. The drizzly month of November made us wonder: how can music express the sound of water? With swirling melodies and inventive instrumentation including bottles and bowls of water, composers sure know how to evoke raindrops, swelling rivers and stormy seas.


  • Frédéric Chopin - Prelude opus 28. no.15 ('Raindrop prelude')
  • Tan Dun - Water Cadenza
  • Tan Dun - Water and Resurrection
  • Camille Saint-Saens - Aquarium (Carnaval des Animaux)
  • Claude Debussy - La Mer
  • Georg Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major
  • Maurice Ravel - Jeux d’eau
  • Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 3: 'Rheinische'
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - The Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)