I think that is going to be one of my favorite words from now on: ‘hinterland’. It’s so full of mystery and unreachability. Recently on BBC 3, Words and Music did a program on the word and I enjoyed listening to it last night. Full of poetry by Robert Burns, William Wordsworth, and Christine Rosetti, and one piece I liked in particular: “The Road to Oxiana,” by Robert Byron. The music creates appropriate atmosphere from composers such as Mendelssohn and Benjamin Britten. I liked a new type of music I had never heard before called “Walking Song,” from Meredith Monk. I thought it made a good listen-to on an autumn evening.
Words and Music: Hinterland