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In this episode, Queen of the Night celebrates Chinese New Year. Each Chinese New Year, the show begins with film music composed by Tan Dun. The tradition continues!
In the Year of the Rat it requires imagination and some mental gymnastics to find and fit music to the rat theme. How did we do?

Playlist:  02 February 2020

  • Tan Dun: Hero: Overture. Itzhak Perlman, vln. China Philharmonic Orchestra/ Tan Dun.
  • Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Eternal Vow. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc. Shanghai National Orchestra/ Tan Dun.
  • Michael Giacchino: Ratatouille: Main Theme.
  • Traditional: The Tailor and the Mouse. Alfred Deller, counter-tenor. Desmond Dupre, lute.
  • Veljo Tormis: 3 Livonian Folksongs: III. We Winkie Mouse. Estonian National Male Choir/ Ants Soots.
  • VivaldI: Il Teuzzone. Come fra turbini. Paolo Lopez, counter-tenor. Le Concert Des Nations/ Jordi Savall.
  • Mozart: sonata for 2 pianos in D major: II. Andante. Murray Perahia & Radu Lupu, pno.
  • Marc-Olivier Dupin: Fantasia on Aria’s from La Traviata: VI. Alexander Trostiansky, vln. I Musici de Montréal/ Yuli Turovsky.
  • Walter Mourant: The Pied Piper. Reginald Kell, clarinet. Orchestra/ Salvatore Camarata.
  • Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth): Von der Jugend (Of Youth). Fritz Wunderlich, tenor. Philharmonia Orchestra/ Otto Klemperer.
  • Stravinsky: Le Rossignol (The Nightingale): Act I. “Porté au vent, tombant au loin”. Paris National Opera Orchestra/ James Conlon.
  • John Adams: China Gates. Ralph Van Raat, pno.

About the author: Margaret


Long-time JOY 94.9 listener. Podcaster since 2015: formerly - Friday Drive (Driving you mad, driving you crazy); currently - Friday Night Live with David & Sue; Queen of the Night; Queer Concert Hall.


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