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Is it history or is it trivia?
Learn about the Ides of March, why 15 March 44 BC was significant for Julius Caesar, then listen for the neat segue to over 2000 years later and George Gershwin – with some culinary history/trivia in between.
Not to mention the music, rousing to restful and everything in between.

Playlist: 15 March 2020

  • Rozsa: Julius Caesar: Overture; Heavy eyes – Now Oh Now I Needs Must Part; Finale.
  • Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Va tacito e nascosto (Silently & Stealthily). Bryn Terfel, bar. Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Venere bella (Beauteous Venus). Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. New Symphony Orchestra of London/ Richard Bonynge.
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue – Excerpt. London SO/ André Previn.
  • Miklos Rozsa: Quo Vadis: Chariot Race.
  • Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals: The Swan. Christian Ferras, vln. Jean-Claude Ambrosini, pno.
  • Debussy: Clair de Lune. Ulster Orchestra/ Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Chopin: Les Sylphides: VII. Valse (arrangement of Waltz in C-sharp minor, op.64, no.2). National Philharmonic Orchestra/ Richard Bonynge.
  • Halvorsen: Maiden’s Song. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/ Neeme Järvi.
  • Grieg: Peer Gynt, op.23: Prelude to Act IV (Morning Mood). Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/ Neeme Järvi.

Photo:   ‘Ides of March’ coin issued by Marcus Junius Brutus in 43/42 BC


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