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This week, we start and finish the programme looking to the heavens, with glorious music in between. In a time of pandemic and uncertainty, we can rely on the familiar, the certainty of beautiful music.

Playlist:  29 March 2020

  • Monteverdi: Beatus vir. Cambridge Singers/ John Rutter.
  • Respighi: Notturno (Nocturne). Konstantin Scherbakov, pno.
  • Debussy: Prelude, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair. Adapted for violin and piano.
  • Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1. Philippe Entremont, pno.
  • Beethoven: String Trio in G Major, Op.9 No.1: 2nd movement. Itzhak Perlman (violin), Pinchas Zukerman (viola), Lynn Harrell (cello).
  • Sibelius: Andante Festivo.  Oslo PO/ Mariss Jansons.
  • Rutter: Gloria, 2nd movement, Andante. Choir of Kings College Cambridge/ Rutter.
  • Hovhaness
  • Bach: O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe (O eternal fire, o source of love), BWV 34. Bernarda Fink (Contralto), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner.

Photo: Respighi CD cover,  Naxos.



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