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This week’s show includes music that is rousing, dreamy, crazy and more. It also celebrates the birth in 1799 of a writer who inspired so many composers, one Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet, playwright, and novelist.

Playlist: 07 June 2020

  • Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmilla: Overture. Mariinsky Orchestra/ Valery Gergiev.
  • Debussy: Reverie. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno.
  • Nyman: War Work: Eight Songs with Film: Dreaming of Home.
  • Puccini: Nessun Dorma. Giuseppe di Stefano, ten. National Academy of St. Cecilia Orchestra/ Franco Patané.
  • Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes: I. Dawn; II. Sunday Morning; III. Moonlight. London SO/ Andre Previn
  • Pachelbel (Arr. Chilcott): Canon (Rosa Mystica). The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Tale of the Tsar Sultan: Flight of the Bumblebee. Philharmonia Orch/ Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin: Lensky’s Aria. Leonid Sobinov, ten.

    Photo: Pushkin in St Petersburg


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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