Queen of the Night celebrates birthdays, keyboards (3 pieces this week), and Morricone.
Ennio Morricone, who died on 06 July 2020 at the age of 91, composed 400+ film scores, over 100 classical pieces, and music for TV and radio. In this podcast we hear one piece by Morricone and the final piece, longer than usual, is dedicated to him.

Playlist: 12 July 2020

  • Juan Del Encina: Amor con fortuna. Jordi Savall.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata no.12 op. 26: II. Funeral March. Glenn Gould, pno.
  • Morricone: Un Jour Tu Reviendras (One Day You Shall Return). Arrangement of the theme from Once Upon a Time in the West. Mireille Mathieu, vocals.
  • Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad: Is My Team Ploughing. Benjamin Luxon, ten.
  • Purcell: A New Ground in E minor. Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord.
  • Arensky: Vocal Quartet with Cello accompaniment: I. Serenade. Dmitri Miller, vlc. State Symphony Capella of Russia, Russian State Symphony Orchestra/ Valery Polyansky.
  • Bizet: L’Arlesienne Suite no.1: I. Prelude. Barcelona Symphony Orchestra/ Pablo Gonzalez
  • Arensky: In the Fields. Marko Cirkovic, pno.
  • Nyman: The Draughtsman’s Daughter: Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds.
  • Beethoven: Symphony no.3: II. Funeral March. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Herbert von Karajan.

Picture credit : Ennio Morricone – Book cover