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Your host Tim matches fabulous music to various ‘celebrations’ of the infamous of this date.
Check out the characters and events of history, literature, film, given below.
What music would you choose?

Playlist: 01 November 2020

Black Death (1340s)
Philippe de Vitry: Motet: Petre Clemens. Sequentia Ensemble.

Dracula (1897)
Delius: Koanga: La Calinda. London Symphony Orchestra/ Barry Wordsworth.

Salem Witch Trials (1692)
– Purcell: If Music be the Food of Love. Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor. Academia Bizantina.
– Purcell: Music for a while. Alfred Deller, counter-tenor. Deller Consort.

Bedlam asylum (1770)
Boccherini: Cello Concerto no.6 in D major, G479: III. Allegro. Anner Bylsma, vlc. Concerto Amsterdam.

Frankenstein (1818)
Schubert: 3 Marches Militaires op. 51, D733: no.1. Daniel Barenboim & Radu Lupu, pno.

Bach: Toccata in D minor (opening). E Power Biggs, organ.

Jack the Ripper (1888)
– Grieg: Peer Gynt suite no.1 op.46: In the Hall of the Mountain King. Concertgebouw Orchestra/ Jean Fournet.
– Debussy: Arabesque no.1: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, pno.

Sweeney Todd (1846)
Chopin: Cello sonata in G minor, op.65: III. Largo. Pierre Fournier, vlc. Jean Fonda, pno.

Psycho film (1960)
Bernard Hermann: Psycho Theme. Unnamed ensemble.

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