Your presenter, Tim, has Olympic connections so no question that this programme’s music has Olympic connections too – librettists, composers, performers.
And it can all be enjoyed without flexing a single muscle!!

Playlist: 01 August 2021

– Pergolesi: L’Olimpiade: Sinfonia. Orchestra of the National Academy of Saint Cecilia. Myung-Whun Chung.
– Hasse: L’Olimpiade: “Consola il genitore”. Simone Kermes, sop.
– Kodaly: See the Gypsies Munching Cheese. Pécs Chamber Choir.
– Vivaldi: L’Olimpiade, RV725: “Gemo in un punto e fremo”. Sara Mingardo, mezzo; “Del destin non vi lagnate”, Riccardo Navaro, bar. Concerto Italiano/ Rinaldo Alessandrini.
– McDowell: To A Wild Rose. Philadelphia Orchestra/ Eugene Ormandy.
– Mozart: Concerto Aria “Non so d’onde viene”, K.294. Krisztina Laki, sop. Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
– Hirai: Nara-Yama. Michio Mamiya, shakuhachi. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc.
– Haydn: String Quartet no.3 in C major “Emperor”: II. Poco adagio – cantabile.
– Kodaly: Romance Lyrique. Miklos Perenyi, vlc.

Graphic: Procession of the Twelve Olympians

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