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Iain is joined by The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger to ponder the complicated and entwined nature of the relationship between politics and music across the centuries.


Copland: Emblems
'The President's Own' United States Marine Band
Michael J Colburn (conductor)
Naxos 8.570243

Hildegard von Bingen: O lucidissima Apostolorum turba
Ensemble fur fruhe musik Augsburg
Sabine Lutzenberger (conductor)
Christophorus CHR77205

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No 2
Sarah Chang (violin)
Jonathan Feldman (piano)
EMI CDC7547532

Ligeti: Artikulation
Electronic Studio of West German Radio, Cologne
Wergo WER6016150

Theodorakis: The Ballad of Mauthausen
Maria Farandouri (vocals)
EMI Greece 14C045702042

Strauss: Metamorphosen
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
Decca 4365962

John Adams: News has a kind of mystery (Nixon in China)
Nixon ...... James Maddalena
Chou En-Lai ...... Sanford Sylvan
Orchestra of St Lukes and Chorus
Edo de Waart (conductor)
Nonesuch 9791772

Marc Blitztein: The Freedom of the Press (The Cradle will Rock)
Mr Mister ...... Ralph MacBane
Editor Daily ...... Bert Weston
Marc Blitzstein (piano/narrator)
Pearl GEMS0009

Britten: Strange Meeting (War Requiem)
Philip Langridge (tenor)
John Shirley-Quirk (bass baritone)
Roderick Elms (Organ)
LSO Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra
Richard Hickox (conductor)
Chandos CHAN89894

Beethoven: 12 variations on See the conqu'ring hero comes (Judas Maccabaeus)
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Adrian Brendel (cello)
Philips 4753792

Tom Waits: The Day after Tomorrow
Anti 66782

Beethoven: Symphony No 5 (final mvt and speech by Daniel Barenboim)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
Warner 2564627912.

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