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Mary King - Music about Town and Country

Town and country. Town or country? As the 2008 holiday season draws to a close, comparisons of the two figure strongly in our minds. Sitting in for Iain Burnside, Mary King gathers up some musical examples by composers who have written about either or, in some cases, both. She is joined by composer and entertainer Richard Sisson, and there is music by Beethoven, Copland, Mozart, Reich and Handel.

Monteverdi: Lasciate i monti from Orfeo
John Eliot Gardiner / Monteverdi Choir /His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts
DG Archiv 419 250-2

Stravinsky: Pastorale (Song without words)
CBC Symphony Orchestra / Stravinsky (conductor)
Sony (SX9K64136)

Mozart: Symphony no 31 K297 - Allegro
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
Warner Classics 2564623342

Copland: Billy the Kid – extracts
New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
Sony 63082

Schumann: Waldszenen (excerpts)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 459 018-2

Handel: L’Allegro, Il penseroso ed il moderato
Ensemble Orchestrale de Paris / Lynne Dawson / Bach Choir / John Nelson (conductor)
Virgin Classics 7243 5 45417

Lord Kitchener: London is the Place for Me
Lord Kitchener With Freddy Grant’s Caribbean Rhythm
Honest Jon’s Records HJRCD2

Beethoven: Trio No1 in Eb op 1 no 1 (Adagio)
Beaux Arts Trio
Philips (4684112)

Ian Venables: When Green buds Hang in the Elm-like Dust
from Songs of Eternity and Sorrow Op. 36
Andrew Kennedy (tenor) / Dante Quartet / Simon Crawford-Philips (piano)
Signum Classics SIGCD 112

Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 2 Scherzo
RLPO / Vernon Handley
EMI Classics for Pleasure 575 309 2

Reich: Tokyo / Vermont Counterpoint
Mika Yoshida (marimba)
Nonesuch 7559795462

Britten: If its Ever Spring Again
Daniel Norman (tenor) / Christopher Gould (piano)
BIS CD 1510

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 ‘Pastoral’ - Movement 3 ‘Merry Gathering of Country Folk’
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan
DG 474 603-2

Kurt Weill: Das Berliner Requiem ‘Ballad of the Drowned Girl’ and ‘Epitaph’
London Sinfonietta / David Atherton (conductor) Philip Langridge / Benjamin Luxon / Michael Rippon
DG 459 442-2

Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (trumpet) / Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
Linn CKD294

Handel: Coronation Anthem ‘The King shall rejoice’
Academy of Ancient Music / Choir of New College Oxford / Edward Higginbottom
Decca 470 226-2

Elgar: Cockaigne Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vernon Handley (conductor)
EMI 7243 5 75307

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Sun 17 Aug 2008 10:00
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