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Prompted by the increasing cost of energy, Iain focuses on ideas of light and dark, and how composers have responded to these two fundamental components of our lives. He is joined by guest Tony Palmer, director of several films about composers including O Thou Transcendent, his recent film about Vaughan Williams which was shown at the Proms, to consider the complex relationship between music, film and light.

Mozart: Serenata notturna, K239/Rondeau
Academy of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood
L'Oiseau-Lyre 4117202

Rheinberger: Abendlied
Kings Singers
RCA 09026 68646 2

Ives: Central Park in the Dark (in the Good Old Summertime) (A Contemplation of Nothing Serious)
Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Litton (conductor)
Hyperion CDA67540

Schubert: Nachtelle
JM Ainsley/ Graham Johnson (piano)/ London Schubert Chorale
Hyperion CDJ33026

Handel: As steals the morn L’allegro, Il Pensoroso ed il Moderato
Lucy Crowe (soprano)/ Mark Padmore (tenor)/ The English Concert/ Andrew Manze (director)
Harmonia Mundi HMU907422

Britten: Nocturne, op 6
Philip Langridge (tenor)/ Northern Sinfonia/ English Chamber Orchestra/ Steuart Bedford
Naxos 8557199

Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Antonio Pappano / Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma; EMI 394 429 2

Brahms: Warum ist das Licht gegeben op.74 no.1
Corydon Singers/ Matthew Best (conductor)
Hyperion CDA66389

Schumann: Nachtstücke, op.23 No.2
Emil Gilels (piano)
Melodiya MELCD1000716

Purcell: Evening Hymn
James Bowman (countertenor)/ The King’s Consort/ Robert King (director)
Hyperion CDA66288
T.17 d 4’03

2 hours

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