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Gods and Antiquities

Iain considers how ancient mythology has inspired artistic masterpieces, considering music such as Debussy's Syrinx, Britten's Young Apollo and Barber's Andromache.

Debussy Danseuses de Delphe
Pascal Roge
ONYX 4004
T1 d2.50

Britten: Young Apollo, Op 16
Steven Osborne / BBC SSO / Ilan Volkov
Hyperion CDA 67625
t6 d6.56

From Act 2 of Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Charles Mackerras
Hyperion CDA66748
T7 d6.47

Barber: Andromache’s Farewell 1962
Jennifer Larmore / Grant Park Orchestra/Carlos Kalmar
Cedille CDR 90000 104
T1 d13.10

Tartini Sonata Didone Abbandonata
LINN CKD 292t4-6 d15.03

Harry Partch: Ulysses departs from the edge of the World
Gate 5 Ensemble /John Garvey (conductor)
American Composers Forum Innova405
Disc A T.1 d6.29

Britten Narcissus/Arethusa from 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid
Heinz Holliger (oboe)
Philips 4340762
T1 In at 8.06 dur 6.22

Szymanowski The Fountain of Arethusa
Krzysztof Bakowski (violin) / Anna Gorecka (piano)
T9 d6.01

R Vaughan Williams Overture The Wasps
LSO/Andre Previn
RCA RD89826
T6 d8.59

Keats Ode on a Grecian Urn
Samuel West
NAXOS NA243712
CD2 t3 in at start, out at 3.27

Debussy: Syrinx
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
EMI CDC5569822
T.1 d 3’22

Alkan Le Festin d’Esope
Marc Andre Hamelin (piano)
Hyperion CDA66794
T10 d8.40

Berlioz: La Mort de Cleopatre
Susan Graham / Berlin Phil Orchestra / Simon Rattle
EMI 50999 216224 03
T7 10.19

Mozart Symphony 41 (Jupiter) finale
Camerata Academica Salzburg/Roger Norrington
Orfeo C567011
T12 d8.57

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