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Voices from Venice

Tuesday 26 July 2005 16:00-17:00 (Radio 3)

Iain Burnside puts on his gondolier's outfit and glides through the canals of La Serenissima in search of songs that recall the city of Canaletto, Vivaldi and the Doges. With music by Gounod, Schumann, Reynaldo Hahn, Richard Rodgers, Benjamin Britten, Giovanni Croce and the music hall star, Billy Merson.


1 hour


Title: Signora
Performer: Billy Merson
Composer: Billy Merson
Album Label/Title: The Greatest Music Hall bill ever assembled MFP 1146
Side: 1 Track: 1

Title: Venise
Performer: Pierre Bernac / Francis Poulenc
Composer: Gounod
Album Label/Title: The Essential Pierre Bernac
Side: 3 Track: 3

Title: Canticum Sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis
Performer: Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell
Composer: Stravinsky
Album Label/Title: Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms Hyperion CDA66437
Side: Track: 12

Title: Venetianisches Gondellied op 57 no.5
Performer: Richard Tauber
Composer: Mendelssohn
Album Label/Title: Tauber sings Lieder Pear Gemm 9381
Side: Track: 18

Title: Esurientes implevit bonis
Performer: Roberta Invernizzi , Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini
Composer: Vivaldi
Album Label/Title: Various Artists Vespri Per L'Assumzione, Opus 111: OP30383
Side: Track:22

Title: Venetianische Liec 1 from Myrten
Performer: Bar / Deutsch
Composer: Schumann
Album Label/Title: Schumann, Myrten etc EMI 556579-2
Side: Track: 1

Title: Gondelfahrer D809
Performer: Arnold Schoenberg Choir / Andras schiff
Composer: Schubert
Album Label/Title: Complete secular choral works
Side:5 Track: 5

Title: L'Occasion de le mie pene
Performer: Carlo Gaifa
Composer: Canzoni da Battello
Album Label/Title: Canzoni da Battello Tactus TC 70010201
Side: Track: 10

Title: Cinq melodies de Venise op.58 - A Clymen
Performer: Gerard Souzay / Dalton Baldwin
Composer: Faure
Album Label/Title: La Bonne Chanson Philips 420775-2
Side: Track: 18

Title: Baracolle
Performer: Jessye Norman, Ann Murray, Orchestre Symphonique et Choeurs de L'Opera National, Cylvain Cambreling
Composer: Offenbach
Album Label/Title: Les Contes d'Hoffmann EMI 749642-44 2
Side: 3 Track:1

Title: Bargaining
Performer: Sergio Franchi, Elizabeth Allen
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Album Label/Title: Do i hear a waltz? Sony SK 48206
Side: Track:5

Title: Mascarata da Lenguazi
Performer: I Fagiolini
Album Label/Title: Carvevale Veneziano
Side: Track: 4

Title: Venezia La barcheta
Performer: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson / Graham Johnson
Composer: Hahn
Album Label/Title: Souvenirs de Venise Hyperion CDA66112
Side: Track:13

Title: Lo Sposalizio
Performer: Charles Daniels / Kings Consort / Robert King
Composer: Gabrieli
Album Label/Title: Lo Sposalizio THe Wedding of Venice to the Sea Hyperion CDA67048
Side: 2 Track: 12

Title: On the Boat to Venice
Performer: Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirke, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford
Composer: Britten
Album Label/Title: Death in Venice Decca 425 670-2
Side: Track: 3

Title: La regata Veneziana
Performer: Felicity Lott / Ann Murray, Graham JOhnson
Composer: Rossini
Album Label/Title: Souvenirs de Venise Hyperion CDA 66112
Side: Track: 1

Title: Komm in die Gondol from Eine Nacht in Venedig
Performer: Erich Kunz / Orchester der Wiener Volksoper
Composer: J Strauss arr Korngold
Album Label/Title: Erich Kunz Opera, Operetta and Song Testament SBT 1059
Side: Track: 12

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