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Thursdady - James Jolly

With James Jolly. Rossini: William Tell Overture. Butterworth: Six Songs (A Shropshire Lad). Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks. Debussy: Images. Copland: Music for a Great City.

James Jolly presents a collection of great performances and classic recordings inspired by the Steam Age.

Today's highlights include Handel's Fireworks music from Charles Mackerras, Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad with Bryn Terfel and train-inspired works from Honegger, Martinu and Tcherepnin.

10.00
Rossini
William Tell Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Lamberto Gardelli (conductor)
EMI CMS 7 69951 2

10.12
Butterworth
Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 445 946-2

10.26
Handel
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Wind Ensemble
Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Testament SBT 1253

10.47
Debussy
Images
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
Philips 438 742-2

11.24
A group of three: Railway pieces from Exposition Paris 1937

Honegger: Scenic-Railway (Train Ride)
Martinu: Le Train Hante (The Haunted Train)
Tcherepnin: Autour des Montagnes Russes (At the Roller-Coaster)
Bennett Lerner (piano) Etcetera KTC 1061

11.32
Copland
Music for a Great City
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
RCA Victor Read Seal RD60149.

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