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Nocturne

Sian Thomas and William Hope read poetry and prose inspired by the night including work by Neruda, Jackie Kay, Emily Dickinson, John Burnside, Jackie Kay, A.E. Housman and Rachel Carson with music by Mozart, Borodin, Takemitsu, June Tabor and Faure.

Producer: Fiona McLean.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Nov 2011 18:30

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  • 00:00

    James Rhodes

    Nocturnes - Fetes

    Performer: The Cleveland Orchestra Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

    • Decca 467 428-2.
    • 3.
  • Walt Whitman

    A Clear Midnight

  • Emily Dickinson

    Wild Nights

  • 00:02

    Aaron Copland

    Rodeo – Corral Nocturne

    Performer: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: JoAnn Falletta

    • Naxos 8.559240.
    • 3.
  • Charles Tomlinson

    Fireflies

  • 00:07

    Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Night Dances - Prelude

    Performer: London Sinfonietta Conductor: Oliver Knussen

    • Argo 452 598-2.
    • 2.
  • John Burnside

    The Light Trap

  • 00:10

    Toru Takemitsu

    Toward the Sea III – I The Night

    Performer: Aureole Trio

    • Koch 374492.
    • 7.
  • 00:13

    Gabriel Fauré

    Apres un Reve

    Performer: Veronique Gens, soprano Performer: Roger Vignoles, piano

    • Virgin Classics VC5453602.
    • 1.
  • Billy Collins

    The Night House

  • 00:17

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Notturno for 4 Orchestras in D Major

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Neville Marriner

    • Decca 430 496-2.
    • 12.
  • 00:20

    Steve Reich

    Electric Counterpoint - Slow

    Performer: Pat Metheny, guitar

    • Nonesuch.
    • 10.
  • Robert Frost

    Acquainted with the Night

  • 00:22

    Mann and Hilliard

    In the wee small hours of the morning

    Performer: Frank Sinatra

    • Capitol CDP765712.
    • 1.
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    from Flight to Arras

  • 00:27

    Alexander Borodin

    String Quartet no 2 in D Major - Notturno

    Performer: Lafayette String Quartet

    • Dorian DOR90203.
    • 3.
  • 00:35

    John Sheppard

    In Manus Tuas

    Performer: Clare College Chapel Choir Conductor: Timothy Brown

    • Guild GMCD7108.
    • 18.
  • A.E. Housman

    The Weeping Pleiads Wester

  • 00:39

    Harrison Birtwistle

    Entr'Actes and Sappho Fragments – The Moon and the seven Pleiades

    Performer: Heidi Grant Murphy Conductor: Paul Hotstetter

    • Koch 3-7486-2111.
    • 24.
  • Rachel Carson

    from Silent Spring

  • 00:43

    Karol Szymanowski

    Symphony no 3 – Allegretto tranquillo

    Performer: Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra Conductor: Antoni Wit

    • Naxos 8570721.
    • 11.
  • Pablo Neruda

    Tonight I can Write

  • 00:52

    Manuel de Falla

    Noches en los jardines de Espana – Danza lejana

    Performer: Orquesta Cuidad de Granada Conductor: Josep Pons

    • Harmonia Mundi HMC901606.
    • 13.
  • Jackie Kay

    This Long Night

  • 00:59

    Thelonius Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen

    Round Midnight

    Performer: June Tabor

    • Hannibal HNCD1347.
    • 12.
  • 01:02

    Arnold Schoenberg

    Verklarte Nacht

    Performer: Berliner Philharmoniker Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    • Deutsche Grammophon 4274242.
    • 5.
  • Dylan Thomas

    from Under Milk Wood

  • 01:08

    Henri Tomasi

    Trumpet Concerto - Nocturne

    Performer: Alison Balsom and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Edward Gardner

    • EMI 3532552.
    • 17.

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