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Ruth Padel

Poet and author, Ruth Padel looks at the importance of words in choral music, and asks: what is the 'voice' of a choir, and who is it speaking for?

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 7 Jul 2013 17:00

Music Played

  • Heinrich Schütz

    Ich Bin Eine Rufende Stimme

    Performer: Weser-Renaissance Bremen Director: Manfred Cordes

  • Ernst Toch

    Geographical Fugue

    Performer: The Turtle Creek Chorale Director: Timothy Seelig

  • Trad. Jamaican. Arr. Olive Lewin

    Banyan Tree

    Performers: The Jamaican Folk Singers

  • Trad. Jamaican. Arr. Olive Lewin

    Tambo

    Performers: The Jamaican Folk Singers

  • Francis Poulenc

    Chansons francaises

    Performer: Danish National Vocal Ensemble Conductor: Stephen Layton

  • Michael Tippett

    How Can I Cherish My Man in Such Days (from Child of Our Time)

    Performer: Cynthia Haymon (Soprano) Performer: Damon Evans (Tenor) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Conductor: Richard Hickox

  • Michael Tippett

    Steal Away (from Child of Our Time)

    Performer: Cynthia Haymon (Soprano) Performer: Damon Evans (Tenor) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Conductor: Richard Hickox

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    L incoronazione di Poppea: Non morir Seneca

    Performer: Francesco Ellero D’Artegna -Seneca(Bass) Performer: Roberto Balconi (Counter Tenor) Performer: Mark Tucker (Tenor) Performer: Julian Clarkson Perfomrers: The English Baroque Soloists Director: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Prisoners Chorus (from Fidelio)

    Performer: Vienna State Opera Chorus Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

  • Frank Loesser

    The Oldest Established Crap Game in New York

    Performer: Frank Sinatra Performer: Johnny Silver Performer: Stubby Kaye Performers: Cast of Guys and Dolls

  • Frank Loesser

    Sit Down, Youre Rockin The Boat

    Performer: Frank Sinatra Performer: Johnny Silver Performer: Stubby Kaye Performers: Cast of Guys and Dolls

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Act 1: Introduzione & Brindisi (from La Traviata)

    Performer: Anna Netrebko - Violetta (Soprano) Performer: Helen Schneiderman - Flora (Soprano) Performer: Herman Wallén -Marchese d’Obigny Performer: Paul Gay - Barone Douphol(Bass Baritone) Performer: Luigi Roni -Dottore Grenvil Performer: Salvatore Cordella -Gastone (Tenor) Performer: Rolando Villazón -Alfredo (Tenor) Performer: Vienna State Opera Choir Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Rizzi

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St. Matthew Passion, Part II, No.45

    Perfomer: Guy de Mey - Evangelist (Tenor) Performer: Peter Kooy - Jesus (Bass) Performer: Klaus Mertens - Pilate (Bass) Performer: Barbara Schlick - Pilate's Wife (Soprano) Performer: De Nederlandse Bachvereninging Performer: Sacramentskoor Breda Performer: The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Director: Ton Koopman

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Opening Chorus and Chorale (from St. Matthew Passion)

    Performer: De Nederlandse Bachvereninging Performer: Sacramentskoor Breda Performer: The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Director: Ton Koopman

  • Edward Elgar

    The Prince of Sleep

    Performer: London Symphony Chorus Conductor: Vernon Handley

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