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Brahms Debussy and Tchaikovsky appear in Richard Sisson's celebration of summer

The composer Richard Sisson presents a sequence of music for the Summer season from his virtual ice-cream van. Including works by Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Janacek and Brahms.

With what optimism did the BBC invite composer Richard Sisson to present a selection of music for the Spring; sadly, however, the fluttering blossom of that season appears to have withered on his bough, so to speak. Forced to embark on a serious bit of professional diversification, he has nevertheless been invited to return with a Summer selection which will be broadcast from his ice-cream van in a loading bay just round the corner from the BBC. Amongst the cornets and wafers expect Janacek, Brahms, Legrand, Getz and possibly hundreds and thousands...

First broadcast in July 2013.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 31 May 2014 14:00

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata no.1 in G major for violin & piano, 1st movement

  • Johannes Brahms

    Junge Lieder 1 (Meine Liebe ist grun)

  • Benjamin Britten

    Les Illuminations

  • Claude Debussy

    Estampes

  • Edward Elgar

    Variation no.7 from the 'Enigma' Variations, Op.36

  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson de matin, Op.15 no.2

  • George Gershwin

    Porgy and Bess, Act 1, Scene 1 - Summertime

  • Gilbert & Sullivan

    Take a pair of sparkling eyes

  • Françoise Hardy

    Soleil

  • Leos Janáček

    Osud (Fate), Act 1 (A Fashionable Spa)

  • Morten Lauridsen

    O Magnum Mysterium for chorus

  • Michel Legrand

    Theme from The Go-Between

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music, Op.61: You spotted snakes

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music, Op.61: Wedding march

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Flight of the Bumblebee (arranged for violin and piano)

  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Rondine - Act 2, 'Chez Bullier'

  • Nick Pynn

    The Whole Summer Long

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    God be with you till we meet again

  • Richard Sisson

    Gone, Gone Again

  • Richard Rodgers

    'Hello, young lovers' from the musical "The King and I"

  • Eddie Sauter

    A Summer Afternoon

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    'June' from 'The Seasons', Op.37b

  • Mel Tormé

    The Christmas Song

  • Leos Janáček

    Osud [Fate] - opera in 3 acts: Act 1; Fashionable spa

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras Performer: Welsh National Opera Chorus Performer: Welsh National Opera Orchestra

    • EMI cdc-7499932.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O Magnum Mysterium for chorus

    Conductor: Edward Higginbottom Performer: New College Oxford Choir

    • AVIE AV-2086.
  • Nick Pynn

    The Whole Summer Long

    Performer: Nick Pynn

    • ROUND 007.
  • George Gershwin

    Porgy and Bess - opera in 3 acts: Act 1 sc.1; Summertime

    Performer: The Hilos

    • DRG 5184.
  • Johannes Brahms

    9 Songs Op.63: no.5; Junge Lieder 1 (Meine Liebe ist grun); no.9; Heimweh 3 (Ich sah als K

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch Performer: Olaf Bar

    • EMI CDC 5-56366-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata no. 1 in G major Op.78 for violin and piano: 1st movement; Vivace ma non troppo

    Performer: Josef Suk Performer: Julius Katchen

    • DECCA 421-092-2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson de matin Op.15`2, arr. for chamber orchestra [orig. for violin and piano]

    Conductor: Adrian Boult Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • BELART 461-354 2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Les Illuminations Op.18 for voice and string orchestra

    Performer: Jerry Hadley Performer: English String Orchestra

    • NIMBUS NI 5234.
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan

    Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes

    Arranger: N/A Performer: Josef Locke

    • EMI CDGO-2038.
  • Michel Legrand

    Theme From The Go Between

    Arranger: N/A Performer: Legrand, Michel & The London Symphony Orch.

    • VIRGIN VTDCD80 7243-8 41534 27.
  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra: Variation 7; Troyte

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

    • DGG 413-490-2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Estampes for piano: no.3; Jardins sous la pluie

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

    • CHANDOS CHAN-10443.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Flight of the bumblebee [from 'The tale of the Tsar Saltan'], arr. various for misc. i

    Performer: Arpad Sandor Performer: Jascha Heifetz

    • NAXOS 8.112073.
    • -10.
  • Eddie Sauter

    A Summer Afternoon

    Performer: Stan Getz

    • VERVE 0602498840337.
  • Torme, Mel and Robert Wells

    The Christmas Song

    Arranger: N/A Performer: Mel Torme

    • VOGUE LVA-9004.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Rondine - commedia lirica in 3 acts: Act 2 (Chez Bullier)

    Conductor: Antonio Pappano Performer: Angela Gheorghiu Performer: Roberto Alagna Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • EMI CDC 5-56338 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music Op.61: no.3; You spotted snakes (Song with ch

    Conductor: Neville Marriner Performer: Ann Murray Performer: Arleen Auger Performer: Ambrosian Singers Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • PHILIPS 411-106 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music Op.61: no.9; Wedding march (Allegro vivace)

    Conductor: Neville Marriner Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • PHILIPS.
    • 411-106 2.
  • Richard Rodgers

    The King and I - musical: Hello, young lovers

    Performer: Marni Nixon

    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • SK-53328.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Seasons Op.37b for piano: June (Barcarolle)

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter

    • Alto ALC-1093.
  • Richard Sisson

    Gone, Gone Again

    Performer: Christopher Gould Performer: Richard 'Widow' Sisson Performer: Roderick Williams (baritone)

    • Private recording.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    God be with you till we meet again

    Composer: Tune - Randolph Performer: The American Boychoir

    • EMI 948-3062.

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