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Songs of Farewell

James Jolly introduces Francesco Conti's cantata Languet anima mea amore tu. Plus songs of farewell, by Parry, Beethoven and Mahler and the archive artist of the week: Janet Baker.

A contemporary of Bach, Francesco Bartolomeo Conti was a fine composer of vocal music, and James Jolly introduces Magdalena Kozena's recent recording of his cantata "Languet anima mea amore tu". James also selects songs of farewell, including poignant music by Parry, Beethoven and Mahler. His archive artist of the week is Dame Janet Baker.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Aug 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Antonio Salieri

    Il mondo alla rovescia: Overture

    Performers: Mannheim Mozart Orchestra, Thomas Fey (conductor)

    • Hänssler Classic.
    • CD 98.554.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas – When I am laid in earth

    Performers: Janet Baker (mezzo) English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Lewis (conductor)

    • Alto.
    • ALC 1210.
  • Francesco Bartolomeo Conti

    Languet anima mea

    Performers: Magdalena Kozena (mezzo) Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

    • DG.
    • 00289 474 1942.
  • Herbert Howells

    Coventry Mass

    Performers: Collegiate Singers, Andrew Millinger (conductor)

    • Priory.
    • PRCD 784.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No 26 in E flat, Op 81a, Les adieux

    Performers: Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

    • DG.
    • 419 053-2.
  • Hubert Parry

    Songs of Farewell – Lord let me know mine end

    Performers: Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)

    • Signum.
    • SIGCD267.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Lied von der Erde – Abschied

    Performers: Dame Janet Baker (mezzo) Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

    • Audite.
    • 95.491.
  • Franz Schreker

    Der ferne Klang – Nachtstück

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

    • Chandos.
    • CHAN 9797.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Five Mystical Songs: The Call

    Performers: Janet Baker (mezzo), Philip Ledger (organ)

    • EMI.
    • 9 03810 2.
  • Arnold Bax

    Lyrical Interlude

    Performers: Maggini Quartet

    • Naxos.
    • 8.555953.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Troyens – Act V scene 3

    Performers: Dame Janet Baker (mezzo) Bernadette Greevy (contralto) Gwynne Howell (bass) London Symphony Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Sir Alexander Gibson

    • EMI.
    • 9 03800 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata No 18 in G, D894 – Andante (TM)

    Performers: Radu Lupu (piano)

    • Decca.
    • 417 640-2.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Chanson perpetuelle, Op 37

    Performers: Dame Janet Baker (mezzo) Melos Ensemble

    • Philips.
    • 425 948-2.

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