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James Jolly

James Jolly explores how rivers have been depicted in music and introduces a performance of Glazunov's Violin Concerto. Plus Holst's Hymn of Jesus conducted by Richard Hickox.

James Jolly celebrates Gustav Holst's birthday with today's British choral work: The Hymn of Jesus, conducted by his archive artist Richard Hickox. He looks at how rivers including the Rhine, the Amazon and the Thames have been depicted in music, and plays a performance of Glazunov's Violin Concerto by Gil Shaham and the Russian National Orchestra.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 21 Sep 2014 09:00

Music Played

  • Michael Torke

    Bright Blue Music

    Conductor: David Zinman. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
    • The Music of Michael Torke.
    • Argo.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto grosso No 5 in G minor

    Performer: Daniel Hope.
    • Air - A Baroque Journey.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Hymn of Jesus

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in B flat, D935 No 3

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • Impromptus D899 & D935.
    • Decca.
  • Johann Strauss II

    An die schoenen Blauen Donau

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • New Year's Concert from Vienna.
    • DG.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Des Knabenwunderhorn - Rheinlegendchen

    Singer: Christian Gerhaher. Performer: Gerold Huber.
    • Mahler Lieder.
    • RCA.
  • Philip Glass

    Aguas da Amazonia - Tapajos River

    Conductor: Marco Antonio Guimarães. Ensemble: Uakti.
    • Uakti - aguas da amazonia.
    • Point.
  • Nigel Hess

    Thames Journey

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • The Wind Band Music of Nigel Hess.
    • Fly Records.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Bashful Thames

    Orchestra: Arcadian Academy. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan. Singer: Christine Brandes.
    • With Charming Notes - Songs and Instrumental Music.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Ferde Grofé

    Hudson River Suite

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William T. Stromberg.
    • Death Valley Suite.
    • Naxos.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Songs of the Sea

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox. Singer: Gerald Finley. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales.
    • Orchestral Songs.
    • Chandos.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Languisce al fin de la vita parte & Merce grido piangendo

    Ensemble: La Venexiana.
    • Fifth Book of Madrigals.
    • Glossa.
  • Kenneth Leighton

    Te Deum

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Singer: Sarah Fox. Singer: Gareth Rhys-Davies.
    • Orchestra Works, Vol. 2.
    • Chandos.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Violin Concerto

    Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Performer: Gil Shaham.
    • Violin Concertos.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.

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