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Wigmore Hall Mondays: Calefax with Cora Burggraaf

Live from Wigmore Hall, London. Wind arrangements and songs by Copland, Britten, Gershwin and Weill, performed by the Calefax reed quintet with mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London. Echoes of the roaring twenties in wind arrangements of Copland's Sentimental Melody and Gershwin's An American in Paris, and popular songs by Britten and Weill, performed by Dutch virtuoso ensemble Calefax Reed Quintet and mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf.

Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Copland (arr. Althuis): Sentimental Melody
Britten (arr. Althuis): Cabaret Songs - Calypso; Johnny; Tell me the truth about love; Funeral blues
Gershwin (arr. Hekkema): An American in Paris
Weill (arr. Hekkema): Youkali, Die Ballade vom ertrunkenen M├Ądchen; Surabaya Johnny

Calefax Reed Quintet
Cora Burggraaf (mezzo-soprano).

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Cabaret Songs

    Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet. Singer: Cora Burggraaf.
  • Kurt Weill

    Youkali

    Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet. Singer: Cora Burggraaf.
  • Kurt Weill

    Die Ballade vom ertrunkenen Madchen

    Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet. Singer: Cora Burggraaf.
  • Kurt Weill

    Surabaya Johnny

    Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet. Singer: Cora Burggraaf.
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris

    Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet.
  • Aaron Copland

    Sentimental Melody

    Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet.
  • Haven Gillespie

    Breezin' Along with the Breeze

    Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet. Composer: Richard A. Whiting. Singer: Cora Burggraaf. Composer: Seymour Simons.

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