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In the South

Texts and music evoking summer in Europe, with readers Anne-Marie Duff and Malcolm Sinclair. With Daudet, Belloc, Valery and Pagnol, plus Berlioz, Canteloube, Fugain and Rodrigo.

In the South: Anne-Marie Duff and Malcolm Sinclair head off across the Channel to explore the words, music and sounds of southern Europe, in the company of Alphonse Daudet, Hilaire Belloc, Paul Valéry and Marcel Pagnol. With music by Berlioz, Canteloube, Rodrigo, Ennio Morricone, Michel Fugain and Italian folk band Sonidumbra.

Producer: Simon Elmes.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 19 Jul 2015 18:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Trad arr Lorenzo Salvatori

    La Pastora

    Performer: Sonidumbra.
    • Sonidumbra 2013 BD1672.
    • Tr1.
  • Hilaire Belloc

    The Path to Rome, Malcolm Sinclair

  • Hilaire Belloc

    The Path to Rome, Malcolm Sinclair

  • 00:03

    Hector Berlioz

    Harold in Italy

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis.
    • Decca 4781748.
    • CD2 Tr3.
  • Hilaire Belloc

    The Path to Rome, Malcolm Sinclair

  • Hilaire Belloc

    The Path to Rome, Malcolm Sinclair

  • Hilaire Belloc

    The Path to Rome, Malcolm Sinclair

  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Summer Night, Anne-Marie Duff

  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Summer Night, Anne-Marie Duff

  • 00:09

    J. Revaux; M. Sardou; Y. Desscal

    La Maladie d’Amour

    Performer: Michel Sardou.
    • TREMA 6061 742.
    • Tr1.
  • 00:11

    Joseph Canteloube

    Chants d’Auvergne Vol. 2 ‘La Delaissado’

    Performer: Victoria de los Angeles, Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Jean-Pierre Jacquillat.
    • EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 66978 2 9.
    • Tr8.
  • RL Stevenson

    Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, Malcolm Sinclair

  • RL Stevenson

    Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, Malcolm Sinclair

  • RL Stevenson

    Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, Malcolm Sinclair

  • RL Stevenson

    Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, Malcolm Sinclair

  • RL Stevenson

    Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, Malcolm Sinclair

  • 00:16

    Marco Bacorelli, Barbara Bucci

    E Ballo Sia!

    Performer: Sonidumbra.
    • Sonidumbra 2013 BD1672.
    • Tr4.
  • Guy de Maupassant

    A Vendetta, Anne-Marie Duff

  • 00:19

    Ennio Morricone

    Romanzo (from film ‘1900’)

    • RCA PD 70324.
    • Tr10.
  • Guy de Maupassant

    A Vendetta, Anne-Marie Duff

  • Guy de Maupassant

    A Vendetta, Anne-Marie Duff

  • Guy de Maupassant

    A Vendetta, Anne-Marie Duff

  • Guy de Maupassant

    A Vendetta, Anne-Marie Duff

  • Guy de Maupassant

    A Vendetta, Anne-Marie Duff

  • Guy de Maupassant

    A Vendetta, Anne-Marie Duff

  • 00:25

    Manuel de Falla

    Noches en los Jardines de Espana - Danza Lejana

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgo, Alicia de Larrocha.
    • DECCA Ovation 430 703-2.
    • Tr5.
  • 00:30

    Alain Romans

    Quel Temps Fait-il à Paris?

    Performer: Alain Romans et son orchestre.
    • Film Soundtrack from ‘M. Hulot’s Holiday’.
  • George Orwell

    A Homage to Catalonia, Malcolm Sinclair

  • 00:32

    Isaac Albéniz

    Mallorca

    Performer: Sharon Isbin.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 7243 5 61628 22.
    • CD2 Tr13.
  • George Orwell

    A Homage to Catalonia, Malcolm Sinclair

  • 00:37

    Nino Ferrer

    Le Sud

    Performer: Nino Ferrer.
    • Universal 542 0552.
    • CD2 Tr3.
  • Elaine Feinstein

    Rosemary in Provence, Anne-Marie Duff

  • 00:41

    Trad arr Marco Bacorelli

    Capofalce

    Performer: Sonidumbra.
    • Sonidumbra 2013 BD1672.
    • Tr3.
  • 00:45

    Georges Bizet

    L’Arlésienne: Incidental music: Entr’acte (tempo di minuetto vivo)

    Performer: Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson.
    • EMI CLASSICS 0946 3 55671 2 0.
    • Tr8.
  • Alphonse Daudet

    Letters from my Windmill, Malcolm Sinclair

  • Alphonse Daudet

    Letters from my Windmill, Malcolm Sinclair

  • Alphonse Daudet

    Letters from my Windmill, Malcolm Sinclair

  • 00:47

    Joseph Canteloube

    Chants d’Auvergne Vol. 5 ‘Uno Jionto Pastouro’

    Performer: Victoria de los Angeles, Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Jean-Pierre Jacquillat.
    • EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 66978 2 9.
    • Tr24.
  • Alphonse Daudet

    Letters from my Windmill, Malcolm Sinclair

  • Alphonse Daudet

    Letters from my Windmill, Malcolm Sinclair

  • Alphonse Daudet

    Letters from my Windmill, Malcolm Sinclair

  • Alphonse Daudet

    Letters from my Windmill, Malcolm Sinclair

  • 00:50

    Trad arr Marco Bacorelli

    Maggio

    Performer: Soniudumbra.
    • Sonidumbra 2013 BD1672.
    • Tr2.
  • Hilaire Belloc

    Tarantella, Malcolm Sinclair

  • 00:54

    Francisco Tárrega

    Capricho Arrabe

    Performer: Sharon Isbin.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 7243 5 61628 22.
    • CD2 Tr07.
  • Paul Valéry, trans. C. Day-Lewis

    Le Cimetière Marin, Anne-Marie Duff

  • 01:00

    Joaquín Rodrigo

    Fantasia para un Gentilhombre: No 2: Espanoleta y Fanfare de la Caballeria de Napoles

    Performer: Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, Lawrence Foster.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 7243 5 61628 22.
    • CD1 Tr5.
  • Marcel Pagnol

    Jean de Florette, Anne-Marie Duff

  • Marcel Pagnol

    Jean de Florette, Anne-Marie Duff

  • Marcel Pagnol

    Jean de Florette, Anne-Marie Duff

  • 01:07

    M. Fugain, P. Delanoë

    Une Belle Histoire

    Performer: Michel Fugain.
    • CBS ?– CBS 8091.
    • Side A.
  • 01:10

    Paz Abreu, arr. Alirio Diaz

    Quejas

    Performer: Sharon Isbin.
    • Virgin Classics 7243 5 61628 22.
    • CD2 Tr05.
  • DH Lawrence

    Giorno dei Morti, Malcolm Sinclair

Producer's Note

Le Midi, il Mezzogiorno, el Sur…. The South is many things to many people. But this programme takes its inspiration from summers spent in the heady, lavender- and thyme-scented hillsides of Provence or central Italy, or in the bare plains around Toledo…

It’s of course personal, and this south won’t be everyone else’s, but here are classic texts of the British traveller abroad, like Hilaire Belloc’s wonderful Path to Rome which opens the programme, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s wry and witty Travels with a Donkey. France’s Midi offers us the dark, threatening words of Guy de Maupassant’s Corsica-set A Vendetta, the joyous diary of Alphonse Daudet from his Provencal windmill and the delightful rustic bouncy narrative of Marcel Pagnol’s Jean de Florette. In lyrical mood, Tennyson evokes a heat-filled Summer Night, DH Lawrence’s Giorno dei Morti paints a sombre Italian procession, Paul Valéry’s celebrated Le Cimetière Marin finds the perfect English form in a version by Cecil Day-Lewis and Elaine Feinstein contributes a touching memory of a holiday with her aged father, Rosemary in Provence.

Music is by Berlioz, Bizet, Falla, Rodrigo, Canteloube, Tarrega and Albeniz, and in popular vein, classic songs by Michel Sardou, Michel Fugain and Nino Ferrer. Also featured is the debut collection of Umbrian folksongs by the brilliant Italian ensemble Sonidumbra and the sensational voice of Barbara Bucci – joyful and plangent music that spans the Renaissance and today’s folk traditions.

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