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Josie Long

Comedian and writer Josie Long presents favourite classical and folk music to compile an Audio Survival Kit. Including Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Poulenc and Mahler.

Comedian and writer Josie Long presents a rich selection of her favourite classical and folk music to compile an Audio Survival Kit - her perfect soundtrack for uncertain times. Alongside music by Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Poulenc and Mahler, Josie also chooses music from some of her favourite folk musicians including Andrew Bird and James Yorkstone, plus her "top two female folk harpists" - Joanna Newsom and Serafina Steer.

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33 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in C Sharp minor, Op.3 No.2

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No.13 'Babi Yar' - mvt ii: Humour (Allegretto)

    Conductor: Bernard Haitink. Singer: Marius Rintzler. Choir: Concertgebouw Orchestra Chorus. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • Decca.
  • Andrew Bird

    Imitosis

    • Fat Possum Records.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
  • tUnE-yArDs

    You Yes You

    • 4AD.
  • Anna Meredith

    Froms (Last Night of the Proms 2008)

    Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra.
  • Joanna Newsom

    Baby Birch

    • Drag City Records.
  • Arthur Russell

    This is How We Walk on the Moon

    • Arc Light Editions.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.5 - mvt iv: Adagietto (Sehr langsam)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Mouvement Perpetuel

    Performer: Kun Woo Paik.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
  • George Gershwin

    The Man I Love

    Composer: Ira Gershwin. Performer: Bobby Durham. Performer: Joe Pass. Performer: Tommy Flanagan. Singer: Ella Fitzgerald. Singer: Keter Betts.
    • Pablo Records.
  • James Yorkston, Suhail Yusuf Khan & Jon Thorne

    Broken Wave

    • Domino.
  • Serafina Steer

    Night Before Mutiny

    • Stolen Recordings.
  • Daniel Avery

    Naive Response

    • Because Music.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat Mater: Duet - Sancta Mater, istud agas

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Anna Netrebko. Singer: Marianna Pizzolato. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat Mater: Duet - Fac ut portem

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Marianna Pizzolato. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhauser: "Willkommen, ungetreuer Mann!" and "Heil! Der Gnade Wunder Heil!"

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Singer: René Pape. Singer: Jane Eaglen. Singer: Waltraud Meier. Singer: Peter Seiffert. Singer: Thomas Hampson. Singer: Gunnar Guðbjörnsson. Singer: Hanno Müller‐Brachmann. Singer: Stephan Rügamer. Singer: Alfred Reiter. Singer: Dorothea Röschmann. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin. Choir: Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin.
    • TELDEC.

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