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James Jolly

James Jolly focuses on the music of the Sixteen, introducing a recording of Purcell's Ode Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind. Plus music by Handel, Bax, Tippett, Schreker and Hovhaness.

Before their appearance at the Proms this week, James Jolly focuses on the Sixteen, and presents their recording of Purcell's Ode "Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind". A work written for Queen Mary's birthday, this leads on to an exploration of other music written for royal events, by composers as varied as Handel, Bax, Tippett and Schreker. The week's American work is Symphony No. 2 "Mysterious Mountain" by Alan Hovhaness. James also presents music by young Proms artist, violinist Augustin Hadelich.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Aug 2016 09:00

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    Cuban Overture

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Lost Chord

    Performer: Martin Neary. Singer: Stuart Burrows. Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Conductor: Wyn Morris.
    • Favourite Sacred Songs.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Suite after Themes, Fragments and Pieces by Giambattista Pergolesi

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Performer: Robert Kulek.
    • Echoes of Paris.
    • Avie.
    • 005.
  • Michael Tippett

    Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Tippett: The Four Symphonies.
    • London.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schreker

    Geburtstag der Infantin - X. Die Rose

    Orchestra: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester. Conductor: John Axelrod.
    • Franz Schreker und Ausdruckstanz.
    • Nimbus.
    • 003.
  • Henry Purcell

    Strike the viol, touch the lute

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Stefano Montanari.
    • O Solitude.
    • Decca.
    • 002.
  • Josef Bohuslav Foerster

    Greetings to President TG Masaryk on his 80th birthday

    Performer: Patricia Goodsom.
    • Foerster: Dreams, Memories and Impressions.
    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 001.
  • Johann Strauss I

    Huldingung der Königen Victoria von Grossbritannien

    Orchestra: Štátny komorný orchester Žilina. Conductor: Christian Pollack.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Turco in Italia - Overture (Sinfonia)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Rossini: Overtures.
    • DG.
    • 8.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Lieder und Gesänge, Op 32 + Op 85 Nos 1 and 2

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Singer: Matthias Goerne.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Ein Lichtstrahl

    Performer: Silke Avenhaus.
    • Zemlinsky: Piano Music.
    • Naxos.
    • 23.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Spectre de la Rose

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Alice Coote.
    • L'Heure Exquise.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Alan Hovhaness

    Symphony No 2, ‘Mysterious Mountain’

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • Hovhannes.
    • Delos.
    • 1.

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