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James Jolly

James Jolly explores how composers have depicted the seasons, introducing Vivaldi's The Four Seasons as well as music by Haydn, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky. Plus a work by Lukas Foss.

This week's Building a Library subject is Vivaldi's Four Seasons, so as well as playing the version selected in yesterday's Record Review, James Jolly also looks at how composers as varied as Haydn, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky have depicted the passing of the year in music. The week's young artist is cellist Edgar Moreau in music by Poulenc and Piatti, and the current American season continues with Symphony No. 1 by Lukas Foss.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Sep 2016 09:00

Music Played

  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto Grosso in D Minor

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Ensemble: Concerto Köln.
    • Archiv.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    An Die Musik, D547

    Performer: Geoffrey Parsons. Singer: Christa Ludwig.
    • Les Introuvables de Christa Ludwig.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Les Chemins de l'amour, FP 106

    Performer: Edgar Moreau. Performer: Pierre-Yves Hodique.
    • Giovincello.
    • Erato.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Les Chemins de l'amour, FP106

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Véronique Gens.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons

    Ensemble: Europa Galante. Director: Fabio Biondi.
    • Violin Concertos.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 001.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Jahreszeiten - Der Herbst

    Singer: Marlis Petersen. Singer: Werner Güra. Singer: Dietrich Henschel. Ensemble: RIAS Kammerchor. Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: René Jacobs.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    The Seasons - Op 67 - Winter (feat. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Ernest Ansermet)

    • The Seasons.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Seasons - June (Barcarolle)

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Tchaikovsky: Seasons, etc..
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 12.
  • Arthur Benjamin

    Jamaican Rumba

    Performer: Isaac Stern. Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Milton Katims.
    • Humoresque.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 10.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ich bin der welt abhanden gekommen

    Singer: Christa Ludwig. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
    • Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer.
    • EMI.
    • 10.
  • Giovanni Benedetto Platti

    Cello Concerto in D, WD650

    Performer: Edgar Moreau. Ensemble: Il Pomo d’Oro. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi.
    • Giovinvello.
    • Erato.
    • 7.
  • Claude Debussy

    De Fleurs

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Carolyn Sampson.
    • Fleurs.
    • Bis.
    • 22.
  • Lukas Foss

    Symphony No 1

    Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Conductor: Gil Rose.
    • Lukas Foss: Complete Symphonies.
    • BMOP.
    • 1.


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