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Jonathan Swain

Jonathan Swain explores musical forests and jungles as portrayed by Peterson-Berger, MacDowell, Villa-Lobos and Rossini. Plus music from the Gerhard Quartet and a work by Dohnanyi.

Picking up on ideas from this week's Building A Library choice, Sibelius's Tapiola, Jonathan Swain explores musical forests and jungles through the compositional eyes of Peterson-Berger, MacDowell, Villa-Lobos and Rossini. The week's young artists are the Catalan ensemble, the Gerhard Quartet, and the neglected classic is Dohnanyi's Variations on a Nursery Song, Opus 25.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 29 Jan 2017 09:00

Music Played

  • Sir James MacMillan

    A Child's Prayer

    Ensemble: Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis. Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson.
    • Meditatio: Music for Mixed Choir.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Dario Castello

    Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Libro I No. 9 for cornett, violin and dulcian

    Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Richard Egarr.
    • Castello, D: Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Libro I.
    • AAM Recordings.
    • 9.
  • Eduard Toldrà i Soler

    Nocturn from 'Vistes al mar' (1920)

    Ensemble: Gerhard Quartet.
    • Quartet Gerhard - Portrait.
    • SEED.
    • 16.
  • Eriks Esenvalds

    O salutaris Hostia

    Ensemble: Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis. Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson.
    • Meditatio.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Thomas Larcher

    12 Pieces for Pianists and other Children

    Performer: Lars Vogt.
    • Lars Vogt... For Children.
    • Avi Music.
    • 11.
  • Jón Leifs

    Requiem Op. 33b for mixed choir a cappella (Text: Folk poetry and Jonas Hallgrimsson)

    Ensemble: Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis. Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson.
    • Meditatio.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Tapiola

    Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • Sibelius.
    • Ondine.
    • 5.
  • Wilhelm Peterson‐Berger

    When I Go Into the Wood

    Performer: Jan Eyron. Singer: Nicolai Gedda.
    • Les Introuvables de Nicolai Gedda.
    • EMI.
    • -.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    The Wood Is Asleep

    Performer: Jan Eyron. Singer: Nicolai Gedda.
    • EMI.
  • Edvard Grieg

    A Swan

    Performer: Jan Eyron. Singer: Nicolai Gedda.
    • EMI.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Kuolema: Scene with Cranes

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • Sibelius: SYmphony No 3.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Edward MacDowell

    New England Idylls Op.62 - (v) In Deep Woods

    Performer: Michel Legrand.
    • American Piano Music.
    • Warner Apex.
    • 21.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Choros No 10

    Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Neschling.
    • Choros Vol 3.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Les Amants de Seville

    Performer: Dalton Baldwin. Singer: Jennifer Larmore. Singer: John Aler.
    • Rossini: Songs.
    • Arabesque.
    • 5.
  • Charles Koechlin

    La Loi de la Jungle, Op.175

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Koechlin: The Jungle Book.
    • RCA.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nachtgesang im Walde - Night Song in the Forest D. 913

    Ensemble: South German Vocal Ensemble. Ensemble: Marie Luise Neunecker Horn Ensemble. Conductor: Rolf Beck.
    • Romantische Chormusik.
    • Koch.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    12 Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman' K.265 for piano - orch. Raphael Pichon

    Singer: Sabine Devieilhe. Ensemble: Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Mozart and the Weber Sisters.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Variations on a nursery song Op.25

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bartok: Early Works for Piano and Orchestra.
    • Philips.
    • 7.
  • György Ligeti

    Hungarian Rock; Continuum

    Performer: Elisabeth Chojnacka.
    • Ligeti: Keyboard Works.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 17.
  • Zoltan Jenez

    Madarhivogato (Bird Call)

    Choir: Gyõr Girls' Choir. Conductor: Miklos Szabo.
    • Jeney: Spaziosa Calma / Madarhivogato / Onidezetek / El Silencio / Sostenuto.
    • Hungaroton.
    • 4.
  • John Corigliano

    The Mannheim Rocket

    Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Storgårds.
    • Corigliano.
    • Ondine.
    • 6.
  • Leonard Nimoy

    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Earth

    Singer: Leonard Nimoy.
    • Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space.
    • Dot Records.
    • 6.

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