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James Jolly

James Jolly presents musical portraits of the orient, by composers including Sullivan, Hosakawa, Messager, Mascagni and Britten. The week's young artist is Swiss tenor Mauro Peter.

With Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado as this week's Building a Library choice, James Jolly not only plays a substantial segment of the chosen recording, but explores other musical portraits of the orient from composers as varied as Hosakawa, Messager, Mascagni and Britten. The week's young artist is the Swiss tenor Mauro Peter, singing Schubert and Schumann, and the neglected classic is César Franck's string quartet.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 May 2017 09:00

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Troyens - Act 4, Royal Hunt and Storm

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • Symphonie Fantastique.
    • EMI.
    • 008.
  • Franz Lachner

    Sangerfahrt, Op 33 - No 6, Im Mai

    Performer: Christoph Hammer. Singer: Rufus Müller.
    • Sangerfahrt.
    • Oehms.
    • 006.
  • Robert Franz

    Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai, Op 25 No 5

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Robin Tritschler.
    • Songs by Robert Franz.
    • Hyperion.
    • 012.
  • Robert Schumann

    Dichterliebe - Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Mauro Peter.
    • Dichterliebe.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 001.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Dichterliebe - Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai

    Performer: Alfred Brendel. Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Alfred Brendel Collection.
    • Philips.
    • 004.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Romance in G minor

    Ensemble: Yeomans Quartet.
    • Sullivan Chamber Music.
    • Somm.
    • 012.
  • William Gilbert

    The Mikado

    Composer: Arthur Sullivan. Singer: Donald Adams. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Singer: Richard Suart. Singer: Felicity Palmer. Singer: Janice Watson. Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra. Choir: Welsh National Opera Chorus. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • The MIkado.
    • TELARC.
    • 001.
  • André Messager

    Madame Chrysanthème - Act 3 scene 8, 'Le jour sous le soleil béni'

    Singer: Sumi Jo. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Carnaval!.
    • Decca.
    • 006.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Prince of the Pagodas, Act 2 scene 2, 'The Arrival and Adventures of Belle Rose'

    Choir: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • The Prince of Pagodas.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 029.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Iris - Un dì ero piccina

    Singer: Maria Chiara. Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kurt Herbert Adler.
    • The Decca Recitals.
    • Decca.
    • 015.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 002.
  • Toshio Hosokawa

    Itsuki no komori uta

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Christian Rivet.
    • Around the World.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 001.
  • Rued Langgaard

    Sea and Sun, BVN102

    Singer: Pia Hansen. Orchestra: Aarhus Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Frans Rasmussen.
    • Sinfonia Interna.
    • Dacapo.
    • 002.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gesänge des Harfners Nos 1-3, D478-80

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Mauro Peter.
    • Goethe Lieder.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 005.
  • César Franck

    String Quartet

    Ensemble: Fitzwilliam String Quartet.
    • String Quartets.
    • Decca.
    • 001.

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