James Jolly presents music with an aquatic theme, by Telemann, Handel, Smetana, Chausson and Grainger. Plus Frank Bridge's The Sea and Marie-Nicole Lemieux performing Enescu.
James Jolly presents the complete version of Telemann's 'Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth', chosen in yesterday's Building a Library. Written in 1723 to celebrate the centenary of the Hamburg Admiralty, its variety of aquatic themes, from nymphs and water gods to tides and winds, prompts James to explore how other composers, including Handel, Smetana, Chausson and Grainger, have drawn similar concerns into their music. The week's young artists are the singers of Clare College Cambridge, and the neglected classic is 'The Sea' by Frank Bridge. And as Part of Radio 3's Canada 150 week, James focuses on Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux in her recording of Enescu's 'Sept Chansons de Clément Marot'.