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James Jolly

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'.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 25 Jun 2017 09:00

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes, Book 1 - No 2, Voiles

    Music Arranger: Colin Matthews. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Colin Matthews The Debussy Preludes.
    • Halle.
    • 6.
  • Édouard Lalo


    Performer: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow. Orchestrator: Gabriel Pierné. Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Kees Bakels.
    • Lalo: Concerto Russe & Piano Concerto.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Joaquín Turina

    Homenaje a Tarrega, Op 69 - Solearas

    Performer: Norbert Kraft.
    • Spanish and South American Works for Guitar.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.
  • Graham Ross

    Ave verum corpus

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Pange Lingua.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 14.
  • Lukas Foss

    Elegy for Anne Frank

    Performer: Jon Nakamatsu. Orchestra: Pacific Symphony. Conductor: Carl St.Clair.
    • Lukas Foss: Piano Concertos, Elegy For Anne Frank / St Clair.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 8.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Hamburger Ebb und Fluss (Wassermusik)

    Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Director: Maurice Steger.
    • Telemann - Suites & Concertos for recorder & orchestra.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 12.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite from Handel's Water Music

    Music Arranger: Sir Hamilton Harty. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Hamilton Harty: A John Field Suite.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Ma vlast - Vltava

    Performer: Xavier de Maistre.
    • Moldau: The Romantic Solo Album.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Poeme de l'amour et de la mer

    Singer: Susan Graham. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Susan Graham - Poèmes De L’amour.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Percy Grainger

    Molly on the Shore

    Performer: Penelope Thwaites. Performer: John Lavender.
    • Percy Grainger: Complete Music for Four Hands, Two Pianos.
    • Heritage.
    • 7.
  • John Tavener

    Song to Athene

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Remembrance.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Anton Bruckner

    String Quintet in F, WAB112 - Adagio (arr. Strings)

    Music Arranger: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Orchestra: Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
    • Bruckner: Symphony No. 0, 'Nullte' & Adagio from String Quintet in F major.
    • Oehms.
    • 5.
  • George Enescu

    Sept Chansons de Clément Marot, Op 15

    Performer: Daniel Blumenthal. Singer: Marie‐Nicole Lemieux.
    • L'heure Exquise.
    • Naive.
    • 1.
  • Frank Bridge

    The Sea

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • British Music: Sir Charles Groves.
    • EMI/Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Jules Massenet

    Revons, c'est l'heure

    Performer: Jérôme Ducros. Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Singer: Nathalie Stutzmann.
    • Green Melodies francaises sur des poemes de Verlaine.
    • Erato.
    • 21.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    La lune blanche luit dans les bois

    Performer: Jérôme Ducros. Singer: Philippe Jarousky. Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Green Melodies francais sur des poemes de Verlaine.
    • Erato.
    • 13.


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