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William Walton, James MacMillan, Haydn

Queen Victoria mounts a rocking horse with quirky surrealism from William Walton, driving energy from MacMillan and brief respite from Bach. Plus Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

Queen Victoria is sitting shocked on a rocking horse and the pizzicato fingers are on full alert for In Tune's specially curated playlist. Featuring Bach's ferocious Prelude in C minor, part of William Walton's surreal Facade (with words by the ever imaginative Edith Sitwell), a plucky movement from Tchaikovsky's 4th symphony, buccaneering textures from Haydn's 88th symphony, a raucous rhythmic dance from James Macmillan's percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel; plus Stravinsky's inventive concerto for two pianos and - from the other side - Django Reinhardt with a classic tune. Strap yourselves in for a lively start to the evening....

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in C minor

    Performer: Zuzana Růžičková.
    • Bach Complete Keyboard Music.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 3.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Menuetto from Symphony No. 88 In G Major

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 88 & 92.
    • DG.
    • 3.
  • William Walton

    Hornpipe

    Narrator: Richard Baker. Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia.
    • Walton: Facade.
    • Orchid Classics.
    • 2.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Dance - Hocket from Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

    Performer: Colin Currie. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Takuso Yuasa.
    • Macmillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Scherzo from Symphony No. 4 In F Minor Op.36

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • PHILIPS : 475-6315.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Buss und Reu from St. Matthew passion Bwv.244

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Ensemble: Gabrieli Players. Director: Paul McCreesh.
    • ARCHIV : ARCHIV-4742002.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 6.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Con moto from Concerto For 2 Pianos

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Performer: Andrei Gavrilov.
    • Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, etc..
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Django Reinhardt Quintet

    Nagasaki

    • Django Reinhardt "The Rome Sessions" Vol. 1 (1949-1950).
    • EMI.
    • 1.

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