Gershwin, Couperin, Cornysh
In Tune's music mix with lesser-known gems and a few surprises including an orchestration of Debussy by Percy Grainger and a very old piece of choral music by William Cornysh.
Tonight's mixtape is a blend of big orchestral, intimate keyboard and sacred choral music. Starting with the piano beginner's favourite - Beethoven's Für Elise - and a movement of the Schumann string quartet. a sequence of segued orchestral music follows, juxtaposing Stravinsky's visceral Rite of Spring with Gershwin's jazzy Rhapsody in Blue, straight into a Mozart symphonic overture. Then down to the intimate with - arguably - Couperin's most famous keyboard work, an Ave Maria from 15th century composer William Cornysh and ending with Debussy's Pagodes as orchestrated by Percy Grainger.