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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.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, 'Für Elise'

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Beethoven: Bagatelles: Steven Osborne.
    • Hyperion.
    • 30.
  • Robert Schumann

    String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1

    Ensemble: Musikverein Quartet.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring (Introduction)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: André Previn. Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 32 in G major, K 318 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Christopher George. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphonies; SCO; Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Linn.
    • 9.
  • François Couperin

    Les baricades mistérieuses (Pièces de clavecin, Ordre No 6)

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • La Sophie: Sophie Yates.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • William Cornysh

    Ave Maria mater Dei à 4

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • An Eternal Harmony.
    • Coro.
    • 9.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pagodes (Estampes)

    Music Arranger: Percy Grainger. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.


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