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Music for Football Fans

In Tune's specially curated playlist: Music for Football Fans, as the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia. Music includes Puccini, Faure and Shostakovich.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, featuring favourites, lesser-known gems, and a few surprises.

As the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia, the In Tune Mixtape offers an uninterrupted half hour of music associated with football, whether used in TV coverage, sung by supporters, or written by composers inspired by the beautiful game. Music includes the iconic Puccini aria "Nessun dorma!" sung by Pavarotti, Rodgers and Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone", the theme from the film "The Great Escape", and Faure's Pavane. Also included is an arrangement of a popular Russian song - Ochi Chernye (Dark Eyes), featuring the bass John Tomlinson, specially recorded for this year's BBC coverage.

Producer Helen Garrison.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Nessun dorma! (Turandot)

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Choir: The John Alldis Choir. Choir: Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Turandot Highlights.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Jorge Ben Jor

    Mas que nada

    Performer: Attila Fias.
    • Retun to Ipanema.
    • Avalon.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pavane, Op 50

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Tortelier.
    • French Impressions: Paul Tortelier, Jean-Bernard Pommier.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 2.
  • Ivan Rebroff

    Ochi Chernye

    Performer: John Tomlinson. Music Arranger: Alex Baranowski. Orchestra: London Metropolitan Orchestra.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    The Great Escape; main theme

    Music Arranger: James Langley. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Raine.
    • Film Music Gala: A Celebration of the Greatest Film Music Ever Written.
    • RPO.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Laudamus te (Gloria)

    Singer: Sylvia Greenberg. Choir: Lausanne Pro Arte Chorus. Choir: Swiss Romande Chorus. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Jesús López Cobos.
    • Decca.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Football (Russian River Suite, Op 66)

    Performer: Rustem Hayroudinoff.
    • Chandos.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Carousel - musical; You'll never walk alone

    Orchestrator: Edward B. Powell. Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies.
    • EMI.
    • 007.
  • Michael Nyman

    The Final Score IX (final section)

    Ensemble: Michael Nyman Band.
    • After Extra Time.
    • Venture.
    • 025.


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