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In Tune's specially curated playlist on the theme of Summertime, including a fiery summer storm by Vivaldi, Barber in a nostalgic mood, and Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong performing Gershwin - the perfect way to usher in your Summer evening. Produced by Dominic Wells.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Samuel Barber

    Knoxville: Summer of 1915

    Singer: Dawn Upshaw. Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps (Overture)

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Seasons: July (Song of the Reaper)

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Seasons.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Edward Elgar

    Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf: As Torrents in Summer

    Choir: Cambridge University Chamber Choir. Conductor: Christopher Robinson.
    • NAXOS.
  • Michael Tippett

    The Midsummer Marriage (Ritual Dances)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Francis Poulenc


    Performer: John Wustman. Singer: Régine Crespin.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons - 'Summer': III. Tempo impetuoso d'Estate

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Orchestra: Europa Galante.
  • George Gershwin

    Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

    Performer: Louis Armstrong. Singer: Ella Fitzgerald.
    • Verve.


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