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Dazed and unconfused

A woozy version of Donald Byrd's 'modern hymnal'' Cristo Redentor, an athletic nonet by Louise Farrenc and the crystal-clear chiming of the Diabate brothers.

A woozy version of Donald Byrd's Cristo Redentor opens tonight's Mixtape, a work Byrd described as "a modern hymnal... approaching this tradition with respect and great pleasure". The gallant double bouree of JS Bach's Cello Suite no. 3 in C major BWV.1009 next, a rollicking Nonet by Louise Farrenc - the only woman to hold a full chair at the Paris Conservatoire in the eighteenth century - and Shostakovich's unashamedly heart-on-his-sleeve Romance from The Gadfly. Then Toumani and Sidiki Diabate's chiming koras follow the "perfect love and adoration" of Gavin Bryars' Lauda Dami conforto, Dio - Give me comfort, O God, and joy. And to end, the sprightly finale from Haydn's Symphony No 53, "L'Impériale".

30 minutes

Music Played

  • William Byrd

    Cristo Redentor

    Music Arranger: B. J. Cole. Ensemble: Lushlife.
    • Lush Life.
    • United Artists.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009: Bourrees I & II

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Six Evolutions.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 17.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Nonet in E flat major, Op 38 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Ambache Chamber Ensemble.
    • Farrenc Chamber Music.
    • Carlton Classics.
    • 6.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Romance (The Gadfly Suite, Op 97a)

    Performer: Alexander Kerr. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Shostakovich: The Film Album: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 25.
  • Gavin Bryars

    Lauda 24 'Dammi conforto Dio'

    Singer: Ieva Ezeriete. Choir: Latvian Radio Choir.
    • GB Records.
  • Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté

    Toguna Industries

    • Toumani and Sidiki.
    • World Circuit.
    • 004.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.53 in D major 'L'impériale' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
    • Signum.


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