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Beautiful cosmos

Ivor Cutler's small paean to tea and silence, a pianistic appreciation of the little things with Hauschka, and Sun Ra's cosmic journey to find Love in Outer Space.

Ivor Cutler's small paean to tea and silence, and the dancing of Strike the viol, touch the lute by Henry Purcell - part of a birthday gift for Queen Mary - open tonight's Mixtape. Then, a prepared piano appreciation of the little things with Hauschka, the easy-going swing of Prokofiev's Pushkin Waltz and a zestful Allegro from Beethoven's Quartet in B flat. And a consoling reflection upon dewdrops by Eriks Esenvalds, before Sun Ra's cosmic journey to find Love in Outer Space.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ivor Cutler

    Beautiful Cosmos

    Performer: Ivor Cutler.
    • Jammy Smears.
    • Virgin.
    • 9.
  • Henry Purcell

    Strike the viol (Come ye sons of art)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Director: Stefano Montanari.
    • Decca.
  • Volker Bertelmann

    Kleine dinge

    Performer: Hauschka.
    • Room To Expand.
    • 130701.
    • 5.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Pushkin Waltz No 1 in F major, Op 120

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Prokofiev: Watz Suite etc: RSNO/Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in B flat major, Op 18 No 6 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Zoltán Székely. Performer: Michael Küttner. Performer: Denes Koromzay. Performer: Gábor Magyar. Orchestra: Hungarian Quartet.
    • Beethoven The Collector's Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 9.
  • Eriks Esenvalds

    Rasa - Dew

    Choir: Valsts Akadēmiskais koris "Latvija". Director: Māris Sirmais.
    • Album:From the dim and distant past.
    • VAK LATVIA.
    • 10.
  • Sun Ra

    Love in Outer Space

    Ensemble: The Sun Ra Arkestra.
    • Secrets Of The Sun.
    • ATAVISTIC.
    • 4.

Broadcast

  • Tue 12 Feb 2019 19:00

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