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In Tune's specially curated playlist: featuring favourites by Mussorgsky, Debussy and Sibelius, and, lesser-known gems by Steve Reich, Anthony Kerr and Jonathan Dove.

A yearning, questing mood permeates much of tonight's music with a song by percussionist Anthony Kerr "Where are you?" sung hauntingly by Jacqui Dankworth, and Jonathan Dove's ecstatic anthem for chorus and organ "Seek Him that maketh the Seven Stars". Wander around the Desert with the music of Steve Reich, or glide upon the water with the Swan of Tuonela by Sibelius. Mussorgsky's cheeky chicks try and peck their way out of their shells in Pictures at an Exhibition, perhaps inspired by the pizzicato strings in Debussy's lively Quartet.

The perfect way to usher in your evening.

Producer Helen Garrison

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No 42 in G major, H XVI 27

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Haydn: Piano Sonatas vol.3: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 7-9.
  • Anthony Kerr

    Where are you

    Performer: Bosco Oliviera. Performer: Anthony Kerr. Singer: Jacqui Dankworth.
    • First Cry.
    • EFZ.
    • 005.
  • Steve Reich

    The Desert Music: fifth movement

    Ensemble: Steve Reich. Choir: Brooklyn Philharmonic Chorus. Orchestra: Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Swan of Tuonela (Leminkainen Suite, Op 22)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Claude Debussy

    String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Arcanto Quartett.
    • Debussy Impressionniste.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 205.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Seek Him that maketh the Seven Stars

    Performer: Jeremy Filsell. Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks (Pictures at an Exhibition)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Mariinsky.


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