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Our Classical Century: Proud Thames

A concerto by committee, and a Coronation commission all going with the flow on a river-based MixTape, beginning with Elizabeth MaConchy's Proud Thames as part of Our Classical Century.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    Proud Thames

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Maconchy: Serenata Concertante; Symphony for Double String Orchestra.
    • Lyrita.
    • 1.
  • Jerome Kern

    Ol' Man River (Show Boat)

    Singer: Paul Robeson.
    • EMI.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (Má vlast)

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay.
    • DG.
  • Adolf Schulz-Evler

    Arabesques on Johann Strauss's "By the Beautiful Blue Danube"

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Dances - Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Decca.
    • 024.
  • Aaron Copland

    Boatman Dance

    Performer: James Baillieu. Singer: Ashley Riches.
  • Xian Xinghai

    The Yellow River in Wrath (Yellow River Piano Concerto)

    Performer: Chen Jie. Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Carolyn Kuan.
    • Naxos.
  • Traditional Russian

    Song of the Volga Boatmen

    Singer: Arthur Eizen. Choir: Soviet Army Chorus. Ensemble: Soviet Army Band. Conductor: Col. Boris Alexander.
    • EMI.
  • Percy Grainger

    Spoon River

    Orchestra: Kongelige norske marines musikkorps. Conductor: Bjarte Engeset.
    • Grainger: Complete Music for Wind Band, Vol. 1.
    • Naxos.
    • 12.

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