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O branch of freshest green

Spring's in the air with Schubert's song Im Fruhling, the luminous O viridissima virga by Hildegard von Bingen, and Granados's evocative vision of Andalucia.

Spring's in the air and Im Fruhling finds Schubert sitting on a hillside reflecting upon verdant valleys and sunbeams. Before that, Jane Antonia Cornish admires the Scattered Light, while Stravinsky's Scherzo Russe has a sunny swagger about it. Then, Vivaldi's exuberant violin concerto RV 190 and the luminous O viridissima virga (O branch of freshest green) by Hildegard von Bingen are followed by Granados's evocative vision of Andalucia. And to close, Sufjan Stevens shakes the dust from his sandals in his radiant phase composition "Out of Egypt...".

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jane Antonia Cornish

    Scattered Light

    Performer: Hamilton Berry.
    • Into Silence.
    • Innova.
    • 3.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo à la russe

    Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
    • Stravinsky: Petrouchka etc.: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Jarvi.
    • Telarc.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Im Frühling, D 882

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Schubert: 25 Lieder: Ian Bostridge.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 21.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in C major, RV 190 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Giuliano Carmignola. Performer: Andrea Marcon. Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Andrea Marcon.
    • Vivaldi: Concertos - Carmignola/Venice Baroque Orchestra/Marcon.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 6.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O viridissima Virga, Ave

    Ensemble: Sequentia. Director: Barbara Thornton.
    • deutsche harmonia mundi.
  • Enrique Granados

    Andaluza (Danzas españolas)

    Performer: Carlos Bonell.
    • The Private Collection: Carlos Bonell.
    • Upbeat Classics.
  • Sufjan Stevens

    Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, And I Shake The Dirt From My Sand

    Performer: Sufjan Stevens.
    • Come On Feel The Illinoise.
    • Rough Trade.

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