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In the holiday mood!

In Tune’s specially curated mixtape featuring music with a holiday feel from a Russian fair to a Latin fiesta via a Maypole dance, boat trip, children playing and walking the dog.

On this Bank Holiday today's In Tune mixtape features music reflecting how people like to spend their special days off - a visit to a Shrove-tide fair maybe (Stravinsky) or a traditional dance around the Maypole. One thing we want is sun (Haydn) as we take a relaxing boat trip (Debussy). We may pass children playing - and quarrelling in a park (Mussorgsky) and somebody taking the dog for a walk (Gershwin). As the day ends it may be celebrated with fireworks (Handel). We've also a taste of how holiday's are spent in other parts of the world - a rodeo in America (Copland) or a fiesta in Spain or Latin America (Chick Corea). Relax and enjoy!

Producer: Ian Wallington

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Shrove-tide Fair (Petrushka)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov.
    • Stravinsky - ballet music.
    • RCA.
    • 001.
  • Trad.

    The Maypole Song

    Singer: Richard Lewis. Orchestra: Robert Masters Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Heart of Oak - Songs and Folksongs of the British Isles.
    • Classics for Pleasure.
    • 018.
  • Joseph Haydn

    "Sun Quartet" No.25 in C Major, Op. 20 No.2 - Finale

    Ensemble: Kodály Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets Op.20, Nos. 1-3.
    • NAXOS.
    • 008.
  • Claude Debussy

    En bateau (Petite suite)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Cristina Marton.
    • Martha Argerich and Friends Live from the Lugano Festival 2013.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 2.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Tuileries (Children's Quarrel after Games - Pictures from an Exhibition)

    Orchestrator: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mussorgsky: Night on bald mountain etc.
    • DG.
    • 011.
  • George Gershwin

    Walking the Dog

    Performer: Emma Johnson. Ensemble: Carducci String Quartet.
    • Emma Johnson - Clarinet Goes To Town.
    • 002.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks - Menuets I and II

    Orchestra: Boston Baroque. Conductor: Martin Pearlman.
    • Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks/Water Music.
    • TELARC.
    • 005.
  • Aaron Copland

    Buckaroo Holiday (Rodeo)

    Ensemble: Empire Brass.
    • Class Brass: Classical Favorites for Brass.
    • TELARC.
    • 003.
  • Chick Corea

    La Fiesta

    Performer: Stanley Clarke. Performer: Airto Moreira. Performer: Flora Purim.
    • Chick Corea - Works.
    • ECM.
    • 009.


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