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Jamie MacDougall presents the classical music that is inspired by, and about, our feathered friends. Jamie is joined in this birdsong-themed show by Canadian-born, Scotland-based composer Emily Doolittle and by Paul Walton, the RSPB's Head of Habitats and Species.

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1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Sea Hawk

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Korngold: Suites From Film Scores.
    • Duetsche Grammophon.
    • 001.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Cantus arcticus, Op.61, Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, 3rd Mvt, Swans Migrating

    Conductor: Max Pommer. Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester.
    • Rautavaara: Cantus Articus/+.
    • Catalyst.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Der Vogelfänger Bin Ich Ja

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Conductor: James Levine. Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
    • Bryn Terfel, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra*, James Levine.
    • DG.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 6 in D Major, Gigue

    Performer: Rachel Podger.
    • Rachel Podger - J.S Bach Cello Suites.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 18.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Il cuccu (The Birds)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances.
    • HMV Classics.
    • 17.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Peter and the Wolf, The Bird

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Narrator: Sting.
    • DG.
  • Pau Casals

    Song of the Birds

    Performer: Harriet Krijgh. Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland‐Pfalz. Conductor: Gustavo Gimeno.
    • Elegy.
    • Capriccio.
    • 009.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, 'Pastoral' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: 9 Symphonies: Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Held (The Hereo)

    Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Der Rosenkavalier Suite.
    • Linn.
    • 01.
  • Paul McCartney

    Blackbird

    Composer: John Lennon. Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
    • Blackbird: The Beatles Album.
    • Mercury.
    • 001.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)

    Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sounds of Sibelius: Lahti Symphony Orchestra/Vanska.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • John Ole Morken

    Fjellvåk (Mountain Bird)

    Composer: Annlaug Borsheim. Composer: Olav L. Mjelva. Ensemble: Nordic Fiddlers Bloc.
    • The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc.
    • Etnisk Musikklubb.
    • 9.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    The Blue Bird

    Choir: CBSO Chorus. Conductor: Simon Halsey. Singer: Elizabeth Atherton.
    • English Choral Favourities.
    • EMI.
    • 007.
  • Franz Schubert

    Scherzo, Allegro vivace, Trio. Un poco più lento

    Performer: Andrea Lucchesini.
    • Late Piano Works, Vol. 1.
    • audite.
    • 03.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in A major for two violins, 1st Mvt

    Orchestra: Irish Baroque Orchestra.
    • Welcome home, Mr Dubourg.
    • Linn.
    • 02.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Cantus arcticus, Op.61, Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, 2nd Mvt, Melancholy

    Conductor: Max Pommer. Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester.
    • Rautavaara: Cantus Articus/+.
    • Catalyst.
    • 2.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Cantus arcticus, Op.61, Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, 1st Mvt, The Bog

    Conductor: Max Pommer. Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester.
    • Rautavaara: Cantus Articus/+.
    • Catalyst.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 in D major 'Titan', 2nd Mvt

    Orchestra: Staatsorchester Braunschweig. Conductor: Alexander Joel.
    • Coviello.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis et Chloé (Lever du jour)

    Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Boulez Conducts Debussy & Ravel.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.

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