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It's all about the voice

And what voices! Cecilia Bartoli with Vivaldi's desperate aria Gelido in ogni vena, the Songbird of Wassoulou, Oumou Sangaré, and the lustrous ensemble work of Armonico Consort.

And what voices! Cecilia Bartoli with Vivaldi's desperate - and icily familiar - aria Gelido in ogni vena, the Songbird of Wassoulou, Oumou Sangaré, and the lustrous ensemble work of Armonico Consort in Versa est in luctum by Tomas Luis de Victoria. There's Beethoven's impish Sonata No 6 too, and the internal logic of Symphony No 6 by Sibelius. And there's the massed string voices of Gorecki's third Piece in Old Style, and the conversational Pastorale for wind by Amy Beach.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gelido in ogni vena (Farnace)

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Sospiri: Cecilia Bartoli.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in F major, Op 10 No 2 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas: Daniel Barenboim.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 6 in D minor, Op 104 (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • Simon Rattle on EMI Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Three Pieces in Old Style (No 3)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yuri Ivanovich Simonov.
    • TRING.
  • Oumou Sangaré

    Kun fe ko

    Singer: Oumou Sangaré.
    • Worotan.
    • World Circuit.
    • 1.
  • Amy Beach

    Pastorale for Woodwind Quintet, Op. 151

    Ensemble: Ambache Chamber Ensemble.
    • Beach: Violin Sontata etc..
    • CHANDOS.
    • 6.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Versa est in luctum (Missa pro defunctis)

    Choir: Armonico Consort. Director: Christopher Monks.
    • Naked Byrd two: Armonico Consort.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 10.

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