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Beautiful Butterflies

This mixtape features music inspired by butterflies, from tiny miniatures by Fauré, Grieg and Schumann, to the lush, heart-on-sleeve romanticism of He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's 'Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto and Puccini's passionate opera Madam Butterfly.

29 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 12 in E major H.1.12: 3rd movement; Finale (Presto)

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • ALPHA.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Papillon for cello and piano, Op 77

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Cécile Licad.
    • Faure: Cello Sonatas: Alban Gerhardt/Cecile Licad.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Wand of youth - suite no. 2 (Op.1b), Moths and Butterflies (Dance)

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • The Wand Of Youth Suites etc..
    • Halle.
    • 10.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Sommerfugl (Lyric Pieces, Op.43 No.1)

    Performer: Javier Perianes.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Gang Chen

    The Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto (Part I: Falling in Love)

    Composer: Ho Zhanhao. Performer: Lü Siqing. Music Arranger: Yiu-Kwong Chung. Orchestra: Taipei Chinese Orchestra. Conductor: Yiu-Kwong Chung.
    • BIS.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Papillons for voice and piano/orchestra

    Singer: Sandrine Piau. Orchestra: Le Concert de la Loge. Conductor: Julien Chauvin.
    • ALPHA.
  • John Tavener

    Butterfly Dreams (excerpts)

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • HYPERION.
  • Frederic Cowen

    The Butterfly's Ball

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no.1 in E minor

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