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Here Comes the Sun

In Tune’s eclectic playlist: the musical equivalent of the sun breaking through the clouds.

Take a walk with Federico Mompou through the sun-bleached working class areas of 20th century Barcelona, past 'the Street, the Guitarist, and the Old Horse'. Clouds might pass overhead in Josef Suk's 'Summer Impression' but fellow Czech composer Myslivecek "exudes fire, spirit and life", in the words of Mozart. The chromatic first movement of Poulenc's Flute Sonata speaks of dappled sun; light and shade coexisting. Finally, the skies clear with a hopeful refrain: 'Here comes the sun, Here comes the sun, and I say, It's all right'.

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Fri 23 Aug 2019 19:00

Music Played

  • Federico Mompou


    Orchestrator: Manuel Rosenthal. Orchestra: Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure. Conductor: Josep Pons.
    • Mompou - Suburbis, Los improperios, Combat del somni, Scenes d'enfants.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 001.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Singer: Frederica von Stade. Singer: Jules Bastin. Orchestra: Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg. Conductor: Alain Lombard.
    • ERATO.
  • Josef Suk

    Summer Impressions, Op 22b; No 1, At Noon

    Performer: Jonathan Plowright.
  • Josef Myslivecek

    Sinfonia in G major (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Flute Sonata (1st mvt)

    Performer: Patrick Gallois. Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Poulenc: Piano music and chamber works: Pascal Roge.
    • Decca.
    • 7-9.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    A Choral Flourish

    Performer: Ashok Gupta. Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Timothy Brown.
    • Vaughan Williams: Sacred Choral Music.
    • Naxos.
    • 14.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, 'Für Elise'

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Beethoven: Bagatelles: Steven Osborne.
    • Hyperion.
    • 30.
  • George Harrison

    Here Comes The Sun

    Music Arranger: Nina Simone. Music Arranger: Harold Wheeler. Singer: Nina Simone.
    • RCA.


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