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Magical Creatures

An eclectic mix of music inspired by the magical creatures of folklore and mythology. Featuring Debussy's evocation of Puck, the mischievous imp; goblins and trolls from Bazzini and Grieg; Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy; water nixies and sirens in the Rhine river; and a Chinese dragon.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 24 Sep 2019 19:00

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    La danse de Puck (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.1: Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Gao Hong

    Flying Dragon

    Performer: Gao Hong.
    • INNOVA.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Die Rheinnixen: Overture

    Orchestra: The Gulbenkian Orchestra. Conductor: Michel Swierczewski.
    • NIMBUS.
  • Clara Schumann

    Die Lorelei

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Christopher Maltman.
    • Hyperion.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Joby Talbot

    The Cheshire Cat (Suite from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Austin.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen (First Music: Prelude)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Orchestra: Symphony of Harmony and Invention.
    • Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629: The Sisteen, Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Bazzini

    The Dance of the Goblins, scherzo fantastique for violin and piano

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Peter Nagy.
    • Kreisler/Paganini/Wieniawski/Tchaikovsky/Debussy/Schubert: Leonidas Kavakos.
    • Delos.
    • 2.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt, Op 23 (No 8, 'In the Hall of the Mountain King')

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Gösta Ohlin's Vocal Ensemble. Choir: Pro Musica Chamber Choir.
    • Grieg: Complete music with orchestra: Gothenburg SO/Jarvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.


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