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'The river god laughs as the water tickles him' in Ravel's shimmering Jeux d'eau, and Colleen depicts a crystalline kind of late autumn alongside a bit of toybox gamelan from Cage.

‘The river god laughs as the water tickles him’ in Ravel's shimmering masterpiece Jeux d'eau, Colleen depicts a crystalline kind of late autumn in her piece November, and there's a little bit of toybox gamelan from John Cage. There's also Tatyana's fluttering heart as she writes her letter to Onegin, a dancing Tarantella by Gaspar Sanz, and the Symphony in G of 'black Mozart' Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges. Then Lotte Lenya despairs at Kurt Weill's international playboy Surabaya Johnny, and Monteverdi reworks a lucent early Renaissance masterpiece.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Cécile Schott

    November

    Performer: Colleen.
    • A FLAME MY LOVE, A FREQUENCY.
    • Thrill Jockey.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d'eau

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • DECCA.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Tatiana's Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin)

    Singer: Lucia Popp. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Stefan Soltesz.
    • Essential Tchaikovsky.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Gaspar Sanz

    4 pieces from "Instrucción de música sobre la guitara española" [1674]

    Performer: Xavier Díaz-Latorre. Performer: Pedro Estevan.
    • ESCAT.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Symphony in G major (Op.11, No.1): 1st mvt

    Orchestra: Tafelmusik. Conductor: Jeanne Lamon.
    • TAFELMUSIK.
  • John Cage

    A Room

    Performer: Alexei Lubimov.
    • John Cage As it is.
    • ECM New Series.
    • 007.
  • Kurt Weill

    Surabaya Jonny

    Singer: Lotte Lenya. Ensemble: Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor: Maurice Levine.
    • SONY.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Missa De Cappella For 6 Voices [on Gombert'S 'In Illo Tempore']

    Ensemble: Las Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
    • The Mirror of Monteverdi.
    • Sony.
    • 001.

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