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Gather round the hearth for Bella Hardy's fireside tale from the Peak District and the perennial mystery of Couperin's barricades.

Gather round the hearth for Bella Hardy's fireside tale from the Peak District and the perennial mystery of what exactly were Couperin's barricades. There's also an extract from a New York street scene by Glen Branca student and Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore, two of Berio's folky songs, and a punchy African Dance by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Then a glowing work by Renaissance Augustinian nun Sulpitia Cesis, and to open, Chopin's elusive Mazurka in B flat minor.

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Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 17.
  • Thurston Moore

    8 Spring Street (excerpt)

    Performer: Thurston Moore.
    • Spirit Counsel.
    • DAYDREAM LIBRARY.
    • 1.
  • François Couperin

    Les baricades misterieuses

    Music Arranger: Thomas Adès. Ensemble: The Composers Ensemble. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • EMI.
  • Luciano Berio

    Lo fiolaire (Folk Songs, No 10)

    Performer: Luciano Berio. Singer: Jard van Nes. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • Formazioni / Folk Songs / Sinfonia.
    • Decca.
    • 011.
  • Luciano Berio

    Azerbaijan Love Song (Folk Songs)

    Conductor: Luciano Berio. Singer: Cathy Berberian. Ensemble: Julliard Ensemble.
    • Berio: Recital I for Cathy, Folk Songs: Cathy Berberian, Luciano Berio.
    • RCA.
    • 20.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    4 African dances, Op.58 - no.3, Allegro con brio

    Performer: John Fadial. Performer: Andrew Harley.
    • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor; Chamber Music.
    • CENTAUR.
    • 7.
  • Sulpitia Cesis

    Io so ferito si

    Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia. Director: Candace Smith.
    • Tactus.
  • Traditional English

    The Drunken Butcher of Tideswell

    Performer: Bella Hardy.
    • The Dark Peak and the White.
    • Noe Records.
    • 5.

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