Innocence and Experience
Music of Innocence and Experience, inspired by the poems of William Blake. With music by Liszt, Michael Price, Bernard Herrmann, Purcell, Tavener, Verdi, Shostakovich and Pärt.
A Mixtape inspired by the theme of Innocence and Experience from William Blake's collection of poems of the same name. We begin with a demonic Mephisto Waltz and end with the peaceful innocence of Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel. Two of the works feature words by Blake himself - Speke, from an album by Michael Price called Tender Symmetry, and The Lamb in a gorgeous setting by Sir John Tavener. There's music from Bernard Herrmann's classic score for Taxi Driver. We hear part of Purcell's incidental music for Distressed Innocence (or the Princess of Persia), Verdi's song La seduzione, and a short extract from Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth.