This week's Classical Break consists of music inspired by rivers. There are pieces by Chinese composers, Yin Chengzong, Chu Wanhua, Sheng Lihong and Liu Zhuang - The 'Yellow River Concerto'; Claude Debussy - En Bateau from the Suite for 2 pianos; a song - Old Father Thames, from 1933, sung by the bass-baritone Peter Watson; Ronald Binge's orchestral piece, The Watermill; There is a Willow Grows Alant a Brook - from Shakespear's Hamlet; a Gospel song, Deep River; Otterburn - another song, this time for tenor and piano by John Jeffreys; an orchestral piece by Charles Ives - The Housatonic at Stockbridge; Two arrangements of Japanese and Chinese songs by Edmund Rubbra; and finally, Wenlock Edge, by Raph Vaughan Williams.
Narration: Rupert Kirkham
Script: Mike Burrows
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