Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Classical Break 18th and 19th June 2011

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
Listen on: Somer Valley FM 97.5 FM or www.somervalleyfm.co.uk/audio.html
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