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Autumn

October - December 2019

With the gradation of autumnal colours, the music expands a beautiful scenery. In this episode, Midori goes around the UK with music full of colours of nature. From Gustav Holst's Yorkshire moorland to Elizabeth Machoncy's River Thames, enjoy this refreshing adventure across the UK. 

 

Holst: Moorside Suite

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis

 

Delius: Brigg Fair 

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Andrew Davis

 

Roxana Panufnik: St Pancras Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Ex Cathedra

 

Elizabeth Machonchy: Proud Thames

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

 

E.J.Moearn: 6 Norfolk Folksongs

Marcus Farnsworth, John Talbot

 

Vaughan Williams: Fantaisa on Greensleeves

London Symphony Orchestra, Bryden Thomson

 

Britten: Piano Concerto

Howard Shelley, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner

 

Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland

Craig Ogden

 

John Dowland: Come, heavy sleep

 

Spring

April - June 2019

 

With the fresh air of Spring, this musical adventure is full of life; from Frederick Delius's cuckoo to Edward Elgar's River Severn.

 

 

Delius: On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring

Vernon Handley, London Philharmonic Orchestra 

Chandos 

 

Vaughan Williams: Linden Lea

Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside

Naxos

 

Bridge: 3 Idylls 

Maggini String Quartet

Naxos 

 

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings 

Mark Padmore, Britten Sinfonia 

Harmonia Mundi 

 

Carwithen: Suffolk Suite

Richard Hickox, London Symphony Orchestra 

Chandos 

 

Gurney: Desire in Spring

Benjamin Luxon, David Williamson

Chandos 

 

Finzi: Eclogue for Piano and Strings, Op.10 

Peter Donohoe, Howard Griffiths, Northern Sinfonia

Naxos 

 

Moeran: Songs of Springtime – Seven Elizabethan poems set for Mixed Chorus 

Finzi Singers

Chandos

 

Elgar: Severn Suite Op.87a 

Richard Hickox, London Symphony Orchestra

Chandos

Winter

December - March 2019

 

Introduction & End : Delius: La Calinda 
Performers: Barry Wordsworth, London Symphony Orchestra
Collins Classics

1. Britten: Four Sea Interludes, Op 33a - II Sunday Morning
Performers: Vernon Handley, Ulster Orchestra
Chandos Records

2. Finzi: Elegy for Violin and Piano
Performers: Daniel Hope, Simon Mulligan
Nimbus

3. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Performers: Bryden Thomson, London Philharmonic Orchestra 
Chandos

4. Howells: String Quartet No.3 ‘In Gloucestershire’, 2nd movement 
Performers: Divertimenti 
Hyperion

5. Holst: Symphony in F major, Op.8 ‘The Cotswolds’, 1st movement 
Performers: JoAnn Falletta, Ulster Orchestra 
Naxos

6. John Ireland: ‘All in a Garden Green’ from Five 16th Century Songs 
Performers: Benjamin Luxon, Alan Rowlands
Lyrita

7. Bax: Tintagel
Performers: David Lloyd-Jones, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Naxos

8. Vaughan Williams: Loch Lomond
Performers: Armonico Consort 
Signum

9. John Ireland: Sarnia for solo piano, 3rd Movement ‘Song of the Spring Tides’

Performers: John Lenehan
Naxos

10. Elgar: Cockaigne Overture ‘In London Town’, Op.40 
Performers: Sir Alexadner Gibson, Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos


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