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Sunday Morning - Revolution in the Air


As we embark on a new decade, Suzy Klein single-handedly mans the musical barricades, and gives some thought to revolutions - musical ones. Vienna is one flash-point, as composers from Mozart to Schoenberg discard the old and usher in the new. Paris, no stranger to political and cultural disquiet, features too; and Suzy asks whether it has been a blessing or a curse for composers and musicians to live in 'interesting times'. Revolution Monteverdi Orfeo (Overture) English Baroque Soloists, His Majesties Sackbutts and Cornets John Eliot Gardiner - conductor DG Archiv 419 250-2 CD 1, Track 11'35" PurcellFantasia on One Note 3'02 Fretwork Virgin Veritas 545 062 2 tr 14 Beethoven Symphony no 3 op 55 'Eroica' (Finale) 10'02 London Classical Players / Roger Norrington (cond) Virgin Classics 561 943-2 CD 1 tr 8 Tan Dun, Eight Memories in Watercolour, movements 1-3 6'00 Lang Lang (piano) DG 474 820-2 CD 1, tr 10 - 12 Fernandez / Marti / AnguloGuajira Guantanamera3'50 Omara Portuondo Nascente NSCD 068 tr 16 CHANTS DE L'ÉGLISE DE ROME Ensemble Organum / Marcel Pérès Anon - Introit : Resurrexi (opening) Harmonia Mundi HMC 901218 tr21'27 Guillame Dufay - Missa L'homme armé (Kyrie) Oxford Camerata / Jeremy Summerly Naxos 8.553087 tr 24'55 Monteverdi Quinto libro dei madrigali The Consort of Musicke / Anthony Rooley L'Oiseau-Lyre 410 291-2 tr144.15 Haydn The Creation Excerpt: the Representation of Chaos Brighton Festival Chorus / RPO / Antal Dorati Double Decca 443 027-2 CD 1 Track 45'55 Puccini Tosca - Act I finale5'02 Philharmonia Orchestra / Chorus of ROH Covent Garden / Giuseppi Sinopoli (cond) ScarpiaSamuel Ramey SpolettaAnthony Laciura DG 431 775-2 CD1 tr10 R StraussFour Last Songs (Frühling)4'00 Gundula Janowitz / BPO / von Karajan Decca 457 910-2 tr 10 J StraussRevolutionary March op 542'34" CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra / Alfred Walter (cond) Marco Polo 8.223211 tr 3 SchumannAlbum fur die Jungend (Frühlingsgesang)2'42 Rico Gulda - piano Naxos 8.555711 tr 15 Berlioz Le Cinq Maiop 612'14 Dutch Radio Choir and Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jean Fournet: conductor Gérard Garino (tenor) / Ruud van der Meer (bass) / Lieuwe Visser (bass) Denon CO 72886 tr 3 Massenet Manon - Il Sogno 2'39 Enrico Caruso (tenor) Nimbus Prima Voce NI 7803 tr 1 VarèseIonisation5'45 Chicago SO / Pierre Boulez DG 471 137-2 tr 4 Johnny CarisiIsrael2'15 Miles Davis / JJ Johnson / Sandy Siegelstein / John Barber / Lee Konitz / Gerry Mulligan / John Lewis / Nelson Boyd / Kenny Clarke Capitol Jazz 792 862 2 tr 8 RavelLa Valse13'40 BPO / von Karajan DG 469 184-2 CD1 tr 2.