Music by Request for October, 31, 2020

Oct 31, 2020


Featured on today's playlist was Song to the Moon from Dvorak's Rusalka.    The libretto based on Czech folklore, tells the story of a water nymph who falls in love with a human Prince. 

"Moon high up in the sky, you light up vast distances, you wander through the wide, wide world looking into the homes of mens. Stay awhile, moon, tell me, o tell me where my beloved is!" 

1.     Antonin Dvorak, Song to the Moon from Rusalka, Renee Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti

2.     Peter Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton

3.     Paul Dukas, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Lorin Maazel

4.     Bob Dylan, The times they are a changing, Peter Paul and Mary

5.     Randall Thompson, The Last Words of David, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Craig Jessop

6.     Leonard Bernstein, Somewhere, Barbara Streisand

7.     Ennio Morricone, Gabriel’s Oboe, Ennio Morricone and His Orchestra

8.     Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8 ‘Pathetique’, Annie Fischer

9.     Modest Mussorgsky, The Night on Bald Mountain, New York Philharmonic, Giuseppe Sinopoli

10.  Eric Whitacre, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Virtual Choir 5

11.  Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre, Simon Preston

12.  Giuseppe Verdi, excerpt from Act IV, MacBeth, Andrea Pistolesi, Giuseppe Altomare, Luca Dall’Amico, Marco Voleri, Olha Zhuravel,  Chorus and Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Daniele Callegari,

13.  John Barry, James Bond Suite, Royal Philharmonic, John Barry

14.  John DuPrez, Celtic Dawn, The New London Consort

15.  Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and Fugue in  minor, E. Power Biggs

16.  Eric Clapton and Stephan Bishop, Holy Mother, Luciano Pavarotti, Eric Clapton, Marcro Armiliato, East London Gospel Choir, Torino Philharmonic Orchestra

17.  Alexander Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

18.  Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, Blue Moon, Mel Torme

19.  J.S. Bach, arr. Virgil Fox, Now thank we all our God, Sally Lewis

20.  Traditional Gospel, Ain’ gonna let nobody turn me around, Sweet Honey in the Rock

21.  Bernard Herrmann, Marnie, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann

22.  John Williams, Escape from Venice from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel

23.  Traditional Spiritual, On Ma Journey, Marian Anderson

24.  Samuel A. Ward and Katherine Lee Bates, America the Beautiful, Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, JoAnn, Falletta

25.  Richard Rodgers/ arr. Stephen Hough,  Carousel Waltz, Jenny Lin

26.  David Bowie, Space Oddity, Royal Choral Society, London Symphony Orchestra

27.  Thomas Newman, Los Muerto Vivos Estan, Tambucco

28.  Charles Ives, The Unanswered Question, Ensemble Caprice, Matthias Maute

29.  Claude Debussy, The Sunken Cathedral, Krystian Zimmerman

30.  Richard Wagner, Entry of the Guests from Tannhauser, Orchestra and Chorus of the German Opera, Berlin, Giuseppe Sinopoli