8 Jan 2015

Listening Room 4 of 5

From Summer Sonic, 12:00 pm on 29 December 2016
Listening to music

Listening to music Photo: Public Domain

This week on Summer Sonic, Cynthia Morahan asks when was the last time you sat down and really listened to music with no distractions?  Listening Room blends together classics, jazz, and beyond, in a tailor-made mix to help you find the time to listen and enjoy.

Cynthia procrastinates over the housework and listens to sad music today – music about  death, loss and disappointment. And we imagine ourselves at the premiere of Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony – some called it a requiem - nine days before the composer died.

  • Talking with Robyn Jaquiery about Skokiaan
  • Bonus track:

  • Tom McLeod's Cut to Music
  • Music Details:

    Theme: MEYER: BT  - Joshua Bell (vln), Edgar Meyer (dbass), Sam Bush (mandolin), Mike Marshall (mandola)  (Sony SK 60864)

    ANON: La perra mora - period instrument ensemble, Rolf Lislevand (dir) (ECM 2088 (476 3317))

    RAVEL  : String Quartet in F - Puertas Quartet (Atoll ACD 214)

    DONALDSON, KAHN: Love Me or Leave Me - Nina Simone (KOCH 234494)3:32

    BACH: Nun Freut Euch, Lieben Christen G'Mein, BWV 734 - Martin Stadtfeld (pno) (Sony 0935369)

    TRAD: The Lark in the Clear Air - Stella Dickinson (ob), Capital Virtuosi/Paul Hart (ASV #CDWHL 2118)

    COPLAND: The World Feels Dusty from 12 Poems Of Emily Dickinson - Dawn Upshaw; Hugh Wolff: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Teldec 77310)

    TCHAIKOVSKY: 4th Movt from Symphony No 6 in B minor Op 74 - Kirov Orch, Valery Gergiev (Philips 456 580)

    OTIS/RICHTER: This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylight - Dinah Washington, Max Richter (Rhino 522120)

    BEETHOVEN: 4th Movt from Piano Sonata No 15 in D Op 28, Pastoral - Jonathan Biss (pno) (EMI 3 94422)

    ANONYMOUS: A l’entrada del tens clar - Skye Consort (Ombù 1006)

    MUSARURWA: Skokiaan - African Dance Band of the Cold Storage Commission of Southern Rhodesia (SWP 770683)

    TELEMANN: Sinfonia melodica in C TWV50/2 - Berlin Baroque Soloists, Rainer Kussmaul (dir) (DG 477 5923)

    BLUMENFELD: Etude for the left hand in Ab Op 36 - Nelson Goerner (pno) (Cascavelle VEL 3051)

    MITCHELL ARR MENDOZA: A Case of You - Joni Mitchell (vocal), John Anderson Concert Orchestra (Reprise 47640)

    LOZOWCHUK: Extracts from Bright Sadness - Blair Lofgren (cello), Quatuor Cartier, Kami Lofgren, Marie Magistry (sops), Micah Lamb (ten), Oleksa Lozowchuk (sopilka) (Tendershoot TSM 001)

    MCLEOD: CUT TO MUSIC (aka A Hero’s Tale) - New Zealand SO/Luke Dollman (RNZ-CFM)