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Saturday, August 16, 2014 Permalink

The Funeral Connection

Funeral procession of King George VI of England, 1952

 

It began as music to accompany a horse-drawn coffin through the city streets—but over the years, composers have used it in a variety of settings, from serious to comic.

In this hour, music to die for--funeral marches for a real queen, a fictional prince, a puppet, a parrot, and more.

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Incidental Music, Op.61: Fanfare And Funeral March BUY from A Midsummer Night's Dream; composed by Felix Mendelssohn
EMI Classics CDC 7471632
4:01pm
Purcell: Funeral Sentences (for the funeral of Queen Mary), Z. 27: Funeral March BUY Baroque Brass of London
Brilliant Classics BLC99790
4:03pm
Purcell: March BUY Academy of Ancient Music
Warner Classics / EMI Classics 094634443821
4:04pm
Hector Berlioz: Grande Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, Op. 15: 1. Marche funèbre (Moderato un poco lento) BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis, conductor
Philips 456 143-2
4:17pm
Kodaly: Hary Janos: Funeral March BUY Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin; Ferrenc Fricsay, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 427 408-2
4:20pm
Charles Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette BUY BUY BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Chandos 9765
4:25pm
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major ('Titan'): III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen BUY Philadelphia Orchestra; Muti, conductor
EMI Classics CDE5749632
4:29pm
Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Incidental Music, Op.61: Fanfare And Funeral March BUY from A Midsummer Night's Dream; composed by Felix Mendelssohn
EMI Classics CDC 7471632
4:30pm
Chopin: Funeral March BUY Maurizio Pollini
Deutsche Grammophon 4778445
4:33pm
Rossini: 'Bitter torment burns within you' Funera March from La Gazza Ladra BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; David Parry, conductor Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Chandos CHAN3097
4:36pm
Charles Alkan: Funeral March for a Dead Parrot BUY ; Raymond Lewenthal, conductor Metropolitan Opera Studio
Elan 744198-2284-2
4:45pm
Beethoven: Sonata No. 12, 3rd mvmt: Funeral March on the Death of a Hero BUY Daniel Barenboim
Dg Imports 4631272
4:46pm
Walton: Hamlet - A Shakespeare Scenario: IX Finale (Funeral March) BUY Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor
Alliance / Chandos CHAN 7041
4:50pm
Edvard Grieg: Funeral March BUY Knardahl
Bis Records/Naxos BISCD107
4:50pm
Edvard Grieg: Funeral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak BUY Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Bjarte Engeset, conductor orchestration: Johan Halvorsen
Naxos 8.557854

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