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Saturday, March 11, 2017 Permalink

The Irish Connection

Hore Abbey, a ruined monastery near the Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary


“There are only two kinds of people in the world,” goes the old saying, “The Irish, and those who wish they were.”

In this hour, music celebrating the Emerald Isle--from Purcell to Beethoven, from John Field to Victor Herbert.

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Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Harty Irish Symphony Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomas Chandos CHAN 8314 095115831427
Great Irish Classics [for “Lilliburlero” City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra MD Music Company Amazon Download: B003AC85EI 
Beethoven Edition Box Vol 17 - Folksong Arrangements  Thomas Allen Deutsche Grammaphon 453 786-2 0028945378626
Sweet Power of Song  Felicity Lott, Ann Murray (sopranos) EMI Classics 0077774993029
Field Complete Piano Music: Rondos Pietro Spada Arts 47179-2 600554717920
Passport [for “The Last Rose of Summer”] Nana Mouskouri Philips 830 764-2 042283 076426
Moscheles: Piano Concertos, etc.,  [for Recollections of Ireland] Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley Hyperion CDA67430 034571174303
Stanford: Six Irish Rhapsodies Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley CHAN 10116 095115858127
Harty: An Irish Symphony  Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomas CHAN 8314 095115831427
Symphony No. 1, etc [for “In the Faery Hills”] Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones Naxos 8.553525 730099452526
Grainger Vol. 9 [for “Molly on the Shore”]  City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox Chandos CHAN 9653 095115163825
Herbert: Eileen Orchestra of Ireland, David Brophy  New World Records 80733-2 093228073321

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