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Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern

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Saturday, November 25, 2017 Permalink

The Walter Scott Connection

Portrait of Walter Scott by Edwin Henry Landseer

 

He was a literary superstar—perhaps the most influential author of the first half of the 19th century—whose poems and historical novels inspired works by Schubert, Rossini, Berlioz, and Bizet, among others.

In this hour, music based on the writings of Sir Walter Scott—from Rob Roy to Ivanhoe to The Lady of The Lake, and more.

FEATURED RECORDINGS

CD Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Berlioz: Overtures [for Rob Roy] San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Yoav Talmi Naxos 8.550999 0730099599924
Berlioz: Complete Orchestral Works [for Waverley] London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis Philips 456 143-2 0028945614328
The Artistry of Elly Ameling [for Ellens Gesang III (Ave Maria)] Elly Ameling, Dalton Baldwin Philips  012-170-2   028947345121
Sullivan: Ivanhoe Matthew Brook, Adrian Partington Singers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, David Lloyd-Jones CHAN 10578  095115157824
Rosza: Ivanhoe [for “Lady Rowena”] Sinfonia of London , Bruce Broughton Intrada MAF 7055D 720258705525
Operatic Fantasies [for Torriani’s Divertimento on Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor] Trio Hornus Tactus TC820002 8007194105568
Lamond: Symphony in A Major, etc. [for From the Scottish Highlands] BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins Hyperion CDA67387 034571173870
The Best of Bizet [for La Jolie Fille de Perth] London Symphony Orchestra, Roberto Benzi Philips 442 273-2 028944227222

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