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    The Lyric Feature - Musical Muses

    Musical Muses, a 3 part series in which Ian Fox tells the stories of the remarkable women who inspired, influenced and collaborated with some of the great composers. Part 3 Alma Mahler

    Musicall Muses- Programme 3 Alma Mahler

    There could be no other muse with quite such a broad spectrum in the arts as Alma Schindler. Wife to three great men, composer Gustav Mahler, the Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius and the novelist Franz Werfel. Then there were her lovers, composer Alexander Zemlinsky and painters Klimt and Kokoschka. Musically active from her teens, she was the composer of at least seventeen songs for voice and piano. In later years her salon became an important feature of the artistic scene, first in Vienna, then in Los Angeles.

    MUSICAL MUSES No. 3 2013

    As recorded 27th June 2013

    “The Most Beautiful Girl in Vienna” - Alma Mahler

    1 Mahler Symphony 5 New Philharmonia conducted Barbirolli EMI 5 66910

    2 Zemlinsky Lyric Symphony Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted Riccardo Chailly Decca 443 569

    3 Alma Mahler Bei dir ist es traut Decca 455 112 Concertgebouw conducted Riccardo Chailly

    4 Mahler Symphony 4 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted Simon Rattle EMI 5 56563

    5 Mahler Symphony 3 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted Simon Rattle EMI 5 56657

    6 Mahler Rückert Songs – “Liebst du um Schönheit”

    Thomas Hampson, Wolfram Rieger EMI 5 56443

    7 Mahler Sixth Symphony Berlin Philharmonic conducted Karajan

    DGG 415 099

    8 Olive Fremstad Wagner: Tristan “Mild und Leise”

    Pearl GEMM CDS 9923

    9 Mahler Symphony 10 Philadelphia Orchestra conducted Eugene Ormandy SONY 78742

    10 Mahler Symphony 8 London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted Simon Rattle

    11 Alma Mahler “Ich wandle unter Blumen”

    Charlotte Margiono Brabant Orchestra conducted Julian Reynolds

    Globe GLO 5199

    12 Mahler Symphony 5 New Philharmonia Barbirolli EMI 5 66910

    13 Mahler Song of the Earth Thomas Harper RTE NSO conducted Michael Halasz Naxos 8.55 0933

    14 Mahler Symphony 9 CD Berlin Philharmonic conducted Karajan

    DGG 410 726

    15 Berg “Wozzeck” Staatskapelle Berlin conducted Barenboim Teldec 14108

    16 Berg Violin Concerto Kyung-Wha Chung Chicago SO Solti

    Decca 460 005

    17 Alfred Newman “Song of Bernadette”

    Fox Classics - Varese Sarabande YSD - 5937

    18 Korngold Violin Concerto Gil Shaham London Symphony Orchestra conducted Andre Previn DGG 461 834

    19 Britten Nocturne “When most I wink Peter Pears English Chamber Orchestra conducted Benjamin Britten Decca 417 153

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    MUSIC PLAYED ON THE SHOW

    FRIDAY 29th JANUARY - THE SOUNDS OF GRIEF

    Title: THE IRIS GARDEN

    Composer: GLEN AUSTIN

    Performer: CONTEMPO QUARTET

    AlbumTHE MOUNTAIN ASH IN CONNEMARA

    Record LabelJOAN MCBREEN

    Record Number: JMCB 1402

    Title: CAOINEADH

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: SARAH GREALISH

    Title: LAMENT FROM BANGLADESH

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: LATIFA

    Title: FUNERARY SUNG-WEEPING BY HANE

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: HANE

    Album: BOSAVI: RAINFOREST MUSIC FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    Record Label: SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS

    Record Number: SFW40487

    Title: LAMENT FOR DEAD MOTHER/BOCET

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: UNKNOWN

    Album: FOLK MUSIC OF RUMANIA

    Record Label: FOLKWAYS RECORDS

    Record Number: FW04419

    Title: KEEN FOR A DEAD CHILD

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: KITTY GALLAGHER/CITINI GHALLCHOIR

    Album: WORD LIBRARY OF FOLK AND PRIMITIVE MUSIC: IRELAND

    Record Label: ROUNDER RECORDS

    Record Number: CD 1742

    Title: KEEN FOR ART O'LEARY 1

    Composer: TRAD/EIBHLIN DUBH NI CHONAILL

    Performer: BREANDAN O MADAGAIN

    Album: CAOINTE AGUS SEANCHEOLTA EILE KEENING AND OTHER OLD IRISH MUSICS

    Record Label: MOC MUSIC

    Record Number: LC 04986

    Title: CAOINEADH NA MARBH/CAOINE FOR THE DEAD

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: ARAN FEMALE SINGER/BRIDGET MULLIN

    Album: SONGS OF ARAN

    Record Label: FOLKWAYS RECORDS

    Record Number: FW04002

    Title: GOL NA DTRI MUIRE/THE WEEPING OF THE THREE MARYS

    Composer: TRAD/ARR NOIRIN NI RIAIN

    Performer: NOIRIN NI RIAIN/MONKS OF GLENSTAL ABBEY

    Album: CAOINEADH NA MAIGHDINE

    Record Label: GAEL-LINN

    Record Number: CEFCD 084

    Title: I AM STRETCHED ON YOUR GRAVE

    Composer: TRAD/KING/ARR. O'CONNOR

    Performer: SINEAD O'CONNOR

    Album: I DO NOT WANT WHAT I HAVEN'T GOT

    Record Label: CHRYSALIS RECORDS

    Record Number: CCD1759

    Title: DIRGE ON THE MOTHER'S GRAVE/KUOLINITKU AIDIN HAUDALLA

    Composer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVAIN HAUDALLA

    Performer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVAIN HAUDALLA

    Album: ITKUJA KARJALASTA, INKERISTA, SUOMESTA: LAMENTS FROM KARELIA, INGRIA, FINLAND

    Record Label: SKS

    Record Number: 6420614440018

    Title: LAMENT IN FINNISH

    Composer: JIM WILCE

    Performer: JIM WILCE

    Album: N/A

    Title: GRAIH MO CHREE

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: CAIT BRANIGAN

    Title: GRIEF

    Composer: EITHNE NI UALLACHAIN/DONAL O'CONNOR

    Performer: EITHNE NI UALLACHAIN/DONAL O'CONNOR/GILLES LE BIGOT

    Album: BILINGUA

    Record Label: GAEL-LINN

    Record Number: CEFCD206

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