Episode synopsis

(10/10) Summer Nights: We look at how composers have reacted to summer, and more specifically to summer evenings and nights.

First aired: 7pm-9pm, Sunday 27th June 2021

Tracklist

TrackArtistTime
Glinka: Summer Night in MadridLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski19:04
Alwyn: Midsummer NightKate Royal, Orchestra of English National Opera, Edward Gardner19:15
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op 61 – VIII. Nocturne. Con moto tranquilloLondon Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner19:19
Samuel de Lange Jr.: Fünf Gesänge, Op. 31 – SommernachtWiard Witholt, Laura de Lange19:26
de Falla: Noches en los jardines de España – En el GeneralifeJosep Colom, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Josep Pons19:30
Brahms: Sommerabend, Op 85 No 1Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach19:41
Coates: By the Sleepy LagoonStephen Hough19:48
Gershwin: SummertimeClaron McFadden, Anima Eterna Brugge, Jos van Immerseel19:56
Seymer: Summer sketches, Op 11 – No 3: ‘Sun-eye’Stephen Hough20:02
Quilter: Love Calls Through the Summer NightCarolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Middleton20:06
Delius: Summer EveningEnglish Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton20:12
Debussy: Six épigraphes antiques, L139 – I. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d’étéSteven Osborne, Paul Lewis20:19
Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie – VI. Jardin du sommeil d’amourTakashi Harada, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly20:21
Schubert: Die Sommernacht, D289Sarah Walker, Graham Johnson20:33
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (recomposed by Max Richter) – SummerDaniel Hope, Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin, André de Ridder20:43

Episode credits

Presenter / ProducerIsaac Lowe
Presenter / Executive ProducerDavid Hemingway
Presenter / Executive TeaboyKeoni D’Souza