A mixed bag of treasures from some of our streaming databases, to be enjoyed by one and all here in the Library, or at home if you’re one of our Victorian registered members.

Vivaldi: Concertos for Two Cellos: Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber: Naxos Music Library

Naxos,

Naxos

Vivaldi didn’t write much music for two cellos (how remiss), so the great Julian Lloyd Webber has skillfully adapted some of his other works to fill the gap. I’m sure the Maestro would be delighted!

 

James Brown Live: Alexander Street Press, American Song

Alexander Street Press/King Music

Alexander Street Press/King Music

If Vivaldi is too sedate, a little bit of James Brown should wake the neighbours.

 

Islam: Reeds & Bagpipes, Drums and Rhythms: Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press/Topic Records

Alexander Street Press/Topic Records

From Africa to Turkey to Indonesia to Moorish Italy and all points in between, the distinctive rhythms and sounds of the Islamic world.

 

The Golden Age of the Music Hall: Naxos Jazz

Naxos/Retrospective

Naxos/Retrospective

I don’t know what it is about these delightful old music-hall songs, but even the most innocent sound ever so slightly risque; Oh, Mr Porter…..

 

Purcell: The Fairy Queen: Naxos Video Library

Naxos/Opus Arte

Naxos/Opus Arte

Lose yourself in this ravishing production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen from Glyndebourne; Come all ye songsters of the sky…..

 

 

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