Tuesday, March 1, 2016
March 2016 - Featured Playlist: O' The Emerald Isle
The contributions of Irish classical composers are a little less familiar to our cultural consciousness, however, but they are very much worth being heard. We encourage you to follow this aural rainbow to discover these glittering treasures O’ The Emerald Isle.
To hear the playlist, access NML as usual, go to the Playlists section, and select the Playlist of the Month folder under the Themed Playlists tab. If you are on your institution's premises, you may also be able to access it if you CLICK HERE.
7. Hamilton Harty – An Irish Symphony: The Twelfth Night – Besides being a composer of some success in his day, Harty was known as a talented conductor and valuable accompanist, even earning the nickname “the prince of accompanists”. As a conductor he helped bring the Hallé Orchestra back to respect, and he even led the London Symphony Orchestra for a couple years.
8. Victor Herbert – Cello Concerto No. 2: III. Allegro – Dublin-born Victor Herbert might be most remembered for operettas like Babes in Toyland, but he was also an accomplished cellist, and his Cello Concerto No. 2 has become a part of the instrument’s repertoire. The recording selected here stars only one of the most revered cellists to ever live, Yo-Yo Ma.
Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a themed playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.75 million tracks can be a bit daunting, so we'd like to highlight some of the amazing music that is available to you. Let it kickstart discovery!