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Kiosk Radio Playlist #11

Stories from the North

Hojotoho heioha! With Wagner's epic Ring cycle finally arriving at La Monnaie this month, this playlist takes you on a (valkyrie) ride through northern mythology. We halt at a historically inspired performance of the Edda, Henry Purcell's rendition of the King Arthur myth and Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt, only to end where it once all began: at the bottom of the Rhine, where precious gold engenders a four-part epic music drama.

Richard Wagner - Vorspiel (Das Rheingold)
Leevi Madetoja - Kullervo, Op. 15
Jean Sibelius - Lemminkaïnen Suite, Op. 22
Carl Nielsen - Saga Drøm
Anon. - Senn voro aesir allir a thingi (Edda)
Henry Purcell - Woden, First to thee / We Have Sacrific'd (King Arthur)
Henry Purcel - The White Horse Niegh'd Aloud / To Woden Thanks we Render (King Arthur)
Edvard Grieg - Solveigs Sang (Peer Gynt Suite)
Richard Wagner - Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge
Richard Wagner - Ihrem Ende eilen sie zu (Das Rheingold)
Richard Wagner - Rheingold! Rheingold! Reines Gold! (Das Rheingold)
Gustav Mahler - Der Spielmann (Das klagende Lied)