La Monnaie / De Munt LA MONNAIE / DE MUNT

Kiosk Radio Playlist #16

Protest songs

Protest songs transcend cultures and genres. From Beethoven's ‘Eroica’ and ‘Do you hear the people sing’ from Les Misérables to traditional melodies like ‘Bella Ciao’ and ‘We shall overcome’, the revolutionary spirit has found its voice in very different pieces of music throughout history. In the run-up to our new production Rivoluzione e Nostalgia, this playlist serves as a tribute to the power of collective resistance.


• Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Ouverture
• Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together
• Francis Poulenc: “Salve Regina” from Dialogues des Carmelites
• Reena Esmail: #metoo
• Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica
• Daniel Auber: “Mieux vaut mourir que rester miserable” from La muette de Portici
• Undine Smith Moore: Before I'd Be a Slave
• Giuseppe Verdi: “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate” from Nabucco
• Frederic Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (No. 38. Cadenza with optional improvisation)
Ciao, Bella, Ciao (traditional)
We shall overcome (traditional)