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EP2: Wagner, Magic Roundabouts and Operatic Divas

Sam and Tim dissect Ruth Crawford Seeger’s seminal String Quartet 1931, have a chat with tenor Hiroshi Amako and discuss the dress rehearsal for Die Walküre with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic. PLUS – operatic divas, musical magic roundabouts and how ABBA stole from Wagner. 


Music Credits: 

Ruth Crawford Seeger, String Quartet 1931 performed by The Playground Ensemble 

Epic Trailer Music from Mattia Cupelli 

Frank Bridge, Come to Me in My Dreams performed by Hiroshi Amako and Michael Pandya 

Richard Wagner, Die Walküre ‘Ride of Walkyries’ performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski in 1934 

Éric Serra, ‘Diva Dance’ cover by Laura Workman McMurtrey 

Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 5 Final Movement 

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Seeger, String Quartet 1931 performed by The Playground Ensemble: 

Laura Workman McMurtrey sings ‘Diva Dance’: 

Hiroshi Amako and Michael Pandya perform Come to Me in My Dreams: