Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fifteen songs meme

Spotted this meme at elizaphanian and so here is my contribution:
  1. Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer.
  2. Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.
  3. Write down the first 15 songs that come up–song title and artist–NO editing/cheating, please.
I've slightly edited it to keep a consistent pattern of 'Composer (where known), track name, artist, album'. There's not a lot of songs here - blame iTunes for this casting everything in pop music terms but at least the export from my music player in xspf format, which I used to compile this list, doesn't include the word 'song' as a tag! Though it also doesn't export the composer.
  1. Francis Poulenc - Le Petit Garçon trop bien portant - Felicity Lott (Poulenc Songs for Soprano)
  2. Lionel Bord - Fulgurances pour huit violoncelles - Pierre Boulez
  3. Flame Of The Uninspired - kd lang (Watershed)
  4. Frédéric Chopin - Waltz Op 34 No 1 in Ab - Joyce Hatto aka a digitally processed Arturo Moreira-Lima
  5. Robert Schumann - Piano Sonata No.1 in F# min Op 11-Scherzo-Allegrissimo ed intermezzo - Maurizio Pollini
  6. Ottorino Respighi - IV. La Befana - Giuseppe Sinopoli (Feste Romane)
  7. Gabriel Fauré - Barcarolle No. 9 en La Mineur, Op. 101 - Delphine Bardin
  8. Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata in A Minor, D. 784: III. Allegro vivace - Imogen Cooper (Schubert Live)
  9. Les Hiboux - Edith Piaf (The Gold Collection)
  10. Robert Schumann - Carnaval,Op.9-Chiarina - Alfred Cortot
  11. Albeniz-Godowsky - Tango Op 165 No 2 in D - Shura Cherkassky
  12. Witold Lutosławski - Concerto for Orchestra Intrada - Tadaaki Otaka BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC Music Magazine Dec 2007)
  13. Maurice Ravel - Alborada del gracioso - Dinu Lipatti
  14. Benjamin Britten - Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra (2) - John Barbirolli (just 30 seconds of it!)
  15. Salsa & Merengue - Celia Cruz - Burundanga

With all those bleeding chunks I tend to avoid random mode and use amarok's random album mode which plays a random succession of complete albums - ok with some collections you get a long sequence of different works so it is hardly random but at least you don't get 30 seconds of a longer work!
Have fun with this yourself, if you decide to use it.

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