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Railroad Rhythms
Classical Music About Trains
1 CD | 62min | Nr. SWR19401CD
CD 1: » Hans Christian Lumbye: Kopenhagen Eisenbahn-Dampf Galopp
» Aaron Copland: John Henry (A Railroad Ballad)
» Alois Pachernegg: Unter Dampf! Ein Zug fährt vorüber
» Jacques Ibert: Le Metro
» Vincent d' Indy: Horizons verts - Falconara
» Eduard Strauß: Bahn frei! op. 45
» Antonín Dvořák: Humoreske op. 101 No. 7
» Heitor Villa-Lobos: O Trenzinho do Caipira (from: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2)
» Eduard Strauß: Mit Dampf op. 70
» Silvestre Revueltas: Construction of the Railroad
» Hilding Rosenberg: Railway Fugue
» Johann Strauß (Sohn): Pleasure Train op. 281
» Leonard Bernstein: Subway Ride and Imaginary Coney Island (from: On the Town)
» Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231 (Mouvement symphonique No. 1) – Modéré

Spanning more than a century, this album's programme features a variety of works on the theme of railway: from idyllic to impressionistic, reflecting realism and social criticism, yet all cast in a classical mould – as in Hilding Rosenberg’s Railroad Fugue. The variety of forms and wealth of ideas in these compositions from France, Sweden, the USA, Brazil, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Germany surprised even the conductor on this album, Jiří Stárek, whose grandfather was a railroad worker!