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Available Recordings

I have compiled a list of recordings for Resonances of the Raj that are available on iTunes which may be of interest to readers. It is not comprehensive, but does include complete performances of many of the pieces of music I talk about in my book, and includes links to several which are freely available on the web. Additionally, recommended recordings not currently available on iTunes are listed at the end. Here, then, are the recordings in chapter order:

— M. S. Gopalakrishnan, violin, playing Tyagaraja’s Bhava Nuta (Sarégāma, 1965), track 3: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/m.-s.-gopalakrishnan-violin/id538926231

Can also be heard free at: http://gaana.com/song/bhavanuta-m-s-gopalakrishnan

— Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan and Lalgudi J. Vijayalakshmi, violin duet, playing Iyer’s Manasu Karugademo (Sarégāma, 2001), track 3: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lalgudi-g.j.r.-krishnan-vijayalakshmi/id536483678

Can also be heard free at: http://gaana.com/song/manasu-karuga-lalgudi-g-j-r-krishnan

— John Foulds (actually MacCarthy-Foulds), Indian Suite: I and V. The BBC Concert Orchestra, Ronald Corp, conductor (Dutton Epoch), tracks 11 and 15: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/john-foulds-vol.-2/id466399431

— Edward Elgar, ‘Hail, Immemorial Ind!’ from The Crown of India. Munich Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock, conductor, Mette Christina Østergaard, mezzo-soprano (Classico/Qualiton), track 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/elgar-une-voix-dans-le-desert/id381144386

— Elgar, The Crown of India: ‘Dance of the Nautch Girls’ (track 3), ‘March of the Mughal Emperors’ (track 12), ‘Entrance of John Company’ (track 14), ‘Interlude’ (track 19). BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor (Chandos): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/elgar-e.-the-crown-of-india/id339061076

— Elgar, In Smyrna. Maria Garzon, pianist (Heritage, 2012), track 12: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/elgar-piano-music/id512743743

— Gustav Holst, Varuna 1 from Solo Hymns from the Rig Veda. Frederick Harvey, baritone, Gerald Moore, piano (The Collector’s Edition, EMI, 2012), disc 4, track 18: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/holst-the-collectors-edition/id690819870

— Holst, ‘Hymn to the Dawn’ and ‘Hymn of the Travellers’, Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Group 3, I and IV, Osian Ellis (harp), The Purcell Singers, conducted by Imogen Holst (U-5, 2013), tracks 36 and 39: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/classical-icon-holst/id606903791

— Holst, The Planets: Mars, Saturn, Neptune. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle, conductor (Warner Classics, 2006), tracks 1, 5 and 7: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/holst-the-planets/id769116904

— Amy Woodforde-Finden, Kashmiri Song. Recordings by:

— Amy Woodforde Finden, Kashmiri Love [sic] Song. Arranged for ‘big’ band by Jan Garber (Hindsight Records, 1987), track 22: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/22-original-big-band-hits/id281582416

— Richard Adinsell, Warsaw Concerto. BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hugh Wolf, conductor, Jean Yves Thibaudet, pianist (Decca, 1998): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jean-yves-thibaudet-warsaw/id80699836

— John Foulds, Essays in the Modes: ‘Exotic’, played by Kathryn Stott (BIS 1999), track 1: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/foulds-piano-music/id331211235

— John Foulds, Three Mantras from Avatara: II and III. Sakari Oramo conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Warner Classics, 2004): https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/foulds-3-mantras-mirage-lyra/id145528433
Available on Amazon

— John Foulds, Song of Ram Dass. Sakari Oramo conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Warner Classics, 2006), track 9: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/foulds-dynamic-triptych-music/id160619830
Available on Amazon

Additional recommended recordings not available on iTunes:

— Gustav Holst: Savitri. City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox, conductor (Hyperion Records, 1983). Available at: http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDH55042&vw=dc

— Gustav Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal College of Music Chamber Choir, David Willcocks, conductor (Unicorn-Kanchana, 2008). This is the best recording of this repertory. Available at: http://www.theclassicalshop.net/Details.aspx?CatalogueNumber=UK%209046

— Kaikhosru Sorabji, Quasi Tambura, Variation 53, Movement IX, ‘Interludium alterum (Toccata, Adagio, Passacaglia cum LXXXI variationibus)’, of Opus Clavicembalisticum, KSS50. John Ogdon, piano (Altarus: AIR-CD-9075, 1989). Available at http://www.altarusrecords.com/AltarusMainCatalogue.html

— John Foulds, ‘Lento Quieto’ from his unfinished Quartetto Geniale. The Endellion Quartet (Pearl Records, 1991). Available at: http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1034156&style=music

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