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Compact Discoveries 109: On the Right Track

From: Fred Flaxman
Series: Compact Discoveries
Length: 58:54

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Classical, popular and jazz music inspired by railroad trains.

Cdslogo2inch_small The rhythms of machines and engines have fascinated composers for about two centuries now. Every country, it seems, has contributed its share of railway music, Great Britain more than most. "Compact Discoveries" host and train conductor, Fred Flaxman, ends the hour in England with the short, light, tuneful pieces that 20th Century British composers were so good at turning out, but he begins the program with classical pieces by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Arthur Honegger and Gioacchino Rossini. In the middle is a French song sung by Jacques Douai and train music by Percy Grainger, Duke Ellington and Ted Heath. Complete playlist and script are available here or at www.compactdiscoveries.com.

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The rhythms of machines and engines have fascinated composers for about two centuries now. Every country, it seems, has contributed its share of railway music, Great Britain more than most. "Compact Discoveries" host and train conductor, Fred Flaxman, ends the hour in England with the short, light, tuneful pieces that 20th Century British composers were so good at turning out, but he begins the program with classical pieces by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Arthur Honegger and Gioacchino Rossini. In the middle is a French song sung by Jacques Douai and train music by Percy Grainger, Duke Ellington and Ted Heath. Complete playlist and script are available here or at www.compactdiscoveries.com.

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