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In a pastoral mood

George Hiles

We might think of “pastoral” as being soft music with bird calls, but the word’s roots go back more to rural scenes and shepherds. This week we have two contrasting, self-described “pastoral” works by Emanuel Chabrier and Alexander Glazunov.

Compositions and Recordings

Suite Pastorale
by Emmanuel Chabrier
Ernest Ansermet and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Symphony No. 7 "Pastoral"
by Alexander Glazunov
Neeme Jarvi and the Bamberg Symphony

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