Lockdown Listening with Victoria Irish
President of the Orchestra and First Violin Victoria Irish talks about home, recording sessions, and French dinner parties in this Lockdown Listening.
I’ve had a lot of fun writing this and I have learnt a lot about my musical tastes. I could easily write 3 alternatives, but after a lot of thought, this is my playlist. For me, lockdown has given me time to reflect on my life and my own musical journey and here is a selection of songs or works which are important to me right now and have been throughout my life. Music isn’t just classical; it’s an interpretation of feelings and emotions through sound. All music stimulates memories and stirs emotions. Here are mine…
ELO Sweet Talkin’ Woman
Claude Debussy, Prelude No.8: La fille aux cheveux de lin
Vaughan Williams, Linden Lea
Ethel Smyth, Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra
Tracy Chapman, Baby Can I hold You
Fauré Requiem, Op.48
Gerald Finzi, Clarinet Concerto, Op.31
Schubert, Piano Trio No. 2, II. Andante con moto
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
Edith Piaf, La foule
*You can read more about Ethel Smyth here.