Railroad Rhythms

Classical Music About Trains

ArticleNr. SWR19401CD | 1 CD | 62 min (01:02:00) |  Booklet language  englisch
Year recorded[P] 2019
Year published2019

Aaron Copland

Alois Pachernegg

Antonín Dvořák

Arthur Honegger

Eduard Strauß

Hans Christian Lumbye

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Hilding Rosenberg

Jacques Ibert

Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Leonard Bernstein

Silvestre Revueltas

Vincent d' Indy


SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern

Jiří Stárek


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!


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