#3325: Lost Cities & Civilizations

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We’ll spend an hour listening to music from lost cities and civilizations on this New Sounds program.  Hear music by Turkmenistan-born Iraida Yusupova, with the title “Kitezh” – the invisible city of legend that appears in a Rimsky-Korsakov opera and a kind of Russian Atlantis.  It is said to have disappeared under water when Mongols were about to attack, and Yusupova suggests as much with theremin and tape.

Also, there’s music about the sunken city of Ys of Breton folk myths, the lost continent of Atlantis, the fabled city of El Dorado, and the disappeared Mesopotamian city of Babylon, in what is now Iraq.

PROGRAM #3325, Lost Cities/Civilizations  (First aired on 4/13/2012)                                                     








Atlantis [1:45]

Available on Amazon.com

Hilliard Ensemble  | Ivan Monighetti, cello | EQ Ensemble | Jean Thorel, cond.

Louth Contemporary Music Society - Night Music: Voice in the Leaves

Iraida Yusupova: Kitezh 19 [9:11]

www.louthcms.org (via Paypal)

Michael McNabb

Invisible Cities

City of Wind [8:32]

Wergo WER2015-50

Jacques Loussier Trio

Jacques Loussier Trio plays Debussy


Claude Debussy/Jacques Loussier : Preludes: Book I: "La cathedrale engloutie" (The sunken cathedral) [6:23]

Telarc 83511
Try www.prestoclassical.co.uk  or Amazon.com  
Download from iTunes or Emusic.com

Steinar Ofsdal



Atlantis [3:18]

Grappa, 1997

Caleb Burhans
Westminster Kantorei, Andrew Megill, conductor; Nadia Sirota, viola; Chris Thompson, percussion; Clarice Jensen, cello; Nico Muhly, celesta;

Private Recording

Super Flumina Babylonis [9:07]

Not commercially available.

The Halle Orchestra | Kent Nagano

El Dorado

John Adams : El Dorado- Soledades, excerpt [7:29]

Nonesuch 79359