Sir John Tavener: The Protecting Veil

Sir John Tavener: The Protecting Veil

Exclusive Audio Commentary

About this playlist

Matthew Barley leads the Sinfonietta Rīga in this landmark performance of John Tavener's masterpiece "The Protecting Veil". In this exclusive edition for Primephonic, Matthew talks about his connection to the piece, working with Sir John himself and the process of recording the work as soloist and director.

Tracklist

    William Butler Yeats: He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
  • He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

    Olwen Fouéré

    0:38

  • Matthew Barley: Primephonic Interview
  • Introduction

    Unknown

    2:44

  • I. The Protecting Veil

    Matthew Barley

    9:07

  • Matthew Barley: Primephonic Interview
  • The Piece as a Non-Christian

    Unknown

    1:50

  • II. The Nativity of the Mother of God

    Matthew Barley

    5:42

  • Matthew Barley: Primephonic Interview
  • Meeting and Working with John

    Unknown

    3:43

  • III. Annunciation

    Matthew Barley

    3:22

  • IV. The Incarnation

    Matthew Barley

    3:46

  • Matthew Barley: Primephonic Interview
  • Performing the Lament

    Unknown

    3:18

  • V. The Lament of the Mother of God at the Cross

    Matthew Barley

    10:44

  • VI. The Resurrection

    Matthew Barley

    2:42

  • Matthew Barley: Primephonic Interview
  • Recording the Piece

    Unknown

    1:49

  • VII. The Dormition

    Matthew Barley

    6:56

  • Matthew Barley: Primephonic Interview
  • The Ending

    Unknown

    1:42

  • VIII. The Protecting Veil

    Matthew Barley

    3:49

  • William Butler Yeats: The Mother of God
  • The Mother of God

    Olwen Fouéré

    1:04

  • Matthew Barley: Primephonic Interview
  • Mother and Child Introduction

    Unknown

    1:27

  • Mother and Child

    Matthew Barley

    7:06

  • Frithjof Schuon: World Wheel XXVII: ‘I heard the gypsy’s violin play’
  • ‘I heard the gypsy’s violin play’

    Julie Christie

    1:00

  • Pandit Sultan Khan: The Song of Separation and Waiting
  • The Song of Separation and Waiting

    Matthew Barley

    11:28

  • Total playing time

    1:24:05

Curated by

Matthew Barley

Cellist

About this playlist

Matthew Barley leads the Sinfonietta Rīga in this landmark performance of John Tavener's masterpiece "The Protecting Veil". In this exclusive edition for Primephonic, Matthew talks about his connection to the piece, working with Sir John himself and the process of recording the work as soloist and director.

Curated by

Matthew Barley

Cellist

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