Compass: A Playlist

Reading Lists

Mathias Enard’s Compass (22 March 2017) follows the restless night of an ethnomusicologist, Franz Ritter, as he drifts between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians, academics, orientalists and explorers who populate this vast dreamscape. To accompany the publication of the novel, we have compiled a playlist (below and on spotify) of some of the many pieces of music that feature in the text:

Winterreise, Op. 89, D.911: No.1 Gute Nacht – Franz Schubert
Winterreise, Op. 89, D.911: No.2 Die Wetterfahne – Franz Schubert
Winterreise, Op. 89, D.911: No.3 Getfror’ne Thranen – Franz Schubert
Winterreise, Op. 89, D.911: No.21 Das Wirsthaus – Franz Schubert
Winterreise, Op. 89, D.911: No.24 Der Leiermann – Franz Schubert
Kindertotenlieder, I: Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n – Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, II: Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen – Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, III: Wenn dein Mütterlein – Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, IV: Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen – Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, V: In diesem Wetter – Gustav Mahler
Le Chemin de Fer, OP. 27 – Charles-Valentin Alkan
Chant des chemins de fer OP 19 No.3: C’est le grand jour, le jour de fête – Hector Berlioz
Simon Boccanegra: Che dicesti? – Giuseppe Verdi
Simon Boccanegra: Che ripose? – Giuseppe Verdi
Simon Boccanegra: Piango perchè mi parla – Giuseppe Verdi
Mystic – Shahram Nazeri & Hafez Nazeri
Kurd Shepherd Melody – Thomas de Hartmann
Kurd Melody from Isfaha – Thomas de Hartmann
Sayyid No, 10– Thomas de Hartmann
Der Erlkönig, D328 – Franz Schubert
An die Entfernte, D.765– Franz Schubert
Turkish March, Op.113 No 4 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Harmonia Caelestis, No.1 – Péter Esterházy
Harmonia Caelestis, No.6 – Péter Esterházy
Harmonia Caelestis, No.29 – Péter Esterházy
Harmonia Caelestis, No. 55 – Péter Esterházy
Roméo et Juliette, Op17, H, 79, Pt 4 – Hector Berlioz
Hungarian Fantasy, S.123 – Franz Liszt
Grand galop chromatique, S219/R14 – Franz Liszt
Symphonie Fantastique, OP.14: IV – Hector Berlioz
Symphonie Fantastique, OP.14: II – Hector Berlioz
An die ferne Geliebte, op.98: 6 –Ludwig van Beethoven
Le Desert: Part I: Song of the Desert – Félicien David
Le Desert: Part I: Sunrise – Félicien David
Le Desert: Part I: Entry into the desert – Félicien David
Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin Op. 42: – Karol Szymanowski
Scheherazade, Op.35: The story of the Calendar Prince – Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Mârouf, savetier du Caire: Dances – Henri Rabaud
The Song of Majnun: Scene 3 – Bright Sheng
Tristan & Isolde: Einleitung – Richard Wagner
Piano Sonata No.32 in C Minor, Op111: II Arietta – Ludwig van Beethoven
Carmen, GB 9 : Prelude (Allegro giocoso) – Georges Bizet
Symphony No.3, Op.27: Chant de la nuit – Karol Szymanowski
Con forza, assai marcato – Robert Schumann