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1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 24 October 2010

John Toal presents the classical music show, featuring the Ulster Orchestra and violinist Catherine Leonard in concert, playing Beethoven's Romance in F.

Music Played

14 items
  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi Libiamo, ne'lieti calici

    Performer: Angela Gheorghiu Performer: Roberto Alagna Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Claudio Abbado


  • Image for James Rhodes

    James Rhodes Clair de lune

    Performer: Cristina Ortiz, piano


  • Image for Juan García de Zéspedes

    Juan García de Zéspedes Convidando esta noche

    Performer: Ex Cathedra Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore


  • Image for Kronos Quartet

    Kronos Quartet Ya Habibi Ta'ala

    Composer: unknown


  • Image for Daniel Hope violin,

    Daniel Hope violin, Daniel Hope violin, - Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor 1st mvt

    Composer: Mendelssohn Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock

    Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Yann Tiersen

    Yann Tiersen La valse d'Amélie; L'apres midi

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Song to the Moon

    Performer: Celine Byrne Performer: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Marco Zambelli

    RTE Lyric FM

  • Image for Paul Dukas

    Paul Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras


  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne in E flat Op 9

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini, piano

    Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Fantasy in F minor (final mvt) Tempo 1 - Allegro moderato

    Performer: Benjamin Britten Performer: Sviatoslav Richter


  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten La Noel Passée from (French song arrangements)

    Performer: Mark Padmore, tenor Performer: Iain Burnside, piano

    Signum Classics

  • Image for Traditional

    Traditional Traditional - The Queen of the Scals

    Performer: The West Ocean String Quartet


  • Image for Johann Pachelbel

    Johann Pachelbel Canon and Gigue

    Performer: Daniel Hope et al.

    Deutsche Grammophon

  • Image for Danielle de Niese, soprano

    Danielle de Niese, soprano Exultate Jubilate

    Composer: Mozart Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras


  • Sounds Classical- 24th October 2010

    Popular classics by composers including Verdi, Debussy, Juan García de Zéspedes, Mendelssohn, Yan Tiersen, Dvorak, Dukas, and Chopin

    In our concert slot this week violinist Catherine Leonard joins the Ulster Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Romance in F and we also hear Mendelssohn's Incidental music to Athalia (Overture and War March of the Priests). Conducted by Kenneth Montgomery

    As part of the Belfast Festival, the Ulster Orchestra will be performing a variety of music from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and in particular the films of Fred Astaire. John Toal speaks to the great man's daughter, Ava Astaire McKenzie who will be presenting the evening. He also talks to actor Malcolm Sinclair who will be playing Britten in Alan Bennett's play "The Habit of Art"


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