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Carolyn Sampson, Robert Wilson

2 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 21 February 2013

Sean Rafferty's guests include soprano Carolyn Sampson and avant-garde director Robert Wilson.

Also today, another instalment in The Story of Music in 50 pieces. Composer Howard Goodall, in conversation with Suzy Klein, explores his personal choice of 50 compositions that changed the course of music history, everyday at 5.30pm. The Story of Music continues in Essential Classics weekdays at 11am, and each episode is available as a download.
Today: Debussy's Pagodes
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Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

    Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bmblebee

    Performer: Ingolf Wunder (piano)

    DG 479 0084

  • Image for Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford Magnificat (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G)

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (soprano) Performer: Choir of The King’s Consort Performer: The King’s Consort Performer: Robert King (director)

    VIVAT 101

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Zerfliesse, mein Herze (St John Passion, BWV.245)

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (soprano) Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Performer: Stephen Layton (conductor)

    HYPERION CDA67901/2

  • Image for Ivor Gurney

    Ivor Gurney Sonata for violin and piano in Eb major: Scherzo

    Performer: Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin) Performer: Matthre Rickard (piano) Performer: EM Records

    EMR CD011

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Vif et agite (Petite symphonie in F major, after the String Quartet in F major)

    Performer: The Scottish Ensemble Performer: Clio Gould (director)

    LINN CKD 215

  • Image for Fritz Kreisler

    Fritz Kreisler Marche miniature viennoise

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet) Performer: Kathryn Stott (piano)

    EMI 416471-2

  • Image for Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford Allegro moderato (Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.74)

    Performer: Anthony Marwood (violin) Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Performer: Martyn Brabbins (conductor)


  • Image for Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Regina caeli a 8

    Performer: The Sixteen Performer: Harry Christophers (director)

    CORO COR16106

  • Image for Johan Severin Svendsen

    Johan Severin Svendsen Norwegian Rhapsody No.3, Op.21

    Performer: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

    CHAN 10711

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Pagodes (Estampes for piano, No.1)

    Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    DECCA 452 022-2

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Morceau de lecture [1903]

    Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin) Performer: Roy Howat (piano)

  • Image for Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov

    Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov Meditation in D major, Op.32

    Performer: Chloe Hanslip (violin) Performer: Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana Performer: Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)


  • Image for Giovanni Paolo Foscarini

    Giovanni Paolo Foscarini Ciacona

    Performer: Private Musicke Performer: Pierre Pitzl (director)

    DG 477 8764

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Serenade for Cello, Op.98

    Performer: Neil Heyde (cello) Performer: Roy Howat (piano)

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Valse Caprice in A-flat major, Op.62 No.4

    Performer: Roy Howat (piano)

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio, K.418

    Performer: Christine Schaefer (soprano) Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    DG 457 582-2



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