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Episode 2

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 March 2013

In the second of his two programmes, actor and director Philip Franks presents a personal selection of music written specifically for the theatre, including music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Elgar, and Duke Ellington's arrangement of Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites.

Music Played

27 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
    00:00

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Eugene Onegin - melodrama Op.71 for narrator, actors, chorus & orchestra: Polka; Minuet; M

    Conductor: Neeme Jarvi Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    CHANDOS CHAN-8472

  • Image for Georges Bizet
    00:05

    Georges Bizet L' Arlesienne - incidental music: Prelude (Overture; Pastorale; Menuet (Intermezzo); Caril

    Conductor: Carlo Rizzi Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    TELDEC 4509964342

  • Image for Tchaikovsky
    00:21

    Tchaikovsky The Snow maiden [Snegurochka] - incidental music Op.12 for soloists, chorus and small orch

    Conductor: Neeme Jarvi Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    CHANDOS CHAN9324

  • Image for Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
    00:32

    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Peer Gynt suites no. 1 [after GRIEG] for jazz ensemble: In the hall of the Mountain King;

    Performer: Duke Ellington Performer: Duke Ellington Orchestra

    Columbia 4723542

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré
    00:38

    Gabriel Fauré Pelleas et Melisande - suite Op.80

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta Performer: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

    SONY CLASSICAL CD45870

  • Image for Roger Quilter
    00:54

    Roger Quilter Where the rainbow ends - suite from the incidental music: 1st and 2nd Movements

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: Northern Sinfonia of England

    EMI CDC499332

  • Image for Jean Sibelius
    01:01

    Jean Sibelius Kuolema - incidental music Op.44 [1903-6]: Valse Triste

    Conductor: Osmo Vanska Performer: Lahti Symphony Orchestra

    BIS CD191214

  • Image for Jean Sibelius
    01:05

    Jean Sibelius Canzonetta Op.62a for strings from incidental music to "Kuolema" [1911]

    Conductor: Osmo Vanska Performer: Lahti Symphony Orchestra

    BIS CD191214

  • Image for Jean Sibelius
    01:09

    Jean Sibelius Valse romantique Op.62b for strings from incidental music to "Kuolema" [1911]

    Conductor: Osmo Vanska Performer: Lahti Symphony Orchestra

    BIS CD191214

  • Image for Edward Elgar
    01:13

    Edward Elgar The Starlight Express - incidental music Op.78 [for Algernon Blackwood's play]: Waltz

    Conductor: George Hurst Performer: Bournemouth Sinfonietta

    CHANDOS CHAN-8432

  • Image for Edward Elgar
    01:17

    Edward Elgar The Starlight Express - incidental music Op.78 [for Algernon Blackwood's play]: To The Chi

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras Performer: Alison Hagley Performer: Bryn Terfel Performer: Welsh National Opera Orchestra

    ARGO 433-214-2

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich
    01:30

    Dmitri Shostakovich The Bedbug [Klop] Op.19 for orchestra and chorus [Text by Mayakovsky]: Suite

    Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Performer: USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra

    OLYMPIA OCD258

  • Image for Daryl Runswick
    01:40

    Daryl Runswick Britten's blues for ensemble, arr. from music by Britten: The Clock on the Wall [from 'On

    Performer: Beverley Davison Performer: Chris Lawrence Performer: David Roach Performer: Graham Ashton Performer: Gregory Knowles Performer: Jill Gomez Performer: John Constable Performer: Martin Jones

    UNICORN DKPCD9138

  • Image for Stephen Oliver
    01:44

    Stephen Oliver Patriotic Song from Nicholas Nickleby

    Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz Performer: Original RSC Cast Soundtrack

    Jay Productions CDJay 1348

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
    00:02

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Eugene Onegin - melodrama Op.71: Polka; Minuet; Mazurka

  • Image for Georges Bizet
    00:08

    Georges Bizet L' Arlesienne - incidental music: Prelude; Pastorale; Menuet; Carillon

  • Image for Tchaikovsky
    00:25

    Tchaikovsky The Snow Maiden - Op.12: Introduction; Prologue - Dances and chorus of birds

  • Image for Duke Ellington
    00:37

    Duke Ellington Peer Gynt suite no. 1: In the hall of the Mountain King; Ase's death

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré
    00:44

    Gabriel Fauré Pelleas et Melisande - suite Op.80

  • Image for Roger Quilter
    01:01

    Roger Quilter Where the rainbow ends - suite from the incidental music: 1st and 2nd Movements

  • Image for Jean Sibelius
    01:08

    Jean Sibelius Kuolema - incidental music Op.44: Valse Triste

  • Image for Jean Sibelius
    01:13

    Jean Sibelius Canzonetta Op.62a for strings from incidental music to Kuolema

  • Image for Jean Sibelius
    01:16

    Jean Sibelius Valse romantique Op.62b for strings from incidental music to Kuolema

  • Image for Edward Elgar
    01:21

    Edward Elgar The Starlight Express - incidental music Op.78

  • Image for Edward Elgar
    01:26

    Edward Elgar The Starlight Express - incidental music Op.78: To The Children

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich
    01:39

    Dmitri Shostakovich The Bedbug Op.19 for orchestra and chorus

  • Image for Stephen Oliver
    01:55

    Stephen Oliver Patriotic Song from Nicholas Nickleby

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