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09/11/2008

Michael Berkeley's guest is writer David Almond, whose musical choices include works by Monteverdi, Mozart, Handel, Puccini and Bartok as well as traditional Japanese Noh music.

Michael Berkeley's guest is writer David Almond, whose award-winning children's book Skellig has been made into an opera with music by Tod Machover, and which is being performed at The Sage in Gateshead.

David is an opera lover and his musical choices include works by Monteverdi, Mozart, Handel, Puccini and Bartok as well as traditional Japanese Noh music.

PLAYLIST
M Berkeley The Wakeful Poet (Music from Chaucer) (pub OUP) 00 25
Beaux-Arts Brass Quintet
BBQ BBQ 003 T10

Puccini One Fine Day (from the film First Love) (Madame Butterly Act II)
Deanna Durbin (soprano)
The best of Deanna Durbin MCA MCLD19183 T4 04 13

Monteverdi Possente Spirto (L’Orfeo Act III)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Orfeo), English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
Monteverdi ARCHIV 419 250-2 CD2 T3 [quick out] 08 23

Mozart Soave si a il vento (Cosí fan tutte, Act 1)
Amanda Roocroft (Fiordiligi), Rosa Mannion (Dorabella), Carlos Feller (Don Alfonoso), English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
Mozart Cosí fan tutte ARCHIV 437 830-2 CD1 T20 02 55

Handel Verdi Prati (Alcina, Act II, scene 11)
Teresa Berganza (Ruggiero), LSO/Richard Bonynge
Kitten on the keys DECCA 475 519-2 CD1 T11 04 24

Bartók Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (Door 5)
Christa Ludwig (Judith), Walter Berry (Bluebeard), LSO/István Kertész
Bartók DECCA 466 377-2 T5-6 07 16

Traditional Japanese Noh Music Nakairiraigyo
The Kyoto Nohgaku Kai
Japanese Noh Music LYRICHORD LYRCD 7137 T2 01 51

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
LSO/Aaron Copland
The Copland Collection SONY SM3K 46559 CD1 T14 03 14

Machover I Dreamt a Dream
Young People’s Chorus of New York/Francisco J. Núñez
Transient Glory II VITAL RECORDS VR 2017 T4 03 18

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