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Chi-chi Nwanoku

Chi-chi Nwanoku presents BBC Radio 3 listeners' requests. Including excerpts from Haydn's oratorio The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross and Mahler's Third Symphony.

Chi-chi Nwanoku presents a selection of Radio 3 listeners' requests, including excerpts from Haydn's Oratorio The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, Bach's Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042, Jussi Bjorling and Robert Merrill in a notable recording from Puccini's La boheme and the final movement from Mahler's Third Symphony.

Plus Shostakovich's Quartet No 8, chosen by Chi-chi's guest, countertenor Iestyn Davies.

Playlist:

Leroy Anderson (arr. Tomlinson)
Bugler’s Holiday
Band of HM Royal Marines, Lt. Col. Sir Vivian Dunn (conductor)
EMI CDM 769 935 2 track 16

Mozart
Quintet for Strings in B flat major K174
1st mvt Allegro moderato
Chilingirian Quartet with Yuko Inoue (viola)
CRD3521 track 1

Haydn
The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross (excerpt)
No 1: Largo Vater, vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun; No 2: Grave e Cantabile Fürwahr, ich sag’ es dir: Heute wirst du bei mir im Paradiese sein; No 3: Grave Frau, hier siehe deinen Sohn, und du, siehe deine Mutter!
Sandrine Piau (soprano), Ruth Sandhoff (mezzo-soprano), Robert Getchell (tenor), Harry van der Kamp (bass), Accentus, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Laurence Equilbey (conductor)
NAÏVE V5045 tracks 2-7

J S Bach
Violin concerto no 2 in E major BWV1042
Daniel Hope (violin)
Chamber orchestra of Europe
Warner Classics 2564 62545-2 tracks 7-9

Puccini
Duet: O Mimì, tu più non torni (La Bohème)
Rodolfo – Jussi Björling (tenor), Marcello – Robert Merrill (baritone), RCA Victor Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor)
EMI CDS 7 47235 8 CD2 track 10

Shostakovich
String Quartet no 8
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
Decca 421 475-2 tracks 6-10

Mendelssohn
Piano Sonata in E major Op 6: 4th mvt Molto allegro e vivace
Benjamin Frith (piano)
Naxos 8.550940 track 19

Mahler
Symphony no 3: Mvts 5 and 6
Jessye Norman (soprano), Concert Chorus of the Vienna State Opera, Vienna Boys’ Choir, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 447 023 2 CD4 tracks 3-9

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