Chi-chi Nwanoku introduces listeners' requests, including The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - in Galway. Plus Rachamaninov's Vespers chosen by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.
Chi-chi Nwanoku introduces a selection of Radio 3 listeners' requests, including The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - in Galway. Also, a recently discovered wind octet by 18th-century composer Josef Myslivecek, a poignant performance of Richard Stoker's Kristallnacht Monody Op 76, the Gran Duo Concertante for violin, double bass and orchestra by Bottesini, and Schubert's lyrical Fifth Symphony.
The guest requster, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, explains her love of choral music and chooses her own favourite - the Vespers from Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil, Op 37.
Handel, arr Gavin/Finn/O'Connor: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba in Galway
Hummingbird HBCD0020 CD1 Tr 1
Myslivecek: Wind Octet No 2 in E flat
Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble
EMI Classics CDC 555 512 2 Trs 8-10
Rachmaninov: Vespers (All-Night Vigil, Op 37)
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw (conductor)
Telarc CD-80172 Trs 1-6
Mikis Theodorakis: Adagio for solo flute, string orchestra and percussion
Kenneth Smith (flute)
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
Decca 475 613 0 Tr 1
Bottesini: Grand duo concertante for violin, double bass and orchestra
Edgar Meyer (double bass)
Joshua Bell (violin)
St Paul Chamber Orchestra
Hugh Wolff (conductor)
Richard Stoker: Kristallnacht Monody, Op 76 (It was the worst of times)
Jacqueline Fox (mezzo-soprano)
ASC CS CD10 Tr 30
Nikolai Kapustin: Piano Sonata No 6, Op 62
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Hyperion CDA 67443 Trs 16-18
Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat, D485
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
Teldec 4509911842 CD3 Trs 5-8
Bogle: No Man's Land
June Tabor (singer)
Music Club MCCD 126 Tr 16.