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Bill Bailey

Michael Berkeley meets stand-up comedian, musician and actor Bill Bailey, star of the Channel 4 sitcom Black Books as well as TV shows such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks and QI.

Michael Berkeley meets stand-up comedian, musician and actor Bill Bailey, star of the Channel 4 sitcom Black Books, as well as TV shows such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks and QI, and whose latest show is called Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra.

Bill is a talented musician, who plays several different instruments including keyboards, guitar and clarinet, and his amusing and idiosyncratic introductions to orchestral instruments and deconstructions of musical genres from classical to TV themes and jazz have been popular with audiences around the country.

M Berkeley: The Wakeful Poet
Beaux-Arts Brass Quintet
BBQ BBQ 003 Tr 10 (Music from Chaucer)
Duration: 26s

Sibelius: Intermezzo (Karelia Suite, Op 11)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi
Bis CD 610 Tr 2 (Sibelius Encore!)
Duration: 4m38s

Walton: Praise ye the god of gold (Belshazzar's Feast)
Donald Bell (baritone)
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra
EMI 5650041 Tr 9 (Walton: Symphony No 1/Belshazzar's Feast)
Duration: 5m19s

Mozart: Piano Concerto in D, K537
Coronation (opening of 1st mvt - Allegro)
Clifford Curzon (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Istvan Kertesz (conductor)
Decca 4684912, CD 1 Tr 7 (excerpt) (Mozart: Piano Concertos 20, 23, 24, 26, 27)
Duration: 6m37s

Debussy: Arabesque No 1
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Decca 4520222, CD 1 Tr 16 (Debussy: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol 1)
Dur: 3m39s

Mozart: Dies irae (Requiem, K626)
Swedish Radio Choir
Berlin Philharmonic
Claudio Abbado (conductor)
DG 4631812 Tr 3 (Mozart Requiem)
Duration: 1m55s

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 10 No 1 (1st mvt - Allegro molto e con brio)
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Philips 4469092, CD 9 Tr 1 (Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas)
Duration: 5m47s

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (opening of 1st mvt - Allegro molto moderato)
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Colin Davis (conductor)
Philips 4129232 Tr 1 (excerpt) (Grieg/Schumann Piano Concertos)
Duration: 3m51s

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B flat, BWV866 (The Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1)
Andras Schiff (piano)
Decca 4143882, CD 2 Tr 9 (Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I)
Duration: 2m54s.

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Sun 29 Nov 2009 12:00

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