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Rachmaninov, Part, Mozart

Fiona Talkington presents listeners' requests, including Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata, Part's De Profundis, Mozart's Double Piano Concerto in E flat. Plus a request from Pat Metheny.

Fiona Talkington introduces more listeners' favourites including Rachmaninoff's melodious Cello Sonata in a wistful performance by Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk. Plus Arvo Part's intense De Profundis for male voice choir, organ, tam-tam and tubular bell in a titanic sing by Polyphony. Also requested are a Concerto for Jew's Harp and Mandora by Beethoven's teacher Albrechtsberger, and a playful account of Mozart's E Flat Double Piano Concerto K365 performed by Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu. Today's guest requester is jazz guitarist Pat Metheny who weighs up the joys of fatherhood and life as a touring musician.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Symphonic Dances, Op. 64 – 3rd movt Allegro giocoso

    Performer: Oslo Philharmonic Performer: Mariss Jansons (conductor)

    • NKFCD 50002-2.
    • 3.
  • Nicolaus Bruhns

    Praeludium in E Minor

    Performer: Piet Kee (organ of Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 0539.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Moses & Pharoah – The Prayer

    Performer: Michele Pertusi (Moses) Performer: Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz (Anai) Performer: Enkelejda Shkosa (Marie) Performer: Prague Chamber Choir Performer: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna Performer: Wladimir Jurowski (conductor)

    • FONDAZIONE CASSA DI RISPARMIO 1841.
  • Pat Metheny

    New Chautauqua

    Performer: Pat Metheny (electric and acoustic guitars, bass)

    • ECM Rarum 014163 2.
  • Adam Guettel

    The Light in the Piazza – Il Mondo Era Vuoto ('The World was Empty')

    Performer: Matthew Morrison (singer – Fabrizio) Performer: Orchestra (Unnamed) Performer: Ted Sperling (conductor)

    • NONESUCH 798292.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor Op.19

    Performer: Truls Mork (cello) Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    • VIRGIN VC 545119 2.
  • Johann Georg Albrechtsberger

    Concerto in E major for Jew's Harp, Mandora, and Orchestra – last movt only

    Performer: Fritz Mayr (Jew’s Harp) Performer: Dieter Kirsch (Mandora) Performer: Munich Chamber Orchestra Performer: Hans Stadlmair (conductor)

    • ORFEO C 035821 A.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Three Character Pieces

    Performer: Stephen Hough (piano)

    • EMI CDM 674292.
  • Arvo Pärt

    De Profundis

    Performer: Polyphony Performer: Andrew Lucas (organ) Performer: Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 66960.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos in E Flat K365

    Performer: Murray Perahia, Radu Lupo (pianos) Performer: English Chamber Orchestra

    • SONY SK44915.

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