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Beethoven, Tavener, Wolf

Fiona Talkington presents listeners' requests, including arrangements of Buxtehude and Oasis, as well as Tippett, Beethoven, Coleridge-Taylor, Tavener, Wolf and Joseph Marx.

Fiona Talkington introduces two remarkable arrangements - of Buxtehude and of rock band Oasis - and explores music by Tippett, Beethoven, Coleridge-Taylor and Joseph Marx. The programme also features a guest request by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau (arranger of the Oasis), and a recording of Mendelssohn's "other" violin concerto in D Minor, written in the composer's teens and rediscovered by Yehudi Menuhin in the 1950s.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Coleridge-Taylor

    Onaway! Awake, beloved! from Hiawatha

    Performer: Arthur Davies (tenor), Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

    • DECCA 430356.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Heilige Dankgesang (III of String Quartet in A minor, Op.132)

    Performer: Talich Quartet

    • CALLIOPE CAL9639.
    • 7.
  • John Tavener

    The Whale (excerpt)

    Performer: Anna Reynolds (mezzo), Raimund Herincx (baritone), London Sinfonietta, David Atherton (conductor)

    • APPLE CDSAPCOR15.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in D Minor

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (violin/conductor), RCA Victor String Orchestra

    • NAXOS 8110991.
  • Ernst-Wilhelm Wolf

    Keyboard Sonata in C minor

    Performer: Paul Simmonds (clavichord)

    • ARS MUSICI AM12062.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Marx

    Herbstchor Am Pan

    Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN10505.
  • Oasis, arr. Brad Mehldau

    Wonderwall

    Performer: Brad Mehldau Trio

    • NONESUCH 755979956.
    • 2.
  • Tippett

    Fantasia Concertante on a theme of Corelli

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • ASV CDDCA518.
    • 6.
  • Buxtehude, arr. Stokowski

    Sarabande and Courante from keyboard suite, Auf Meinen Lieben Gott, BuxWV179

    Performer: Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot), BBC Philharmonic, Matthias Bamert (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN9930.
    • 9.

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