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Fiona Talkington presents listeners' requests with an American theme, including a quintet by a homesick Bohemian, a modern British lullaby and a great 20th century symphony.

Fiona Talkington introduces listeners' requests with an American theme, including a quintet by a homesick Bohemian, a modern British lullaby, and one of the greatest symphonies of the 20th century, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. This week's guest requester is the writer and comedienne Sue Perkins.

Toldra - Canco De Grumet
Victoria De Los Angeles (soprano)
Patronato Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona / Antonio Ros-Marba
EMI CMS5650612 - Disc 2, Track 17

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis (excerpt)
Leontyne Price (soprano), Christa Ludwig (alto), Nicolai Gedda (tenor), Nicola Zaccaria (bass), Franz Sauer (organ), Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien, Vienna Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
EMI CMS5668762 - Disc 2, Tracks 1-3

Scriabin - Piano Sonata No 8
Vladimir Stoupel (piano)
AUDITE21402 - Disc 3, Track 1

Fiona's Request:
Dvorak - String Quintet, Op 97 [excerpt]
I. Allegro Non Tanto
Members of Vienna String Sextet
EMI CDC7545432 - Track 11

GUEST REQUEST: Sue Perkins
Stravinsky: The Firebird [excerpt]
Dance of Kaschei's retinue
Infernal Dance of Kaschei and retinue
Lullaby
Kashchei awakes
Death of Kaschei
Deepest gloom
Disappearance of the palace... conclusion
London Philharmonic / Franz Welser-Moest
EMI 7243 5 72103, CD 2- Tracks 16-24

Pierre de la Rue - Salutaris Hostia
Jan Garbarek (alto saxophone)
Hilliard Ensemble
ECM 4453992 - Track 5

Mark-Anthony Turnage - Lullaby (from "Sleep On", for cello and piano)
Alexander Baillie (cello)
Andrew Ball (piano)
NMC NMCD019 - Track 8

Copland - Symphony No 3
New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein
SONY CLASSICAL SMK61355 - Tracks 1-4.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Eduard Toldrà i Soler

    Canco De Grumet

    Performer: Victoria De Los Angeles (soprano), Patronato Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona, Antonio Ros-Marbá (conductor)

    • EMI CMS5650612.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Sanctus from Missa Solemnis

    Performer: Leontyne Price (soprano), Christa Ludwig (alto), Nicolai Gedda (tenor), Nicola Zaccaria (bass), Franz Sauer (organ),Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien, Vienna Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

  • Alexander Scriabin

    Piano Sonata no.8

    Performer: Vladimir Stoupel (piano)

    • AUDITE21402.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quintet, Op.97: I. Allegro Non Tanto

    Performer: Members of Vienna String Sextet

    • EMI CDC7545432.
    • 11.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird: Dance of Kaschei's retinue; Infernal Dance of Kaschei and retinue; Lullaby;

    Performer: London Philharmonic, Franz Welser-Möst (conductor)

    • EMI 7243 5 72103 2 4.
    • 18 to 23.
  • Pierre de la Rue

    Salutaris Hostia

    Performer: Jan Garbarek (alto saxophone) Performer: Hilliard Ensemble

    • ECM 4453992.
    • 5.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Lullaby (from "Sleep On", for cello and piano)

    Performer: Alexander Baillie (cello), Andrew Ball (piano)

    • NMC NMCD019.
    • 8.
  • Aaron Copland

    Symphony no.3

    Performer: New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SMK61355.
    • 1 to 4.

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