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Suzy Klein explores the significance of the number five in music, presenting works by Schubert, Jordan, Mozart, Sibelius and Prokofiev. Plus a gig guide and music from the archives.

As well as all the regular features, including weekly gig guide, raider of the lost archive with Mark Swarzentruber, and your musical notes and queries, today Suzy takes as her theme the number five, and considers some of the many ways it crops up in music. With references from Schubert to Louis Jordan (achieving the pleasing inclusion of trout and chickens in today's programme!) and music by Mozart, Sibelius, and a sarcastic comment by Prokofiev. And what's your favourite musical fifth? Let us know!

2 hours

Last on

Sun 11 Jul 2010 10:00

Music Played

  • James Rhodes

    Etude no 1, Book 1, Pour les "cinq doigts" d'après M. Czerny

    Performer: Ju-Ying Song (piano)

    • PPR 224 503.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D minor op. 76 no. 2 'Fifths' (1797) 1st movement - Allegro

    Performers: Emerson String Quartet

    • DG 471 327-2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'

    Performers: Northern Sinfonia of England, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • EMI CZS 573 986 2.
  • William Byrd

    Galliard (from Fitzwilliam Virginal book)

    Performer: Charivari Agreable

    • Signum SIGCD009.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Kleine Kammermusik, op 24 no 2, 2nd movement: Waltzer

    Performers: Galliard Ensemble

    • Deux-Elles DXL 1025.
  • Robert Schumann

    Fünf Stücke im Volkston op.102

    Performers: Mischa Maisky (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)

    • Philiips 412230-2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no 5 in E minor op 64 (finale)

    Performers: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor)

    • Chandos CHAN 8351.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A D667 'The Trout', 1st movement

    Performers: Frank Braley (piano), Renaud Capucon (violin), Gérard Caussé (viola), Gautier Capucon (cello), Alois Posch (bass)

    • Virgin Classics 545 563-2.
  • Mischa Levitzki

    Valse de Concert op 1

    Performer: Mischa Levitzki (piano)

    • Naxos 8.110688.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Gavotte (Iphigénie et Aulide)

    Arranger: Brahms Performer: Mischa Levitzki (piano)

    • Naxos 8.110688.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations (Variation 15), Canon at the Fifth

    Performer: Catrin Finch (harp)

    • DG 477 8097.
  • Paul Desmond

    Take Five

    Performers: Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto sax), Joe Morello (drums), Eugene Wright (bass)

    • CBS CDCBS 32046.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Two Nordic Melodies, opus 63, No 1 In Folk Style, No 2 Cow-Call and Peasant Dance

    Performers: Trondheim Soloists

    • 2L68.
  • Louis Jordan

    Five Guys names Moe

    Performers: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

    • ASV CD AJA 5296.


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