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Strauss, Mozart, Britten

Fiona Talkington introduces music chosen by audience members, performers and staff during Cheltenham Music Festival earlier this year, including Elisabeth Schwarzkopf singing Strauss, Britten and Mahler's Adagietto. The author Alexander McCall Smith makes a guest request.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Jan Garbarek

    Allting finns

    Performer: Jan Garbarek (saxophone), Hilliard Ensemble

    • ECM New Series 476 3855.
    • 3.
  • Lucilla Galeazzi

    Voglio una casa (I want a house)

    Performer: Lucilla Galeazzi (singer), L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar (director)

    • Alpha ALPHA512.
    • 1.
  • Robert Schumann

    Dichterliebe: No 1: Im wunderschönen Monat Mai

    Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jörg Demus (piano)

    • DG 477 5270 CD3.
    • 1.
  • Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse

    Gymnopédie no 1,

    Performer: Pascal Rogé (piano)

    • Decca 458 105-2.
    • 1.
  • John Adams

    Gnarly Buttons for clarinet and small orchestra

    Performer: Michael Collins (clarinet), London Sinfonietta, John Adams (conductor)

    • Nonesuch 7559794652.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Trio for piano, violin and cello

    Performer: Beaux Arts Trio

    • Philips Classics 454 134-2.
    • 8 to 11.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Così fan tutte: Trio from Act 1, no 10, Soave sia il vento

    Performer: Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano), Alison Hagley (mezzo soprano), Thomas Allen (baritone), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI CDS5561702.
  • Benjamin Britten

    4 sea interludes (from Peter Grimes) Op.33a

    Performer: English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton (conductor)

    • Nimbus NI5295.
    • 1 to 4.
  • Richard Strauss

    Four Last Songs: Im abendrot

    Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

    • EMI CLASSICS 965941 2.
    • 4.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no 5: Adagietto

    Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti (conductor)

    • Decca 430 443-2.
    • 4.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Sleep

    Performer: Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • Hyperion CDA 67543.
    • 3.

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