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Chi-chi Nwanoku

Chi-chi Nwanoku presents listeners' requests, including a tribute to Gorecki, contrasting approaches to dance from Vaughan Williams and Rameau and the sound of the Finnish kantele.

Chi-chi Nwanoku takes her pick of listeners' requests and recommendations including a tribute to the late Henryk Górecki, contrasting approaches to dance from Vaughan Williams and Rameau, and the magical plucked sounds of the Finnish kantele. Plus, John Irving shares his experiences as player of period keyboard instruments, Rattle conducts Debussy, and Einojuhani Rautavaara fills the skies with a sound portrait of migrating swans.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Richard Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture

    Performer: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bernhard Haitinck (conductor)

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Indes Galantes (excerpts)

    Performer: Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC90136769 CD3.
    • 1.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano

    Performer: Julian Bliss (clarinet), Julien Quentin (piano)

    • EMI 5856392.
    • 10 to 12.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    March (Folk Songs from Somerset)

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

    • DECCA 452 707-2.
    • 5.
  • Trad Finnish arr. Sinikka Langeland


    Performer: Sinikka Langeland (voice and kantele), Bjørn Kjellemyr (bass), Pål Thowsen (percussion)

    • GRAPPA HCD7180.
    • 4.
  • Giovanni Domenico Puliaschi

    Locar sopra gl'abissi; Deh mirate luce ingrate

    Performer: David Thomas (bass), Anthony Rooley (lute)

    • MUSICA OSCURA 070974.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Symphony no 3, 3rd movement

    Performer: Zofia Kilanowicz (soprano), Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8550822.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata K.570, 1st movement

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)

    • BIS CD163336.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Verano del 79

    Performer: Astor Piazzolla and his Quinteto Tango Nuevo

    • JUST A MEMORY JAM91052.
    • 3.
  • James Rhodes

    Ibéria (Images)

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI CDC7499472.
    • 5 to 7.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Cantus Arcticus: Swans Migrating

    Performer: Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Max Pommer (conductor)

    • ONDINE ODE7472.
    • 3.