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Monday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Breakfast and talks to comedy actress Rebecca Front about her favourite classical music as part of the Comedy Classics series.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Breakfast and between 9 - 10 o'clock she continues Breakfast's "Comedy Classics" series in which guests from the world of comedy talk about their favourite classical music. Today's guest is BAFTA award winning comedienne and actress REBECCA FRONT, best known for her role as the minister Nicola Murray in "The thick of it". She is a familiar face to comedy fans, having starred in "Knowing Me, Knowing You...with Alan Partridge", "Nighty Night" and "Big Train", and more recently in "Grandma's House" and "Just William". Her choices include music by Gershwin, Britten and J.S. Bach.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue No 2 in C minor BWV 847 (From Well tempered clavier Book 1)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • Hyperion CDS442914.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Ma Vlast: Vltava

    Performer: Cleveland Orchestra Performer: Christoph con Dohnanyi (conductor)

    • Decca 444 867-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Morgen; Cäcilie

    Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Performer: Sir Georg Solti (piano)

    • Decca 430 511-2.
  • Louis Spohr

    Overture: Der Fall Babylons

    Performer: Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana Performer: Howard Shelley (conductor)

    • Hyperion CDA67788.
  • Eric Coates

    Calling All Workers

    Performer: Eric Coates Orchestra.

    Performer: The New London Orchestra Performer: Ronald Corp (conductor)

    • Hyperion CDA66868.
  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Parce mihi Domine

    Performer: The Monteverdi Choir Performer: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • SDG701.
  • Frank Bridge

    Capriccio no 2

    Performer: Kathryn Stott (piano)

    • Conifer CDCF 186.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in B minor RV 580

    Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • DG 429 390-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin - Mazurka in G major Op 67'1

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Sonata No 1 in F minor: Allegretto grazioso

    Performer: Gervase de Peyer (clarinet) Performer: Gwenneth Pryor (piano)

    • Chandos CHAN 8563.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Greensleeves

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Sir Charles Groves (conductor)

    • Denon CO 73534.
  • Franz Schubert

    Morgengruss (from Die Schöne Müllerin)

    Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Performer: Helmut Deutsch (piano)

    • Decca 478 1528.
  • William Boyce

    Symphony No 3 in C major

    Performer: The Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

    • L’oiseau-Lyre 436 761-2.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Sonata in F sharp minor

    Performer: Stephen Hough (piano)

    • Hyperion CDA67565.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespro della Beata Vergine: Nisi Dominus

    Performer: L’Arpeggiata Performer: Christina Pluhar (director)

    • Virgin 50999 64199429.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in D major K 320 "Posthorn"

    Performer: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Roger Norrington (conductor)

    • Hänssler CD 93.213.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Il ferviso desiderio

    Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo) Performer: James Levine (piano)

    • Decca 478 1380.
  • Comedy Classics - Rebecca Front's choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sheep may safely graze

      Arranger: Stokowski Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: José Serebrier (conductor)

      • Naxos 8.557883.
    • George Gershwin

      Piano Concerto in F: Allegro Agitato (finale)

      Performer: Hélène Grimaud (piano) Performer: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Performer: David Zinman (conductor)

      • Erato 0630-19571-2.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat: II Andante

      Performer: Paul Lewis (piano) Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra Performer: Jiri Belahlovek (conductor)

      • HMC 902053 55.
    • Henry Purcell

      Funeral Sentences: Man that is born of a woman

      Performer: Collegium Vocale Performer: Philipp Herreweghe (conductor)

      • Harmonia Mundi HMC 901462.
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      English Folk Song Suite

      Performer: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra Performer: Timothy Reynish (conductor)

      • CHAN 9697.
    • Domenico Scarlatti

      Sonata in B minor K87

      Performer: Balázs Szokolay (piano)

      • Naxos 8.550252.


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