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Monday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces the latest Comedy Classics guest - actor and comedian Alexander Armstrong, best known as half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Breakfast and introduces the latest Comedy Classics guest - actor and comedian Alexander Armstrong. Best known as half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and frequent host of Have I Got News for You, Alexander is also an accomplished actor and singer, having been a member of Trinity Chapel Choir, Cambridge as well as the Cambridge Footlights whilst a student. He will be talking to Sara about his favourite five pieces of classical music which include choral works by Britten and Bach, piano music by Scriabin and orchestral music by Beethoven.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Eine kleine Nachtmusik K525: 1st mvt Allegro

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

    • Philips 426 208-2.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Menuet antique

    Performer: Louis Lortie (piano)

    • CHANDOS X10142(2).
  • William Byrd

    Sing Joyfully

    Performer: Clare College Chapel Choir Performer: Timothy Brown (conductor)

    • Impressions IMCD 701.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem: Pie Jesu

    Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazional Performer: Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

    • Decca 478 2558.
  • Johann Strauss II - Roses from the south

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Performer: Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas: Sailor's dance

    Performer: Les Arts Florissants Performer: William Christie (conductor)

    • Erato 4509-98477-2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto (RV.293) in F major "L'Autunno"

    Performer: Andrew Manze (violin) Performer: The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Performer: Ton Koopman (conductor)

    • Erato 4509-94811-2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle (fur Elise)

    Performer: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    • Philips 446 931-2.
  • Samuel Barber

    Adagio

    Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Performer: Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

    • Chandos Chan 9169.
  • César Franck

    Violin Sonata: last mvt

    Performer: Augustin Dumay (violin) Performer: Maria João Pires (piano)

    • DG 445 880-2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vago Augelletto

    Performer: Concerto Italiano Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)

    • Opus 111 OPS 30-187.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide Overture

    Performer: New York Philharmonic Performer: Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • CBS MK 42263.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Orfeo ed Euridice: Che Farò senza Euridice!

    Performer: Michael Chance (counter tenor) – Orfeo Performer: Tafelmusik Performer: Jeanne Lamon (director)

    • Sony SX2K 48 040.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin

    Performer: City of London Sinfonia Performer: Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • Virgin VC 7 90765-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations BWV 988: aria da capo

    Performer: Nicholas Angelich (piano)

    • Virgin 50999 0706642 9.
  • Comedy Classics - Alexander Armstrong's choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Ebarme Dich (from St Matthew Passion)

      Performer: Andreas Scholl (counter tenor) Performer: Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen (violin solo) Performer: Collegium Vocale Performer: Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

      • Harmonia Mundi HMC 901678.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No 7: II Allegretto

      Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

      • DG 471 627-2.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Nunc Dimitis in G

    Performer: The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge Performer: Alexander Armstrong (bass) Performer: Silas Standage (organ)

    • Conifer CDCF 214.
  • Comedy Classics - Alexander Armstrong's choices

    • Benjamin Britten

      Hymn to St Cecilia

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

      • DG 453 433-2.
    • Alexander Scriabin

      Piano Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 6: 1st mvt

      Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

      • Decca 425 579-2.
    • Will Todd

      Mass in blue (jazz mass): Sanctus

      Performer: Vasari Singers Performer: Various artists Performer: Will Todd (piano) Performer: Jeremy Backhouse (conductor)

      • Signum SIGCD083.

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