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Wednesday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sara Mohr-Pietsch's selection includes Gershwin's Cuban Overture, Malcolm Arnold's Four Cornish Dances and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Breakfast, including Gershwin's Cuban Overture performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn, the Philharmonia Orchestra under Bryden Thomson perform Malcolm Arnold's Four Cornish Dances, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Andrew Litton perform Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Thomas Morley

    Now is the month of Maying

    Performer: The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford Performer: Grayston Ives (director)

    • CANTORIS CRCD2366.
  • Henry Purcell

    A Suite of Theatre Music (includes Rondeau from Abdelazer)

    Performer: Taverner Players Performer: Andrew Parrott (director)

    • VIRGIN 5 61304 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Allegretto in E flat major Hess 48

    Performer: The Florestan Trio

    • HYPERION CDA 67369.
  • William Byrd

    Bow thine ear, O Lord

    Arranger: Nico Muhly Performer: Thomas Gould (electric violin) Performer: Aurora Orchestra Performer: Nicholas Collon (conductor)

    • Decca 478 2731.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Oboe Quartet in F K 370: 1st movement (Allegro)

    Performer: Douglas Boyd (oboe) Performer: Gabrielli String Quartet

    • IMP PCD 810.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata : Brindisi – Libiamo ne'lieti calici

    Performer: Nicolai Gedda (tenor) Performer: Beverly Sills (soprano) Performer: John Alldis Choir Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Aldo Ceccato (conductor)

    • EMI CLASSICS 6 27920 2.
  • George Gershwin

    Cuban Overture

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Andre Previn (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 7 47021 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata in A major Op 30 no.1: 3rd mvt

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova (violin) Performer: Cedric Tiberghien (piano)

    • Wigmore Hall Live WHLive0045.
  • Richard Strauss

    Fruhlingsfeier Op 56 no. 5

    Performer: Karita Mattlia (soprano) Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DG 445 182-2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Overture from Pulcinella Suite

    Performer: New York Philharmonic Performer: Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK 94736.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for viola d'amore in D minor RV393

    Performer: Catherine Mackintosh (viola d’amore/director) Performer: Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment

    • HYPERION CDA66795.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Four Cornish Dances

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Bryden Thomson (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 8867.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Pastoral Song Hob XXVIa:27 (from 6 Original Canzonettas)

    Performer: Lisa Milne (soprano) Performer: Roger Vignoles (piano)

    • Helios CDH 55355.
  • Otto Nicolai

    Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Performer: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Performer: Karl Anton Rickenbacher (conductor)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7 91079-2.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Stabat Mater: Amen; In sempiterna saecula

    Performer: Chorus and Orchestra of the Accedemia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome Performer: Antonio Pappano (conductor)

    • EMI Classics 6 40529 2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Introduction and Allegro for strings Op.47

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Performer: Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

    • BIS CD 727.
  • Alexander Scriabin

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

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

    • Decca 425 579-2.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Das neugebor'ne Kindelein, BuxWV 13

    Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano) Performer: Michael Chance (counter-tenor) Performer: Charles Daniels (tenor) Performer: Peter Harvey (bass) Performer: The Purcell Quartet

    • CHACONNE CHAN 0723.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Soirees Musicales

    Arranger: Anged Britten Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Richard Bonynge (conductor)

    • DECCA 410 139-2.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Nocturne form String Quartet No. 2

    Performer: Borodin Quartet

    • CHANDOS CHAN 9965.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Il vostro maggio from Handel's Rinaldo.

    Performer: Catherine Bott & Ana-Maria Rincon (sopranos) Performer: Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

    • Decca 467 087 2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture

    Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Andrew Litton (conductor)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 7 59239 2.


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