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Monday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. With special Comedy Classics guest Steve Punt from the Now Show, discussing his five favourite pieces of classical music.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Breakfast and talks to special Comedy Classics guest Steve Punt. Comedy writer and performer Punt is best known to Radio 4 listeners for The Now Show which he co-hosts with Hugh Dennis with whom he has had a long standing comedy partnership going back to TV's The Mary Whitehouse Experience. Steve talks to Sara about how he listens to classical music and chooses five of his favourite pieces.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude & Fugue in C sharp, BWV872 (Das Wohltemperirte Klavier, Book 2)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • Hyperion CDA677414.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56 "Scottish": 2nd movement - Vivace non troppo

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

    • Hanssler Classic CD93133.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Three Shakespeare Songs

    Performer: Cambridge Singers Performer: John Rutter (Director)

    • Collegium COLCD 104.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Concert Waltz No 2 in F, Op 51

    Performer: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Performer: Neeme Jarvi (Conductor)

    • Orfeo C 157 101 A.
  • Gustav Holst

    March (Suite No 2 in F for military band)

    Performer: Central Band of the RAF Performer: Wing Commander Eric Banks (Conductor)

    • EMI 6 27898 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio in B flat, D898: 2nd movement: Andante un poco mosso

    Performer: Beaux Arts Trio

    • Philips 438 308 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Marche ecossaise sur un theme populaire

    Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Performer: Jerzy Maksymiuk (Conductor)

    • Musica Mundi CD311159.
  • Moritz Moszkowski

    Serenata, Op 15

    Performer: Peter Nagy (piano)

    • Naxos 8.550141.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Rigaudon (Holberg Suite, Op 40)

    Performer: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Mariss Jansons (Conductor)

    • NKFCD 50002-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47

    Performer: Murray Perahia (piano)

    • Sony Classical SK 64399.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in G minor, RV315 "Summer"

    Performer: Jonathan Morton (violin) Performer: Scottish Ensemble

    • Signum SIGCD231.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Giunse alfin il momento – Deh, vieni non tardar (Le Nozze di Figaro, Act IV)

    Performer: Magdalena Kozena (soprano) Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Performer: Simon Rattle (Conductor)

    • DG 477 8112.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Theme & Variations (Suite No 4 "Mozartiana" – 4th movement)

    Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Antal Dorati (Conductor)

    • Decca 478 170 8.
  • George Gershwin

    3 Preludes

    Performer: Yo Yo Ma (cello) Performer: Jeffrey Kahane (piano)

    • Sony Classical SK 53126.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in E flat, Op 81a "Les Adieux" 1st movement: Das Lebewohl (Les Adieux)

    Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (piano)

    • EMI 5 62700 2.
  • Comedy Classics - Steve Punt's choices

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Montagues & Capulets (Romeo & Juliet)

      Performer: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Yevgeny Mravinsky (Conductor)

      • Philips 420 483-2.
    • Gilbert & Sullivan - Tower warders, under orders (The Yeoman of the Guard, Act I)

      Performer: Soloists & Glyndebourne Festival Chorus Performer: Pro Arte Orchestra Performer: Malcolm Sargent (Conductor)

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      The Sea & Sinbad's Ship (Sheherazade)

      Performer: Sergei Levitin (violin) Performer: Kirov Orchestra Performer: Valery Gergiev (Conductor)

      • Philips 470840-2.
    • Bernard Herrmann

      North by Northwest: Main titles

      Performer: London Studio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Laurie Johnson (Conductor)

      • MILAN CDCH022.
    • Jean Sibelius

      Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47 (3rd movement: Allegro ma non tanto)

      Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Performer: Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR Performer: Thomas Dausgaard (Conductor)

      • Virgin Classic 5455342.

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