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Gareth Malone explores the many aspects of a subject close to his heart: 'musical youth'. With works by composers including Mozart, Schubert, Verdi, Chopin and Elgar.

A personal view of classical music from a range of presenters launches with Gareth Malone, star of BBC 2's BAFTA Award Winning 'The Choir'. In the first of four programmes, Gareth explores the many aspects of a subject close to his heart - 'musical youth'. Featuring two hours of great music including Mozart, Schubert, Verdi, Chopin and Elgar.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le Nozze di Figaro - opera in 4 acts K.492 - Overture

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DECCA.
    • 4213172.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in D major RV.589 for soloists, chorus and orchestra - Gloria in excelsis Deo; Et i

    Performer: Ingrid ATTROT - Soprano Performer: Nancy ARGENTA - Soprano Performer: The English Concert Choir - Main Artist Performer: Trevor PINNOCK - Harpsichord Performer: The ENGLISH CONCERT

    • ARCHIV.
    • 4233862.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aida - opera in 4 acts - Act 2 scene 2

    Conductor: Claudio ABBADO Performer: Placido DOMINGO - Tenor Performer: Katia RICCIARELLI - Soprano Performer: Leo NUCCI - Baritone Performer: Nicolai GHIAUROV - Bass Performer: Ruggero RAIMONDI - Bass Performer: Yelena OBRAZTSOVA - Mezzo-soprano Performer: La Scala Chorus Performer: La Scala Orchestra

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 4152862.
  • Edward Elgar

    Dream Children - 2 pieces Op.43 for small orchestra

    Conductor: Colin DAVIS Performer: BBC S O.

    • TELDEC.
    • 4509923742.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    24 Preludes Op.28 for piano - no.15 in D flat major; 'Raindrop'

    Performer: Vladimir HOROWITZ - Piano

    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • S2K53468.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture

    Conductor: Carlo Maria GIULINI Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra - Main Artist

    • EMI.
    • CES5685372.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata in C major BWV.1037 for 2 violins and continuo, attrib. [may be by J.Goldberg] - 4t

    Performer: David OISTRAKH - Violin Performer: Igor OISTRAKH - Violin

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 4636162.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concerto no. 1 in G minor Op.25 for piano and orchestra - 4th movement; Molto allegro viva

    Performer: Daniel BARENBOIM - Piano Performer: Lang Lang - Piano Performer: Chicago S O.

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 4742912.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quintet in A major D.667 (Trout) for piano, violin, viola, cello & db - 4th movement; Them

    Performer: Alfred BRENDEL - Piano Performer: Peter RIEGELBAUER - Double bass Performer: Richard DUVEN - Cello Performer: Tabea ZIMMERMANN - Viola Performer: Thomas ZEHETMAIR - Violin

    • PHILIPS.
    • 4460012.
  • Frederick Delius

    The Walk to the Paradise Garden, arr. Beecham [from 'A village Romeo and Juliet']

    Conductor: Charles MACKERRAS Performer: Austrian R S O

    • ARGO.
    • 4302752.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird - suite - Infernal dance

    Conductor: Claudio ABBADO Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 4158542.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    5 Morceaux de fantaisie Op.3 for piano [nos.3 & 5 revised 1940] - no.2; Prelude in C sharp

    Performer: Vladimir ASHKENAZY - Piano

    • DECCA.
    • 4144172.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.36 - 4th movement; Allegro molto

    Conductor: Roger NORRINGTON Performer: Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart

    • HANSSLER CLASSIC.
    • CD93084.
  • Luciano Berio

    Folk Songs, rev. for mezzo & small orch [1973] [orig. with 7 instr] - no.1; Black is the c

    Conductor: Luciano BERIO Performer: Cathy BERBERIAN - Mezzo-soprano Performer: London Sinfonietta

    • RCA.
    • 09026625402.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Op.34 (Variations and fugue on a theme of Purcel

    Conductor: Sian EDWARDS Performer: LONDON PHILHARMONIC - Main Artist

    • EMI.
    • CDEMX2165.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    The Belles of St. Trinians - suite from the film

    Conductor: Rumon GAMBA Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN24112.

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