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Trumpeter Alison Balsom shares some of her favourite pieces and the musicians that continue to inspire her. With music from Beethoven, Bach, Strauss Ravel and Dizzy Gillespie.

A personal view of classical music from a range of presenters. Today, trumpeter Alison Balsom shares some of the music and musicians that continue to inspire her, including Beethoven's Violin Concerto, Bach's St Matthew Passion, Strauss's Four Last Songs, Ravel's Piano Concerto and recordings by Sir Simon Rattle and Dizzy Gillespie.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Come ye sons of art away - birthday song for Queen Mary Z.323

    Conductor: Robert KING Performer: James BOWMAN - Counter-tenor Performer: Michael CHANCE - Counter-tenor Performer: New College Oxford Choir Performer: The King's Consort

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA 66598.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra - 2nd Movement; Adagio assai

    Conductor: Claudio ABBADO Performer: Martha ARGERICH - Piano Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG 419 062-2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Grosse Fuge Op.133 for string quartet [original finale of Op.130]

    Performer: Emerson String Quartet

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG 449505-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Matthauspassion BWV.244 – No.47; Erbarme Dich

    Conductor: Philippe HERREWEGHE Performer: Andreas SCHOLL - Counter-tenor Performer: Collegium Vocale Ghent

    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMC 951676.78.
  • Jehan ALAIN

    Litanies for organ [1937]

    Performer: Marie-Claire ALAIN - Organ

    • Erato.
    • 4509 94812-2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 88 in G major H.1.88

    Conductor: Simon RATTLE Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC3 94237-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    4 Letzte Lieder AV.150 for voice and orchestra - September

    Conductor: Christian THIELEMANN Performer: Renee FLEMING - Soprano Performer: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Decca.
    • 478 0647.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto in D major Op.61 for violin and orchestra - 1st movement; Allegro ma non troppo

    Performer: Maxim VENGEROV - Violin Performer: Mstislav ROSTROPOVICH - Conductor Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC3 36403-2.
  • Béla Bartók

    Duke Bluebeard's castle - opera in 1 act Sz.48 – The Lake of Tears

    Conductor: Bernard HAITINK Performer: Anne Sofie von OTTER - Mezzo-soprano Performer: John TOMLINSON - Bass Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC5 56162-2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique) - 4th movement; Finale (Adagio lamentoso) (An

    Conductor: Roger NORRINGTON Performer: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

    • Hanssler Classic.
    • 93.119.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Manteca

    Arranger: Mike Crotty Performer: Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra

    • RCA Victor.
    • 07863 66528-2.
  • Henry Purcell

    Come ye sons of art away - Birthday song for Queen Mary Z.323

  • Maurice Ravel

    Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Grosse Fuge Op.133 for string quartet [original finale of Op.130]

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Matthauspassion BWV.244: Erbarme Dich

  • Jehan Alain

    Litanies for organ [1937]

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 88 in G major H.1.88

  • Richard Strauss

    4 Letzte Lieder AV.150 for voice and orchestra: September

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto in D major Op.61 for violin and orchestra

  • Béla Bartók

    Duke Bluebeard's Castle - opera Sz.48: The Lake of Tears

  • Richard Strauss & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique) : 4th movement

  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Manteca

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