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Violinist Tasmin Little selects music that inspired her as a child and at school. With Smetana, Wagner, Haydn and Puccini, as well as Tchaikovsky's None But the Lonely Heart.

The first of two programmes in which violinist Tasmin Little makes a personal selection of music that was a particular inspiration to her as a child and at school.

The programme includes orchestral music by Smetana and Wagner, along with a movement of one her favourite string quartets by Haydn. Tasmin also shares some of her musical memories through the music of Puccini, and Spike Jones' rendition of Tchaikovsky's None but the Lonely heart.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Pietro Locatelli

    Concerto in D major Op.3 No. 12 (Harmonic labyrinth) for violin and strings - 2nd movement

    Performer: Elizabeth WALLFISCH - Violin Performer: Nicholas KRAEMER - Director Performer: Raglan Baroque Players

    • CDS-44391/3.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Ma vlast [My country] - cycle of symphonic poems - 1st movement: Vltava [Moldau]

    Conductor: Andre PREVIN Performer: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Philips.
    • 4163822.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Concerto in D minor Op.47 for violin and orchestra - 2nd movement: Adagio di molto

    Conductor: Paavo BERGLUND Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Ida HAENDEL - Violin

    • EMI.
    • CDE-5752362.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot - opera in 3 acts - Act 1 Finale

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Placido DOMINGO - Tenor Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Vienna State Opera Chorus

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4106452.
  • Frederick Delius

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

    Conductor: John BARBIROLLI Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • HMV.
    • 5740542.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring - Part 2 (The Sacrifice)

    Conductor: Robert CRAFT Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • KOCH.
    • 373592.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem Op.48 for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra - In Paradisum

    Conductor: Yan Pascal TORTELIER Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-10113.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet in B flat major Op.76`4 (Sunrise) for strings - 1st movement: Allegro con spirito

    Performer: Amadeus String Quartet

    • 4158672.
  • Richard Wagner - Siegfried-Idyll for small orchestra

    Conductor: James JUDD Performer: Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

  • Frédéric Chopin

    12 Studies Op.10 for piano - No.12 in C minor: 'Revolutionary study'

    Performer: Louis KENTNER - Piano

    • HRC-050.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    None But The Lonely Heart

    Performer: SPIKE JONES AND THE CITY SLICKERS - Main Artist

    • RCA.
    • 74321135762.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Concert Fantasy on 'Carmen' Op.25 for violin and orchestra or piano

    Conductor: Lawrence FOSTER Performer: Itzhak PERLMAN - Violin Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 7471012.