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Sunday - Simon Hoban

Simon Hoban presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Comedian's Galop

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Conducted by Vasiily Sinaisky

    • CHANDOS CHAN10052.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring: Variations on a Shaker hymn ("The gift to be simple") with slow introd

    Performer: St Louis Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Leonard Slatkin

    • EMI CDC7497662.
  • Franz Liszt


    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

    • EMI 3416822.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Oboe d'Amore Concert BWV 1055

    Performer: The King’s Consort Performer: Paul Goodwin (Oboe d’amore) Performer: Directed by Robert King

    • HELIOS CDH55269.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General

    Performer: George Baker (Baritone) Performer: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus Performer: Pro Arte Orchestra Performer: Sir Malcolm Sargent

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No. 7: Epilogue

    Performer: John Gielgud (speaker) Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: London Philharmonic Choir Performer: Margaret Ritchie (soprano) Performer: Adrian Boult (conductor)

    • DECCA 4732412.
  • William Croft

    Croft Sonata IV (for 2 violins): movements 2-4

    Performer: Retorica

    • NMC NMCCD182.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo

    Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra Performer: Seiji Ozawa Performer: Judi Dench (narrator)

  • Howard Shore

    The Hidden Valley from The Hobbit OST

    Performer: Various Artists

    • DECCA 00602537155651.
  • Jean Sibelius


    Performer: Yoshiko Arai

    • ONDINE ODE8502.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude No. 15 in D flat major "Raindrop"

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha

    • Decca 4332222.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    The Birds suite: Preludio

    Performer: I Solisti Veneti Performer: Conducted by Claudio Scimone

    • ERATO 4509921872.
  • Percy Grainger

    The Beaches of Lukannon; Mowgli's song against people both from The Jungle Book Cycle

    Performer: David Wilson-Johnson (baritone) Performer: James Gilchrist (tenor) Performer: Polyphony Performer: Stephen Layton (director)

    • HELIOS CDH55433.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 2: IV: Allegro con spirito

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    • LSO LIVE LSO0043.
  • Franz Lehár

    The Merry widow - operetta in 3 acts: Vilja

    Performer: Ingeborg Hallstein (soprano) Performer: Günter-Kallmann-Chor Performer: Grosses Operetten-Orchester Performer: Franz Marszalek (director)

    • ACANTA 43455.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dixit Dominus - Psalm 110 (HWV.232), no.1; Dixit Dominus Domino meo (Chorus)

    Performer: Taverner Choir Performer: Andrew Parrott

    • Virgin Veritas 5615792.
  • Sonny Rollins

    Strode Rode

    Performer: Rollins (tenor saxophone) Performer: Tommy Flanagan (piano) Performer: Max Roach (drums) Performer: Doug Watkins (bass)



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