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Carolyn Sampson, Robert Wilson

Sean Rafferty's guests include soprano Carolyn Sampson and avant-garde director Robert Wilson. Plus The Story of Music in 50 Pieces: Howard Goodall explores Debussy's Pagodes.

Sean Rafferty's guests include soprano Carolyn Sampson and avant-garde director Robert Wilson.

Also today, another instalment in The Story of Music in 50 pieces. Composer Howard Goodall, in conversation with Suzy Klein, explores his personal choice of 50 compositions that changed the course of music history, everyday at 5.30pm. The Story of Music continues in Essential Classics weekdays at 11am, and each episode is available as a download.
Today: Debussy's Pagodes
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2 hours

Music Played

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Flight of the Bmblebee

    Performer: Ingolf Wunder (piano)

    • DG 479 0084.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Magnificat (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G)

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (soprano) Performer: Choir of The King’s Consort Performer: The King’s Consort Performer: Robert King (director)

    • VIVAT 101.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Zerfliesse, mein Herze (St John Passion, BWV.245)

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (soprano) Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Performer: Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA67901/2.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Sonata for violin and piano in Eb major: Scherzo

    Performer: Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin) Performer: Matthre Rickard (piano) Performer: EM Records

    • EMR CD011.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Vif et agite (Petite symphonie in F major, after the String Quartet in F major)

    Performer: The Scottish Ensemble Performer: Clio Gould (director)

    • LINN CKD 215.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Marche miniature viennoise

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet) Performer: Kathryn Stott (piano)

    • EMI 416471-2.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Allegro moderato (Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.74)

    Performer: Anthony Marwood (violin) Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Performer: Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA67208.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Regina caeli a 8

    Performer: The Sixteen Performer: Harry Christophers (director)

    • CORO COR16106.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Norwegian Rhapsody No.3, Op.21

    Performer: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

    • CHAN 10711.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pagodes (Estampes for piano, No.1)

    Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    • DECCA 452 022-2.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Morceau de lecture [1903]

    Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin) Performer: Roy Howat (piano)

  • Alexander Glazunov

    Meditation in D major, Op.32

    Performer: Chloe Hanslip (violin) Performer: Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana Performer: Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA67940.
  • Giovanni Paolo Foscarini


    Performer: Private Musicke Performer: Pierre Pitzl (director)

    • DG 477 8764.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Serenade for Cello, Op.98

    Performer: Neil Heyde (cello) Performer: Roy Howat (piano)

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Valse Caprice in A-flat major, Op.62 No.4

    Performer: Roy Howat (piano)

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio, K.418

    Performer: Christine Schaefer (soprano) Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DG 457 582-2.


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