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In the second of his two programmes, actor and director Philip Franks presents a personal selection of music written specifically for the theatre, including music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Elgar, and Duke Ellington's arrangement of Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Eugene Onegin - melodrama Op.71 for narrator, actors, chorus & orchestra: Polka; Minuet; M

    Conductor: Neeme Jarvi Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    • CHANDOS CHAN-8472.
  • Georges Bizet

    L' Arlesienne - incidental music: Prelude (Overture; Pastorale; Menuet (Intermezzo); Caril

    Conductor: Carlo Rizzi Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • TELDEC 4509964342.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Snow maiden [Snegurochka] - incidental music Op.12 for soloists, chorus and small orch

    Conductor: Neeme Jarvi Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    • CHANDOS CHAN9324.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Peer Gynt suites no. 1 [after GRIEG] for jazz ensemble: In the hall of the Mountain King;

    Performer: Duke Ellington Performer: Duke Ellington Orchestra

    • Columbia 4723542.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pelleas et Melisande - suite Op.80

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta Performer: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

    • SONY CLASSICAL CD45870.
  • Roger Quilter

    Where the rainbow ends - suite from the incidental music: 1st and 2nd Movements

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: Northern Sinfonia of England

    • EMI CDC499332.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Kuolema - incidental music Op.44 [1903-6]: Valse Triste

    Conductor: Osmo Vanska Performer: Lahti Symphony Orchestra

    • BIS CD191214.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Canzonetta Op.62a for strings from incidental music to "Kuolema" [1911]

    Conductor: Osmo Vanska Performer: Lahti Symphony Orchestra

    • BIS CD191214.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse romantique Op.62b for strings from incidental music to "Kuolema" [1911]

    Conductor: Osmo Vanska Performer: Lahti Symphony Orchestra

    • BIS CD191214.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Starlight Express - incidental music Op.78 [for Algernon Blackwood's play]: Waltz

    Conductor: George Hurst Performer: Bournemouth Sinfonietta

    • CHANDOS CHAN-8432.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Starlight Express - incidental music Op.78 [for Algernon Blackwood's play]: To The Chi

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras Performer: Alison Hagley Performer: Bryn Terfel Performer: Welsh National Opera Orchestra

    • ARGO 433-214-2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Bedbug [Klop] Op.19 for orchestra and chorus [Text by Mayakovsky]: Suite

    Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Performer: USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra

    • OLYMPIA OCD258.
  • Daryl Runswick

    Britten's blues for ensemble, arr. from music by Britten: The Clock on the Wall [from 'On

    Performer: Beverley Davison Performer: Chris Lawrence Performer: David Roach Performer: Graham Ashton Performer: Gregory Knowles Performer: Jill Gomez Performer: John Constable Performer: Martin Jones

    • UNICORN DKPCD9138.
  • Stephen Oliver

    Patriotic Song from Nicholas Nickleby

    Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz Performer: Original RSC Cast Soundtrack

    • Jay Productions CDJay 1348.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Eugene Onegin - melodrama Op.71: Polka; Minuet; Mazurka

  • Georges Bizet

    L' Arlesienne - incidental music: Prelude; Pastorale; Menuet; Carillon

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Snow Maiden - Op.12: Introduction; Prologue - Dances and chorus of birds

  • Duke Ellington

    Peer Gynt suite no. 1: In the hall of the Mountain King; Ase's death

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pelleas et Melisande - suite Op.80

  • Roger Quilter

    Where the rainbow ends - suite from the incidental music: 1st and 2nd Movements

  • Jean Sibelius

    Kuolema - incidental music Op.44: Valse Triste

  • Jean Sibelius

    Canzonetta Op.62a for strings from incidental music to Kuolema

  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse romantique Op.62b for strings from incidental music to Kuolema

  • Edward Elgar

    The Starlight Express - incidental music Op.78

  • Edward Elgar

    The Starlight Express - incidental music Op.78: To The Children

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Bedbug Op.19 for orchestra and chorus

  • Stephen Oliver

    Patriotic Song from Nicholas Nickleby

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