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Roderick Williams

The singer Roderick Williams presents a very personal selection of his favourite classical music. Included in this autobiographical journey are works by Britten, Finzi, Puccini, Bach, Mahler, Webern and Spike Milligan.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge Op.10 for string orchestra: Variation 8; Funeral mar

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • LPO LPO0037.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Earth and air and rain Op.15 for baritone and piano: no.7; To Lizbie Browne

    Performer: Clifford Benson Performer: Stephen Varcoe

  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Boheme - opera in 4 acts: Act 1; Mi chiamano Mimi; Act 1; O soave fanciulla

    Conductor: Antonino Votto Performer: Maria Callas Performer: La Scala Orchestra

    • EMI 5562952.
  • Milligan/Carbone

    I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas

    Arranger: N/A Performer: The Goons

    • Eclipse 820 646-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Matthauspassion BWV.244: no.75; Mache dich, mein Herze [aria]

    Conductor: Karl Richter Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Performer: Munich Bach Choir Performer: Munich Bach Orchestra

    • DG 4696012.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Zefiro torna - ciaconna for 2 tenors & bc [words: Rinuccini]

    Conductor: Jurgen Jurgens Performer: Ian Partridge Performer: Nigel Rogers

    • DG Archiv 4791045.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    3 Choral hymns for baritone (or tenor), mixed chorus & orch: no.3; Whitsunday hymn

    Performer: John Harper Performer: Magdalen College Oxford Choir

    • ALTO ALC4001.
  • Anon.

    Hey trolly lolly lo (Maid whither go you?) [Lbm MS Add.31922]

    Performer: Robert Hollingworth Performer: I Fagiolini

  • Maurice Duruflé

    Requiem Op.9: Introit & Kyrie

    Conductor: Maurice Durufle Performer: French Radio and TV Philharmonic Orch Performer: Helene Bouvier Performer: Marie-Madeleine Durufle-Chevalier Performer: Roger Soyer Performer: Xavier Depraz

    • APEX 2564611392.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    20 Regards sur l'enfant Jesus for piano: no.15; Le Baiser de l'enfant Jesus

    Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    • TELDEC 2564660448.
  • Anton Webern

    Concerto Op.24 for 9 instruments: 1st movement; Etwas lebhaft

    Conductor: Boris Brott Performer: Ensemble unknown Performer: Glenn Gould

    • SONY CB751.
  • Jonathan Harvey

    Come, Holy Ghost for chorus

    Performer: John Harper Performer: Magdalen College Oxford Choir

    • ALTO ALC4001.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no. 2 in C minor (Resurrection) for soprano, alto, chorus and orchestra: 3rd move

    Conductor: Georg Solti Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • DECCA 4758501.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Douce dame jolie, pour Dieu

    Performer: Christopher Page Performer: Margaret Philpot Performer: Gothic Voices

    • HYPERION CDA66087.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Billy Budd: Act 1 Scene 2 "We are, Sir; Claggart is an able one…"; Act 1 Scene 3 "Blow her

    Performer: Philip Langridge Performer: Alan Opie Performer: Matthew Best Performer: Alan Ewing Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Richard Hickox

    • CHAN 9826.