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Anthony Horowitz

Author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz introduces his favourite music, including pieces by Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and Bellini, with a particular focus on the piano.

Anthony Horowitz is a major author of young people's fiction and a prolific screenwriter; he also loves the piano as demonstrated in his presentation of favourite music.

His work for children and teenagers includes several popular series of books: "The Diamond Brothers", "Alex Rider", and "The Power of Five" (or "Gamekeeper") series. He also writes for adults and his list of books includes a Sherlock Holmes novel "The House of Silk".

For Saturday Classics, Anthony introduces a selection of favourite music, including pieces by Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and Bellini demonstrating a broad range of tastes, but with a particular love of the piano.

First broadcast in December 2013.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 20 Sep 2014 14:00

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto No.1, 2nd mvt: Romanze - Larghetto

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • EMI : 556798-2.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    1st Piano Concerto – 2nd mvt

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
    • EMI : 556798-2.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Two Part Invention No 13 in A minor, BWV 784

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • DECCA : E4751932.
    • Decca.
    • 13.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    La Sonnambula - "Sovra il sen la man mi posa"

    Singer: Maria Callas. Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Antonino Votto.
    • EMI : CDC 556279-2.
    • EMI.
    • 5.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Turn of The Screw, Act 1, Variation 5, Scene 6 "The Lesson"

    Singer: Joan Rodgers. Singer: Julian Leang. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • VIRGIN : 4563792.
    • Virgin.
    • 12.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 1 in C Minor - First mvt: Allegro

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • RCA Red Seal : 82876-6039-2.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 1.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 - 1st mvt

    Orchestra: Budapest Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 4497352.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Coriolan - overture Op.62

    Conductor: Riccardo Chailly. Performer: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • DECCA : 4783492.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No 8 Op 65 - 3rd mvt: Allegro non troppo

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Leonard Slatkin.
    • RCA : 82876-76238-2.
    • RCA.
    • 3.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Berceuse in D flat, Op. 57

    Performer: Arthur Rubinstein.
    • PHILIPS : 456 955-2.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Berceuse In D flat Opus 57

    Performer: Arthur Rubinstein.
    • PHILIPS : 456 955-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 10.
  • Philip Glass

    Metamorphosis 2

    • Sony Masterworks : MK 45576.
    • Sony Masterworks.
    • 3.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia Antarctica' - 1st movement

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • BMG-RCA Red Seal 82876 55708-2.
    • 1.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No 7 - Sinfonia Antartica - 1. Prelude

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • RCA : GD90510.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Coriolan Overture

    Conductor: Riccardo Chailly. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • DECCA : 4783492.
    • DECCA.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 – 1st mvt

    Orchestra: Belgian National Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG : 4497352.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 1 in C Minor – First mvt: Allegro

    Conductor: Kurt Masur. Orchestra: Gewandhaus Orchestra.
    • RCA Red Seal : 82876-6039-2.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni – Banquet scene Act 2 Finale

    Singer: Ingvar Wixell. Singer: Wladimiro Ganzarolli. Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Singer: Luigi Roni. Choir: Royal Opera House Chorus. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • PHILLIPS : 422 541-2.
    • Phillips.
    • 14.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat Mater Dolorosa

    Singer: Anna Netrebko. Singer: Marianna Pizzolato. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 4778857.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat Mater

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Marianna Pizzolato. Singer: Anna Netrebko. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome.
    • DG : 4778857.
    • DG.
    • 1.

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