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Neil Sedaka

Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka introduces a piano-themed selection of music, including works by Chopin, Debussy and Prokofiev.

Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka rose to fame in the 1950s with hits including 'Oh Carol', 'Calendar Girl' and 'Stairway to Heaven' and has sold millions of records in the last six decades. A prodigiously talented pianist from a young age he studied at the Juilliard School in New York in his teens and in the last few years has written his own classical works. His piano-themed selection today includes works by Chopin, Debussy and Prokofiev.

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19 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fugue in Eb minor from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Klavier

    Performer: Rosalyn Tureck.
    • DG.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto no. 3 Sz.119 for piano and orchestra

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer. Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Teldec.
  • Claude Debussy

    Claire de Lune from Suite Bergamasque

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor – 4th movement Adagietto

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • CBS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Reflets dans l'eau from Images

    Performer: Neil Sedaka.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28

    Performer: Neil Sedaka.
  • Neil Sedaka

    Manhattan Intermezzo

    • Absolute.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Letter Scene from Act 1 Scene 2 of Eugene Onegin

    Orchestra: Kirov Orchestra. Singer: Галина Владимировна Горчакова. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Philips.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz Opus 64 No 1 ‘The Minute Waltz’

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz Opus 64 No 2

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    A Prole Do Bebe No 1

    Performer: Arthur Rubinstein.
    • RCA.