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Wendy Cope

To mark St Valentine's Day, poet Wendy Cope chooses some of her favourite classical music and songs on the theme of "love", including works by Bach, Mozart, Schoenberg, Dowland, Schubert, Liszt, Satie, Handel, Schumann, Prokofiev and Sullivan.

2 hours

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Sat 14 Feb 2015 14:00

Music Played

  • Thomas Morley

    O mistress mine - song for voice and continuo

    Performer: Desmond Dupré. Performer: Alfred Deller.
    • EMI : CDH5 65501 2.
    • EMI.
    • 10.
  • John Dowland

    Come againe sweet love doth now invite

    Performer: Janet Baker. Performer: Robert Spencer.
    • TESTAMENT : 1241.
    • TESTAMENT.
    • 25.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Zauberflote: Act 1, no.7; Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen

    Performer: William Christie. Performer: Les Arts Florissants. Performer: Rosa Mannion. Performer: Anton Scharinger.
    • ERATO : 0630-12705-2.
    • ERATO.
    • 10.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Pa-Pa-gena! [Die Zauberflöte]

    Singer: Brigitte Lindner. Conductor: Bernard Haitink. Singer: Wolfgang Brendel. Orchestra: Orchestra of Bavarian Radio.
    • EMI : CDC7 47951-2.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Franz Liszt

    Liebestraum No.3 in A flat

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG : 435 591-2.
    • DG.
    • 9.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Verklärte Nacht (4th & 5th movements)

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • VIRGIN : VC7 91478-2.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Tit Willow [The Mikado]

    Performer: Geraint Evans. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent. Orchestra: Pro Arte Orchestra.
    • VIRGIN : VC7 91478-2.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 12.
  • Erik Satie

    3 Gymnopedies

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • VIRGIN : VC7 90754-2.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor, BWV.1043 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Micaela Comberti. Performer: Simon Standage. Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 0594.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Jeremiah Clarke

    Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary)

    Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble.
    • RESONANCE : CDRSN3013.
    • RESONANCE.
  • George Frideric Handel

    The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba [Solomon]

    Director: Jeanne Lamon. Ensemble: Tafelmusik.
    • REFERENCE RECORDINGS : RRCD13.
    • REFERENCE RECORDINGS.
    • 1.
  • Stephen Hough

    Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467 (2nd movement)

    • CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE : CD-CFP 9016.
    • CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE.
    • 2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Im wunderschönen Monat Mai

    Performer: Roberto Szidon. Singer: Thomas Quasthoff.
    • RCA VICTOR RED SEAL : 09026 61225 2.
    • RCA VICTOR RED SEAL.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Du bist die Ruh, D.776

    Performer: Gerald Moore. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.
    • DG : 431 085-2.
    • DG.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mein Freund ist mein [Cantata 140: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme]

    Performer: Anthony Robson. Singer: Ruth Holton. Singer: Stephen Varcoe. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • ARCHIV : 431 809-2.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 6.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Dance of the Knights [Romeo & Juliet]

    Conductor: André Previn. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • EMI : CDS7 49012 8.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    What is life [Orfeo ed Euridice]

    Conductor: Malcolm Sargent. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
    • DECCA : 433470-2.
    • DECCA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    La ci darem la mano [Don Giovanni]

    Singer: Eberhard Wächter. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Singer: Graziella Sciutti. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • EMI : CDS7 47260 8.
    • EMI.
    • 17.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La donna e mobile [Rigoletto]

    Performer: Luciano Pavarotti. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
  • Henry Purcell

    Fear no danger to ensue [Dido & Aeneas]

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Singer: Julianne Baird. Director: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L’OISEAU LYRE : 436 992-2.
    • L’OISEAU LYRE.
    • 6.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    If you go in [Iolanthe]

    Performer: George Baker. Performer: Ian Wallace. Performer: Alexander Young. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent. Orchestra: Pro Arte Orchestra.
    • EMI : CDS7 47831 8.
    • EMI.
    • 9.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Rose Adagio [Sleeping Beauty]

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DG : 419 175-2.
    • DG.

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