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Wayne Sleep

As part of the BBC Dance season, ballet dancer and choreographer Wayne Sleep presents his choice of some of his favourite music, including works by Tchaikovsky, Delibes, Grainger and Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pas de deux, Act II (Nutcracker)

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: KIV Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer

    Les Patineurs

    Conductor: Jean Martinon. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Decca.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Waltz at Midnight (Cinderella)

    Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Decca.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Jazz Calendar (Saturday’s Child)

    Conductor: John Lanchbery. Ensemble: London Jazz Ensemble.
    • Philips.
  • Edward Elgar

    Nimrod (Enigma Variations)

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Argo.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream - How now, mad Spirit?

    Singer: Thomas Hemsley. Singer: Heather Harper. Singer: Alfred Deller.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Percy Grainger

    Country Garden / Shepherd's Hey

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Performer: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10638.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 9.
  • John Lanchbery

    The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: John Lanchbery.
    • EMI.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    A Month in the Country

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: John Lanchbery. Music Arranger: John Lanchbery.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Joseph F. Lamb

    Alaskan Rag

    Performer: Sue Keller.
    • HVR.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    A Soldier’s Tale (3 Danses / Danse du Diable)

    Performer: Pinchas Zukerman. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Petrushka (Scene 2)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Philips.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Cats - The Old Gumbie Cat

    Singer: Wayne Sleep. Ensemble: Members of the Cast.
    • Really Useful Records.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake - Act 2, Opening scene

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra.
    • Decca.
  • John Kander

    Cabaret - If you could see her

    Conductor: Gareth Valentine. Singer: Wayne Sleep. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Cast Masters.
  • Ferdinand Hérold

    La fille mal gardee - Clog Dance

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Music Arranger: John Lanchbery. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Decca.