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Alex Poots

Outgoing founder-director of the Manchester International Festival Alex Poots with his favourite music, including Shostakovich, Morton Feldman, Martland, Purcell, Bach and Mozart.

With Manchester International Festival in full swing this week's presenter is the outgoing founding director, Alex Poots. Alex shares music associated with his career in Manchester, at the Tate Britain, the Barbican Centre and the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Music includes, Shostakovich, Morton Feldman, Steve Martland, Purcell, Bach and Mozart.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 6 In E Minor, BWV.830 - Toccata

    Performer: Piotr Anderszewski.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS : 7243-545526 2 5.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 1.
  • Steve Reich

    The Desert Music - 3rd mvt, part 3

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas. Choir: The Brooklyn Philharmonic Chorus. Orchestra: Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. Ensemble: Steve Reich and Musicians.
    • Nonesuch 791012.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 6.
  • Béla Bartók

    Sonata Sz.117 For Violin Solo - 4th mvt

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova.
  • Hall Johnson

    There's A Man Going Round Taking Names

    Singer: Jessye Norman.
    • PHILIPS : 416 462 2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 4.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Lamentate - Pregando

    Performer: Alexei Lubimov. Orchestra: Stuttgart R S O. Conductor: Andrey Boreyko.
    • ECM : 476 3048.
    • ECM.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano concerto No. 1 In C Major - 2nd mvt

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 415 682-2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 4 "Christ Lag In Todesbanden" (extract)

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Choir: Monteverdi Choir.
    • Soli Deo Gloria SDG128.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 3.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude And Fugue No. 4 In E Minor

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
    • HYPERION : CDA -66441/3.
    • HYPERION.
    • 7.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Platee - Orage

    Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV : 4775578.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 9.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Boreades - Entree de Polymnie

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV : 479-0374.
    • Archiv.
    • 16.
  • Ian Buckle & Mark Simpson

    Lov(Escape)

    • NMC : D139.
    • NMC.
    • 13.
  • Morton Feldman

    Triadic Memoirs (extract)

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Cosi Fan Tutte - Overture

    Orchestra: Musica Aeterna Orchestra. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88765-466162.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Du Bist Die Ruh D.776

    Performer: Gerold Huber. Singer: Christian Gerhaher.
    • RCA : 82876-77716-2.
    • RCA.
    • 15.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite Of Spring - conclusion of Part I

    Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 435469-2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 6.
  • Steve Martland

    Patrol For String Quartet

    Ensemble: The Smith Quartet.
    • CATALYST : 09026626702.
    • CATALYST.
    • 13.
  • Henry Purcell

    When I am laid in earth - Dido And Aeneas

    Singer: Simone Kermes. Orchestra: Musica Aeterna Orchestra. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • ALPHA : 140.
    • ALPHA.
    • 38.

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