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Jamie MacDougall opens up the Classics Unwrapped Encyclopedia to demystify some of classical music's jargon, plus he has a live session from up-and-coming pianist Emmanuel Vass.

Have you ever struggled to tell a Fugue from an Etude or a Largo from an Adagio? Jamie will open up volume one of the 'Classics Unwrapped Encyclopedia' to demystify some of classical music's jargon using the greatest music ever written to help explain and up and coming pianist Emmanuel Vass is live in session.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Jan 2016 21:00

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Sleeping Beauty - Mazurka

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
  • Luigi Cherubini

    Etude no 2 for horn and strings

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
  • Franz Liszt

    At the Lake of Walenstadt

    Performer: Emmanuel Vass.
  • Trad.

    Blow the man down

    Music Arranger: Emmanuel Vass. Performer: Emmanuel Vass.
  • Trad.

    What shall we do with the drunken sailor?

    Music Arranger: Emmanuel Vass. Performer: Emmanuel Vass.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Orfeo ed Euridice, Che faro senza Euridice

    Performer: Iestyn Davies. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quartet for strings, Op.135 in F major, 2nd mvt, Vivace

    Performer: Hagen Quartett.
  • Franz Schubert

    An Silvia

    Performer: John Mark Ainsley. Performer: Graham Johnson.
  • Franz Schubert


    Performer: Janet Baker. Performer: Graham Johnson.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Humoreske Op.101, No.7 for violin & piano

    Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler. Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Jérôme Ducros.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fugue in G, BWV 577

    Performer: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Capriccio in E minor, Op.81, No.3

    Performer: New Zealand String Quartet.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Act 4, Barcarolle - Belle nuit, O nuit d'amour

    Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Conductor: Marc Minkowski. Performer: Stéphanie d'Oustrac. Performer: Orchestra and Chorus of Les Musiciens du Louvre.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto for horn and orchestra, No. 2 (K.417) in Eb major, 3rd mvt, Rondo

    Performer: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Performer: Alessio Allegrini.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Gli Uccelli [The Birds] - Suite, Il Cuccu (Allegro)

    Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
  • John Field

    Nocturne No.10 in E minor

    Performer: Benjamin Frith.
  • William Byrd

    This sweet and merry month of May for 6 voices

    Performer: The King’s Singers.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet for strings Op.76 in D major for two flutes, 2nd mvt; Largo

    Music Arranger: Samuel Arnold. Performer: Jean‐Pierre Rampal. Performer: Wolfgang Schulz.
  • Johann Pachelbel


    Performer: Taverner Players.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

    Performer: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
  • Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin

    Toccatina for piano

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Berceuse Romantique

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Paul Coker.
  • Samuel Barber

    Adagio for string orchestra from 2nd mvt of String Quartet

    Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.


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