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Roderick Williams - Ten Pieces

Baritone Roderick Williams, an Ambassador for the BBC's Ten Pieces aimed at introducing classical music to school children, presents some of the new Ten Pieces for secondary schools and offers some personal musical links for further exploration.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Oct 2015 13:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata in D minor, BWV 565

    Ensemble: Sky.
    • BMG.
  • Franz Liszt

    Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H

    Performer: Christopher Herrick.
    • Hyperion.
  • Georges Bizet

    Au Fond du Temple Saint (Pearl Fishers)

    Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Renato Cellini. Singer: Robert Merrill. Singer: Jussi Björling.
    • RCA.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No.6 - Finale

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Mariinsky.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    William Tell - overture

    Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Cello Concerto in C

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • EMI.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Requiem: Dies Irae

    Choir: Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • EMI.
  • Clément Janequin

    Chants des oiseaux

    Performer: Ensemble Clément Janequin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Walkure (Ride of the Valkyrie)

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • EMI.
  • Simon Preston

    "Dies Irae" and "Bugles Sang" from War Requiem

    Choir: Bach Choir. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Choir: Highgate School Choir. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.
    • Decca.
  • Hubert Parry

    King Arthur’s Farewell to Guinevere

    Singer: Ailish Tynan. Singer: Roderick Williams. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Martin Yates.
    • Dutton.