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Joanne Harris at Free Thinking

A special edition of Radio 3's Saturday Classics where the multimillion-selling author of Chocolat, Joanne Harris, broadcasts live from the Free Thinking Festival studio in the foyer at Sage Gateshead, choosing music which has inspired and moved her.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Nov 2015 13:00

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer - 3 symphonic sketches for orchestra

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • Teldec Classics.
    • 8573-81702-2.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 Op.46

    Conductor: Neville Marriner. Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Hanssler Classics.
    • CD 98995.
  • Johann Strauss II

    An der schonen, blauen Donau - waltz Op.314 for orchestra with chorus ad lib.

    Conductor: Riccardo Muti. Performer: Vienna Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7243 5 67323 2 2.
  • Sidney (Joseph) Bechet

    Petite fleur

    Performer: Claude Luter and his Orchestra. Performer: Sidney Bechet.
    • Vogue VG.
    • 659 614003.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Zauberflote - singspiel in 2 acts K.620

    Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Performer: Anton Scharinger. Performer: Orchestra of Zurich Opera House.
    • Teldec Classics.
    • 8573-81702-2.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Ma vlast [My country] - cycle of symphonic poems

    Conductor: Václav Smetáček. Performer: Czech Philharmonic.
    • Supraphon.
    • 38C377241.
  • Edward Elgar

    Concerto in E minor Op.85 for cello and orchestra

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Berlin State Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 478 2735.
  • Alfredo Catalani

    La Wally - dramma musicale in 4 acts

    Conductor: Vladimir Cosma. Performer: Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez. Performer: Symphonic Orchestra of London.
    • DRG.
    • 9523.
  • Rachel Portman

    Vianne Sets up Shop/Vianne Confronts the Comte/Vianne Gazes at the River

    Performer: Studio Orchestra Cond. by David Snell.
    • SK-89472.
  • Joe Zawinul


    Performer: Weather Report.
    • CBS.
    • CDCBS 81775.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem Op.48 for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Matthew Best. Performer: John Scott Whiteley. Performer: Corydon Singers. Performer: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA30008.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Sunday in the park with George - musical

    Performer: Mandy Patinkin.
    • Red Seal.
    • RD85042.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique Op.14

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • DG.
    • 474 165 2.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett


    Performer: BBC Philharmonic / John Harle.
    • Sony Classical.
    • SK-89135.
  • Ennio Morricone


    Performer: Ennio Morricone. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • VIRGIN.
    • CDV-2402.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane pour une infante defunte, arr. for orchestra [orig. piano]

    Conductor: Jean‐Bernard Pommier. Performer: Royal Northern Sinfonia.
    • Virgin Virgo.
    • VJ 7 91467-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem in D minor K.626, compl. Sussmayr

    Conductor: Riccardo Muti. Performer: Radiokören. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Stockholms kammarkör.
    • EMI.
    • 0777 7 49640 2 9.