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For Orthodox Easter: Rachmaninov's Vespers from the BBC Singers

Jonathan Swain presents a performance of Rachmaninov's Vespers given in Liverpool Cathedral by the BBC Singers under conductor Stephen Cleobury.

Jonathan Swain presents a performance of Rachmaninov's Vespers from the BBC Singers and conductor Stephen Cleobury in Liverpool Cathedral.

1:01 AM
Rachmaninov, Sergey (1873-1943)
Vespers (All-night vigil) for chorus (Op.37)
BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (director)

1:57 AM
Franck, César [1822-1890]
Sonata for violin and piano (M.8) in A major
Jennifer Pike (violin), Tom Blach (piano)

2:27 AM
Elgar, Edward [1857-1934]
Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

3:01 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Suite in A minor (BWV.818a)
Wolfgang Glüxam (harpsichord)

3:15 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Sinfonias (15 three-part Inventions) (BWV.787-801)
Glenn Gould (piano)

3:42 AM
Heinichen, Johann David (1683-1729)
"Se mai, Tirsi, mio bene" - from the cantata 'Clori e Tirsi'
Nancy Argenta (soprano), Nigel Short (countertenor), Cappella Coloniensis, Hans-Martin Linde (conductor)

4:01 AM
Matušic, Frano (b.1961)
Two Croatian Folksongs
Dubrovnik Guitar Trio

4:07 AM
Trad. Danish, arr. by the Danish String Quartet
Nordic Folk Music
Danish String Quartet: Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (violin), Frederik Øland (violin), Asbjørn Nørgaard (viola), Fredrik Schøyen Sjölln (cello)

4:14 AM
Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)
Symphonic dance no.2 (Allegro grazioso) (Op.64 No.2)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ingar Bergby (conductor)

4:21 AM
Falla, Manuel de [1876-1946]
7 Canciones populares espanolas arr. for trumpet and piano
Alison Balsom (trumpet), Alisdair Beatson (piano)

4:33 AM
Chopin, Fryderyk (1810-1849)
3 Nocturnes for piano, Op.15: No.1 in F major; No.2 in F sharp major; No.3 in G minor
Julien Brocal (piano)

4:46 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Aria: "O wie ängstlich, o wie feurig" - from 'Die Entführung aus dem Serail'
Michael Schade (tenor), Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Richard Bradshaw (conductor)

4:51 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
Concerto in F major (RV.442) for treble recorder
Michael Schneider (recorder), Camerata Köln

5:01 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Overture in B flat major D.470
Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marcello Viotti (Conductor)

5:07 AM
Vitols, Jazeps (1863-1948)
Romance
Valdis Zarins (violin), Ieva Zarina (piano)

5:14 AM
Dinev, Petar [1889-1980]
Milost mira No.6 (A Mercy of Peace No.6)
Holy Trinity Choir, Plovdiv, Vessela Geleva (conductor)

5:18 AM
Kuhlau, Friedrich (1786-1832)
Variations on the old Swedish air 'Och liten Karin tjente' in E minor, Op.91
Folmer Jensen (piano) (MONO studio recording from 1958-1963)

5:33 AM
Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Pohjola's daughter - symphonic fantasia (Op.49)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund (conductor)

5:47 AM
Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)
Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat major
Markus Maskuniitty (horn), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Junichi Hirokami (conductor)

6:08 AM
Halévy, Jacques-François (1799-1862)
Aria: "Quand de la nuit l'epais nuage" (from "L'eclair", Act 3)
Benjamin Butterfield (tenor); Canadian Opera Company Orchestra; Richard Bradshaw (conductor)

6:14 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
Piano Trio in G major 'Premier Trio' (c.1879)
Grumiaux Trio: Luc Devos (piano), Philippe Koch (violin), Luc Dewez (cello)

6:37 AM
Groneman, Johannes (c.1710-1778)
Flute Sonata in E minor
Jed Wentz (flute), Balazs Mate (cello), Marcelo Bussi (harpsichord)

6:49 AM
Piston, Walter (1894-1976)
Prelude and Allegro (for organ and orchestra) (1943)
David Schrader (organ), Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar (conductor).

6 hours

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    "La Cheminée du Roi René" (excerpt from Madrigal-Nocturne)

    Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • GBBBC.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vespers (All-night vigil) for chorus (Op.37)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Director: Stephen Cleobury.
  • César Franck

    Sonata for violin and piano (M.8) in A major

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Performer: Tom Bloch.
  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • GBBBC.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite in A minor (BWV.818a)

    Performer: Wolfgang Glüxam.
    • ATORF.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonias (15 three-part Inventions) (BWV.787-801)

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
  • Johann David Heinichen

    Clori e Tirsi: cantata ("Se mai, Tirsi, mio bene")

    Singer: Nancy Argenta. Singer: Nigel Short. Ensemble: Cappella Coloniensis. Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde.
    • DEWDR.
  • Frano Matusic

    Two Croatian Folksongs

    Ensemble: Dubrovnik Guitar Trio.
    • HRHRT.
  • Traditional Danish

    Nordic Folk Music (Vigstamoin; Ribers No.8, polka)

    Music Arranger: Danish String Quartet. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Symphonic dance No 2 (Allegro grazioso) Op 64 No 2

    Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Ingar Bergby.
    • NONRK.
  • Manuel de Falla

    7 Canciones populares espanolas arr. for trumpet and piano

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Performer: Alasdair Beatson.
    • GBBBC.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    3 Nocturnes for piano, Op.15

    Performer: Julien Brocal.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F major (RV.442) for treble recorder

    Performer: Michael Schneider. Ensemble: Camerata Köln.
    • DEWDR.
  • Franz Schubert

    Overture in B flat major, D470

    Orchestra: Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marcello Viotti.
    • DESR.
  • Jazeps Vitols

    Romance for violin and piano

    Performer: Valdis Zariņš. Performer: Ieva Zarina.
    • LVLR.
  • Petar Dinev

    Milost mira No.6 (A Mercy of Peace No.6)

    Choir: Holy Trinity Choir, Plovdiv. Conductor: Vessela Geleva.
  • Friedrich Kuhlau

    Variations on the old Swedish air 'Och liten Karin tjente' in E minor, Op.91

    Performer: Folmer Jensen.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Pohjola's daughter - symphonic fantasia, Op 49

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
  • Richard Strauss

    Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major

    Performer: Markus Maskuniitty. Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jun'ichi Hirokami.
    • FIYLE.
  • Fromental Halévy

    Aria: "Quand de la nuit l'epais nuage" (from "L'eclair", Act 3)

    Singer: Benjamin Butterfield. Orchestra: Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bradshaw.
    • CACBC.
  • Claude Debussy

    Piano Trio in G major 'Premier Trio' (c.1879)

    Ensemble: Grumiaux Trio.
    • BEVRT.
  • Albertus Groneman

    Flute Sonata in E minor

    Performer: Jed Wentz. Performer: Balázs Máté. Performer: Marcelo Bussi.
    • NLNOS.
  • Walter Piston

    Prelude and Allegro (for organ and orchestra) (1943)

    Performer: David Schrader. Orchestra: Grant Park Orchestra. Conductor: Carlos Kalmar.
    • USWGBH.

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