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Sue MacGregor: Introductions

In the first of two programmes, broadcaster Sue MacGregor describes her introduction to classical music growing up in South Africa and during her early career in London. The programme includes her early encounters with the music of Wagner, Bach, Shostakovich and Mozart.

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32 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg - Prelude

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • DECCA : 417-497 2.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations - Variation 13

    Performer: Rosalyn Tureck.
    • EMI : 5096472.
    • EMI.
    • 14.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Samson et Dalila - Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix

    Singer: Grace Bumbry. Conductor: Kulka János. Orchestra: ベルリン放送管弦楽団.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 8 in C Minor - Second Movement

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Mariinsky : SACD MAR 0525.
    • Mariinsky.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major K.488 - Second Movement

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • CBS : cd-42055.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Wiegenlied Op.49 No.4

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.
    • DG : 447 5004-2.
    • DG.
    • 17.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) - Finale

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Karl Bohm.
    • DG : 413 721-2.
    • DG.
    • 2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo And Juliet - Ballet Op.64 - The Death of Juliet

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • ERATO : 5619772.
    • ERATO.
    • 21.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances From 'West Side Story' arr. William David Brown

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : SK-89358.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 9.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata - Un di felice, eterea

    Orchestra: Bavarian State Orchestra. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber. Singer: Ileana Cotrubaș. Singer: Plácido Domingo.
    • DG 4151322.
    • DG.
    • 5.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Lady Macbeth Of The Mtsensk District - Katerina's Aria (Act 1)

    Singer: Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
    • EMI CLASSICS : CDS-749955 2.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 9.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Sleeping Beauty - Suite Op.66a - Adagio

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
    • DG : 431 610-2.
    • DG.
    • 2.
  • Franz (1) Schubert

    Winterreise - Einsamkeit and Letze Hoffnung

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Florian Boesch.
    • ONYX : ONYX-4077.
    • ONYX.
    • 12.
  • John Adams

    Nixon In China - I am the wife of Chairman Mao

    Singer: Trudy Ellen Craney. Conductor: Edo de Waart. Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
    • Elektra : 979 177-2.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
    • 12.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le Nozze Di Figaro - Finale

    Conductor: Karl Bohm. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Singer: Hermann Prey. Singer: Edith Mathis. Singer: Gundula Janowitz. Orchestra: German Opera Of Berlin.
    • DG : 415 520-2.
    • DG.
    • 9.

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