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Jonathan Swain

Jonathan Swain's Christmas selection includes Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 and Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. Plus Bernstein's Missa Brevis and soprano Pretty Yende singing Rossini.

This morning's young artist is South African soprano Pretty Yende in music by Rossini. Jonathan Swain also plays the full version of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 that was selected in yesterday's Building a Library. The French impressionist season includes Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major, and the bonus of the soprano Elly Ameling in his Noël des Jouets. The morning concludes with Leonard Bernstein's Missa Brevis.

2 hours, 57 minutes

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Christmas Day 2016 09:00

Music Played

  • Stefan Stuligrosz

    My Tež Pastuszkowie

    Choir: Choir of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.
    • Polish Christmas Carols.
    • Dux.
    • 13.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

    Singer: Pretty Yende. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Conductor: Marco Armiliato.
    • A Journey: Pretty Yende.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • anon

    There is no rose of such virtue

    Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • A Spotless Rose.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Arnold Schoenberg


    Performer: Håkon Austbø. Performer: Louise Bessette. Ensemble: Arditti Quartet.
    • Naive.
  • Modest Mussorgsky


    Performer: Tscho Theissing. Performer: Аркадий Шилклопер. Performer: Antoni Donchev. Singer: Elisabeth Kulman. Singer: Georg Breinschmid.
    • Mussorgsky Dis-Covered.
    • Preiser Records.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano concerto No.21

    Performer: Malcolm Bilson. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos.
    • 1.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Berceuse de Noël

    Singer: Montserrat Figueras. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • The Voice of Emotion’.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 19.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Sextet for piano and wind quintet Op. 100

    Performer: Éric Le Sage. Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
    • Les Vents Français: Winds & Piano.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.96

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Truls Mørk plays Tchaikovsky & Dvorak.
    • Erato.
    • 4.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Seinte Mari moder milde

    Performer: Andrew Reid. Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Martin Baker.
    • Mass and Other Sacred Music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • John Tavener

    The Lamb

    Ensemble: The King’s Singers.
    • Sermons and Devotions.
    • Catalyst.
    • 10.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Beckus the Dandipratt, Op.5 - Comedy Overture

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Arnold - Orchestral Works.
    • LPO.
    • 1.
  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer

    La Marche des Scythes

    Performer: Christophe Rousset.
    • Premier livre de pièces de clavecin.
    • L’Oiseau Lyre.
    • 14.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Noël Des Jouets

    Performer: Dalton Baldwin. Singer: Elly Ameling.
    • Elly Ameling: The Dutch Nightingale.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 2.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major

    Performer: Samson François. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. Conductor: André Cluytens.
    • Ravel: Piano Concertos.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Missa Brevis

    Performer: Robert Millett. Ensemble: Polyphony. Singer: Stephen Layton. Singer: David Allsopp. Singer: Christopher Lowrey.
    • American Polyphony.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Jesse Reeves

    Alleluia! A new voice is come on hand

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.


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