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Peter Bradshaw

Ahead of the 2017 Bafta awards ceremony, film critic Peter Bradshaw introduces a selection of music for the movies.

On the eve of the BAFTA awards, film critic Peter Bradshaw presents a personal selection of music from cinema and beyond: from Hannibal Lecter's favourite Bach, to Katharine Hepburn as Clara Schumann, and a Handel aria used in a chilling Michael Haneke horror film.
Plus Peter's memories of his days at Cambridge University alongside star student George Benjamin, and his own youthful endeavours with composition lessons and the classical guitar.

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22 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations - Aria

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • Sony : SMK52 619.
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata No. 17 In D Minor Op.31 No. 2 (Tempest) - Ist mvt

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • CBS : M3YK45822.
    • CBS.
    • 5.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Warner Classics : 256463780-2.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Franz Liszt

    Un Sospiro S.144.3

    Performer: Lang Lang.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88697891402.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 2 In D Minor BWV 1004

    Performer: Andrés Segovia.
    • DG : 4714302.
    • DG.
    • 15.
  • Clara Schumann

    4 Pieces Fugitives Op.15

    Performer: Jozef de Beenhouwer.
    • Partridge : 11312.
    • Partridge.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Atalanta - Care Selve

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Raymond Leppard.
    • Philips 4652532.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Concerto Macabre - "Hangover Square"

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
    • BMG : RCA Victor-GD80707.
    • BMG.
    • 1.
  • George Benjamin

    A Mind Of Winter

    Singer: Penelope Walmsley-Clark. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta.
    • NIMBUS : NI5643.
    • NIMBUS.
    • 2.
  • Edgard Varèse

    Un Grand Sommeil Noir

    Performer: François Kerdoncuff. Singer: Mireille Delunsch.
    • Decca : 4602082.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons Recomposed

    Composer: Max Richter. Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin. Director: André de Ridder.
    • DG.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op.18

    Performer: Krystian Zimerman. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • DG : 0289 459 6432 4.
    • DG.
    • 4.

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