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A-Z of classical music

Jamie MacDougall presents an A-Z of classical music, and violinist Greg Lawson chooses his My Music.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • BBC Music Magazine: Vol 11- No 2.
    • BBC Music Magazine.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) - Carmen Act 1

    Singer: Leontyne Price. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Choir: Chor der Wiener Staatsoper. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • The Essential Leontyne Price.
    • RCA.
  • Samuel Barber

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Isaac Stern. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Barber: Adagio for Strings / Violin Concerto / Schuman: To Thee Old Cause: Berns.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 2-4.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Preludes for piano - 1, 3 & 4

    Performer: Grigory Sokolov.
    • Chopin Preludes.
    • Naive.
  • Claude Debussy

    Violin Sonata, Allegro Vivo

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Beau Soir.
    • Decca.
  • Edward Elgar

    Enigma Variations, Op.36, Finale

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • Elgar: Cello Concerto/Enigma Variations.
    • Philips.
    • 019.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Elegie for cello and piano (Op.24)

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Cécile Licad.
    • Faure: Cello Sonatas: Alban Gerhardt , Cecile Licad.
    • Hyperion.
  • George Gershwin

    I Got Rhythm

    Performer: Eugenie Russo.
    • American Piano Music, George Gershwin, Eugenie Russo, piano.
    • campion records.
    • 10.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah, For unto us a child is born

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort and Players. Director: John Butt.
    • Handel: Messiah: Dunedin Consort & Players.
    • Linn.
  • Charles Ives

    Crossing the bar (Sunset and evening ..)

    Performer: Christopher Hughes. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Ives; The Celestia Country, Psalm Settings, Easter Carol: BBC Singers/Cleobury.
    • Collins Digital.
    • 4.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Cello Concerto no. 9, 3rd mvt

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1, etc.: Jacqueline du Pre.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 9.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Gayane - Sabre Dance

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Aram Khachaturian.
    • Khachaturian: Symphony 2/Gayaneh Suite.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata no.3 (Op.2)in C..4th mvt

    Performer: Lang Lang.
    • Lang Lang - Live in Vienna.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mass in C minor K.427: Laudamus te

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • The Art of Anne Sofie von Otter.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 18.
  • Carlos Gardel

    Tango 'por una cabeza'

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Alexander Sitkovesky. Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Ksenija Sidorova. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
    • The Violin.
    • DECCA.
    • 003.
  • Carl Orff

    Carmina Burana, O Fortuna

    Orchestra: London Philiharmonic Orchestra and Choir. Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst.
    • Unforgettable Classics.
    • EMI.
  • Henry Purcell

    Abdelazer, or The Moor's revenge - incidental music (Z.570), Rondeau

    Ensemble: The Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Rondeaux Royaux: The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Roger Quilter

    Come away, Death from Three Shakespeare Songs

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Bryn Terfel.
    • Bryn Terfel: Silent Noon - English Songs.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 001.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quintet (D.667) in A maj "Trout";3rd mvt

    Performer: Robert Smisson. Performer: Stephen Orton. Performer: Paul Marrion. Performer: Hamish Milne. Performer: Kenneth Sillito. Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Schubert: Trout Quintet; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    "L'Inverno", Allegro non molto

    Performer: Jeanne Lamon. Ensemble: Tafelmusik. Director: Jeanne Lamon.
    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Tafelmusik, Lamon.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 10.
  • Judith Weir

    Piano Concerto - 2nd mvt, 'The Sweet Primeroses'

    Performer: William Howard. Ensemble: Schubert Ensemble.
    • Weir: Piano Concerto.
    • NMC.
    • 2.
  • Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Comedians' Galop

    Performer: Kirill Kondrashin. Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien....
    • RCA Living Stereo.
    • 7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Bach Cello Suites 1-6.
    • SONY.
    • 1.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Cymbeline - incidental music (Op.14), Prelude

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Antony Beaumont.
    • Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony, Cymbeline: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.


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