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Rosalind Plowright

Rosalind Plowright introduces the music that has been most influential on her life and operatic career. Including John Ogdon playing Beethoven, Maria Callas singing Puccini and Bernhard Klee conducting Mahler.

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35 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Rodgers

    'If I Loved You' from Carousel

    Composer: Oscar Hammerstein. Performer: Shirley Jones. Performer: Gordon MacRae. Conductor: Alfred Newman.
    • Carousel.
    • Capitol.
    • 4.
  • Edward Elgar

    'Nimrod' from Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma'

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius & Enigma Variations.
    • EMI.
    • 10.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Double Violin Concerto BWV 1043, iii. Allegro

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin. Performer: Christian Ferras.
    • Bach.
    • HMV.
    • 9.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    'Ah non credea' from La Sonnambula

    Performer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Bellini: La Sonnambula.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 15.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor Op.27 No.2, 'Moonlight', iii. Presto Agitato

    Performer: John Ogdon.
    • Ogdon: Moonlight, Pathetique & Appassionata Sonatas.
    • IMP.
    • 3.
  • Richard Strauss

    'Beim Schlafengehen' from Four Last Songs

    Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Richard Strauss: Vier Letzte Lieder.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Umberto Giordano

    'Un di all'azzurro spazio' from Andrea Chenier

    Performer: Franco Corelli. Orchestra: Rome Opera House Orchestra. Conductor: Gabriele Santini.
    • Giordano: Andrea Chenier / Santini, Corelli, Stella.
    • EMI.
    • 14.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Tosca - Excerpt from Act 2

    Performer: Tito Gobbi. Performer: Maria Callas. Performer: Giuseppe de Stefano. Performer: Victor de Sabata.
    • Tosca.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem in D minor, K626: Lacrimosa

    Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Guilini.
    • Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    'D'amor sull'ali rosee' from Il Trovatore

    Performer: Plácido Domingo. Performer: Rosalind Plowright. Orchestra: Academia di Santa Cecilia Rome. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • Verdi: Il Trovatore.
    • DG.
    • 2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Den' li tsarit (Can it be Day)

    Performer: Rosalind Plowright. Performer: Philip Mountford.
    • La Belle Dame Sans Merci.
    • Romeo Records.
    • 16.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No.1 in G minor

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Chopin.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Friedrich von Flotow

    'Last Rose of Summer' from Martha

    Performer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • Renée Fleming: The Beautiful Voice.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Second Symphony, 'Resurrection': Im Tempo des Scherzos

    Performer: Glenys Linos. Performer: Rosalind Plowright. Orchestra: Deutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin. Conductor: Bernhard Klee.
    • Sinfonie 2 in C-Moll "Auferstehung".
    • Altus.
    • 4.