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Conductor Alpesh Chauhan’s enthralling music selection

Conductor Alpesh Chauhan takes us on a journey through an enthralling selection of his favourite music – from the inside.

Today, conductor Alpesh Chauhan talks about the piece that converted him from Bollywood to classical music, how Bruckner can be likened to the Orient Express and how one work by Prokofiev perfectly captures the essence of young love.

Plus, Alpesh reminisces about the astounding, life changing experience of seeing pianist Grigory Sokolov perform.

At 2 o’clock Alpesh reveals his Must Listen piece – an English work so full of heartache and emotion that he simply had to introduce it to Italian audiences.

A new series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music – from the inside.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No.10

    Conductor: Riccardo Chailly. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • Brahms: The Symphonies.
    • DECCA.
    • 27.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story - Overture

    Orchestra: West Side Story Orchestra. Conductor: Johnny Green.
    • Bernstein: West Side Story, Original Soundtrack Recording.
    • SONY.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C major D.956 - movement 4 - Allegretto

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet.
    • DG.
  • Anton Webern


    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • SONY.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot - Signore, ascolta and Non piangere Liu

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Singer: Montserrat Caballé. Singer: Luciano Pavarotti.
    • DECCA.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No.4 - Scherzo

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • DG.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Preludes Op.28 - No.21

    Performer: Grigory Sokolov.
    • NAIVE.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Sinfonia da Requiem - movement 3 - Requiem Aeternam

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No.6 in B minor 'Pathetique' - III. Allegro Molto Vivace

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • ERATO.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue Book 1 No.20 in A minor - BWV865

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • DECCA.
  • Pau Casals

    El Cant Dels Ocells

    Performer: Pablo Ferrández. Orchestra: Stuttgarter Philharmoniker. Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc.
    • ONYX.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Four Seasons - Verano Portena

    Music Arranger: Mark Goodchild. Ensemble: El Ultimo Tango.
    • SOMM.
  • Max Bruch

    Scottish Fantasy - movement 3 - Andante Sostenuto

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rory MacDonald.
    • DECCA.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet - Act 1 Scenes 19, 20, 21

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No.13 in B flat major - Op.130, II. Presto

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.


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