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Music of the North, with Vilde Frang and Thomas Sondergard

Norway's Vilde Frang on her first violin and Danish conductor Thomas Sondergard picks his favourite piece of music.

As the days shorten in the Northern hemisphere, Stephen Broad plays music from our Scandinavian cousins who’re also heading into Winter darkness. Norway’s Vilde Frang talks about her first violin made by her dad and her love of the Scottish countryside. Plus Danish conductor Thomas Sondergard, now Music Director of the RNSO chooses his My Music.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream (Scherzo)

    Performer: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Hebrides Overture; Fair Melusine Overtur.
    • BIS.
    • 3.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Fantasy in B minor, Op 11 No 1

    Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • Music For A Rainy Day.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trio in G major, H XV 25, 'Gypsy' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Kungsbacka Trio.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios Hob XV 24, 25, 26 and 31.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Gaffigan.
    • Warner.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Caprice in E-Flat Major (Alla saltarella)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Performer: José Gallardo. Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler.
    • Homage.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 8.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Sibelius Prokofiev: Violin Concerto.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Craig Armstrong

    The Lady From The Sea (Fjord 2 & The Captain)

    Librettist: Zoe Strachan. Orchestra: The Orchestra of Scottish Opera. Conductor: Derek Clark.
    • The Lady From The Sea.
    • CMA Records.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt Suite No 2, Op 55)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2.
    • EMI.
    • 9.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Trumpet Concerto in E flat major (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester.
    • Tine Thing Helseth.
    • Simax.
    • 012.
  • Geirr Tveitt

    Welcome with Honour

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • The Long, Long Winter Night.
    • EMI.
    • 10.
  • Jórunn Viðar

    Slatta - Piano Concerto (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir. Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Petter Sundkvist.
    • Vidar: Slátta.
    • Smekkleysa.
    • 003.
  • Jorunn Vidar

    Vökuró

    Composer: Jakobina Sigurdardottir. Performer: Björk. Choir: The Icelandic Choir.
    • Medúlla.
    • One Little Indian.
  • Trevor Morrison & Scottish Festival Orchestra

    Hirta

    • The Lost Songs Of St Kilda.
    • Decca.
    • 014.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    In Nomine à 4 No 3; In Nomine

    Composer: John Taverner. Ensemble: Fretwork. Ensemble: Aquarius.
    • In Nomine.
    • AMON RA.
    • 21.
  • Carl Nielsen

    String Quintet in G major (4th mvt)

    Performer: Tim Frederiksen. Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • Carl Nielsen: String Quartets Vol.1.
    • Da Capo.
    • 12.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Missa a Cappella, Kyrie

    Choir: Latvian Radio Choir. Conductor: Sigvards Kļava.
    • Rautavaara - Missa a Cappella (Sacred Choral Works).
    • ONDINE.
    • 001.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Dances with the Winds, 4th mvt.

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dmitri Slobodeniouk.
    • Khachaturian & Rautavaara - Flute Concertos.
    • BIS.
  • Kaija Saariaho

    Uberzeugung

    Choir: Norwegian Soloists Choir. Orchestra: Oslo Sinfonietta. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • As Dreams.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • John Foulds

    A Keltic Lament

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • John Foulds: Dynamic Triptych etc.
    • Warner.
    • 10.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    A Madel, ja a Madel

    Performer: Olli Mustonen.
    • Beethoven: Piano Sonata 30.
    • RCA.
    • 8.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • Sibelius: Symphony no.5 & 7.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.

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