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Music about snow, poet's dreams and a Canadian composer

Canadian composer Cassandra Miller is under the Future Music spotlight this week and conductor Andrew Nunn chooses a seasonal My Music involving snow. Jamie plays some festive tracks plus music by Beethoven, Dvorak and Jennifer Higdon imagines a poet's dreams.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Cole Porter

    High society (Overture)

    Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Cole Porter in Hollywood.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 9.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Éric Heidsieck.
    • Beethoven The Collector's Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Summer Shimmers

    Performer: Gary Graffman. Ensemble: Lark Quartet.
    • Jennifer Higdon: An Exaltation of Larks.
    • BRIDGE.
    • 3.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, 2nd mvt.

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Alisa Weilerstein: Dvorak.
    • DECCA.
    • 001.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 2 - The Little Russian, 3rd mvt.

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2 and No 3.
    • LPO.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    December: Christmas (The Seasons, Op 37a)

    Performer: Lang Lang.
    • Lang Lang in Paris.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 12.
  • Maria Carta

    Tralallera 'e Campidanu

    • Nottes De Incantu 1974-1992.
    • Retro.
  • Cassandra Miller

    Duet for Cello and Orchestra

    Performer: Charles Curtis. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • O Zomer!.
    • Another Timbre.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Hallelujah (Messiah)

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort and Players.
    • Handel: Messiah.
    • Linn.
  • Jórunn Viðar


    Performer: Valgerour Andresdottir.
    • Vidar: Slátta.
    • 006.
  • Johann Strauss II

    The Gypsy Baron

    Music Arranger: André Rieu. Orchestra: Wiener Johann Strauss Orchester.
    • Forever Vienna.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Ben Parry

    Three Angels

    Performer: Aaron Shilson. Author: Garth Bardsley. Choir: The Girl Choristers and Lay Clerks of Ely Cathedral. Conductor: Sarah McDonald.
    • An Ely Christmas.
    • Regent.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Arnold: Quintet for Brass Op 73, Allego vivace

    Ensemble: Stockholm Chamber Brass.
    • Stockholm Chamber Brass - Foliations.
    • BIS.
  • Sebastian Plano


    Performer: Sebastian Plano.
    • Verve.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Sextet in D major, Op 110 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili. Performer: Dora Schwarzberg. Performer: Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg. Performer: Lyda Chen. Performer: Jorge Andres Bosso. Performer: Enrico Fagone.
    • Live from the Lugano Festival 2009, Martha Argerich and friends.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 10.
  • Edward Elgar

    Elgar: The Snow

    Performer: Fionnuala Ward. Performer: Hazel Collins. Performer: Ruth Tarr. Choir: Les Sirènes. Conductor: Andrew Nunn.
  • Gerald Finzi

    God Is Gone Up With A Triumphant Shout

    Performer: John Langdon. Author: Eddie Taylor. Choir: Paisley Abbey Choir. Director: George McPhee.
    • Paisley Abbey Choir: In Quires And Places No.24.
    • Abbey Records.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Bojan Čičić. Performer: Rachel Podger. Orchestra: Brecon Baroque.
    • Bach: Double & Triple Concertos.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 3.
  • Trad.

    A Christmas Fantasy

    Music Arranger: Gordon Langford. Orchestra: Sellers Engineering Band. Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society. Conductor: Brian Kay.
    • A Christmas Celebration.
    • Chandos.
    • 18.


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