Rich musical discoveries introduced by Mark Williams
Choral director and organist Mark Williams opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.
Mark Williams brings his own special insights to a wide range of music: from Saint-Saens’s Organ Symphony actually proving to be a piece of cake for organists, to the hazards of playing a harmonium on stage.
Mark also explores the genius of the 16-year-old Mendelssohn’s Octet for strings and finds there’s more in common than you’d think between playing the keyboard in baroque music and in jazz. Plus, he shows how the greatest Renaissance composers achieved huge emotional impact even when they were working within the confines of complex musical rules.
At 2 o'clock Mark’s Must Listen piece is an unusual piece by Rossini that mixes the sacred and the profane.
A series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside.
A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3.
Feldeinsamkeit Op.86 No.2Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Bernarda Fink.
- HARMONIA MUNDI.
In nomine a 5 (In Nomine I)Ensemble: Phantasm.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Invention and Sinfonia no.5 in E flat BWV 776 & BWV 791Performer: Glenn Gould.
Finale of Symphony No.3 'Organ Symphony'Performer: Daniele Rossi. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
- WARNER CLASSICS.
Stabat Mater - 6th movement Chrystus niech mi...Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Conductor: Simon Halsey.
George Frideric Handel
Yet can I hear that dulcet lay (The Choice of Hercules)Singer: Iestyn Davies. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
Allegro moderato ma con fuoco from Octet in E flatEnsemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble.
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Improperium expectavitChoir: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge. Conductor: Richard Marlow.
Crucifixus, Et resurrexit, Et vitam from Petite Messe SolennellePerformer: Gary Cooper. Performer: Matthew Halls. Performer: Mark Williams. Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Hilary Summers. Singer: Andrew Tortise. Singer: Andrew Foster-Williams. Choir: The King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
Fugue sur le nom d'AlainPerformer: John Scott.
The Tempest Act 3 Scene 4 'How good they are'Singer: Kate Royal. Singer: Toby Spence. Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Singer: Philip Langridge. Singer: Graeme Danby. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Choir: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
Impromptu in G flat D899 No.3Performer: Alfred Brendel.
It's De-LovelySinger: Sarah Vaughan.
Philippe de Monte
Super flumina BabylonisEnsemble: Contrapunctus. Conductor: Owen Rees.
Dream of Gerontius - But hark..., And now the threshold, Praise to the HoliestSinger: Gwynne Howell. Singer: Felicity Palmer. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nocturne - Morceau Op.19 No.4Performer: Johannes Moser. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
- Sat 2 Feb 2019 13:00