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Welcome to Fairyland

Taking as a starting point Weber's opera Oberon - one of the works that feature in Our Classical Century - we invite you into a magical world of fairies, goblins, trolls and elves, with a couple of wild bears thrown in for good measure.

Produced by Dominic Wells.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Oberon (Overture)

    Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • Weber: Overtures: Tapiola Sinfonietta, Kantorow.
    • BIS.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream suite (Intermezzo)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Berlin Philharmoniker.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric Pieces: March of the Trolls

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI.
  • David Popper

    Dance of the Elves

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Thomas Adès.
    • RCA.
  • Henry Purcell

    One charming night (The Fairy Queen)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Stefano Montanari.
    • Henry Purcell, O Solitude: Andreas Scholl/Accademia Bizantina.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Antonio Bazzini

    Dance of the Goblins

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Jonathan Feldman.
    • DG.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Frank Bridge

    The Hour Glass (The Dew Fairy)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 16.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Wild Bears (The Wand of Youth Suite No 2)

    Conductor: Vernon Handley. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Elgar: Wand of Youth Suites No.1 & No.2: Handley.
    • EMI.
    • 17.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le jardin féerique (Ma mère l'oye)

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Yannick Nezet-Seguin Ravel Rotterdam Phiharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • 17.

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