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Take Five - Soraya Mafi

A mixtape curated by today's 'Take Five' young performer, soprano Soraya Mafi. Soraya's choices include Dame Janet Baker, Diana Damrau and the King's Singers.

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30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • Elgar: Cello Concerto/Sea Pictures: Du Pre/Baker/LSO/Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Bogoroditse Devo (Vespers, Op 37 No 6)

    Choir: Radiokören. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.
    • Rachmaninov - Vespers.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 6.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Chocolate (Spanish Dance) - The Nutcracker, Op 71

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • The Nutcracker.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 003.
  • Billy Joel

    And So It Goes

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • Good Vibrations.
    • RCA Victor.
    • 7.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Aquarium (Carnival of the Animals)

    Ensemble: Academy of London. Conductor: Richard Stamp.
    • Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 009.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nahe des Geliebten, D162

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Elizabeth Watts.
    • Schubert Lieder.
    • RCA.
    • 014.
  • Alexander Borodin

    String Quartet No 2 in D major (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Borodin Quartet.
    • Decca.
  • Richard Strauss

    Allerseelen, Op 10 No 8 (Lieder aus Letzte Blätter)

    Singer: Diana Damrau. Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
    • Richard Strauss: Orchestral Songs, Diana Damrau/Christian Thielemann.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 6.

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