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Waltzing with Aliens

Sparkling Bach on violins, Nina Simone's black-haired lover, Mary Magdalene and a sweeping Russian waltz all feature in this half hour of uninterrupted music, ending with everybody's favourite movie alien soaring up into the skies on John Williams' uplifting film score.

Producer: Helen Garrison

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 24 Jul 2019 19:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in D major for three violins, BWV 1064 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Johannes Pramsohler. Performer: Bojan Čičić. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
    • J S Bach - Double and Triple Concertos.
    • 10.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Improvisation in C sharp minor, Op 84 No 5

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's French Album.
    • hyperion.
    • 004.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Masquerade (Waltz)

    Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Alexander Lazarev.
    • Excertps from Spartacus, Gayaneh, Masquerade.
    • APEX.
    • 5.
  • Traditional American

    Black Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hair

    Singer: Nina Simone. Performer: Lisle Atkinson.
    • Jazz Masters 17: Nina Simone.
    • Verve.
    • 1.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Tea)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 13.
  • St. Lorenzo Giustiniani

    O Madalena che portasti

    Ensemble: Joglaresa. Director: Belinda Sykes.
  • Gustav Holst

    Second Dance (Beni Mora)

    Choir: Manchester Chamber Choir. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Holst: Orchestral Works, Volume 2.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • John Williams

    E.T. (Flying theme)

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Philips.


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