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Two's company with pairs of pianos, oboes and opera characters, charting an A to Z of composers - John Adams to Jan Zelenka, and dropping in on Mozart's opera of universal balance - yin and yang - with Papageno and Papagena from the Magic Flute.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • John Adams

    Hallelujah Junction (Part One)

    Performer: Rolf Hind. Performer: Nicolas Hodges.
    • Nonesuch Records.
  • Béla Bartók

    Transylvanian Dances for orchestra (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Choir: Magyar Rádió és Televízió énekkara. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bartok: Orchestral Works Vol.1: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 17.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Songs my mother taught me, Op 55 No 4

    Ensemble: The Schubert Ensemble.
    • Dvorak: Piano quintet/Piano quartet: Schubert Ensemble.
    • Chandos.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Jesus Christ is risen, Op.74, No.3 (Jesus kristen er opfaren)

    Performer: Oslo Filharmoniske Kor. Conductor: Stefan Sköld.
    • Grieg: A Cappella.
    • SIMAX.
    • 05.
  • Jacques Ibert

    Sarabande pour Dulcinée

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Neeme Jarvi conducts Ibert.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 004.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Pa.. pa.. pa.. (The Magic Flute)

    Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Singer: Lisa Otto. Conductor: Karl Bohm.
    • The Mastersinger: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffmann)

    Performer: Frankie Carle. Music Arranger: Frankie Carle. Ensemble: Frankie Carle & His Sunrise Serenaders.
    • ASV.
  • Henry Purcell

    Rondeau (Abdelazar)

    Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Rondeaux Royaux: The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Prelude (Le tombeau de Couperin)

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Ravel: The Complete Solo Piano Music: Steven Osborne, Piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Nacht (Wie schon bist du) D.983c

    Choir: Baccholian Singers of London. Singer: Paul Elliott. Singer: Alfreda Hodgson.
    • PEARL.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Trio Sonata No 4 in G minor (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Zefiro.
    • Zelenka: Sonatas 1,3 & 4.
    • ASTREE.
    • 10.


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