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Lady Wang and the Wondrous Machine

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Music Played

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Dolly Suite

    Orchestrator: Henri Rabaud. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Faure: Orchestral works: BBC Philharmonic/Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
    • 10-15.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon No. 1 a 4, 'La spiritata'

    Ensemble: Berlin Brass. Conductor: Lucas Vis.
    • PENTATONE.
  • Traditional Chinese

    Wang Zhao Jun (Lady Wang)

    Performer: Wu Man. Music Arranger: Wu Man.
    • Kronos Quartet: Immeasurable Light/Wu Man.
    • TRADITIONAL CROSSROADS.
    • 05.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Legend of the Smoke from the Potato Fires (Songs of the Czech Highlands)H.360

    Performer: Ivana Grasic Antonic. Performer: Domagoj Pavlovic. Performer: Viktor Kircenkov. Performer: Tanja Bandalovic. Performer: Lana Genc. Singer: Ivana Garaj Korpar. Singer: Monica Cerovcec. Singer: Martina Gojčeta-Silić. Singer: Miroslav Zivkovic. Singer: Milan Miso Kravar. Singer: Vjekoslav Hudecek. Choir: Croatian Radio and Television Chorus. Conductor: Tonci Bilic.
    • HRHRT.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue in A minor, Op 87 No 2

    Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet.
    • MDG.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    On Wings of Song, Op 34 No 2

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Sebastian Knauer.
    • 111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 1.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    My bonny boy (English Folk Song Suite orch Jacob)

    Music Arranger: Gordon Jacob. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto.
    • Naxos.
    • 11.
  • Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin

    Toccatina for piano, Op 36

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Kaleidoscope: Marc-Andre Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 20.
  • Henry Purcell

    Wondrous machine (Hail! Bright Cecilia)

    Singer: Peter Harvey. Orchestra: Collegium Vocale Orchestra. Director: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in F minor, BWV 857 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • J. S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier 1: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 23.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 6 in D major, Op 60 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • NAXOS.

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