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Enjoy irresistible rhythms and a tasty stew with pianist Stewart Goodyear

Pianist Stewart Goodyear opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Pianist Stewart Goodyear introduces music featuring irresistible rhythms and the catchiest melodies, including Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros.’ theme tune… There’s also a witches dance from Hector Berlioz, ethereal atmospheres from Gustav Holst and silken sounds from Chopin and Ravel.

At 2pm Stewart whips up a carnival with Sonny Rollins and his band for his Must Listen piece. And the carnival atmosphere continues in his own composition for piano and orchestra, Callaloo, named after a spicy Trinidadian stew.

A series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie Fantastique - 5th Movement

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • RCA.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Trois Poèmes de Mallarmé - Soupir

    Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter.
    • DG.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Four Seasons - Spring

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - Neptune

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier' - 1st Movement

    Performer: Stewart Goodyear.
    • MARQUIS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Capriccio Italien

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
  • Sonny Rollins

    Don't Stop the Carnival

    • RCA.
  • Koji Kondo

    Super Mario Brothers - Theme Tune

    • Nintendo.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis

    Orchestra: Sinfonia of London. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Stewart Goodyear


    Performer: Stewart Goodyear.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer - 3rd Movement

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 55

    Performer: Ignaz Friedman.
    • NAXOS.
  • Jonny Greenwood


    • Parlophone.


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