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Dream Teams

From Mozart and Da Ponte to Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Tom Service explores musical collaborations.

Tom Service explores some of the most successful working partnerships in music. Mozart and Da Ponte wrote some of Mozart's most famous operas but what came first, the music or the words - what's more important? With the help of librettist and translator Amanda Holden, Tom discovers what makes a musical spark.

Produced by Calantha Bonnissent

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30 minutes

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Fri 29 Jan 2021 16:30

Music Played

  • Carole King

    Will you Love Me Tomorrow

    Composer: Gerry Goffin. Performer: Carole King.
    • Epic.
    • EPC.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le Nozze di Figaro; Risconsci in Questo Amplesso

    Conductor: René Jacobs. Performer: Angelika Kirchschlager. Performer: Lorenzo Regazzo. Performer: Marie McLaughlin. Performer: Patrizia Ciofi. Performer: Simon Keenlyside. Performer: Véronique Gens. Performer: Collegium Vocale Gent Orchestra. Performer: Concerto Köln.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMC901818/20.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Oklahoma! O What a Beautiful Morning

    Performer: Alfred Drake.
    • Alto.
    • ALN1964.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier; Act 3 Final Scene

    Conductor: Marc Albrecht. Performer: Camilla Nylund. Performer: Hanna-Elisabeth Müller. Performer: Paula Murrihy. Performer: Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest.
    • Challenge Classics.
    • CC72741.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Pirates of Penzance, or The slave of duty - comic opera

    Performer: Richard van Allan. Choir: Chorus of the Welsh National Opera. Choir: Chorus of the Welsh National Opera. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Telarc Digital.
    • CD80353.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    The Silver Tassie; Oh Bring to me a Pint of Wine

    Conductor: Edward Gardner. Performer: Gerald Finley. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Chandos.
    • CHAN3167.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    A little night music; Send in the Clowns

    Performer: Glynis Johns.
    • Sony.
    • 82876803192.
  • Antonio Salieri

    Prima la musica e poi le parole; Scene I

    Conductor: Domenico Sanfilippo. Performer: Giorgio Gatti. Performer: Graziano Polidori. Performer: Kate Gamberucci. Performer: Maria Casula. Performer: Orchestra da Camera della Filarmonica della Boemia del Nord.
    • Bongiovanni.
    • GB2063/64.
  • Antonio Salieri

    Prima la musica e poi le parole; Finale

    Conductor: Domenico Sanfilippo. Performer: Giorgio Gatti. Performer: Graziano Polidori. Performer: Kate Gamberucci. Performer: Maria Casula. Performer: Orchestra da Camera della Filarmonica della Boemia del Nord.
    • Bongiovanni.
    • GB2063/64.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Idomeneo; Overture

    Conductor: René Jacobs. Performer: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMC902036/38.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Idomeneo; Torna La Pace

    Conductor: René Jacobs. Performer: Richard Croft. Performer: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMC902036/38.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le Nozze di Figaro; Non Piu Andrai

    Conductor: Gottfried von der Goltz. Performer: Christian Gerhaher. Performer: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Sony.
    • 88875087162.
  • Brett Dean

    Bliss; Hey Listen you Lot I’ve something to tell you

    Conductor: Elgar Howarth. Performer: Barry Ryan. Performer: David Corcoran. Performer: Kanen Breen. Performer: Merlyn Quaife. Performer: Taryn Fiebig. Performer: Australian Opera Chorus. Performer: The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.
    • ABC Classics.
    • 481 1820.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Into the woods; I know things now

    Conductor: Paul Gemignani. Performer: Danielle Ferland. Performer: Into the Woods Orchestra.
    • RCA.
    • 82876686362.
  • Elton John

    Your Song

    Performer: Elton John.
    • Phonogram.
    • 846 947-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Capriccio; Du Spiegelbild der verliebten Madeleine

    Conductor: Karl Bohm. Performer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Performer: Gundula Janowitz. Performer: Bavarian R S O.
    • DG.
    • E4453472.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Company; Being Alive

    Conductor: Harold Hastings. Performer: Larry Kert. Performer: Company Orchestra. Performer: Original Broadway Cast Orchestra.
    • Masterworks Broadway.
    • G0100009105787.

Broadcasts

  • Sun 24 Jan 2021 17:00
  • Fri 29 Jan 2021 16:30

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