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Best of Voices

Tuesday 6 February 2007 16:00-17:00 (Radio 3)

Iain Burnside introduces a collection of songs performed by some of the greatest ever singers.


1 hour


Presenter: Iain Burnside
Producer: Tony Sellors
Broadcast Assistant: Patrick Johns

Best of Voices

Ellington, David
'I'm Just a Lucky So and So' (3'07")
Louis Armstrong (voice), Duke Ellington (piano)
Taken from the album The Great Reunion
CD: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 2-807, track 2

'La flute de Pan' (2'35")
Maggie Teyte (soprano), Alfred Cortot (piano)
Taken from the album Maggie Teyte - Chansons
CD: Pearl GEMMCD9134, track 7

'Soir' Op.83 no.2 (2'18")
Elly Ameling (soprano), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
Taken from the album Soiree Francais
CD: Philips 412 628-2

'Auf der Bruck' (3'15")
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Recorded July 1977
Taken from the album Lieder
CD: Deutsche Grammophon 445 717-2, track 14

'Real Men Don't Eat Quiche' (3'17")
Richard Rodney Bennett (voice, piano)
Taken from the album Lush Life
CD: Ode CDODE1292, track 14

'Asie' from Shererazade (9'08")
Regine Crespin (soprano), L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet
Taken from the album Regine Crespin: Berlioz, Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc
CD: Decca 417 813-2, track 7

'Now that the sun hath veil'd his light' (5'20")
Nancy Argenta (soprano), Paul Nicholson (chamber organ)
Taken from the album O Solitude - Songs and Airs
CD: Virgin Classics 0777 7 59324 2 3, track 15

Coleman, Leigh
'When in Rome' (2'53")
Tony Bennett (voice), Bill Evans (piano)
Taken from the wonderful album The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
CD: Fantasy OJCCD-439-2, track 4

Traditional Auvergne arranged by Canteloube
'Bailero' (4'49")
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux conducted by Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Taken from the album Songs of the Auvergne
CD: EMI 7243 5 66978 2 9, track 2

'My Attorney Bernie' (3'56")
Blossom Dearie (voice, piano), Jay Berliner (guitar), Bob Cranshaw (bass)
Taken from the album Blossom Dearie Sings and Plays Songs of Chelsea
CD: Mastermix CDCHE2, track 1

'Lady Isobel and the Elf-Knight', no.3 from Scotch Minstrelsy (2'03")
Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Iain Burnside (piano)
Taken from the album On Buying a Horse
CD: Signum Classics SIGCD087, track 9

'The Three Ravens' (4'11")
Performed by Colin Campbell (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Country Gardiner Orchestra conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Taken from the album The Music of Percy Grainger
CD: Philips 475 213-2, track 12

'Pastorale' (2'09")
Susan Chilcott (soprano), Iain Burnside (piano)
Taken from the album The Gift to be Free - Songs by Aaron Copland
CD: Black Box BBM1074, track 20

Lennon and McCartney
'From Me to You' (2'19")
Performed by Bobby McFerrin (voice)
Taken from the album Spontaneous Inventions
CD: Blue Note CDP 7 46298 2, track 3

'Goodbye-ee' (2'01")
Dudley Moore (voice, piano), Peter Cook (voice), Chris Karan (drums) Pete McGurk or Peter Morgan (bass)
Taken from the single Goodbye-ee
Decca F12158, side 1

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