Monday, December 26, 2011

Words and Music

I came across this show on Radio 3 when I was driving back from Wales this afternoon.

Sometimes I am theoretically unsympathetic to the notion of public service broadcasting but you can't really argue with the value of:MUSIC AND FEATURED ITEMS

Timings are shown from the start of the programme in hours and minutes.
  1. 00:00 

    Alwyn — Elizabethan Dances, Moderato e ritmico

    Performer: LSO, conducted by Richard Hickox
    Chandos CHAN89024
  2. 00:01 


    Henry V, Prologue. Samantha Bond.
  3. 00:02 

    Alwyn — Elizabethan Dances, Moderato e ritmico

    Performer: LSO, conducted by Richard Hickox
    Chandos CHAN89024
  4. 00:04 

    T.S Eliot

    Gus the Theatre Cat. Henry Goodman
  5. 00:07 

    Irving BerlinIrving Berlin — There’s No Business Like Show Business

    Performer: Original cast and chorus of Annie Get Your Gun
    MCA Classics MCAD-1004712
  6. 00:10 

    Joseph HaydnJoseph Haydn — Sonata in G Major, prestissimo Hob. XVI:39

    Performer: Malcolm Bilson
    Claves 50-25019
  7. 00:11 

    Jane Austen

    Mansfield Park. Samantha Bond
  8. 00:13 

    Sir William WaltonSir William Walton — As You Like It, Prelude

    Performer: The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
    Chandos CHAN70411
  9. 00:15 


    As You Like It, act two, scene seven. Henry Goodman.
  10. 00:17 

    Orlando Gibbons — What is Our Life

    Performer: The Gesualdo Consort
    Cantoris CRCD601741
  11. 00:21 

    Bertolt Brecht

    Everyday Theatre. Samantha Bond.
  12. 00:23 

    Kurt WeillKurt Weill — Mac the Knife

    Performer: Lotte Lenya, orchestra conducted by Roger Bean
    Sony Classical MHK6322210
  13. 00:26 

    John Hall Wheelock

    Vaudeville. Henry Goodman.
  14. 00:27 

    Richard StraussRichard Strauss — Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Christoph Von Dohnanyi
    Decca 444178-2CD 2, Tr.3
  15. 00:32 

    Gaston Leroux

    Phantom of the Opera. Samantha Bond.
  16. 00:34 

    Hector BerliozHector Berlioz — Symphonie Fantastique, Finale

    Performer: LSO, conducted by Pierre Boulez
    Sony Classical SM3K641038
  17. 00:35 

    Henry PurcellHenry Purcell — If love’s a sweet passion from The Fairy Queen

    Performer: The Parley of Instruments, directed by Roy Goodman
    Hyperion CDA67001/3CD 1, Tr.31
  18. 00:37 


    Hamlet. Act two, scene two. Henry Goodman.
  19. 00:38 

    Dmitri ShostakovichDmitri Shostakovich — Hamlet, Night Watch

    Performer: Rustem Hayroudinoff
    Chandos CHAN990726
  20. 00:40 

    Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim — Broadway Baby

    Performer: Elaine Stritch, conducted by Rob Bowman
    DRG 129948
  21. 00:44 

    Dorothy Parker

    Actresses: A Hate Song. Samantha Bond.
  22. 00:47 

    Thomas Hardy

    To An Actress. Henry Goodman.
  23. 00:48 

    Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini — Vissi d’arte from Tosca

    Performer: Maria Callas, Orchestre de la Sociétés Concerts du Conservatoire
    EMI CMS7699742CD, Tr. 7
  24. 00:51 

    W.H Henley

    The Ballade of Dead Actors. Samantha Bond.
  25. 00:52 

    Aaron CoplandAaron Copland — Quiet City

    Performer: New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
    DG 419170-25
  26. 00:52 

    Sara Teasdale

    Broadway. Henry Goodman.
  27. 00:56 

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    The Old Stage Queen. Samantha Bond.
  28. 00:59 

    Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim — Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music

    Performer: Judi Dench, Orchestra of The Royal National Theatre, conducted by Jo Stewart
    Tring TRING00118
  29. 01:03 

    Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray. Henry Goodman.
  30. 01:06 

    Ruggero Leoncavallo — Vesti la giuba from Pagliacci

    Performer: Placido Domingo, Orchestra of La Scala Milan conducted by Georges Prêtre
    Phlips 411484-216
  31. 01:08 

    Claude DebussyClaude Debussy — Syrinx

    Performer: Philippa Davies
    Virgin Classics VC791148-2
  32. 01:09 


    The Tempest. Act four, scene one. Samantha Bond.
  33. 01:10 

    Ralph Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams — Full fathom five from Three Shakespeare Songs

    Performer: Holst Singers, conducted by Stephen Layton
    Hyperion CDA667772

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