Thursday, 11 December 2008

Desert Island Discs


You can hear me on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs at 9 am on Friday 12th December.

My choices:

1.Frühling-Spring
Performer Lucia Popp with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Klaus Tennstedt
Composer Strauss
CD Title Strauss: Four Last Songs
Track 1
Label EMI
Rec No CD7470132

2.Fanfare for St Edmondsbury
Performer The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Composer Britten
CD Title British Music for Brass:The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Track 6
Label LONDON
Rec No 4303692

3 The Prelude to Wagner’s Parsifal
Performer The Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert Von Karajan
Composer Wagner
CD Title Wagner: Parsifal
Track 1
Label DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
Rec No 4133472

4.I Know a Bank from Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Performer James Bowman with The Trinity Boy’s Choir & the City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox
Composer Britten
CD Title Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Track Cd1 trk 6
Label VIRGIN CLASSICS
Rec No
VCD7593052

5.Joy of the Blood of the Stars from Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphonie
Performer The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
Composer Messiaen
CD Title Messiaen:Turangalila-Symphonie
Track 5
Label EMI
Rec No 5865252

6 Look My Castle Gleams and Brightens
Performer Eve Marton & Samuel Ramey with the Hungarian State Orchestra conducted by Adam Fischer
Composer Béla Bartók
CD Title Béla Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle
Track 6
Label CBS
Rec No CD44523

7.The second movement of Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.8
Performer The Brodsky Quartet
Composer Shostakovich
CD Title Shostakovich: Brodsky Quartet
Track 5
Label TELDEC
Rec No 2449192

8 The Many Rend the Skies with Loud Applause from the Alexander’s Feast
Performer The Bach Choir of Stockholm and Concentus Musicus of Vienna conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Composer Handel
CD Title Handel: Alexander’s Feast
Track cd2 trk 2
Label TELDEC
Rec No ZA835671

Record: Wagner’s Parsifal
Book: (instead of the Bible – Mahabharata).
The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
Luxury: My own trumpet

1 comment:

theshortguy said...

I enjoyed your Desert Island Discs very much. What were the books that your maths teacher recommended that day when he was smoking his break time cigar?

Thanks.