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Thursday 30 March

12:00 AM. Music Through the Night

Disc 1

MOSZKOWSKI: Piano Concerto in E Op 59; PADEREWSKI: Piano Concerto in A minor Op 17 - Piers Lane (pno), BBC Scottish SO/Jerzy Maksymiuk (Hyperion CDA 66452)

1:10 approx - Disc 2

IRELAND: Fantasy Sonata in Eb; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Six Studies in English Folk Song; BAX: Clarinet Sonata; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Three Vocalises for soprano & clarinet; BLISS: Pastoral; STANFORD: Clarinet Sonata; BLISS: Two Nursery Rhymes, The Ragwort; The Dandelion - Emma Johnson (cl), Judith Howarth (sop), Malcolm Martineau (pno) (ASV CD DCA 891)

2:25 approx - Disc 3

GOUNOD: Requiem; Mass No 2 in G Op 1 - Eva Buffoni (sop), Irene Friedli (alto), Ruben Amoretti (ten), Alain Clement (bass), Chorale du Brassus/Andre Charlet, Francois Margot (org) (Claves CD 50-9326)

3:30 approx - Disc 4

D SCARLATTI: Keyboard Sonatas, in E Kk532; in A Kk322; MOZART: Piano Sonata No 11 K331; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No 14 Op 27/2, Moonlight; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No 2 Op 35, Marche funèbre; MOSKOWSKI: Etude Op 72/11; SCRIABIN: Etude Op 8/12; SCHUMANN: Träumerei; HOROWITZ: Variations on a theme from Bizet's Carmen - Vladimir Horowitz (pno) (CBS MK 44797)

4:45 approx - Disc 5

DELIUS: Prelude; La Calinda; The Walk to the Paradise Garden; Intermezzo; Violin Concerto; Two Pieces for Small Orchestra; Sleigh Ride - Philloppe Djokic (vln), Symphony Nova Scotia/Georg Tintner (CBC SNCD 5134)

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