CD Masters

Classic performances of mainstream repertoire from the back catalogue. Ranging from the transcendental sweep of the young Argerich to the venerable readings of the aged Klemperer, the programme showcases remarkable recordings from both the studio and the live concert.

3:00 PM Today

Classic performances from the back catalogue

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 9 in D minor Op 125, Choral - Maria Stader (sop), Marga Höffgen (contralto), Murray Dickie (ten), Otto Wiener (bass), Stuttgart Radio SO/Carl Schuricht (rec 1961) (Hänssler CD 93.142)

3:00 PM Tomorrow

Classic performances from the back catalogue

AURIC arr Lane: Prelude; The Siege of Burgundy; Finale, from Passport to Pimlico - Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Kenneth Alwyn (rec 1997) (Silvascreen FILMCD 177)

DI CAPUA: O sole mio - Luciano Pavarotti (ten), National Phil/Gian Carlo Chiaramello

CANNIO: O surdato 'nnammurato - Luciano Pavarotti (ten), Teatro Comunale Chorus & Orch, Bologna/Anton Guadagno (rel 1979) (Decca 410 015)

CARY: Main titles; Mrs Wilborce meets the Professor; Plots & preparations; The robbery; Disasters & discoveries; Demise of the gang; The triumph of Mrs Wilberforce, from The Ladykillers - Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Kenneth Alwyn (rec 1997) (Silvascreen FILMCD 177)

GAMBARDELLA: O marenariello - Luciano Pavarotti (ten), Teatro Comunale Chorus & Orch, Bologna/Anton Guadagno

TOSTI: Marechiare - Luciano Pavarotti (ten), National Phil/Gian Carlo Chiaramello (rel 1979) (Decca 410 015)

RAWSTHORNE: Prelude & Nocturne, from The Cruel Sea - Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Kenneth Alwyn (rec 1997) (Silvascreen FILMCD 177)

DENZA: Funiculì-Funiculà - Luciano Pavarotti (ten), Teatro Comunale Chorus & Orch, Bologna/Anton Guadagno (rel 1979) (Decca 410 015)

IRELAND: The stampede for water, from The Overlanders - Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Kenneth Alwyn (rec 1997) (Silvascreen FILMCD 177)