1 Jan 2018

Settling The Score Countdown: 67-54

From Settling the Score, 10:00 am on 1 January 2018
Khachaturian's ballet 'Spartacus' at Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

Khachaturian's ballet 'Spartacus' at Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Photo: Bengt Nyman, Wikimedia Commons

54           GERSHWIN orch Grofé: Rhapsody in Blue - Freddy Kempf (pno), Bergen Phil/Andrew Litton (BIS SACD 1940)

55           MOZART: The Marriage of Figaro, Overture - Tafelmusik/Bruno Weil (SONY MLK 64053)

56           PURCELL: When I am laid in earth, from Dido and Aeneas - Shannon Mercer (sop), Ensemble Masques/Olivier Fortin (hpschd/dir) (Analekta AN 2 9905)

57           GORECKI: Symphony No 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (2) - Dawn Upshaw (sop), London Sinfonietta/David Zinman (Nonesuch 7559 79282)

58           VERDI: Lacrimosa, from Requiem - Joan Sutherland (sop), Marilyn Horne (mezzo), Luciano Pavarotti (ten), Martti Talvela (bass), Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Phil/Georg Solti (Decca 448 687)

59           FAURE: Cantique de Jean Racine - Netherlands Chamber Choir, Limburg SO/Ed Spanjaard (PENTATONE PTC 5186 020)

60           SCHUBERT: Notturno in Eb D897 - Augustin Dumay (vln), Frédéric Lodéon (cello), Jean-Philippe Collard (pno) (EMI 3 65295)

61           ELGAR: Sea Slumber-Song, from Sea Pictures Op 37 - Janet Baker (mezzo), London Phil/Vernon Handley (lpo 46)

62           BACH: Cello Suite No 1 in G BWV1007 (1) - Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) (HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 90 1970.71)

63           BIZET: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, from Carmen - Angela Gheorghiu (sop), Royal Phil, (Habanera)/Marco Armiliato (EMI 0 84377)

64           KHACHATURIAN: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia, from Spartacus - Auckland Philharmonia/Miguel Harth-Bedoya (Universal 99172)

65           DVORAK: Cello Concerto in B minor Op 104 (3) - Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Berlin Phil/Lorin Maazel (CBS MK 42206)

66           BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy (4) - Jascha Heifetz (vln), New SO of London/Malcolm Sargent (RCA RD 86214)

67           DVORAK: Song to the moon, from Rusalka - Renée Fleming (sop), London SO/Georg Solti (Decca 455 760)