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Master pianist Geoffrey Madge and Concertzender’s Louis Thörig share views on remarkable musicians in past and present.

Episode 104 – the Passacaglia.


1. Johann Sebastian Bach – Passacaglia in C BWV 582

Karl Richter, organ.

2. Henry Purcell – aria “When I am laid in earth” from Dido and Aeneas.

Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Anthony Lewis.

3. Percy Grainger – Passacaglia, based on an English folk song.

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox.

4. Benjamin Britten – Passacaglia from the opera Peter Grimes.

London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn.

5. Dmitri Shostakovich – Passacaglia (part 3), from Violin concert no. 1.

David Oistrach, violin; New York Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos.

6. Frank Martin – Passacaglia

London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Matthias Bamert.


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