Most chosen *
J.S. Bach (68)
Richard Strauss (49)
Less chosen *†
Philip Glass (5)
Victor Herbert (5)
Ó Riada (5)
Johann Strauss (5)
Ina Boyle (6)
Reynaldo Hahn (6)
John Williams (6)
John F. Larchet (7)
* Results may be skewed by the fact that musical items are listed individually in the database (e.g. individual Schubert songs).
† Composers with 5 to 10 entries are shown here. Several others have been chosen fewer times, including a long list with only one entry. Rather than include those once-onlys here, you can use this link to view/download a PDF which shows them.
3rd June 2023 : Séamus
Beethoven: Violin Sonata no. 9 in A major op. 47 ('Kreutzer'): First two movements
Vadim Repin (violin), Martha Argerich (piano)
27th May 2023 : Jim (Theme: Two Anniversaries)
Berio: Folk Songs (1964, rev. 1973): Selection
Jard van Ness (mezzo-soprano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly
27th May was the 20th anniversary of Berio's death. 1989 Decca recording.
Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, 1953-54)
28th May is the centenary of Ligeti's birth. 2022 recording by Pentatone.
20th May 2023 : Ken
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole op. 21 (four-movement version)
Ellinor D'Melon (violin), National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland conducted by Jaime Martín
Recorded in the National Concert Hall in January 2021
13th May 2023 : Dermot
Trad.: Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (My heart always wanders)
Mari Eriksmoen(soprano), Oslo Philharmonic Cello Group with Klaus Mäkelä
YouTube video. Scandinavian Christmas carol recorded in Oslo Concert Hall.
Sibelius: Symphony no. 1 in E minor op. 39: 3rd and 4th Movements
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Klaus Mäkelä
YouTube video. Recorded on 6th March 2020 in the auditorium of the Maison de la Radio in Paris.
Mozart: Horn Concerto no. 1 in D major K.412: II. Rondo. Allegro
Felix Klieser, Camerata Salzburg
YouTube video. Berlin Classics production.
6th May 2023 : Ron
Verdi: Messa da Requiem (Ballet): 2. Dies irae
Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano), Veronica Simeoni (mezzo-soprano), Francesco Meli (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass), Chorus of Zürich Opera, Philharmonia Zürich conducted by Fabio Luisi
Viideo of 2016 performance in the Zürich Opera House recorded from 3Sat broadcast on 24th March 2018. Staging and choreography by Christian Spuck.
29th April 2023 : Séamus
Beethoven: Cello Sonata no. 2 in G minor op. 5 no. 2
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Philips recording from 1961-63
22nd April 2023 : Ken
Puccini: 'La Bohème': Most of Act 1 of opera
Andrzej Filoncznk, Charles Castronova, Peter Kellner, Gyula Nagy, Sonya Yoncheva, Jeremy White, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden conducted by Emmanuel Villaume
Directed for the stage by Richard Jones. Recording of BBC Four TV broadcast of performance in 2020.
15th April 2023 : April Concert 2023
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini op. 32 (1876)
Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev
1996 recording. First half of Tom F's Concert programme.
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1901-02)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein
On DVD. 1972 recording of performance in the Vienna Musikverein. Video direction: Humphrey Burton. Second half of Tom F's Concert programme.
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