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where appropriate i've included the index# and track# after the piece listed (it'll look something like 1035 - 26); so if you'd like to hear that piece of music on the sunday show, email me between 21:00 & 23:30

 

 

composers

1  Franz Schubert
2  Ludwig van Beethoven
3  Frederik Chopin
4  Max Bruch
5  Josef Haydn
6  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
7  George Frederic Handel
8  Johannes Brahms
9  Michael Nyman
10 Philip Glass

 

 

concertos (individual movements)

1  Mozart, WA - Piano Concerto No 9 in Eb KV271 [Jeunehomme] - Andantino  1017 - 42
2  Beethoven, Ludwig van - Piano Concerto No. 5 - II. Adagio un poco moto 1081 - 14
3  Rachmaninov, Sergei - Piano Concerto #2 In C Minor, Op. 18 - 2. Adagio Sostenuto 1031 - 33
4  Shostakovich, Dmitri - Piano Concerto #2 In F, Op. 102 - 2. Andante 1033 - 54
5  Glass, Philip - Violin Concerto - 2 nd Mvt. 1009 - 113
6  Brahms, Johannes - Piano Concerto n. 2 - 3 - Andante 1003 - 60
7  Albinoni, Tomaso - Concerto#2 In D Minor, Op. 9/2, T 9/2 - 2 Adagio 1028 - 31
8  Weber, Carl Maria von - Clarinet Concerto #1 in F - Adagio 1076 - 36
9  Franck, Cesar - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 11: Adagio 1079 - 76
10 Chopin, Frederick - Piano Concerto #2 II Larghetto 1095 - 3
 

 

symphonies (individual movements)

1  Tolga Kashif - Ripples {{The Genesis Suite}} 1052 - 46
2  Beethoven, Ludwig van - Symphony 7 - II. Allegretto 1082 - 27
3  Rachmaninov, Sergei – Symphony #2 Adagio 1005 - 34
4  Brahms, Johannes - Symphony No. 3, Op. 90 in F-Dur: III. poco Allegretto  1084 - 34
5  Bruch, Max - Symphony #3 in E, Op. 51 Adagio ma non troppo  1014 - 11
6  Mahler, Gustav - Symphony No. 5 in C - 4th movement: Adagietto. Sehr langsam  1083 - 45
7  Mozart, WA - Symphony No. 35 'Haffner' - Andante 1015 - 20
8  Tchaikovsky, Piotr - Sympony No. 6 "Pathetique" - Adagio Lamentoso 1015 - 48
9  Gorecki, Henryk - Symphony #3, Op. 36, Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs - Lento 1028 - 21
10 Beethoven, Ludwig van - Symphony 5 - I. Allegro con brio 1082 - 17


 

 

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piano (solo)

1  Schubert, Franz - Standchen (Brigitte Engerer) 1031 - 49
2  Satie - Gnossiennes #1 1095 - 70
3  Gluck, Christoph Willibald Ritter von - Melodie 1003 - 63
4  Schubert, Franz - Impromptus D.946 - No.1 in E flat minor (Alfred Brendel) 1029 - 25
5  Chopin, Frederick - Nocturne #19 in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1 - (John O'Conor) 1003 - 65
6  Beethoven, Ludwig van - Piano Sonata #14 Op27 Presto Agitato (Mitsuko Uchida) 1076 - 45
7  Tchaikovsky, Piotr - Nocturne in C Sharp, Op9, #4 (Lang Lang) 1003 - 64
8  Debussy, Claude - Clair De Lune (murray perahia) 1031 - 10
9  Mendelssohn, Felix - S.W.W. Op. 19 - 6 - Gondolier's Song (alfred brendel) 1033 - 73
10 Rachmaninov, Sergei - Preludes Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor: Alla marcia (Alessio Bax) 1087 - 13

 

 

cello pieces


1 Part, Arvo - Spiegel Im Spiegel (Luminesca Duo Guitar Cello) 1013 - 29
2 Bargiel, Woldemar - Adagio for Cello and Orchestra 1069 - 7
3 Mendelssohn, Felix - Song Without Words in D, Op. 109 (Steven Isserlis/Melvyn Tan) 1087 - 14
4 Bach, Johann Sebastian - Cello Sonata in G, Andante 1005 - 12
5 Satie, Erik - Gnossienne No. 1 (Ophelie Gaillard) 1007 - 67
6 Rachmaninov, Sergei - Sonata for Cello/Piano Op.19 (1901): III: Andante 1066 - 80
7 Purcell, Henry - O Solitude my sweetest choice Z406 (voice and cello) 1086 - 57
8 Vivaldi, Antonio - Sonata #3 - largo (Ophelie Gaillard) 1038 - 3
9 Tchaikovsky, Pyotr - Andante Cantabile (Ofra Harnoy cello)
10 Boccherini, Luigi - Cello Concerto No. 2 In D Major, Adagio

 

 

violin sonatas/concertos

1 Glass, Philip - Violin Concerto - 2 nd Mvt. 1009 - 113
2  Bach, Johann Sebastian - Violin Concerto in G minor 2 Largo 1001 - 86
3  Mozart, WA - Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E Major 1037 - 128
4  Beethoven, Ludwig van - Violin Sonata #1 In D, Op. 12/1 - 2. Tema Con Variazioni: Andante 1087 - 17
5  Handel, GF – Violin Sonata in D (Larghetto) 1038 - 77
6  Barber, Samuel - Violin Concerto Andante 1038 - 71
7  Brahms, Johannes - Violin Concerto in d Adagio 1031 - 79
8  Bruch, Max - Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra In D Minor, Op. 44 - 1. Adagio 1031 - 12
9  De Sarasate, Pablo - Zigenerweisen, op.20 1073 - 33
10 Vieuxtemps, Henri - Violin Concerto No. 5 In A Minor, Op. 37: Adagio 1076 - 76

 

 

piano trios string quartets string quintets (3's 4's 5's)

1  Beethoven, Ludwig van - String Quartet F op18 #1 - Adagio 1028 - 20
2  Schubert, Franz - String Quintet In C: Adagio 1015 - 38
3  Glass, Philip - Glass: String Quartet #4, "Buczak" - 3 1011 - 80
4  Haydn, Josef - String Quartet In C Op73/3 "Emperor" 1037 - 100
5  Dvorak, Antonin - String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 ('American'), II Lento 1001 - 45
6  Mozart, WA - String Quartet #14 In G, K 387 3. Andante Cantabile 1020 - 14
7  Beethoven, Ludwig van - Trio in B flat Major Op 11 - adagio 002 - 151
8  Mozart – Piano Trio KV 502 B flat Larghetto 1027 - 34
9  Haydn, Josef - Piano Trio No.34 in Bb -II Andante cantabile 1010 - 46
10 Haydn, Josef - Piano Trio No.43 in C -II Andante 1010 - 65
 

 

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x-over

1          Patrick Hawes - Quanta Qualia, Classic FM Relax and Escape
2          Michael Nyman - Debbie, Wonderland
3          Max Richter - Sarajevo, memoryhouse
4          Umebayashi Shigeru - Yumeji's Theme (Extended Versi, In the Mood for Love and More (Soundtrack)
5          Spencer Brewer - Portraits, Chillout Moods 3
6          Paul Schwartz - Addio (Verdi Violettas farewel, Cafe del Mar - Aria The Best of
7          Alessandro Safina - Diva Mea, Insieme A Te
8          Claire Hamilton - In the Air Tonight, Love Is All Around: The Celtic Harp of Claire Hamilton
9          M83 - Gone, Mosquito Bar
10         Ludovico Einaudi (Piano) & Ballake Sissoko (Kora) - Niger Blues, Diario Mali

 

 

soundtrack albums (based on the whole album and not parts of)

1   batman begins, hans zimmer
2   the assassination of jesse james, nick cave/warren ellis
3   the hours, philip glass
4   waltz with bashir, max richter
5   the last samurai, hans zimmer
6   the piano, michael nyman
7   gladiator, hans zimmer
8   schindlers list, john williams
9   syriana, alexandre desplat
10 sotto falso nome, ludovico einaudi

 

 

notable others:

tron legacy - daft punk
the dark knight - hans zimmer
the boy in the striped pyjamas - james horner
defiance - james newton howard
merchant of venice - jocelyn pook
atonement - dario marianelli
 

 

soundtrack pieces

1 Zimmer, Hans - Lasiurus {{Batman Begins (OST)}} 1002 – 132
2 Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Song For Bob {{The Assassination of Jesse James}} 1062 – 34
3 Wojciech Kilar - Ninth Gate Title {{The Ninth Gate}} 1048 – 137
4 Zimmer, Hans - Still (Baaba Maal) {{Black Hawk Down (OST)}} 1003 – 55
5 John Williams - Emperors March {{Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back}} 1048 – 85
6 Klazz Brothers - Air on a G String {{Collateral (OST)}} 1063 – 29
7 Glass, Philip - The Hours {{The Hours (OST)}} 1063 – 79
8 David Raksin - Laura {{Laura}} 1064 – 67
9 Barry, John - Dances with Wolves Long {{Best of John Barry}} 1063 – 11
10 Williams, John - Jaws Main Title {{Jaws OST}} 1089 - 24 

 

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sacred music (individual movements)

1   Byrd, William - Ave Verum Corpus (1605) 1039 - 58
2   Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista - Stabat Mater - 1. Duett: Stabat Mater Dolorosa (1736) 1029 - 52
3   Jackson, Gabriel - O Sacrum Convivium (1962) 1009 - 110
4  Lauridsen, Morten - O Magnum Mysterium (1994) 1012 - 1
5   Beethoven, Ludwig van - Missa solemnis in D Op. 123, Agnus Dei (1819) 1040 - 88
6   Tallis, Thomas - Spem in alium (1570) 1037 - 53
7   Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da - Missa Papae Marcelli: I. Kyrie (1565) 1001 - 41
8   Handel, GF - A Song for St Cecilia's Day: 'The Soft Complaining Flute' (1739) 1037 - 86
9 Allegri, Gregorio - Miserere mei (1630) 1001 - 42
10  Rachmaninov, Sergei - Vespers (All-Night Vigil) Op. 37: 4. O Gentle Light (Kiev Chant) (1914) 1031 - 69

 

 

sacred masses (complete works)

1  Fayrfax, Robert - Missa Albanus
2  Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista - Stabat Mater
3  Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da - Missa Papae Marcelli
4  Allegri, Gregorio - Missa 'Che fa oggi il mio sole
5  Byrd, William - Mass for 3 voices
6  Mozart, WA - Vesperae solennes de confessore K339
7  Part, Arvo - Missa Syllabica
8  Rachmaninov, Sergei - Vespers (All-Night Vigil) Op. 37
9  Victoria, Tomas Luiz de - Requiem
10 Teixeira, Antonio - Te Deum

 

 

pieces played most often on the show over the past 9 years


Played 12 Times
1 Vivaldi, Antonio - Sposa Son Disprezzata

Played 11 Times
2 Donizetti, Gaetano - Amore E Morte

Played 10 Times
3 Albinoni, Tomaso - Adagio in G Minor
4 Oldfield, Mike - Tubular Bells (Piano)

Played 9 Times
5 Jenkins, Karl – Benedictus

Played 8 Times
6 Beethoven, Ludwig Van - Piano Sonata No.14 in C-Sharp Minor, Moonlight
7 Debussy, Claude - Clair De Lune (Catrin Finch harp)
8 Bach, Johann Sebastian - Bach: St. Matthew Passion - Erbarme Dich, Mein Gott
9 Mozart, WA - Piano Concerto #21 In C, K 467, "Elvira Madigan" - 2. Andante
10 Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista - Stabat Mater - 3. Duett: O Quam Tristis Et Afflicta
11 Vivaldi, Antonio - Lauda Jerusalem In E Minor, RV 609

Played 7 Times
12 Bellini, Vincenzo - Vega Luna Che Inargenti
13 Carulli, Ferdinando - Serenade in A, Op 96
14 Mendelssohn, Felix - S.W.W. Op. 19 - 6 - Gondolier's Song
15 Purcell, Henry - Dido and Aeneas Laid In Earth Susan Graham

Played 6 Times
16 Beethoven, Ludwig Van - Spring Sonata (Adagio Molto Espressivo)
17 Beethoven, Ludwig Van - Symphony 2 - II. Larghetto
18 Chopin, Frederick - Sonata #2 - Marche Funebre
19 Elgar, Edward - Variation 9: Nimrod
20 Handel, GF - Dixit Dominus Opening Chorus
21 Jan Garbarek: Hilliard Ensemble - Anon: Remember Me, My Dear
22 Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters Von - Adagio, from Harp Concerto
23 Khachaturian, Aram - Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
24 Einaudi, Ludovico - Le onde
25 Einaudi, Ludovico – Primavera
26 Max Richter - Andante - Reflection (End Title) based on Schuberts Piano Sonata in A, D.959 Andantino
27 Purcell, Henry - Chacony in G minor
28 Rachmaninov, Sergei - Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Op. 3/2, "The Bells Of Moscow"
29 Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra, Einleitung - Richard Strauss
30 Walton, William - Touch Her Soft Lips and Part

Played 5 Times
31 Albeniz, Isaac - Albeniz - Asturias (from Suite espaρola, Op 47)
32 Shore, Howard - Into The West
33 Monteverdi, Claudio - L'incoronazione Di Poppea - Pur Ti Miro (Arlene Auger Della Jones vocal)
34 Whitacre, Eric - Lux aurumque
35 Bellini, Vincenzo - Norma: Casta diva (Jane Eaglen)
36 Burgon, Geoffrey - Nunc Dimittis
37 Victoria, Tomas Luiz de - O Vos Omnes
38 Andreas Scholl with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - She moved through the fair
39 Dvorak, Antonin - Songs My Mother Taught Me
40 Shore, Howard - Gollums Song
 

 

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bradley's all time top ten

1  Schubert, Franz - Standchen (Brigitte Engerer) 1031 - 49
2  Chopin - Nocturne #19 in E minor, Op72, #1 (john o'conor) 1003 - 65
3  Beethoven, Ludwig van - Missa solemnis in D Op. 123, Agnus Dei 1040 - 88
4  Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista - Stabat Mater - 1. Duett: Stabat Mater Dolorosa 1029 - 52
5  Mozart, WA - Piano Concerto No 9 in Eb KV271 [Jeunehomme] - Andantino  1017 - 42
6  Beethoven, Ludwig van - Piano Concerto No. 5 - II. Adagio un poco moto 1081 - 14
7  Rachmaninov, Sergei - Piano Concerto #2 In C Minor, Op. 18 - 2. Adagio Sostenuto 1031 - 33
8  Gorecki, Henryk - Symphony #3, Op. 36, Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs - Lento 1028 - 21
9  Haydn, Josef - Et incarnatus est XXII:5 1766 {{To Saint Cecilia}} 1037 - 87
10 Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Anon: Remember Me, My Dear 1016 - 51

 

 

favourite ladies

1   Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo soprano)
2   Susan Graham (mezzo soprano)
3   Barbara Bonney (soprano)
4   Ophelie Gaillard (cello)
5   Jane Eaglen (soprano)
6   Catrin Finch (harp)
7   Ann Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano)
8   Sharon Isben (guitar)
9   Anna Netrebko (soprano)
10 Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

 

 

favourite gents

1  Alfred Brendel (piano)
2  Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
3  Michael Chance  (countertenor)
4  Philippe Jarousky (countertenor)
5  Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone)
6  Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)
7  Alessio Bax (piano)
8  Ian Bostridge (tenor)
9  John 0'Conor (piano)
10 Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)

 

 

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best albums

1  Michael Nyman, The Piano OST
2  Debbie Wiseman - Wolf Hall (BBC TV series)
3  Cecilia Bartoli - Arie Antiche 18th Century Italian Songs
4  Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood on Decca
5  Philippe Jaroussky - Vivaldi, Virtuoso Cantatas on Virgin
6  Schubert: Piano Sonatas & Impromptus (Alfred Brendel) on Phillips
7  Philip Glass, The Hours OST
8  Felix Mendelssohn, Songs Without Words
9  The Sixteen - Renaissance Music For Inner Peace
10 Max Bruch - Orchesterwerke
 

 

orchestral variations  -  these are popular pieces transcribed for orchestra or string quartet

1  John, Elton - Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word {{Songs Without Words}} 1033 - 120
2  Tolga Kashif - Ripples {{The Genesis Suite}} 1052 - 46
3  The Doors (orchestrated) - Light My Fire {{The Doors Concerto}} 1007 - 73
4  U2 - With or Without You {{Songs Without Words}} 1033 - 132
5  The String Quartet - Foo Fighters - Everlong 1050 - 27
6  The String Quartet - Metallica - One 1050 - 38
7  The String Quartet - Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars 1050 - 53
8  The String Quartet - U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday 1050 - 62
9  The String Quartet - Radiohead - Exit Music 1050 - 48
10 TheString Quartet - Coldplay - God Put A Smile Upon Your Face 1079 - 11

 

 

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masses/choral/requiem

1  Bach, JS - Mass in B minor BWV232
2  Brahms, Johannes - Ein Deutsches Requiem
3  Mozart, WA - Requiem
4  Faure, Gabriel - Requiem
5  Mozart, WA - Mass in C
6  Schubert, Franz - Deutsches Messe D 872
7  Beethoven, Ludwig van - Fantasia for Piano, Chorus & Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80
8  Beethoven, Ludwig van - Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis"
9  Bach, JS - St Matthew Passion
10 Bach, JS - St John Passion