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A Little Light Music Playlist for Thursday 14th February

Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla. The Kirov Orchestra cond. Valery Gergiev.

Canteloube: ‘Baïlèro’ from ‘Songs of the Auvergne’, Jill Gomez, soprano, Royal London Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Vernon Handley.

Khatchaturian: Adagio from Act III of ‘Spartacus’. The Kirov Orchestra cond. Valery Gergiev.

Rachmaninov: Adagio sostenuto from piano concerto no. 2. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, The Cleveland Orchestra cond. Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Messager: Scene from Act II of ‘Le Deux Pigeons’. Welsh National Opera Orchestra cond. Richard Bonynge.

Massenet: ‘Meditation’ from ‘Thais’. Nigel Kennedy, violin. National Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Richard Bonynge.

Rogers and Hart: ‘My Funny Valentine’ from ‘Babes in Arms’. Frank Sinatra. arr. Nelson Riddle.

Leroy Anderson: ‘The Belle of the Ball’. New London Orchestra cond. Ronald Corp.

Rudolf Friml: ‘In Love’. New London Orchestra cond. Ronald Corp.