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A Little Light Music Playlist for Thursday 14th March

Johann Strauss II: Overture ‘Indigo and the Forty Thieves. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Georges Prêtre.

Lehar: ‘Land of Smiles’, ‘You are my heart’s delight’. René Kollo, tenor, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Wolfgang Ebert.

Lehar: ‘Paganini’, ‘Love, you are Heaven on Earth’. Teresa Stratas, soprano.

Jan Dismas Zelenka: Magnificat in D major. Bach Collegium Japan cond. Masaaki Suzuki.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherezade’, ‘The Story of the Kalendar Prince’. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra cond. Alexander Titov.

Messager: ‘Monsieur Beaucaire’, duet ‘Lightly, lightly’. Marilyn Hill Smith, soprano; Peter Morrison, baritone. Chandos Concert Orchestra cond. Barry Knight.

Leslie Stuart: ‘Floradora’, duet ‘Tell Me, Pretty Maiden’. Artistes as above.

Vaughan Williams: ‘The Lark Ascending’. Hugh Bean, violin, New Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Sir Adrian Boult.

Haydn Wood: ‘Montmartre’ from the suite ‘Paris’. New London Orchestra  cond. Ronald Corp.