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Last season we proved that not all audiences are the same and with the last concert of the season taking place tonight, we put together a playlist to find out what tracks our audience and Orchestra love to listen to. Enjoy.
Dolphin Dance by Herbie Hancock – A long term favourite of mine
Chosen by Annette Isserlis, OAE Viola Player
My fave track is When I fall in love by Nat King Cole. It starts with an amazing cello solo and then his voice comes spilling in, so intimate and relaxed. It’s like a warm breeze, and never fails to make me smile, relax and feel better about life.
Jan Schlapp, OAE Viola player
Two tracks – Adele’s Rolling in the Deep and Rossini’s Stabat Mater which I sung recently.
David, OAE Audience Member
Probably Callas’ 1949 recording of the Mad Scene from Bellini’s “I Puritani” – one of the most awesome pieces of singing I’ve ever heard. I’ve known the recording for over 40 years and still marvel at it every time I hear it.
Greg, OAE Audience Member
My track is ‘Lord, to thee each night and day’ from Handel’s Theodora, as sung by the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson at Glyndebourne. Awareness of the opera house; of the skills of singing, playing and acting completely disappeared as you eavesdropped on this devout believer in a moment of desperate prayer. She had the extraordinary ability to make this character a real human being.
Cecelia Bruggemeyer OAE Double bassist
Anything by the hardstyle artist Headhunterz; but my taste varies hugely day by day.
Laura Davies, OAE Audience Member
One classical piece that I don’t think I will EVER tire of is Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto no.1 in Bb. It is absolutely STUNNING. Tchaikovsky is probably my favourite composer, although I also believe that very little can compare to the work of Bach.
Hannah Davies, OAE Audience Member
The new Miike Snow album, the track Black Tin Box. It’s quite orchestral, especially the ending.
Melissa Borelli, OAE Audience Member
I can’t get enough of Berio’s Quattro Canzoni Popolari,
Rhys, OAE Audience Member
Bruckner Symphony Nr. 8 in c minor, 4th mvt. Bruckner’s canvas for the fourth movement of his eighth symphony is vast, incredibly epic. he final coda of the last movement are some of the most rewarding minutes of music I have shared on stage with orchestra members and audience alike. It gets me every time I hear it.
Jennifer Morsches, OAE cellist
We’ve had a great time this season and hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have. For details of the 2013-2014 season, you can view the online brochure here.