Episode 5: Alexander Armstrong
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Join William Sitwell as he welcomes Alexander Armstrong into the Classical Kitchen. Alexander is a BAFTA winning comedian and host of ‘Pointless’ on BBC One, but he’s also an accomplished bass-baritone singer who trained at Cambridge University. In this episode, William explores Xander’s culinary roots in 1970’s cookbooks, discovering his voice, and the splendour of Tudor evening-song. Together they prepare a fragrant dish close to Xander’s heart - a Beautifully Simple Gujarati Sweet Potato Curry with oven baked Naan. The pieces played in this episode are: Bach. Cantatas No. 208 'Sheep May Safely Graze'. Extreme Music Bach. St Matthew's Passion: Aria: Mache Dich, Mein Herze, rein, Stuttgart Bach Collegium, Helmuth Rilling, Gachinger Kantorei. Chandos Elgar. The Enigma Variations, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson. Chandos Handel. Jephtha: HWV 70, Act II, Scene 2: Recitative. "Again Heav'n Smiles" - Airia "Freedom Now”. Solo Tenor: James Gilchrist, Chandos. Verdi. La Traviata. Extreme Music. Purcell. Hear My Prayer, O Lord. Extreme Music. Albinoni, Oboe Concerto in D Minor, Extreme Music. Grieg. Piano Concerto in A Minor- Adagio. Extreme Music Beethoven Symphony No.7, Allegretto, 2nd Movement. Extreme Music
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