Endeavour - The Origins of Inspector Morse

13 May 2013, 12:42 | Updated: 6 January 2017, 14:45

A must-listen for Morse fans and music fans alike. Drive Featured Album, 13 May 2013.

Whether you're a fan of Inspector Morse, or new to the world of the classical music-loving constable, there's enough variety on this album to cater to a wide spectrum of tastes.

Part soundtrack, part opera compilation, the album features some well-known operatic favourites like the Flower Duet from Lakmé, the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco, and Un bel dì from Madam Butterfly alongside the famous Inspector Morse theme by Barrington Pheloung. There's a whole host of different pieces, from Rachmaninov's Romantic tunes, to Mozart's crisp Classicism, and Fauré's beautiful French melodies.

If the music alone isn't enough, the album boasts an impressive selection of artists. Placido Domingo, Leontyne Price, Leonard Bernstein and the London Symphony Orchestra are among the performers on this collection, as well as the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vienna State Opera Chorus.

A diverse album of great vocal music, and a brilliant window into the world of Endeavour Morse.