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18/12/2008

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world, including members of the comic opera group Impropera, who create an opera on the spot in the studio, ahead of their weekend show.

And conductor Nicola Luisotti and soprano Irene Theorin join Sean to discuss Puccini's Turandot, in which they are appearing at the Royal Opera House.

17:02
MONTEVERDI
Domine ad adjuvandum me festina (Vespers 1610)
Taverner Consort, Choir & Players
director Andrew Parrott
EMI 212685 2
Tr. 2
1’45*

17:06
WAGNER
Forest murmurs (Siegfried)
New York Philharmonic
conductor Zubin Mehta
CBS MK 37795
Tr. 4
6’56*

17:14
MOZART
Fantasia in D minor, K.397
Alfred Brendel (piano)
PHILIPS 473 689 2
Tr. 4
5’15*

17:22
LIVE
IMPROPERA
Improvisation: A translation of an aria in a made up language…!
Louise Crane (mezzo soprano)
Niall Ashdown
Anthony Ingle (piano)
3’44

17:32
IMPROPERA
Improvisation: in Gershwinesque style
Niall Ashdown
Anthony Ingle (piano)
2’20

17:35
ENESCU
Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op. 11 no.1
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
conductor Leopold Stokowski
RCA 099026 615032
Tr. 2`
11’31*

17:47
MICHAEL HEAD
The little road to Bethlehem
Choir of Westminster Abbey
conductor James O’Donnell
HYPERION CDA 67716
Tr. 15
2’59*

17:52
CHOPIN
Etudes Opus 10 (nos 10, 11 and 12)
Peter Donohoe (piano)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 754416 2
Tr 10, 11, 12
7’27

18:03
BOB CHILCOTT
O Rex gentium; O Emmanuel (Advent Antiphons, no.6 & 7))
BBC Singers
SIGNUM SIGCD 100
Tr. 12-13
2’58

18:06
VIVALDI
Sinfonia in C, RV.192
Freiburg Baroque
director Gottfired von der Goltz
OPUS 111 OP 30358
Tr. 10-13
5’12*

18:12
SHOSTAKOVICH
Prelude & fugue no.1 in C, Op.87 no.1
Dmitri Shostakovich (piano)
EMI 217 575 2
CD 14 Tr. 11
4’52

18:18
PUCCINI
O Principi, che a lunghe carovane (Turandot, Act 2)
Turandot…Katia Ricciarelli (soprano)
Calaf……Placido Domingo (tenor)
Vienna Philharmonic
conductor Herbert von Karajan
DG 410 096 2
CD 2 Tr. 13
4’20*

18:29
PUCCINI
Signore, ascolta (Turandot, Act 1)
Liu……Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
Vienna Philharmonic
conductor Herbert von Karajan
DG 410 096 2
CD 1 Tr. 13
2’45*

18:39
PUCCINI
Principessa di morte! (Turandot, Act 3)
Calaf… Placido Domingo (tenor)
Turandot…Katia Ricciarelli (soprano)
Vienna Philharmonic
conductor Herbert von Karajan
DG 410 096 2
CD 3 Tr. 12
3’50*

18:44
DVORAK
Rondo in G minor
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Stephen Hough (piano)
HYPERION CDA 67529
Tr. 5
6’58*

18:53
MARCELLO
Oboe concerto in D mninor
Douglas Boyd (oboe)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Alexander Schneider
COE RECORDSCD CD COE 810
Tr. 9-11
11’03

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