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22/01/2009

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 January 2009

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world, including conductor Ingo Metzmacher and tenor Stephen Gould talking about their roles in the Royal Opera House's new production of Korngold's Die Tote Stadt.

And soprano Angela Gheorghiu joins Sean in the studio ahead of the release of her new recording of Madame Butterfly.

17:02
TCHAIKOVSKY
Mazeppa (Gopak)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Kurt Mazur (conductor)
APEX 2564 69324 1
Tr. 5
4’14*

17:07
PUCCINI
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (La Rondine)
Magda…Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)
Ruggero…Roberto Alagna (tenor)
London Symphony Orchestra
Antonio Pappano (conductor)
EMI CDS 556338 2
Tr. 3
2’21 + appl (on stage)

17:10
CLEMENS NON PAPA
Imcessament suis triste et doloreux
Ensemble Clement Janequin
Dominique Visse Director
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901453
Tr. 16
3’35*

17:15
KORNGOLD
Die Tote Stadt: Prelude to Act II…
Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
Leif Segerstam conductor
NAXOS 8 660060- 1
CD 1 Tr. 8 into 9
7’45 fade out…


17:29
KORNGOLD
Die Tote Stadt…Mariette’s Lute song (tbc)
Mariette…Nadja Michael
Paul……tbc
Netherlands Opera
Ingo Metzmacher conductor
CD-R (Private Recording of Netherlands Opera)
Tr.5-6
5’00

17:40
KORNGOLD
Military March
Hamburg State Philharmonic
Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)
EMI CDC 557129 2
Tr. 6
4’05 + appl

17:45
DORNEL
Sonata in B minor, Op. 3 no.3
Passacaglia Ensemble
NAXOS 8 570986
Tr. 33-36
7’57*

17:54
DEBUSSY
Images, First Series (Reflets dans l’eau)
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
CHANDOS CHAN 10497
Tr.1
5’08

18:03
DALLAPICCOLA
Tartiniana: 4th mvt (A la musette)
James Ehnes (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda conductor
CHANDOS CHAN 10258
Tr. 4
3’28*

18:07
SCHUMANN
Klavierstucke, Op.32
Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901989
tr. 9-12
7’55*

18:18
PUCCINI
Voliatemi bene, un bene piccolino (Madama Butterfly, Act 1)
Cio Cio San….Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)
Pinkerton……Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano conductor
EMI
CD 1 Tr. 17
7’10*

18:33
PUCCINI
Mia gelosa (Tosca)
Tosca….Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)
Cavaradossi… Roberto Alagna (tenor)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Antonio Pappano (conductor)
EMI 214599 2
Tr. 18
3’52*

18:40
PUCCINI
Un bel di vedremo (Madama Butterfly, Act 2)
Cio Cio San….Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)
Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano conductor
EMI
CD 1 Tr. 20
4’20*

18:45
TALLIS
O Nata Lux
Tallis Scholars
Harry Christophers (director)
GIMMELL CDGIM210
CD2 Tr.3
2’06

18:48
CHOPIN
Allegro de concert in A, Op.46
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
HYPERION CDA 66597
Tr. 4
11’29*

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