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In Tune

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 11 February 2009

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. Ahead of their Wigmore Hall recital, Academy of Ancient Music violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas perform in the studio. The concert continues the Academy of Ancient Music's tour of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and baroque arias inspired by the forces of nature.

Soprano Nelly Miricioiu of the Chelsea Opera Group joins Sean in the studio to give listeners a preview and talk about their performance of Francesco Cilea's opera Adriana Lecouvreur at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

17:03
CILEA
Adriana Lecouvreur
Dora Carra (La Jouvenot),
Giulio Fioravanti (Michonnet)
Orchestra of Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome,
Franco Capuana (conductor)
DECCA 430 2562
trs 1-2

17.05
TAILLEFERRE
Partita for Piano (3rd Movt Allegro)
Cristina Ariagno (piano)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9012
CD1 Tr 27
03’31

17.09
BRIDGE
Threads (Waltz)
Britten Sinfonia,
Nicholas Cleobury
CONIFER CLASSICS 75605 513272
tr12
04’30”

17.20
VIVALDI
Cantata ‘Lungi dal vago volto’ RV680 2nd recit 05'22”
(second recit. plus aria)
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Giulia Nuti (harpsichord)
5’13

17.31
PURCELL
The Fairy Queen (“O let me ever, ever weep, my eyes no more shall welcome sleep”
The Plaint -Act V )
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Giulia Nuti (harpsichord)
6’10

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17.39
VERDI
I Vespri siciliani (Le Quattro Stagioni - L’Autunno)
The Cleveland Orchestra,
Lorin Maazel (conductor)
DECCA 425 052 2
tr 12
09’16”

17.48
HAYDN
Fantasia in C Hov XV11: 4
Alfred Brendel (piano)
PHILIPS 416 6432
CD2 tr 9
5.35”

17.53
SCHUBERT
Nachtviolen D752
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
HYPERION CDJ 33019
TR.1
3’21

18.03
HANDEL
Acis & Galatea (Sinfonia)
Dunedin Consort & Players, John Butt (conductor)
LINN CKD 319
CD1 tr 1
03’11”

18:08
CILEA
Andriana Lecouvreur
(Lo son l’umile ancella - Act 1)
Renata Tebaldi (Adriana),
Giulio Fioravanti (Michonnet – Stage Manager)
Franco Ricciardi (The Abbé)
Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
Franco Capuano (conductor)
DECCA 430 256-2 CD1 tr 4 (fade out earlier maybe)
07’29”

18.19
CILEA
Andriana Lecouvreur
(Lo son l’umile ancella - Act 1)
Orchestra Sinfonica dell’E.I.A.R, Ugo Tansini (conductor)
(recorded Turin 1940)
WARNER FONIT 8573 882762 tr12
01’00

18.24
CILEA
Adriana Lecouvreur (La dolcissima effigie - Act I)
Mario del Monaco (Maurizio),
Renata Tebaldi (Adriana)
Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma,
Franco Capuano (conductor)
DECCA 430 256-2
CD1 tr 6
2’01

18.29
LIVE
CILEA
Andriana Lecouvreur
(extract from Act 4)
Nelly Miricioiu (Adriana),
Margaret Marinkovic (piano)
2’45

18.33
FAURÉ
Masques et Bergamasques
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 449 186 2
trs 10-13
14’22”

18.49
BACH
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (arr.Myra Hess)
Leon Fleisher (piano)
VANGUARD CLASSICS ATM CD1551
3’43

18.53
BOCCHERINI
String Sextet in F Minor (No.4 finale)
Europa Galante,
Fabio Biondi
VIRGIN 2121492 tr 8
05’49”

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