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31/03/2009 Mitsuko Uchida and Sondheim's Saturday Night

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world.

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida talks to Sean ahead of concerts in Bristol, Gateshead, and London. She also discusses her tour to the USA which includes concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

And members of the production of Stephen Sondheim's Saturday Night, currently playing at London's Arts Theatre, talk to Sean and perform numbers from the musical. Originally written in 1954 when Sondheim was just 24, Saturday Night would have been the composer's first Broadway musical but was scrapped when finances for it ran out. It didn't receive an official premiere until 1997.

17:02
DEBUSSY
Douze Etudes (Pour les Octaves)
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
PHILIPS 464 698-2
Track 5
3’04

17:06
MARTINU
Songs on Two Pages (A Girl from Maravia / Our Neighbour’s Stable / Hope)
Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 6665
Tracks 26-28
4’36

17:11
HAYDN
Il Mondo della luna (Overture)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Claudio Abbado (conductor)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 8117
CD3
Track 1
3’58

17:16
LIVE
SONDHEIM
Saturday Night (Class)
David Ricardo-Pearce (Gene)
David Osmond (piano)
David Botham (saxophone)
3’14

17:25
LIVE
SONDHEIM
Saturday Night (Isn’t It & So Many People)
Helena Blackman (Helen)
David Ricardo-Pearce (Gene)
David Osmond (piano)
David Botham (flute)
5’40
17:36
LIVE
SONDHEIM
Saturday Night (What More Do I Need?)
David Ricardo-Pearce (Gene)
Helena Blackman (Helen)
David Osmond (piano)
David Botham (flute)
2’40

17:39
HANDEL
Organ Concerto Op.4, No.5 in F major, HWV 293
Ottavio Dantone (organ / director)
Accademia Bizantina
L’OISEAU-LYRE 478 1465
Tracks 13-16
9’28

17:50
SCHUMANN
Der Spielmann, Op.40, No.4
Christian Gerhaher (baritone)
Gerold Huber (piano)
RCA 88697168172,
Track 17
3’08

17:54
MELDELSSOHN
Lieder Ohne Worte, Op 19 No 3 (Molto Allegro)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 453 061 2
Track 3
2’07

17:57
TAVERNER
O Christe Jesu pastor bone
Alamire
David Skinner (director)
OBSIDIAN CD 705
Track 1
2’49

18:04
SCHUBERT
Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza.
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
PHILIPS 4565722
Track 3
3’55

18:13
BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonata No.29 in B flat major, Op.106 (Scherzo)
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
PHILIPS 475 8662
Track 5
2’40

18:19
MOZART
Rondo in A minor, KV 511
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
PHILIPS 4329892
CD1
Track 5
10’10

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