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Nikolai Demidenko and James Bowman

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 13 April 2009

Presented by Sean Rafferty. Pianist Nikolai Demidenko performs Chopin and Scarlatti live in the studio and talks to Sean about his upcoming concert with the Hallé at the Bridgewater Hall. Internationally acclaimed tenor James Bowman joins Sean to talk about his forthcoming performance at St Martin in the Fields, a programme which features his own selection of readings and Handel arias on the 250th anniversary of the composer's death.

17.03
SOUSA
Easter Monday on the White House Lawn
Royal Artillery Band
John Philip Sousa (conductor)
NAXOS 8.559132
Track 1
2’10

17.05
BACH
Cantata BWV 78 (Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten)
Daniel Taylor (countertenor)
Agnes Zsigovics (soprano)
Theatre of Early music
RCA 88697290312
Track 3
4’57

17.11
CHOPIN
Nocturne in C sharp minor
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
WHITE LABEL
Track 2
3’38

17.21
LIVE
SCARLATTI
Sonata
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
1’46

17.28
LIVE
CHOPIN
Polonaise for piano (Op.posth.) in G sharp minor [1822]
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
3’34

17.33
BYRD
Cantiones Sacrae No.21. Haec Dies
Choir of New College, Oxford
Edward Higginbottom (director)
CRD 3439
Track 6
2’33

17.36
SUK
Fantastic Scherzo, op.25
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
SUPRAPHON SU3166-2 011
Track 13
15’33

17.53
KORNGOLD
Four Shakespeare Songs Op.31 (Nos. 1 & 4)
Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)
William Dazeley (baritone)
Iain Burnside (piano)
SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD160
Tracks 12 & 15
5’44

18.02
HANDEL
Messiah: Recit: Then shall be brought to pass
Duet: O Death where is thy sting
Chorus: But thanks be to God who giveth victory
James Bowman (alto)
Paul Elliott (tenor)
The Sixteen
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman (conductor)
WARNER 2564 69282-4
CD 2 Tracks 22-24
4’31

18.09
COPLAND
Rodeo: Buckaroo Holiday
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
EMI 3814982
Track 2
7’10

18’17
HANDEL
The Choice of Herclues (Yet can I hear that dulcet lay)
James Bowman (countertenor)
The King’s Consort
Robert King (director)
HYPERION CDA66797
Track 1
3’58

18.26
HANDEL arr. Maurice Jacobson
Silent Worship
James Bowman (countertenor)
Andrew Swait (treble)
Andrew Plant (piano)
SIGNUM SIGCD128
Track 15
1’46

18.34
HANDEL
Father of Heav’n (Judas Maccabaeus)
James Bowman (countertenor)
The King’s Consort
Robert King (director)
HYPERION CDA66797
Track 6
7’22

18.42
MOZART
Quartet No. 4 in C major, K.157
Chamber Players of Canada
ATMA ACD2 2531
Tracks 7-9
13’37

56’40
PURCELL
O all ye people, clap your hands
Les Arts Florissants
Paul Agnew (tenor)
Thomas Michael Allen (countertenor)
William Christie (director)
VIRGIN CLASSICS
Track10
2:53

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