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18/03/2011 Red Nose Day

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 18 March 2011

The international Classical Music world is highly complex and often misunderstood, riven with hierarchies and ruled by huge egos. In this special Comic Relief edition of In Tune, arts-analyst Dame Edna Everage, and Cultural Ambassador (and former Chairman of the International Cheese Board) Sir Les Patterson join Sean Rafferty to penetrate the mysteries of classical music both around the world and in Australia. Harry the Piano, already known to Radio 3 listeners from the Genius of Mozart, improvises on themes suggested by listeners plus a few other 'culturally relevant' tunes.

Today's programme also reveals the winning presenter of the cross-Radio Stand-Up for Comic Relief with Radio 3's Tom Service trying his hand at stand-up, plus a feature on a musical project Comic Relief supports: the Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band, a former colliery band who have used money to buy new instruments.

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Anderson
    00:00

    Anderson The Waltzing Cat (1950)

    Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra Performer: Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.559356

  • LIVE

    • Image for Harry The Piano
      00:04

      Harry The Piano Improvisation on Beethoven Moonlight Sonata & Cole Porter Night and Day

      Performer: Harry the Piano

  • Image for Jules Massenet
    00:15

    Jules Massenet Meditation (Thais)

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti (violin) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Daniel Harding (conductor)

    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 987 057-7

  • LIVE

    • Image for Harry The Piano
      00:22

      Harry The Piano Harry and the Piano – Listener requests, Mozart concert aria in the style of Scott Joplin,

      Performer: Harry the Piano

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    00:30

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo. Allegro (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525)

    Performer: Tafelmusik Performer: Bruno Weil (conductor)

    SONY SK 46695

  • LIVE

    • Image for Harry The Piano
      00:36

      Harry The Piano Bach Toccata in D Minor in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis

      Performer: Harry the Piano

    • Image for Harry The Piano
      00:43

      Harry The Piano Neighbours in the style of Rachmaninov

      Performer: Harry the Piano

  • Image for Gustav Holst
    00:48

    Gustav Holst Jupiter: The Bringer of Jollity (The Planets, Op.32)

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Andrew Davis (conductor)

    CHANDOS CHSA 5086

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi
    01:01

    Giuseppe Verdi Libiamo ne'lieti calici (La Traviata)

    Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Alfredo) Performer: Joan Sutherland (Violetta) Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Richard Bonynge (conductor)

    DECCA 458 235-2

  • Image for Kate Emily Barclay Moss
    01:11

    Kate Emily Barclay Moss The Floral Dance

    Performer: Peter Dawson (bass baritone) Performer: Orchestra Performer: Clifford Greenwood (conductor)

    CONIFER CDHD224

  • LIVE

    • Image for Harry The Piano
      01:17

      Harry The Piano Waltzing Matilda in the style of Johann Strauss

      Performer: Harry the Piano

    • Image for Harry The Piano
      01:19

      Harry The Piano Waltzing Matilda in the style of Richard Strauss

      Performer: Harry the Piano

  • Image for Stephen Sondheim
    01:26

    Stephen Sondheim Losing My Mind (Follies)

    Performer: Dame Edna Everage (chanteuse) Performer: Phil Reno (piano)

    FA-2101

  • Image for Benjamin Britten
    01:42

    Benjamin Britten Introduction and theme (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra)

    Performer: Dame Edna Everage (narrator) Performer: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Performer: John Lanchbery (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.554170

  • Image for Jean-Michel Damase
    01:50

    Jean-Michel Damase Rhapsodie for horn and orchestra (extract)

    Performer: Ben Jacks (horn) Performer: The Queensland Orchestra Performer: Barry Tuckwell (conductor)

    MELBA MR 301117

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