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Christian Blackshaw, Edward Watson

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 January 2012

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Pianist Christian Blackshaw's playing has been hailed for its "sheer musicality and humanity" - he talks to Sean and performs Mozart live in the studio ahead of a complete survey of Mozart Piano Sonatas set to run over the next two years at London's Wigmore Hall.

Prokofiev's ever-popular ballet Romeo and Juliet is set to open at the Royal Opera House featuring an all-star cast. Legendary choreographer Kenneth MacMillan's seminal production was first performed by the Royal Ballet 46 years ago, and Principal dancer Edward Watson joins Sean to talk about the production.

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E-mail: in.tune@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Carl Maria von Weber

    Carl Maria von Weber Overture to Euryanthe

    Performer: Staatskapelle Dresden Performer: Gustav Kuhn (conductor)

    CAPRICCIO 10052

  • LIVE

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia (from Cantata BWV42)

    Performer: Academia Bizantina Performer: Ottavio Dantone (director)

    DECCA 478 2718

  • Image for Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler Der Trunkene im Frühling (Das Lied von der Erde)

    Performer: Peter Schreier (tenor) Performer: Berlin Symphony Orchestra Performer: Kurt Sanderling (conductor)


  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Death of Mercutio; Romeo Avenges Mercutio's Death; Act 2 Finale (Romeo and Juliet)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    LSO LSO0682

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Dance of the Knights (Act 1, No.13, Romeo and Juliet)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    LSO LSO0682

  • Image for Frederick Delius

    Frederick Delius The Violet

    Performer: Felicity Lott (soprano) Performer: Eric Fenby (piano)

    Unicorn UKCD2041

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel String Quartet in F (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Belcea Quartet

    EMI CDZ 5740202

  • Image for Sir Michael Tippett

    Sir Michael Tippett The Source

    Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

    Signum Classics SIGCD 092

  • Image for George Gershwin

    George Gershwin An American In Paris (excerpt)

    Performer: New York Philharmonic Performer: Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    CBS CD42240

  • Pianist Christian Blackshaw

    Pianist Christian Blackshaw

  • Dancer Edward Watson

    Dancer Edward Watson



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