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Kuss Quartet, Cordelia Williams, Laurence Cummings

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 15 March 2012

The Kuss String Quartet perform works by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky live in the studio ahead of their concert at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Pianist Cordelia Williams performs a Chopin Nocturne and Ravel's 'Ondine' from 'Gaspard de la Nuit'. She will be making her debut with the London Mozart Players at St John's, Smith Square later this month.

Harpsichordist Laurence Cummings, musical director of the London Handel Players, directs the London Handel Festival celebrating the composer's life and works in various venues across the capital. He will be performing harpsichord accompaniment to counter-tenor Rupert Enticknap and soprano Eleanor Dennis during extracts from the baroque composer's opera Riccardo Primo HWV 23.

Sean Rafferty presents In Tune, with the latest arts and cultural news.
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Music Played

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

    Claude Debussy Pour le piano: Toccata

    Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    Decca 452 023-2

  • Image for William Mathias
    00:04

    William Mathias Let the people praise thee, O God

    Performer: Wells Cathedral Choir Performer: Jonathan Vaughan Performer: Matthew Owens (conductor)

    HYPERION CDA 67740

  • LIVE

    • Image for Tchaikovsky
      00:12

      Tchaikovsky Andante Cantibile from String Quartet No. 1 D major Op. 11

      Performer: Kuss Quartet

  • Image for Edvard Grieg
    00:19

    Edvard Grieg Symphonic Dances Op. 64, i) Allegro moderato e marcato

    Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Paavo Berglund

    EMI CZS 5686492

  • Image for Bernhard Crusell
    00:25

    Bernhard Crusell Clarinet Quartet No 1 in E flat Op 2, iv) Rondo Allegro vivace

    Performer: Henk de Graaf (clarinet) Performer: Members of the Daniel String Quartet Performer: Misha Furman (violin) Performer: Itamar Shimon (viola) Performer: Joanna Pachucka (cello)

    Brilliant Classics 94219

  • LIVE

    • Image for Tchaikovsky
      00:32

      Tchaikovsky "Sweet Dreams" and "Chanson Populaire" from "Album for the Young" Op. 39

      Performer: Kuss Quartet

    • Image for Igor Stravinsky
      00:41

      Igor Stravinsky Concertino for String Quartet

      Performer: Kuss Quartet

  • Image for Edward Elgar
    00:48

    Edward Elgar Overture: Froissart Op. 19

    Performer: Halle Performer: Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

    CD HILL 7509

  • LIVE

    • Image for George Frideric Handel
      01:03

      George Frideric Handel Riccardo Primo HWV 23: Act 2 Nube che il sole adombra

      Performer: Rupert Enticknap (countertenor) Performer: Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)

    • Image for George Frideric Handel
      01:13

      George Frideric Handel Riccardo Primo HWV 23: Act 3 Bacia per me la Mano

      Performer: Eleanor Dennis (soprano) Performer: Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)

    • Image for George Frideric Handel
      01:22

      George Frideric Handel Riccardo Primo HWV 23: Act 2 T'amo, si (duet)

      Performer: Eleanor Dennis (soprano) Performer: Rupert Enticknap (countertenor) Performer: Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
    01:33

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, ballet [Op. 64], Act 2 sc. 3; Dance of the 5 couples

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

    LSO Live 0682

  • Image for Luigi Cherubini
    01:39

    Luigi Cherubini Overture: Ali Baba

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Performer: Lawrence Foster (conductor)

    CLAVES CD 509513

  • LIVE

    • Image for Frédéric Chopin
      01:46

      Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in E major, op. 62 no.2

      Performer: Cordelia Williams (piano)

    • Image for Maurice Ravel
      01:54

      Maurice Ravel Ondine (Gaspard de la Nuit)

      Performer: Cordelia Williams (piano)

  • Kuss Quartet

    Kuss Quartet

  • Pianist Cordelia Williams

    Pianist Cordelia Williams

  • Soprano Eleanor Dennis, harpsichordist Laurence Cummings and countertenor Rupert Enticknap

    Soprano Eleanor Dennis, harpsichordist Laurence Cummings and countertenor Rupert Enticknap

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