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Portraits Day - Petroc Trelawny

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 07 May 2012

Portraits Day

In a special day of performance and debate, Radio 3 celebrates centuries of music that have painted pictures of personalities. From Breakfast to Jazz on 3, each piece reflects a person in music, creating an extensive musical gallery. Greta Garbo, Nelson Mandela, Marie Antoinette and Louis Armstrong will all have a place, alongside other famous and unknown figures.

All day presenters will be exploring the questions: who were the people behind the music, why did they inspire composers, and how are they captured in sound? Alongside musical repertoire, they will be joined by guests for debates on why portraiture is such a driving force in so many art forms; including painting, photography, poetry, sculpture and music. The composer Jonathan Dove will write a new musical portrait for later in the year as a BBC commission, and he will be joining the debate. Writers Aminatta Forna, Daljit Nagra, Louise Welsh, Osi Rhys Osmond and Paul Farley will feature throughout the day, with their descriptions of visual portraits which are significant to them.

6.30am Breakfast
With Petroc Trelawny

Including:
Mozart: Piano sonata in C, K.309 (2nd movement)
Duke Ellington: Portrait of Louis Armstrong
Rossini: William Tell overture
Jerome Kern: Mark Twain.

Music Played

33 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Frédéric Chopin
    00:01

    Frédéric Chopin Etude in F minor Op 25'2 [Maria Wodzinska]

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini (piano)

    DG 413 794-2

  • Image for Gioachino Rossini
    00:03

    Gioachino Rossini William Tell; Overture [William Tell]

    Performer: Orchestra del’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Performer: Antonia Pappano (conductor)

    EMI 28826 2

  • Image for Bedrich Smetana
    00:17

    Bedrich Smetana String Quartet no 1 in E minor "from my life"; Movement 1 [Smetana]

    Performer: Emerson string Quartet

    DG 429 723-2

  • Image for Philip Glass
    00:24

    Philip Glass A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close; movement 1 [Chuck Close]

    Performer: Bruce Levingston (piano)

    OMM0025

  • Image for Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
    00:33

    Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie Lord Kelly's Reel [Thomas Erskine, 6th Earle of Kellie]

    Performer: Concerto Caledonia Performer: David McGuinness (director)

    Linn CKD 240

  • Image for William Wallace
    00:35

    William Wallace Villon [Francois Villon]

    Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Performer: Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

    Hyperion CDA66848

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    00:53

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Sonata No 7 in C major K309; second movement [Rosa Cannabich]

    Performer: Maria João Pires (piano)

    Denon C37-7387

  • Image for Jean-Philippe Rameau
    00:56

    Jean-Philippe Rameau La Dauphine [Princess Maria of Saxony]

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

    CRD 3320

  • Image for Jerome Kern
    01:05

    Jerome Kern Mark Twain – Portrait for orchestra [Mark Twain]

    Performer: Tony Chipurn (trombone) Performer: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Performer: Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    MMG MWCD 7125

  • Image for Johannes Brahms
    01:17

    Johannes Brahms Rhapsody in E flat Op 119'4 [Clara Schumann]

    Performer: Emmanuel Ax (piano)

    Sony SK 69 284

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak
    01:23

    Antonin Dvorak Cypresses: movement 1 – I know that in your sweet glance; movement 2 – Death reigns in ma

    Performer: The Chilingirian Quartet

    Chandos CHAN 8826

  • Image for Claude Debussy
    01:33

    Claude Debussy Prelude: Général Lavine – excentric, orchestrated Colin Matthews [Ed (General) Lavine]

    Performer: Hallé Performer: Mark Elder (conductor)

    CD HLL 7513

  • Image for Franz Liszt
    01:37

    Franz Liszt Un Portrait en Musique [Mme la Marquise de Blocqueville]

    Performer: Leslie Howard (piano)

    Hyperion CDA66433

  • Image for Edward Elgar
    01:40

    Edward Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor; first movement [Alice Stuart-Wortley]

    Performer: Tasmin Little (violin) Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra Performer: Andrew Davis (conductor)

    Chandos CHSA 5083

  • Image for Antoine Forqueray
    02:01

    Antoine Forqueray La Couperin [Francois Couperin]

    Performer: Davitt Maroney (harpsichord)

    Harmonia Mundi HMC 901275

  • Image for Hector Berlioz
    02:19

    Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique; Un bal [Harriet Smithson]

    Performer: Orchestre de Paris Performer: Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

    Philips 438 939-2

  • Image for Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
    02:26

    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Portrait of Louis Armstrong [Louis Armstrong]

    Performer: Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Performer: Wynton Marsalis (conductor)

    Jazz At Lincoln Center 0698982000

  • Image for Fryderyk (1810-1849) Chopin
    00:01

    Fryderyk (1810-1849) Chopin Maria Wodzinska, as portrayed by Chopin in his Etude in F minor, Op.25 no.2

  • Image for Gioachino Rossini
    00:03

    Gioachino Rossini William Tell, as portrayed by Rossini in the overture to William Tell

    Rossini: William Tell: Antonio Pappano, EMI Classics, 1

  • Image for Antonín (1841-1904) Dvorak
    00:18

    Antonín (1841-1904) Dvorak Smetana portraying himself in the String Quartet no.1 in E minor 'From my life': 1st mvt

  • Image for Philip Glass
    00:25

    Philip Glass Chuck Close as portrayed by Philip Glass: a musical portrait of Chuck Close, 1st mvt

  • Image for THOMAS ERSKINE
    00:33

    THOMAS ERSKINE Thomas Erskine 6th Earle of Kellie portraying himself in Lord Kelly's Reel

  • Image for William Wallace
    00:36

    William Wallace Francois Villon portrayed by William Wallace in his tone poem Villon

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) Mozart
    00:56

    Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) Mozart Rosa Cannabich as portrayed by Mozart in the Piano sonata in C, K.309: 2nd mvt

  • Image for Jean-Philippe Rameau
    01:04

    Jean-Philippe Rameau Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, also the Dauphine of France, portrayed by Rameau

  • Image for Jerome Kern
    01:08

    Jerome Kern Mark Twain, as portrayed by Jerome Kern in Mark Twain: Portrait for Orchestra

  • Image for Johannes (1833-1897) Brahms
    01:21

    Johannes (1833-1897) Brahms Clara Schumann, portrayed by Brahms in the Rhapsody in E flat, Op.119 no.4

  • Image for Claude (1862-1916) Debussy
    01:34

    Claude (1862-1916) Debussy General (Edward)Lavine portrayed by Debussy in his Prelude: General Lavine (orch. Colin Ma

  • Image for Franz (1811-1848) Liszt
    01:37

    Franz (1811-1848) Liszt Mme la Marquise de Blocqueville portrayed by Liszt in Un portrait en musique

  • Image for Edward (1857-1934) Elgar
    01:44

    Edward (1857-1934) Elgar Alice Stuart-Wortley or Helen Weaver, as portrayed by Elgar in his Violin concerto (1st mv

  • Image for Jan Ladislav (1760-1812) Dussek
    02:14

    Jan Ladislav (1760-1812) Dussek Tableau 'Marie Antoinette' Op.23

  • Image for Hector (1803-1869) Berlioz
    02:18

    Hector (1803-1869) Berlioz Harriet Smithson portrayed by Berlioz in the Symphonie fantastique: Un bal

  • Image for Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
    02:27

    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Louis Armstrong portrayed by Duke Ellington in the Portrait of Louis Armstrong

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