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Alexander Stewart, Jazz at Cafe Society, Xavier de Maistre, Fugata Quintet

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 10 July 2012

Director and jazz historian Alex Webb brings in players from Jazz at Cafe Society, a musical revue relating the story of a New York jazz club in the 1940s. Rising star jazz singer Alexander Stewart takes the lead, perfoming blues and swing in the studio.

Suzy Klein talks to harpist Xavier de Maistre about his latest project, a recital of Venetian Baroque music arranged for harp, which he will perform this evening at the Wigmore Hall.

And the Fugata Quintet, who took their name from Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, present three of his best known works, and talk about their passion for his music.

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Music Played

20 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • LIVE

    • Image for Singer / Zaret
      00:01

      Singer / Zaret One Meat Ball

      Performer: Jazz at Café Society: Alex Webb (piano); Alexander Stewart (voice); Jo Caleb (guitar); Gary Crosby (double bass); Frank Griffith (tenor sax); Sue Richardson (trumpet); Nathaniel Cross (trombone)

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi
    00:04

    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in D major RV93

    Performer: Xavier de Maistre harp Performer: L’Arte del Mondo Performer: Werner Ehrhardt (director)

    Sony 8869737732

  • Interview

    • Xavier de Maistre

  • Image for Giovanni Battista Pescetti
    00:18

    Giovanni Battista Pescetti Sonata in C minor

    Arranger: Xavier De Maistre Performer: Xavier de Maistre (harp)

    Sony 8869737732

  • Image for Franz Schubert
    00:25

    Franz Schubert Nacht und Traume, D.827

    Performer: Ian Bostridge (tenor) Performer: Julius Drake (piano)

    EMI CDC5563472-2

  • LIVE

    • Image for Ástor Piazzolla
      00:32

      Ástor Piazzolla Retrato de Milton

      Performer: Fugata Quintet: Zivorad Nikolic (accordion); Anastasios Mavroudis (violin); Antonis Hatzinikolaou (guitar); Anahit Chaushyan piano; James Opstad double bass

  • Image for George Frideric Handel
    00:41

    George Frideric Handel Messiah: Aria: Evr'y valley

    Performer: Philip Langridge Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    Signum SIGCD074-2

  • Image for Claude Debussy
    00:36

    Claude Debussy La Mer: Jeux de vagues

    Performer: Halle Performer: Mark Elder (conductor)

    Halle CD HLL 7513

  • LIVE

  • Interview

    • Fugata Quintet

  • LIVE

  • Image for Tchaikovsky
    01:10

    Tchaikovsky Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Simon Rattle (conductor)

    EMI 6463852-2

  • Interview

    • Alex Webb - Jazz at Cafe Society

  • Image for Henryk Wieniawski
    01:17

    Henryk Wieniawski Violin Concerto No.2: 3rd movt

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz (violin) Performer: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra Performer: Izler Solomon (conductor)

    RCA GD60927-1

  • LIVE

    • Image for [traditional]
      01:25

      [traditional] I left my baby (blues)

      Performer: Jazz at Café Society

  • Image for Tomás Luis de Victoria
    01:33

    Tomás Luis de Victoria Salve regina (1583)

    Performer: Choir of Westminster Cathedral Performer: Martin Baker (Master of Music)

    Hyperion CDA67891

  • Interview

    • Alex Webb & Alexander Stewart

  • LIVE

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven
    01:37

    Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata no.8 'Pathetique' 2nd movt

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

    Decca 478 3513

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach
    01:52

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude & Fughetta in G major BWV902

    Performer: Christoph Rousset (harpsichord)

    Aparte AP010

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