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Dawn Upshaw, Silent Opera, Saleem Abboud Ashkar

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 January 2013

Sean Rafferty's guests include the Grammy Award winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, whose recording of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony famously sold a million records worldwide. She talks to Sean ahead of a concert with the LSO and John Adams.

Sean is also joined by the stars of 'Silent Opera'- a project which brings opera to new audiences with a modern twist by using cutting edge technology and interesting locations. They perform live in the studio.

The Palestinian-Israeli pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar also talks to us from Manchester ahead of his concert with the Halle.

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Music Played

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

    Henry Purcell Oedipus - incidental music to Act 3 Z.583

    Performer: Arthur Haas Performer: Dawn Upshaw Performer: Myron Lutzke

    NONESUCH, 7559-79605-2

  • INTERVIEW: Dawn Upshaw

  • Image for Claude Debussy
    00:07

    Claude Debussy 5 Poemes de Baudelaire for voice and piano

    Performer: Dawn Upshaw Performer: James Levine

    SONY CLASSICAL, SK-67190

  • INTERVIEW Dawn Upshaw

  • Image for John Adams
    00:17

    John Adams Nixon in China - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Edo de Waart Performer: Dawn Upshaw Performer: St Luke's Orchestra

    NONESUCH, 7559--79458-2

  • LIVE

    • Image for Claudio Monteverdi
      00:24

      Claudio Monteverdi L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts

      Conductor: Christopher Bucknall Performer: William Berger

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi
    00:26

    Claudio Monteverdi L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts

    Performer: John Wallace Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    NIMBUS, NIM-5017

  • INTERVIEW - Silent Opera

  • LIVE

    • Image for Claudio Monteverdi
      00:33

      Claudio Monteverdi L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts

      Performer: Christopher Bucknall Performer: Emilie Renard

  • Image for Richard Strauss
    00:36

    Richard Strauss Serenade in E flat major Op.7 for 13 wind instruments

    Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury Performer: Britten Sinfonia

    EMI, CD-EMX-2238

  • Image for Gaetano Donizetti
    00:46

    Gaetano Donizetti Maria Stuarda - opera seria in 3 acts

    Conductor: Richard Bonynge Performer: Joan Sutherland Performer: Bologna Municipal Theatre Orchestra

    DECCA, 425410-2

  • LIVE

    • Image for Antonio Pasculli
      00:49

      Antonio Pasculli L' Api for oboe and piano

      Performer: Christopher Redgate Performer: Michael Finnissy

  • INTERVIEW - Christopher Redgate

  • LIVE

    • Image for Michael Finnissy
      00:57

      Michael Finnissy Âwâz-e Niyâz

      Performer: Christopher Redgate Performer: Michael Finnissy

  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn
    01:00

    Felix Mendelssohn Quartet no. 6 in F minor Op.80 for strings

    Performer: Ebene Quartet

    VIRGIN CLASSICS, 464546-2

  • Image for Franz Schubert
    01:08

    Franz Schubert Der Graf von Gleichen - opera in 2 acts [fragments] D.918

    Conductor: Daniel Harding Performer: Christian Gerhaher Performer: Bavarian R S O

    SONY CLASSICAL, 8872-542295-2

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven
    01:15

    Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto no. 1 in C major Op.15 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Ivor Bolton Performer: Saleem Abboud Ashkar Performer: North German R S O

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi
    01:21

    Giuseppe Verdi Aida - opera in 4 acts

    Conductor: John Pritchard Performer: Karita Mattila Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    ONDINE, ODE-1171-2

  • INTERVIEW - Saleem Abboud Ashkar

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven
    01:31

    Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto no. 1 in C major Op.15 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Ivor Bolton Performer: Saleem Abboud Ashkar Performer: North German R S O

  • Sean with soprano Dawn Upshaw

    Sean with soprano Dawn Upshaw

  • Members of Silent Opera

    Members of Silent Opera

    Director Daisy Evans, conductor Christopher Bucknall, soprano Emilie Renard and baritone William Berger

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