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Deborah Colker, Chris Watson, Gay's the Word

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 January 2013

Sean Rafferty presents, with guests including sensational Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker, as she brings her dance company to London's Barbican.

There's live music from the cast of 'Gay's the Word' the new production of Ivor Novello's last musical opening shortly in London.

Plus soundscape artist Chris Watson talks about his unique part in the 2013 Britten 100th anniversary celebrations recreating Britten's walks around Suffolk and the composer's fascination with the nightingale.

Also today, the second of a new series at 5.30pm every day - The Story of Music in 50 pieces. Composer Howard Goodall, in conversation with Suzy Klein, explores his personal choice of 50 compositions that changed the course of music history. The Story of Music continues in Essential Classics weekdays at 11am, and each instalment is available as a download.
Today: the traditional hymn melody In dulci jubilo

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Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Phantasiestucke Op.12 for piano vers. standard [8 pieces]

    Performer: Imogen Cooper

    Chandos, CHAN10755

  • LIVE

    • Image for Ivor Novello

      Ivor Novello It's Bound To Be Right On The Night

      Performer: Ross Leadbetter Performer: Sophie-Louise Dann

    • Image for Ivor Novello

      Ivor Novello Finder Please Return

      Performer: Helena Blackman Performer: Ross Leadbetter

  • Image for Ottorino Respighi

    Ottorino Respighi Fontane di Roma - symphonic poem

    Conductor: Edo de Waart Performer: San Francisco S O

  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms 8 Zigeunerlieder Op.103, arr. for voice and piano [orig. for 4 voices and piano]

    Performer: Christine Rice Performer: Roger Vignoles

    EMI, 3-30466 2

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Symphony no. 1 in D major Op.25 (Classical)

    Conductor: Seiji Ozawa Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    DG, 435026-2

  • Image for Berna Ceppas

    Berna Ceppas Badream

    Performer: Berna Ceppas

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto no. 1 in B flat major K.207 for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova Performer: Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

    PHILIPS, 470292-2

  • The Story of Music - episode 4

  • Image for Michael Praetorius

    Michael Praetorius In dulci jubilo - motet [based on trad. melody; 1619 no.34]

    Performer: Voces8


  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten Winter words Op.52

    Performer: Benjamin Britten Performer: Peter Pears

    DECCA, 425996-2

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Trio sonata in G minor Op.2`6 [HG Op.2`7]

    Conductor: Richard Egarr Performer: Academy of Ancient Music

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMU-907467/68

  • Image for Peter Philips

    Peter Philips Caecilia virgo for choir and organ

    Conductor: Rupert Gough Performer: Royal Holloway Choir, University of London

    Hyperion, CDA 67945



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