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Valentine's Day Special - Sean Rafferty

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 February 2013

Sean Rafferty presents a Valentine's Day special with a romantic-themed mix of music and arts news, guests and live music.
Also today, another instalment in 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, every weekday at 5.30pm. The Story of Music continues in Essential Classics weekdays at 11am, and each episode is available as a download.
Today: Chopin's Barcarolle for piano Op.60.

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Music Played

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

    • Image for Franz Schubert
      00:00

      Franz Schubert Licht und Liebe

      Performer: Sophie Daneman (soprano) Performer: Ian Bostridge (tenor) Performer: Julius Drake (piano)

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich
    00:05

    Dmitri Shostakovich The Gadfly - suite (Op.97a): Romance

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti (violin) Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Kirill Karabits (conductor)

    Decca 478 3529

  • Poem

    • Dorothy Parker - One Perfect Rose

      read by Lindsay Duncan

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi
    00:11

    Giuseppe Verdi La Traviata: 'E Strano!..Ah fors'e lui che l'anima'

    Performer: Angela Gheorgiu (soprano) Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Marco Armiliato (conductor)

    EMI 6315092

  • Image for George Frideric Handel
    00:19

    George Frideric Handel Semele: Where'er you walk

    Performer: Ian Bostridge (tenor) Performer: Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment Performer: Harry Bicket (conductor)

    EMI 3822432

  • Interview

    • Ian Bostridge

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach
    00:26

    Johann Sebastian Bach Keyboard Concerto in A major BWV1055: 1st mvt

    Performer: Andras Schiff (piano) Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe

    Decca 478 2363

  • LIVE

    • Image for Hugo Wolf
      00:33

      Hugo Wolf Frühling übers Jahr

      Performer: Sophie Daneman (soprano) Performer: Julius Drake (piano)

  • Interview

    • Ian Bostridge, Sophie Daneman, Julius Drake

  • LIVE

    • Image for Hugo Wolf
      00:42

      Hugo Wolf Heimweh

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

  • Poem

    • Shakespeare - Sonnet 116

      read by Jamie Glover

  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn
    00:46

    Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream Incidental music, Op 61 No. 1: Scherzo

    Performer: Judi Dench (narrator) Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra Performer: Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

    DG 439 8972

  • Image for Alexander Borodin
    00:52

    Alexander Borodin Symphony No. 1 in E flat major: III Andante

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)

    Decca 436 6512

  • Interview

    • Victoria Hamilton Barritt

      A Chorus Line

  • LIVE

    • Image for Hamlisch / Kleban
      01:01

      Hamlisch / Kleban A Chorus Line: Nothing

      Performer: Victoria Hamilton Barritt (Diana) Performer: Alun Williams (piano)

  • Radio 3 Story of Music in 50 pieces

    • Chopin - Barcarolle in F sharp major Op. 60

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin
    01:11

    Frédéric Chopin Barcarolle for piano Op. 60 in F sharp major [EXTRACT]

    Performer: Stephen Hough (piano)

    Hyperion CDA67764

  • Interview

    • Bob Avian

      A Chorus Line

  • LIVE

    • Image for Hamlisch / Kleban
      01:16

      Hamlisch / Kleban A Chorus Line: At the Ballet

      Performer: Leigh Zimmerman (Sheila) Performer: Daisy Maywood (Bebe) Performer: Vicki Lee Taylor (Maggie) Performer: Alun Williams (piano)

  • Interview

    • Bob Avian, Baayork Lee, Vicki Lee Taylor

      A Chorus Line

  • LIVE

    • Image for Hamlisch / Kleban
      01:26

      Hamlisch / Kleban A Chorus Line: What I did for Love

      Performer: Victoria Hamilton Barritt (Diana) Performer: Alun Williams (piano)

  • Image for Benjamin Britten
    01:33

    Benjamin Britten Cabaret Songs: Tell me the truth about love

    Performer: Amanda Roocroft (soprano) Performer: Joseph Middleton (piano)

    CHRCD040

  • Image for Jules Massenet
    01:39

    Jules Massenet Werther: Overture [extract]

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Antonio Pappano (conductor)

    EMI 7243556820247

  • Interview

    • Pia Furtado (director) & Jonathan Boyd (tenor)

      Scottish Opera - Massenet's Werther

  • Image for Jules Massenet
    01:45

    Jules Massenet Werther: Ha! Bien souvent..Toute mon ame est la!.. Pourquoi me reveiller, o soufflé du pri

    Performer: Roberto Alagna (tenor) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Antonio Pappano (conductor)

    EMI 7243556820247

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov
    01:49

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 2 (Op.18) in C minor: III Allegro scherzando

    Performer: Stephen Hough (piano) Performer: Dallas Symphony Orchestra Performer: Andrew Litton (conductor)

    Hyperion CDA67501/2

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