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Philip Higham, Berlin Philharmonic, Marcus du Sautoy

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 01 March 2013

Sean Rafferty's guests include rapidly rising young cello star Philip Higham - he'll be performing live in the studio with pianist Sam Armstrong.

Members of the Berlin Philharmonic will also be playing live ahead of their exciting concert at the Southbank exploring Berlin's cabaret scene in the 1920s and 30s.

Mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy talks to Sean about music and 'consciousness', plus playwright Roger McGough explains how to bring Moliere to the masses.

Also today, the conclusion of 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. Each instalment is available as a download.
Today: Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians

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23 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for John Kander

    John Kander Cabaret - musical

    Conductor: Ralph Burns Performer: Joel Grey

    MCA, MCLCD-19088

  • LIVE

    • Image for Robert Schumann

      Robert Schumann Dichterliebe Op.48 for voice and piano

      Performer: Cordelia Hofer-Teutsch Performer: Martin Stegner

  • Image for William Stanley Gwynn Williams

    William Stanley Gwynn Williams My little Welsh home

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth Performer: Bryn Terfel Performer: London S O.

    DG, 477 7865

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Concerto no. 2 in F minor Op.21 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Bramwell Tovey Performer: Janina Fialkowska Performer: Vancouver S O

    ATMA, ACD2-2643

  • LIVE

    • Image for Robert Schumann

      Robert Schumann Dichterliebe Op.48 for voice and piano

      Performer: Cordelia Hofer-Teutsch Performer: Martin Stegner

  • Interview: Martin Stegner and Cordelia Hofer-Teutsch from the Berlin Philharmonic

  • Image for Helmut Nieberle

    Helmut Nieberle Milonga Melancholica

    Performer: Bolero Berlin

    JAWO, 017

  • Image for Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Jean-Baptiste Lully L' Amour medecin - comedie-ballet

    Conductor: Marc Minkowski Performer: Les Musiciens du Louvre

    ERATO, 2292-45286-2

  • Interview: Roger McGough

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Judas Maccabaeus

    Performer: Robert King Performer: New College Oxford Choir Performer: The King's Consort

    HYPERION, CDA-66641/2

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi Macbeth - opera in 4 acts

    Conductor: Jose Serebrier Performer: Bournemouth S O

    Naxos, 8.572818-19

  • LIVE

    • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

      Dmitri Shostakovich Sonata in D minor Op.40 for cello and piano

      Performer: Philip Higham Performer: Sam Armstrong

  • The Story of Music in 50 pieces - part 50

  • Image for Steve Reich

    Steve Reich Music for 18 musicians

    Performer: Ensemble Modern

    RCA, 09026 68672-2

  • LIVE

    • Image for Anton Webern

      Anton Webern 2 Pieces for cello and piano [1899]

      Performer: Philip Higham Performer: Sam Armstrong

  • Interview: Philip Higham and Sam Armstrong

  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten 8 Folksongs, arr. for voice and harp (or piano)

    Performer: Gerald Finley Performer: Julius Drake

    HYPERION, CDA-67778

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Cyprise B.152 for string quartet [arrs. of 12 songs from the song-cycle (B.11)]

    Performer: Cypress String Quartet

    Avie, AV-2275

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 8 in F major Op.93

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim Performer: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

    Decca, 476 3511

  • Interview: Marcus du Sautoy

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach French suite no. 5 in G major BWV.816 for keyboard

    Performer: Groningen Guitar Duo

    Ottavo, OTRC-118818

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn Llwyn onn [The ash grove (Sir Watkyn's dream)] - Welsh trad. H.31b.7, arr. for voice and p

    Performer: Alison Pearce Performer: Susan Drake

    HYPERION, CDA-66104

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Nulla in mundo pax RV.630 for soprano (or tenor) and orchestra

    Conductor: Harry Christophers Performer: Elin Manahan Thomas Performer: Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

    HELIODOR, 4765970

  • Violist Martin Stegner and pianist Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch in the studio

    Martin Stegner and Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch
  • Cellist Philip Higham and pianist Sam Armstrong in the studio

    Philip Higham and Sam Armstrong

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