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Sarah Walker, Valentina Lisitsa, Tippett Quartet

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 March 2013

Sean Rafferty's guests today include 70th birthday girl mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker CBE, whose stunning voice and sparkling charisma have firmly secured her place among the great British singers of the last half-century. Who can forget her dazzling appearance at the 1989 Last Night of the Proms?

Live music from Ukrainian-born YouTube sensation, pianist Valentina Lisitsa marking the release of her new Rachmaninov recording and the Tippett String Quartet play live in the studio and discuss the new Barnes Music Festival.

As part of Baroque Spring for Comic Relief, Beastly Baroque. Eavesdrop on the extra-musical difficulties encountered by Bach, Lully, Monteverdi, Purcell and Handel, as Simon Russell Beale stars as five of the greatest Baroque composers. Fun family listening, also featuring Felicity Duncan, Philip Pope, and Mitch Benn.

2/5 'Lully the Bully' - No one gets in the way of the Sun King's favourite property-speculating composer until he loses control of his pole.

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Music Played

22 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach
    00:00

    Johann Sebastian Bach Suite no. 1 in C major BWV.1066 for orchestra

    Performer: Monica Huggett Performer: Ensemble Sonnerie

    AVIE, AV-2171

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov
    00:06

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov 13 Preludes Op.32 for piano

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa

  • Image for George Frideric Handel
    00:13

    George Frideric Handel Hercules - a musical drama

    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner Performer: Sarah Walker Performer: English Baroque Soloists Performer: Monteverdi Choir.

    ARCHIVE, 423-137 2

  • Interview: Sarah Walker

  • Image for Franz Schubert
    00:22

    Franz Schubert Erlkonig D.328

    Performer: Graham Johnson Performer: Sarah Walker

    HYPERION, CDJ-33008

  • Image for Pablo de Sarasate
    00:27

    Pablo de Sarasate Gavota de Mignon

    Performer: Akira Eguchi Performer: Gil Shaham

    CANARY, CC07

  • Image for Johann Christian Schiefferdecker
    00:32

    Johann Christian Schiefferdecker Concerts musicaux for orchestra

    Performer: Berlin Academy of Ancient Music

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMC-901852

  • Image for Franz Schubert
    00:34

    Franz Schubert Standchen (Hark hark, the Lark", arr. Liszt for piano

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa

  • Interview: Valentina Lisitsa

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov
    00:46

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov Concerto no. 1 in F sharp minor Op.1 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Michael Francis Performer: Valentina Lisitsa Performer: London S O.

    DECCA, 478 4890

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi
    00:55

    Antonio Vivaldi Dorilla in tempe - opera in 3 acts RV.709

    Performer: Elin Manahan Thomas Performer: Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

    HELIODOR, 4765970

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    00:59

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento in E flat major K.563 for violin, viola and cello

    Performer: Zimmermann Trio

    BIS, BIS-SACD-1817

  • Beastly Baroque: Lully the Bully

  • Interview: Daniel Turner

  • Image for Jim Parker
    01:16

    Jim Parker Hurdy Gurdy

    Performer: Tippett Quartet

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach
    01:22

    Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg variations BWV.988

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim

    WARNER, 0927 49705 2

  • Interview: Jez Nelson

  • Image for Louis Couperin
    01:34

    Louis Couperin Gigue in F major B`D.76 for harpsichord ["Pieces de clavecin" ed. Brunold rev. Dart]

    Performer: Christophe Rousset

    APARTE, AP-006

  • Interview: Tod Machover

  • Image for Joseph Haydn
    01:41

    Joseph Haydn Quartet in C major Op.20`2 for strings

    Performer: Tippett Quartet

  • Interview: Tippett Quartet

  • Image for Gustav Holst
    01:49

    Gustav Holst Phantasy String Quartet

    Composer: Roderick Swanston Performer: Tippett Quartet

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