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Ashley Riches, Gweneth Ann Jeffers

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 27 May 2013

Sean Rafferty presents, with live music from baritone Ashley Riches and pianist Iain Burnside ahead of the Ludlow English Song Festival.

Also performing live is soprano Gweneth Ann Jeffers, who talks about Opera Holland Park's production of Cavalleria Rusticana with director Stephen Barlow.

Plus we hear all about one of the year's most eagerly awaited new operas - Philip Glass's The Perfect American - based on the last months of Walt Disney. Director Phelim McDermott talks to Sean about bringing it to English National Opera.

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Music Played

22 items
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto in D minor BWV.1043 for 2 violins and string orchestra

    Performer: Bojan Cicic Performer: Rachel Podger

    CHANNEL CLASSICS, CC SSA 34113, -1

  • Image for Trevor Hold

    Trevor Hold Angler's Song

    Performer: Ashley Riches Performer: Iain Burnside

  • Image for Gerald Finzi

    Gerald Finzi To a poet - song-cycle for low voice and piano

    Performer: Ashley Riches Performer: Iain Burnside

  • Image for Martin Bussey

    Martin Bussey Mr Hancock's Letter

    Performer: Ashley Riches Performer: Iain Burnside

  • Image for Carl Maria von Weber

    Carl Maria von Weber Der Freischutz - opera in 3 acts J.277

    Conductor: Colin Davis Performer: London S O.

    LSO Live, LSO0726, -1

  • Image for Frank Churchill

    Frank Churchill Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

    Composer: Ronnell Conductor: Donald Fraser Performer: English Chamber Orchestra

    Delos, DE 3186, -1

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Suite [incomplete] in C major K.399 for keyboard

    Performer: Daria van den Bercken

    SONY, 8876-54188-32, -20

  • Image for Sir Arthur Somervell

    Sir Arthur Somervell A Broken arc - song-cycle

    Performer: Ashley Riches Performer: Iain Burnside

  • Interview: Baritone Ashley Riches and pianist Iain Burnside

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams The Splendour falls for voice and piano

    Performer: Ashley Riches Performer: Iain Burnside

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Quartet in C minor D.703 for strings ["Quartettsatz" + unfinished Andante]

    Performer: Takacs String Quartet

    HYPERION, CDA 67864, -5

  • Image for George Enescu

    George Enescu Impressions d'enfance Op.28 for violin and piano

    Performer: Patricia KOPATCHINSKAJA

  • Image for Philip Glass

    Philip Glass The Perfect American (excerpt from Act 1)

    Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies Performer: Christopher Purves Performer: David Pittsinger Performer: Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra

  • Interview: Phelim McDermott

  • Image for Philip Glass

    Philip Glass Satyagraha - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Christopher Keene Performer: Douglas Perry Performer: New York City Opera Orchestra

    SONY, SK64133, -6

  • Image for Gioachino Rossini

    Gioachino Rossini La Donna del lago - opera in 2 acts

    Conductor: Edoardo Muller Performer: Joyce Didonato Performer: Academy of Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra

    VIRGIN CLASSICS, 694-5790

  • Image for Pietro Mascagni

    Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana - opera in 1 act

    Conductor: Semyon Bychkov Performer: Paris Orchestra.

    DECCA, CD DDD 0289 432 1052 2, -14

  • Interview: Soprano Gweneth Ann Jeffers and director Stephen Barlow

  • Image for Pietro Mascagni

    Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana - opera in 1 act

    Performer: Elizabeth Rowe Performer: Gweneth-Ann Jeffers

  • Interview: Soprano Gweneth Ann Jeffers and director Stephen Barlow

  • Image for Pietro Mascagni

    Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana - opera in 1 act

    Performer: Astrid Varnay Performer: Montserrat Caballe Performer: Ambrosian Opera Chorus

    EMI, CDM-7639332, -3

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Acis and Galatea - masque

    Conductor: Jonathan COHEN Performer: Christopher Purves Performer: Arcangelo

    Hyperion, CDA 67842, -3

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