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Stacey Kent, The King's Singers, Janet Baker

2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 14 June 2013

Sean Rafferty's guests include acclaimed jazz singer Stacey Kent as she warms up for a concert tonight at London's Cadogan Hall celebrating the 10th anniversary of her gold-selling album The Boy Next Door.

World renowned vocal group The King's Singers perform live in the studio, paying tribute to Richard Rodney Bennett and George Shearing.

We speak to legendary mezzo Dame Janet Baker in Aldeburgh as she opens the new Britten-Pears Archive in the grounds of The Red House, the former home of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.

Plus pianist John Thwaites and cellist Hetti Price perform a world premiere by John Ireland and bring a sneak preview of 'Chaos and Cosmos' - a world premiere of early Britten
performed by Birmingham Conservatoire students.

Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.

Music Played

26 items
  • Image for John Ireland

    John Ireland Concertino pastorale for string orchestra

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: City of London Sinfonia.

    CHANDOS, CHAN-9376

  • Image for Cole Porter

    Cole Porter Let's misbehave [from 'Paris']

    Performer: King's Singers

  • Interview: Stacey Kent

  • Image for Irving Berlin

    Irving Berlin Say It Isn't So

    Arranger: Performer: Colin Oxley Performer: David Newton Performer: Jim Tomlinson Performer: Matt Home Performer: Stacey Kent

    CANDID, CCD-79797, -4

  • Interview: Stacey Kent

  • Image for Martin/Blane

    Martin/Blane The Boy Next Door

    Arranger: N/A Performer: Stacey Kent

    CANDID, CCD-79998

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Waltz in E flat major Op.18 (Grande valse brillante) for piano

    Performer: Lang Lang

    Sony, 8869 7719012

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Acis and Galatea - masque

    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner Performer: English Baroque Soloists

    ARCHIV, 423-406-2, -1

  • Image for Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Christoph Willibald Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Raymond Leppard Performer: Janet Baker Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    Erato, 22292-45864-2

  • Interview: Dame Janet Baker

  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten Folksong arrangements for voice and orchestra

    Performer: Geoffrey Parsons Performer: Janet Baker

  • Image for Thomas Morley

    Thomas Morley I love, alas, I love thee for 5 voices [1595a]

    Performer: King's Singers

  • Interview: The King's Singers

  • Image for Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett 4 Devotions for 8-part chorus

    Performer: King's Singers

  • British Music Feature: 2/4 David Owen Norris on Muriel Herbert

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Symphony no. 6 in C major D.589

    Performer: Northern Sinfonia Performer: Thomas Zehetmair

    AVIE, AV-2224, -3

  • Interview: BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz

  • Image for Hector Berlioz

    Hector Berlioz Les Nuits d'ete Op.7 for voice and piano or orchestra

    Conductor: Robin Ticciati Performer: Karen Cargill Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    LINN, CKD 421, -2

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Traumerei [from Kinderszenen (Op.15`7)], arr. ? for string quartet

    Performer: Philip Fisher Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    CHANDOS, CHAN 10708, -15

  • Image for Emmanuel Chabrier

    Emmanuel Chabrier Suite pastorale for orchestra [from 4 of '10 Pieces pittoresques' for piano]

    Conductor: Neeme Jarvi Performer: Suisse Romande Orchestra

    CHANDOS, CHSA 5122, -10

  • Image for John Ireland

    John Ireland Cello Sonata No.2 (fragment)

    Performer: Hetti Price Performer: John Thwaites

  • Interview: John Thwaites and Hetti Price

  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten Chaos and Cosmos (fragment)

    Conductor: Lionel Friend Performer: Birmingham Conservatoire S O

  • Interview: John Thwaites

  • Image for John Ireland

    John Ireland Sonata in G minor for cello and piano

    Performer: Alexander Baillie Performer: John Thwaites

    Somm, SOMMCD 251-2, -6

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Alessandro - opera in 3 acts

    Performer: Alan Curtis Performer: Joyce Didonato Performer: Il Complesso Barocco

    VIRGIN CLASSICS, 5099960265425, -8



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