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Machynlleth Festival, Welsh National Opera

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 20 August 2013

Suzy Klein presents, with live music from baritone Benjamin Appl, soprano Caroline MacPhie, and pianist Sanaz Sotoudeh ahead of their recital at the Machynlleth Festival.

Welsh National Opera's Youth Opera project are about to perform Britten's Paul Bunyan at the Wales Millennium Centre. Conductor Alice Farnham and soprano Vanessa Bowers join Suzy to talk about this exciting venture.

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Music Played

17 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Gene Pritsker
    00:04

    Gene Pritsker Reinventions (2nd Movement) after J S Bach

    Performer: Absolute Ensemble Performer: Kristjan Jarvi Performer: Simone Dinnerstein

    Sony, 8869 1941682, -3

  • LIVE

    • Image for Johannes Brahms
      00:08

      Johannes Brahms 9 Songs Op.32: Wie bist du, meine Konigin

      Performer: Benjamin Appl Performer: Sanaz Sotoudeh

  • Interview: Sanaz Sotoudeh, Benjamin Appl, Caroline MacPhie

  • LIVE

    • Image for Richard Strauss
      00:19

      Richard Strauss Madchenblumen Op.22 [1886-8]

      Performer: Caroline Macphie Performer: Sanaz Sotoudeh

    • Image for Hugo Wolf
      00:19

      Hugo Wolf Goethe-Lieder: Die Bekehrte

      Caroline MacPhie (soprano) Sanaz Sotoudeh (piano)

  • Image for Benjamin Britten
    00:25

    Benjamin Britten Friday afternoons Op.7 for children's voices and piano: The Useful Plough

    Conductor: Ronald Corp Performer: Alexander Wells Performer: New London Children's Choir

    Naxos, 8.553183, -9

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich
    00:28

    Dmitri Shostakovich 5 Pieces from 'The Gadfly' for viola and piano, arr. Borisovsky

    Performer: Lawrence Power Performer: Simon Crawford-Phillips

    HYPERION, CDA 67865, -14

  • Interview: Lawrence Power

  • Image for Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
    00:39

    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Elegy for Caroline Lamb for viola and orchestra [based on theme from the film "Lady Caroli

    Conductor: Rumon Gamba Performer: Philip Dukes Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    CHANDOS, CHAN-9867, -3

  • LIVE

    • Image for TRAD Malian
      00:49

      TRAD Malian Soliyo

      Performer: Aoua Kassa Mady

  • Interview: Lucy Duran

  • Image for TRAD Malian
    00:54

    TRAD Malian Tita

    Performer: Trio da Kali

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    01:04

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony no. 35 in D major K.385 (Haffner): 1st mvt

    Conductor: Adam Fischer Performer: Danish National Chamber Orchestra

    Da Capo, 6220545, -1

  • Image for Benjamin Britten
    01:11

    Benjamin Britten Paul Bunyan - opera in a prologue and 2 acts Op.17 [rev. 1974]: FIrst Ballad Interlude

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: Peter Coleman-Wright Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra

    CHANDOS, CHAN-9781 (2)

  • Interview: Alice Farnham & Vanessa Bowers

  • Image for Benjamin Britten
    01:17

    Benjamin Britten Paul Bunyan - opera in a prologue and 2 acts Op.17 [rev. 1974]: Tiny's Song

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: Susan Gritton Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra

    CHANDOS, CHAN-9781 (2)

  • Image for Vittorio Monti
    01:23

    Vittorio Monti Czardas no. 1 in D minor/major vers. for violin & piano

    Performer: Claire Desert Performer: Philippe Graffin

    ONYX, Onyx-4039, -3

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