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East Meets West

Thursday 5 July 2007 13:00-16:00 (Radio 3)

Presented by Penny Gore.

1.00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Duration:

3 hours

Playlist:

Aldeburgh Festival

3/8. Israeli pianist Noam Greenberg and clarinetist Chen Halevi join Finnish cellist Anssi Kartunnen to present a diverse programme that includes references to German street songs and Buster Keaton.

Beethoven: Trio, Op 11 (Gassenhauer)
Magnus Lindberg: Steamboat Bill Jr
Schumann: 3 Romances, Op 94
Faure: Trio, Op 120

2.00pm East Meets West

4/5. Holst and Alfano look to ancient India, while Melvyn Tan plays Chinese piano miniatures by Tan Dun and Mozart imagines a magnanimous Turkish ruler whose harem isn't as secure as it seems.

Mozart: Overture (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail)
Gottingen Festival Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Set 3
Sioned Williams (harp)
BBC Singers
Dominic Wheeler (conductor)

Tan Dun: Memories in Watercolour
Melvyn Tan (piano)

Franco Alfano: The Legend of Sakuntala (Acts 2 and 3)
Sakuntala ...... Francesca Patane (soprano)
The King ...... David Rendall (tenor)
Priyamvada ...... Elena Cassian (mezzo-soprano)
Anusuya ...... Anna Rita Taliento (soprano)
Kanva, Sakuntala's father ...... Orlin Anastassov (bass)
Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Gianluigi Gelmetti (conductor)




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