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01/06/2009 Holland Park Opera and Midsummer Music

Sean Rafferty meets members of Holland Park Opera, who discuss their 20th anniversary year and future productions. Plus performances by pianist Paul Lewis and cellist Bjorg Lewis.

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the music world.

Conductor Richard Bonynge and director Lindsay Poser join Sean in the studio to talk about Holland Park Opera's 20th anniversary year and the forthcoming production of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux, from which soprano Majella Cullagh and tenor Leonardo Capalbo perform excerpts.

Plus conversation and performance from pianist Paul Lewis and cellist Bjorg Lewis, artistic directors of Midsummer Music, a new chamber music festival in the Chilterns.

17:02
GLINKA
Lezginka – Oriental Dance (Ruslan and Lyudmila, act 4)
USSR Symphony
Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
MELODIVA 74321 53461 2
3’11

17:06
SCHUBERT
Sonata in B flat Major – D. 960 (3rd movement)
Paul Lewis (piano)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU901800
Track 7
3’44

17:11
HAYDN
Symphony no. 101 in D major "Clock" (2nd movement)
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Adam Fischer (Conductor)
NIMBUS 5105
Track 2
8.18

17:20
LIVE
DONIZETTI
Roberto Devereux (Act 1, scene 1 ‘l’amor suo mi fè beata’)
Majella Cullagh (soprano)
Liz Rowe (piano)
2’35

17:27
LIVE
DONIZETTI
Roberto Devereux (Act 3, scene 2 ‘Io ti dirò fra gli ultimi singhiozzi’)
Leonardo Capalbo (tenor)
Liz Rowe (piano)
2’41

17:37
LIVE
DONIZETTI
Roberto Devereux (Act 1, scene 1‘Un tenero cuore’)
Majella Cullagh (soprano)
Leonardo Capalbo (tenor)
Liz Rowe (piano)
2’31

17:42’44
BACH
Concerto for 2 violins, Strings and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043
Hilary Hahn (violin)
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane (conductor)
DG 474 199-2
Tracks 4-6
14’18

17:57
TRADITIONAL
Time of the Gypsies
Roby Lakatos and his ensemble
DEUTSCHE GRAMMAPHON DG471 562-2
Track 4
2’58

18:03
BEETHOVEN
Fidelio (Overture)
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
TELDEC 3984-25249-2
CD2, Track 13
6’54

18:11
GLAZUNOV
5 Novelettes Op.15 (No. 1 Alla Spagnuola)
Vertavo Quartet
SIMAX PSC 1178
Track 11
5’48

18:23
LIVE
SCHUBERT
Impromptu No. 2 in A flat major. Allegretto Op. 142 D935.
Paul Lewis (piano)
5’20

18:32
LIVE
LISZT
La Lugubre Gondola
Paul Lewis (piano)
Bjørg Lewis (cello)
7’51

18:41
PURCELL
Sonata in Four Parts, Sonata No. 7 in C major
Retrospect Trio
LINN CKD 332
Tracks 28 – 33
6’47

18 :48
SHOSTAKOVICH
Jazz Suite No. 1
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
DECCA 433 702-2
Tracks 1-3
7’56

18:57’33
RAVEL
Sur l’herbe
Gerald Finley (baritone)
Julius Drake (piano)
HYPERION CDA67728
Track 12
2’06

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