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Katie Mitchell

Michael Berkeley meets theatre director Katie Mitchell, whose musical choices include a Bach aria, string quartets by Beethoven and Janacek, and music by Nono and Schnittke.

Michael Berkeley talks to the theatre director Katie Mitchell, whose often controversial productions range
from Greek tragedy to Dr Seuss and operas by Mozart and Janacek. Much of the music she has chosen is connected with her work in the theatre, including a Bach aria and a Schubert song and string quartets by Beethoven and Janacek as well as music by Luigi Nono and Alfred Schnittke.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 23 Jan 2011 12:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in A flat, BWV862 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)

    Performers: Glenn Gould (piano)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SM2K 52600.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in A minor, Op 132 (Finale: Allegro appassionato)

    Performers: The Italian Quartet

    • PHILIPS 454 072-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nacht und Traume

    Performers: Mark Padmore (tenor) Andrew West (piano)

    • Private recording.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata) - 4th mvt

    Performers: The Talich Quartet

    • CALLIOPE CAL 9699.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Erbarme dich (St Matthew Passion, Part 2)

    Performers: Michael Chance (countertenor) Elizabeth Wilcock (violin) English Baroque Soloists John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 469 769-2.
  • Alfred Schnittke

    Stille Nacht

    Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin) Christoph Eschenbach (piano)

    • TELDEC 4509-94540-2.
  • Paul Clark

    Waves music

    Performers: Calina De La Mare, Steve Bentley Klein, Rachel Robson and Chris Allan

    • Private recording.
  • Nono

    Al gran sole carico d'amore (In the bright Sunshine heavy with Love) - II Tempo - Scena 2

    Performers: Claudia Barainsky (soprano) Lani Poulson (contralto) Markus Marquardt (Pavel) Chorus and Orchestra of the Staatsoper Stuttgart Lothar Zagrosek (conductor)

    • TELDEC 8573 81059.

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