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18/02/2010 Graham Fitkin, Jonathan Watkins, Primrose Piano Quartet

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With composer Graham Fitkin and choreographer Jonathan Watkins on their collaboration at the Royal Ballet, plus the Primrose Piano Quartet performing.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

The composer Graham Fitkin, winner of the Stage Works category of the 2009 British Composer Awards, and rising star of the dance world, the choreographer Jonathan Watkins, come in to the studio to talk about their new collaboration, 'As One', which premieres at the Royal Ballet this week.

Also, the Primrose Piano Quartet perform ahead of their concert at Kings Place, London, in which they give the London premiere of 'Variations on a Burns Air', a multi-composer work commissioned by the quartet to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (from BWV 167)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer (oboe) Performer: Trinity Baroque Performer: The English Concert

    • DECCA 4781517.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in F minor, Op.118 No. 4

    Performer: Nicholas Angelich (piano)

    • VIRGIN 3793022.
  • Robert BURNS & Stephen CLARKE

    Ae fond kiss

    Performer: Jamie MacDougall (tenor) Performer: Concerto Caledonia

    • DELPHIAN DC34014.
  • LIVE

    • Robert BURNS

      Air "By Yon Castle Wa"

      Performer: Primrose Piano Quartet

    • John Casken

      Variation on a Jacobite air

      Performer: Primrose Piano Quartet

    • Robin Ireland

      Air on a Stroud hill

      Performer: Primrose Piano Quartet

    • Peter Maxwell Davies

      Piano Quartet 3. Føroya Kvædi (Lullabye from Faroe)

      Performer: Primrose Piano Quartet

    • Julia Mundy


      Performer: Primrose Piano Quartet

    • Sally Beamish

      Variation "By Yon Castle Wa"

      Performer: Primrose Piano Quartet

    • Stephen Goss

      Scherzo Variation

      Performer: Primrose Piano Quartet

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Suite No.4 in G, Op.61 'Mozartiana' - 4.Theme and Variations

    Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • DECCA 4781708.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Schöne Mullerin: Ungeduld

    Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Performer: Gerald Moore (piano)

    • EMI 9 659402.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis et Chloe Suite no.2: Lever du jour

    Performer: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor)

    • EMI 9663422.
  • Herbert Howells

    A Grace for 10 Downing Street

    Performer: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge Performer: Andrew Netshinga (director)

    • CHANDOS 10587.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte

    Performer: Magdalena Kozena (soprano)

    • ARCHIV 477 6547.
  • Fitkin


    Performer: Graham Fitkin (piano)

    • ARGO.
  • Fitkin

    Reel (excerpt)

    Performer: Southbank Sinfonia

  • Fitkin

    Hook (for percussion ensemble)

    Performer: Ensemble Bash

    • ARGO 440 216-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for keyboard and string orchestra no. 4 (BWV.1055) in A major

    Performer: Angela Hewitt (piano) Performer: Australian Chamber Orchestra Performer: Richard Tognetti (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA67608.


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