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22/04/2010 Powder Her Face/Stephen Hough/Proms 2010

Presented by Petroc Trelawny. With conductor Timothy Redmond and soprano Joan Rodgers on performing Powder Her Face, plus pianist Stephen Hough and a preview of the 2010 BBC Proms.

Thomas Ades' controversial chamber opera Powder Her Face returns to the stage at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House on the 26th of April through until the 12th of May. Conductor Timothy Redmond and soprano Joan Rodgers who plays the Duchess talk with Petroc.
British-born pianist Stephen Hough has released two CDs this month: Chopin - Late Masterpieces features works by the composer born 200 years ago this year and as part of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series Stephen Hough performs Tchaikovsky's Piano Concertos 1, 2 and 3. The versatile pianist will be performing works by Jörg Widmann, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich at the Barbican on the 23rd of April with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Lawrence Renes.
Today also sees the launch of Proms 2010 and Petroc will be talking to the Director of BBC Proms Roger Wright about what's in store.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
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2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Strauss II - Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka

    Arranger: Arranged by Hans-Peter Dott Performer: Thomas Christian Ensemble

  • Thomas Adès

    Powder Her Face: Overture

    Performer: Almeida Ensemble Performer: Thomas Ades

    • EMI 5566492.
  • Thomas Adès

    Powder Her Face: "Fancy, fancy being rich"

    Performer: Valdine Anderson Performer: Almeida Ensemble Performer: Thomas Ades

    • EMI 5566492.
  • Thomas Adès

    Powder Her Face: "So that is all"

    Performer: Jill Gomez Performer: Almeida Ensemble Performer: Thomas Ades

    • EMI 5566492.
  • Mauro Giuliani

    Andantino Sostenuto

    Performer: José Miguel Moreno (guitar)

    • Glossa GCDC80202.
  • Hubert Parry

    Symphony no.5: III, Play (Vivace)

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Bamert

    • Chandos CHAN 8955.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in E flat Opus 31/3 movement 2 Scherzo

    Performer: Paul Lewis

    • Harmonia Mundi HMC 901902.
  • Franz Schubert

    An Sylvia

    Performer: The Gents Performer: Beni Csillag (conductor)

  • Franz Schubert


    Performer: Nils Monkemeyer (viola) Performer: Nicholas Rimmer (piano)

    • Sony 88697563992.
  • Castello

    Sonata duodecima

    Performer: His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornets

    • Helios CDH55344.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Concerto no.1 in B flat minor, op.23: movement 3 Allegro con fuoco

    Performer: Stephen Hough Performer: Minnesota Orchestra Performer: Osmo Vanska

    • Hyperion CDA67711/2.
  • Frédéric Chopin - Mazurkas in C# minor, Op.63/3

    Performer: Stephen Hough

  • Frédéric Chopin - Mazurka in F minor, Op.68/4

    Performer: Stephen Hough

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: Variations 18-24

    Performer: Stephen Hough Performer: Dallas Symphony Orchestra Performer: Andrew Litton

    • Hyperion CDA67501/2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Abend

    Performer: Latvian Radio Choir Performer: Accentus Performer: Laurence Equilbey

    • Naive V5194.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Ouverture Pygmalion

    Performer: Les Quatre Violons

    • Warner Classics 2564 68399-8.


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