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Leading lute player Elizabeth Kenny and soprano Sophie Daneman celebrate early music plus Christophe Rousset, conductor of baroque orchestra Les Talens Lyriques.

One of the UK's foremost lute players Elizabeth Kenny directs and soprano Sophie Daneman will be performing in John Blow's Venus and Adonis at the York Early Music Festival on the 17th of July.
Verdi's classic opera 'La Traviata' opens at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden on the 8th of July and runs until the 17th. Tenor James Valenti joins Sean Rafferty to discuss the latest production.
Fine baroque orchestra Les Talens Lyriques and distinctive mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux will be putting on a concert of Handel's Semele at the Barbican on the 8th of July with soprano Danielle de Niese. Les Talens Lyriques' conductor Christophe Rousset and Vivica Genaux will be in the studio.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.
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Wed 7 Jul 2010 17:00

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Scipione – Act 1 overture

    Performer: Les Talens Lyriques Performer: Christophe Rousset (director)

    • APARTE AP005.
  • LIVE

    • Robert de Visée


      Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)

  • Blow

    Venus and Adonis – Act 3 Adonis, uncall'd for sighs

    Performer: Rosemary Joshua (Venus) Performer: Gerald Finley (Adonis) Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Performer: René Jacobs (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMX 2901684.
  • LIVE

    • Michel Lambert

      Vos mespris chaque jour

      Performer: Sophie Daneman (soprano) Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)

  • Isaac Albéniz

    Iberia – book 1 no.2 El Puerto

    Performer: Artur Pizarro (piano)

    • LINN CKD 355.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata – Act 1 Follie! Delirio vano e questo! Sempre libera

    Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Violetta) Performer: Frank Lopardo (Alfredo Germont) Performer: Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Performer: Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

    • DECCA 448 119-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata – Act II recit and aria

    Performer: James Valenti (Alfredo Germont) Performer: Metropolitan Opera Performer: Yves Abel

    • Recorded at the The Metropolitan Opera New York 17 Apr 2010..
  • Louis Couperin

    'Le Croc-en jambe', Quatrieme livre de Pieces de clavecin

    Performer: Christophe Rousset

    • Harmonia Mundi HMC 901445.46.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps – Overture

    Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Kees Bakels (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.550734.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Semele – Act 1 Endless pleasure, endless love

    Performer: Danielle de Niese (soprano) [Semele] Performer: Les Arts Florissants Performer: William Christie (director)

    • DECCA 478 2417.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Semele – Act III Above measure is the pleasure

    Performer: Della Jones (mezzo-soprano) [Juno] Performer: English Baroque Soloists Performer: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ERATO 2292459822.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Rinaldo – Act 1 Sc7 Cara sposa

    Performer: Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Freiburger Barockorchester Performer: René Jacobs (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC90179698.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.5 – IV Adagietto

    Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performer: Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

    • DECCA 414 321-2.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester Psalms – II Psalm 23

    Performer: Thomas Kelly (treble) Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Chorus Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Marin Alsop (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.559177.


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