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25/08/2010 Meredith Monk, Michael Chance, John Mysercough, Alasdair Beatson

Petroc talks to composer Meredith Monk plus harpsichordist Richard Egarr and countertenor Michael Chance. With music from John Myerscough (cello) and Alasdair Beatson (piano).

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Petroc talks to polymath composer Meredith Monk live from Edinburgh and then to harpsichordist Richard Egarr and countertenor Michael Chance, from Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh where they're preparing a young cast for a performance of Handel's Saul. There is live music in the studio from John Myerscough (cello) and Alasdair Beatson (piano), who will feature in the chamber concerts which are part of Manchester's Pride festival.
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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Troldtog, Lyric Pieces Op. 54

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

    • Virgin Classics 0777 7 59300 2 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Hornpipe, Water Music, Suite in F Major, HWV 348

    Performer: The English Concert Performer: Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

    • Archiv 4630942.
  • Meredith Monk/ Trad.


    Performer: Meredith Monk (guitar and vocals)

    • Tzadik Records TZ 7721.
  • Meredith Monk


    Performer: Meredith Monk (vocals)

    • Tzadik Records TZ 7721.
  • Meredith Monk

    Particular Dance

    Performer: Ecm 476 6391

    • Meredith Monk (vocals) and others.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

    Performer: Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music

    • Harmonia Mundi HMU 807461.62.
  • Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne in E major, Op. 62, No. 2

    Arranger: Saint Saens Performer: Philippe Graffin (violin) Performer: Pascal Devoyon (piano)

  • ANONYMOUS (14 Century English)

    De spineto nata rosa

    Performer: Jan Garbarek (saxophone) Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble

    • ECM New Series 445 369-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Un giorno di regno (Overture)

    Performer: Berliner Philharmoniker Performer: Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • Deutsche Grammophon 453 058 - 2.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Purple Haze

    Arranger: Steve Riffkin Performer: Kronos Quartet

    • Nonesuch 979111-2.
  • Henry Purcell

    Prelude to 'If love's a sweet passion' from The Fairy Queen, Act 3. (No. 17a)

    Performer: Michael Chance (counter-tenor) Performer: Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

    • BBC Recording.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Saul (O Lord, Whose Mercies Numberless, from Act 1, Scene 5)

    Performer: Michael Chance (counter-tenor / David) Performer: Hanoverian Court Orchestra (on period instruments) Performer: Maulbronn Chamber Choir Performer: Jürgen Budday (conductor)

    • K&K Verlagsanstah IFPIL555.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude & Fugue in G major from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. II, BWV 884

    Performer: Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

    • Harmonia Mundi HMU 907433.34.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No. 9 in D minor, Op. 34, B. 75 (1st movement)

    Performer: Wihan Quartet

    • Nimbus NI6115.
  • Macmillan

    Os Mutorum

    Performer: Canty Performer: Rebecca Tavener (director)

    • Linn Records CKD378.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    L'amico Fritz (intermezzo, from Act III)

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Performer: Rudolf Kempe (conductor)

    • EMI 6 298112.
  • LIVE

    • Samuel Barber

      Cello Sonata (2nd movement)

      Performer: John Myerscough (cello) & Alasdair Beatson (piano)

    • Francis Poulenc

      Suite Francais (2nd & 3rd movements)

      Performer: John Myerscough (cello) & Alasdair Beatson (piano)

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Nocturne Op 19

      Performer: John Myerscough (cello) & Alasdair Beatson (piano)

  • María Grever


    Arranger: Efrain Oscher Performer: Rolando Villazón (tenor) Performer: Bolívar Soloists

    • Deutsche Grammophon 477 9234.


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