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Presented by Sean Rafferty. Featuring the Royal Opera House's new production of Niobe and a preview of the new Diaghilev exhibition at the V&A.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.
Singers Jacek Lascezkowski and Iestyn Davies come into the studio to chat about the first UK performance of Steffani's opera Niobe at the Royal Opera House. Sean previews the new Diaghilev exhibition at the V&A with curators Millicent Hodson and Jane Pritchard.

There's also a tribute to composer Geoffrey Burgon with tenor James Bowman.

2 hours

Last on

Wed 22 Sep 2010 17:00

Music Played

  • Ottorino Respighi

    La Boutique fantasque – Galop (finale)

    Performer: Montréal Symphony Orchestra Performer: Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 4559832.
  • Gerardo Matos Rodríguez

    La Cumparsita

    Performer: Dora Schwarzberg (violin) Performer: Jorge Andres Bosso (cello) Performer: The Cello Concep(r)t

    • EMI 5629702.
  • Steffani

    Niobe, Regina di Tebe – Sinfonia

    Performer: The Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

    • WDR CDX-79811.
  • Steffani

    Aria 'Miratemi begli occhi' (Niobe, Regina di Tebe, Act 1)

    Performer: Jacek Laszczkowski (Anfione) Performer: Orchestra of Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon

    • Sebastian Rouland (conductor).
  • George Frideric Handel

    Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften (from Nine German Arias)

    Performer: Iestyn Davies (countertenor) Performer: Ensemble Guadagni

    • WIGMORE HALL WHLive0038.
  • Frédéric Chopin - Barcarolle in F sharp minor Op.60

    Performer: Krystian Zimerman (piano)

  • Geoffrey Burgon

    Brideshead Revisited

    Performer: The Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Geoffrey Burgon (conductor)

  • Geoffrey Burgon

    Nunc dimittis

    Performer: James Bowman (countertenor) Performer: Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) Performer: City of London Sinfonia Performer: Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • EMI CDC7497622.
  • Michael Haydn

    Allegro Molto for Horn and Trombone (from Serenade in D)

    Performer: Jasper de Waal (horn) Performer: Jörgen van Rijen (trombone) Performer: Concertbebouw Chamber Orchestra

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Boris Godunov – Coronation Scene

    Performer: Konstantin Pluzhnikov (Shuisky) Performer: Kirov Orchestra and Chorus Performer: Valery Gergiev (conductor) Performer: Philips 4622302 Performer: CD1, tr 5 Performer: 4’05

  • James Rhodes

    L'apres midi d'une faune (extract)

    Performer: Orchestre de Paris Performer: Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

    • DG 4394072.
  • Richard Strauss

    Till Eulenspiegel

    Performer: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra Performer: David Zinman (conductor)

    • ARTE NOVA 74321 870712.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird – ending

    Performer: Kirov Orchestra Performer: Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4467152.
  • Pietro Locatelli

    Concerto No.9 in G major

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) Performer: The Raglan Baroque Players Performer: Nicholas Kraemer (director)

    • HYPERION CDA44391/3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasy in D minor K397

    Performer: Gottlieb Wallisch (piano)

    • LINN CKD 352.


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