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Julian Rhind-Tutt

Michael Berkeley's guest is actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. His musical choices include a trumpet concerto by Telemann, plus works by Bach, John Hilton, Puccini, Mahler and Prokofiev.

Michael Berkeley's guest this week is actor Julian Rhind-Tutt, who starred as Dr 'Mac' McCartney in the comedy TV series 'Green Wing', and has since appeared in many other TV shows, including Mark Gatiss's 'The Crooked House', and most recently Agatha Christie's 'The Halloween Party'. He has appreared in blockbuster films such as Notting Hill, Tomb Raider and Stardust, and recently appeared on stage in the supernatural thriller 'Darker Shores'.

Julian was born into a musical family, and plays cello and piano himself. His personal musical favourites include a trumpet concerto by Telemann, inspired by his older brother who is a professional trumpeter; three pieces by Bach played by artists he particularly admires(Tortelier playing the Prelude from Bach's Suite No. 6 in D for solo cello; Andras Schiff playing movements from the French Suite No.2 in C minor, and David Goode playing a chorale prelude on the organ of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford); a Tudor anthem by John Hilton, which reminds him of his own early days as a choral singer; an extract from Puccini's 'La boheme' sung by Luciano Pavarotti, which was a favourite of his mother's; a song by Mahler; an excerpt from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet, and - rather unexpectedly, the theme to Channel 4's News, which he likes for its enduring nature.

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Sun 12 Dec 2010 12:00

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in D for trumpets, strings and continuo (I. Adagio)

    Performers: Haken Hardenberger (trumpet)

    • PHILIPS 420 954-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude from the Suite No 6 in D for unaccompanied cello, BWV 1012

    Performers: Paul Tortelier (cello)

    • HMVD 572749-2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto in D, Op 35 (II. Canzonetta: Andante)

    Performers: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Andre Previn

    • DG 474 874-2.
  • John Hilton

    Lord for thy tender mercy's sake

    Performers: Clare College Chapel Choir/Timothy Brown

    • GUILD GMCD 7115.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) (from La Bohème Act 1)

    Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Edward Downes

    • DECCA 470 011-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Minuets I and II from the French Suite No 2 in C minor, BWV 813

    Performers: Andras Schiff (piano)

    • DECCA CD1.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ablösung im Sommer (from Songs of Youth)

    Performers: Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano)

    • RCA 88697 56773-2.
  • Alan Hawkshaw

    Best Endeavours (the Theme to Channel 4 News)

    Performers: Unknown

    • BRUTON BRCD15.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

    Performers: David Goode (organ)

    • HERALD HAVPCD 219.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Fight and The Prince gives his order (from Romeo & Juliet, Act 1 scene 1)

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra/Andre Previn

    • PHILIPS 464 726-2.

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