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23/03/2011 Benedict Andrews, Noriko Ogawa, 2011 Edinburgh Festival

Presented by Sean Rafferty. Director Benedict Andrews talks about The Return of Ulysses at ENO. Plus music from pianist Noriko Ogawa and news about 2011's Edinburgh Festival.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.
Director Benedict Andrews talks to Sean about his directorial debut with English National Opera in their new production of Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses, alongside cast members, tenors Tom Randle (Ulysses), Ruby Hughes (Minerva) and Thomas Hobbs (Telemachus). Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa performs live in the studio ahead of a concert in aid of her native Japan. And Sean talks to director of the Edinburgh International Festival, Jonathan Mills, about the highlights of this year's festival.
Main news headlines are at 5.00 and 6.00
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2 hours

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Das Paradies und die Peri: end of Part 1

    Performer: Barbara Bonney (Die Peri) Performer: Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Neill Archer (tenor) Performer: Cornelius Hauptmann (bass) Performer: The Monteverdi Choir Performer: Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantiques Performer: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • Archiv 457 6602.
  • [traditional]

    Ladrang Tedaksaking, pelong barang

    Performer: Court Gamelan of the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta

    • Ocora C560087.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No.3 in D (Finale)

    Performer: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Performer: Jonathan Nott (conductor)

    • Tudor 1610.
  • LIVE

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      The Return of Ulysses: Act 2, Sc 3 – What vision is this?

      Performer: Tom Randle (Ulysses) Performer: Thomas Hobbs (Telemachus) Performer: Nicholas Ansdell Evans (harpsichord)

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      The Return of Ulysses: Act 1, Sc 6 & 7 – Am I dreaming?; Happy, carefree

      Performer: Tom Randle (Ulysses) Performer: Ruby Hughes (Minerva) Performer: Nicholas Ansdell Evans (harpsichord)

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria: Final scene

    Performer: Christoph Pregardien (Ulisse) Performer: Bernarda Fink (Penelope) Performer: Concerto Vocale Performer: Rene Jacobs (conductor)

    • Harmonia Mundi HMC 901427/29.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto for 2 pianos in E flat K.365 (3rd movement)

    Performer: Katia & Marielle Labeque (pianos) Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

    • Philips 4262412.
  • Michael Nyman

    Chasing sheep is best left to shepherds (The Draughtsman's Contract)

    Performer: Michael Nyman Band

    • Decca 436 8202.
  • Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Hans Sachs's monologue from Act 2

    Performer: Norman Bailey (Hans Sachs) Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Performer: Georg Solti (conductor)

  • LIVE

    • Claude Debussy

      La Cathedrale engloutie (Preludes Book 1)

      Performer: Noriko Ogawa (piano)

    • Yoshihiro Hanno

      A Particle of Water (excerpt)

      Performer: Noriko Ogawa (piano)

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109 (1st movement)

      Performer: Noriko Ogawa (piano)

  • Johann Gottlieb Graun

    Symphony for strings and continuo in B flat

    Performer: Cappella Academica Frankfurt

    • CPO 7773212.
  • Richard Heuberger

    Der Opernbal (Im chambre séparée)

    Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Otto Ackermann (conductor)

    • EMI 9184592.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Souvenir D'Un Lieu Cher, Op. 42 – Scherzo (2nd movement)

    Performer: Vadim Gluzman (violin) Performer: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Andrew Litton (conductor)

    • BIS-SACD-1432.

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