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20/04/2011 Margaret Leng Tan, Alexander McCall Smith, Tamara Rojo

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With a live performance from Margaret Leng Tan and interviews with writer Alexander McCall Smith and principal dancer at the Royal Ballet Tamara Rojo.

Margaret Leng Tan takes time out from her UK tour to perform live in the In Tune studio on toy pianos and toy instruments. The John Cage interpreter and toy piano specialist tours from the 13th to the 30th April and has recently performed at the De La Warr Pavilion to compliment the first major John Cage exhibition in the UK.

Sean Rafferty interviews writer Alexander McCall Smith who, with composer Tom Cunningham, has written a new opera called The Okavanago Macbeth which will be performed by the Edinburgh Studio Opera at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.

Sean also talks to Tamara Rojo, the principal dancer at the Royal Ballet, who is about to perform the title role in Jules Massenet's 'Manon' at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.
With a selection of music and guests from the music world.
Main news headlines are at 5.00 and 6.00
E-mail: in.tune@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours

Last on

Wed 20 Apr 2011 17:00

Music Played

  • Jacques Offenbach

    Jacques Offenbach - Valse Des Rayons from Le Papillon

  • Tom Cunningham

    Treason

    Librettist: Alexander McCall Smith.
  • Tom Cunningham

    Duncan is Dead

    Librettist: Alexander McCall Smith.
  • George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel - Water Music – Suite in D major HWV.349

  • LIVE

    • John Lennon & Paul McCartney - Eleanor Rigby (arr. for toy piano by Toby Twining)

    • Stephen Montague

      Stephen Montague - Mirabella – a tarantella for toy piano

    • Philip Glass

      Philip Glass - Modern Love Waltz (arr. for 2 toy pianos by Margaret Leng Tan)

    • Phyllis Chen

      Phyllis CHEN - Carousel

    • Erik Griswold

      Erik Griswold - Bicycle Lee Hooker from Old MacDonald's Yellow Submarine

  • Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann - Piano Trio No 3 in G minor Op 110, III: Rasch

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben from Zaide

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev - Cinderella Dreams of the Ball; Gavotte (Cinderella Act I)

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev - The Last Farewell from Romeo & Juliet Act III

  • Jules Massenet

    Jules Massenet - Closing scene (Act III scene 3) – A swamp in Louisiana, from Manon, bal

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré - Les Djinns, Op.12

  • Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms - F.A.E. Sonata - Scherzo

Broadcast

  • Wed 20 Apr 2011 17:00

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