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25/04/2011 Danny Driver, Douglas Boyd, Scottish Opera

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With pianist Danny Driver and conductor Douglas Boyd - plus news of Scottish Opera's 2011-12 season.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

The pianist Danny Driver plays in the studio ahead of his performance at the English Music Festival in Dorchester-on-Thomas, and he is joined by festival director Em Marshall.

The conductor Douglas Boyd talks to Sean about his tenure at the Manchester Camerata as he prepares for his last concerts with the orchestra as Music Director.

And the general director of Scottish Opera Alex Reedijk reveals details of the company's 2011-12 season.

Main news headlines are at 5.00 and 6.00

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Overture to Maskarade

    Performer: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Performer: Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

    • DG 4477572.
  • LIVE

    • Bowen

      Sonata for Piano (1st movement)

      Performer: Danny Driver (piano)

    • György Ligeti

      Cordes vides (Empty strings): Study No 2 from Book 1

      Performer: Danny Driver (piano)

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Garden Of Proserpine (excerpt)

    Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: The Joyful Company of Singers Performer: Paul Daniel (conductor)

    • Albion ALBCD012.
  • Adams

    The Chairman Dances

    Performer: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Performer: David Zinman (conductor)

    • Argo 4444542.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Galop internal (Can Can) from Orphee aux Enfer

    Performer: Chorus and Orchestra of National Opera of Lyon Performer: Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • EMI 5567252.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    No word from Tom (The Rake's Progress, Act 1)

    Performer: Sylvia McNair (Anne Trulove) Performer: Saito Kinen Orchestra Performer: Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

    • Philips 4544322.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Scherzo from Symphony No.2 in D major Op.36

    Performer: Manchester Camerata Performer: Douglas Boyd (conductor)

    • Avie AV0040.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Von der Jungend (from Das Lied von der Erde)

    Performer: Peter Wedd (tenor) Performer: Manchester Camerata Performer: Douglas Boyd (conductor)

    • Avie AV2195.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony in B minor D759 "Unfinished" – 2nd movement

    Performer: Musikkollegium Winterthur Performer: Douglas Boyd (conductor)

    • MDG 90116366.


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