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23/06/2011 Rumon Gamba, John Williams, Susan Bickley, Nicky Spence

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With music from mezzo Susan Bickley and tenor Nicky Spence, plus conversation with conductor Rumon Gamba, Ian Ritchie and guitarist John Williams.

Sean Rafferty talks to conductor Rumon Gamba who is about to direct the world premiere of Nico Muhly's new opera 'Two Boys' at the London Coliseum with the English National Opera. Mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley and tenor Nicky Spence perform works from the opera live in the In Tune studio.

Ian Ritchie directs the City of London Festival, which this year has an Australasian theme. Guitarist John Williams, who will be performing at the festival, joins Sean in the studio.

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

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61: The Wedding March

    Performer: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris Performer: John Nelson (conductor)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 5 45532 2.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Symphony in A major for 2 oboes, 2 horns & strings

    Performer: L’Orfeo Barokorchester Performer: Michi Gaigg (conductor)

    • CPO 777 411-2.
  • Dylan Thomas

    Under Milk Wood (excerpt)

    Performer: Richard Burton (narrator)

    • BBC Radio Collection 0563 388609.
  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson de matin, Op.15 no.2

    Performer: Northern Sinfonia of England Performer: Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 7 47672 2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Romance Pour violoncello and piano Op 36

    Performer: Gautier Capucon (cello) Performer: Frank Braley (piano)

    • Virgin Classics 7243 54560323.
  • John Blow

    Lift up your heads, O ye gates

    Performer: Winchester Cathedral Choir Performer: The Parley of instruments Performer: David Hill (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDD22055.
  • LIVE

    • Nico Muhly

      Two Boys: Scene 1, Anne alone in her office (libretto by Craig Lucas)

      Performer: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano: D.I. Anne Strawson) Performer: Murray Hipkin (piano)

  • Nico Muhly

    Two Boys: Scene 3B

    Performer: Chorus and orchestra of English National Opera Performer: Rumon Gamba (conductor)

    • Recorded in rehearsal on 17th June 2011.
  • LIVE

    • Nico Muhly

      Two Boys: Scene 7a, second interview, police station (libretto by Craig Lucas)

      Performer: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano: D.I. Anne Strawson) Performer: Nicky Spence (tenor: Brian, a boy of 16) Performer: Murray Hipkin (piano)

  • Édouard Lalo

    Rondo: Allegro from Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Performer: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Libor Pešek (conductor)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 5 61910 2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op.61

    Performer: Ingolf Wunder (piano)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 9634.
  • Ronald Binge

    The Watermill

    Performer: Ruth Scott (oboe) Performer: The New London Orchestra Performer: Ronald Corp (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA66868.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water Music: Rodrigo (ouverture), Sarabande

    Performer: Les Musiciens Du Louvre, Grenoble Performer: Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • NAÏVE V5234.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude from Suite for lute no.4, BWV.1006a,

    Arranger: John Williams Performer: John Williams (guitar)

    • SONY CLASSICAL 88697880822.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Oiseaux, si tous les ans K.307; Dans un bois solitaire K.308

    Performer: Malin Christensen (soprano) Performer: Simon Lepper (piano)

    • BBC Recording for New Generation Artists.
  • Peter Sculthorpe

    Nourlangie for solo guitar, strings and percussion (extract)

    Performer: John Williams (guitar) Performer: Australian Chamber Orchestra Performer: Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK 53 361.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Introit et Kyrie from Requiem for two solo voices, chorus, organ and orchestra Op.48

    Performer: Roderick Williams (baritone) Performer: The Sixteen Performer: Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields Performer: Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • CORO COR16057.

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