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06/07/2011 Thomas Allen, Mark Anthony Turnage

Presented by Sean Rafferty. Baritone Thomas Allen performs Wolf, Schubert and Ravel. Composer Mark Anthony Turnage talks about the new production of his opera Greek.

Internationally renowned operatic baritone Sir Thomas Allen has performed at Covent Garden Opera House for over thirty-five years. He joins Sean Rafferty in the studio for a live performance ahead of his appearance at the Ryedale Festival. He is accompanied on piano by Christopher Glynn, artistic director of Ryedale Festival.

Also on the programme, composer Mark Anthony Turnage talks to Sean about the new production of his opera 'Greek' with the Music Theatre Wales. It will be at Cheltenham Festival this week, and tours the UK until November. Director Michael McCarthy also joins.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.
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1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Finale from Carnival of the Animals

    Performer: Pascal Roge (piano) Performer: Cristina Ortiz (piano) Performer: London Sinfonietta Performer: Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 414 460-2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Minuetto from Serenade for wind instruments in D minor Op.44

    Performer: Consortium Classicum

    • MDG 301 0416-2.
  • LIVE

    • Wolf

      Der Tambour from Morike Lieder

      Performer: Thomas Allen (baritone) Performer: Christopher Glynn (piano)

    • Franz Schubert

      Standchen from Schwanengesang

      Performer: Thomas Allen (baritone) Performer: Christopher Glynn (piano)

    • Maurice Ravel

      Le Paon (The Peaccock) from Histoires naturelles

      Performer: Thomas Allen (baritone) Performer: Christopher Glynn (piano)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 174

    Performer: Taverner Players Performer: Andrew Parrott (director)

    • Virgin Classics 5 61304 2.
  • LASSUS

    Credo from Missa Amor ecco colei

    Performer: The Brabant Ensemble Performer: Stephen Rice (director)

    • HYPERION CDA67887.
  • Jules Massenet

    Scenes pittoresques, Air de Ballet

    Performer: Orchestre National de L'Opera de Monte Carlo Performer: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ERATO 3984-24277-2.
  • George Gershwin

    It Ain't Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess

    Performer: Ella Fitzgerald (vocal) Performer: Louis Armstrong, trumpet and vocal Performer: Orchestra conducted by Russell Garcia

    • VERVE 827 475-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    2nd Scherzo from Serenade No.1 in D major Op.11

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Claudio Abbado Performer: Dg 477 8221

    • Disc 4.
  • Turnage

    Greek: Act I - Breakfast Quartet/Fortune Teller Richard Suart (Dad)

    Performer: Helen Charnock Performer: Quentin Hayes Performer: Fiona Kimm Performer: The Greek Ensemble Performer: Richard Bernas (conductor)

    • DECCA 473 426-2.
  • Turnage

    Greek: Act II Scene 1 "Ten years have come and gone."

    Performer: Quentin Hayes Performer: Fiona Kimm Performer: The Greek Ensemble Performer: Richard Bernas

    • DECCA 473 426-2.
  • Turnage

    Greek: Act II Scene 5 "We only love, so it doesn't matter…"

    Performer: Richard Suart Performer: Helen Charnock Performer: Quentin Hayes Performer: Fiona Kimm Performer: The Greek Ensemble Performer: Richard Bernas (conductor)

    • DECCA 473 426-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in G flat major, op. 70 no. 1

    Performer: Ashkenazy (piano) Performer: Decca 436 389 2

    • CD.2 Tr. 9.

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