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08/07/2011 Brabant Ensemble, New Zealand String Quartet

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With performances in the studio from the Brabant Ensemble and their director Stephen Rice, as well as the New Zealand String Quartet.

The Brabant Ensemble are an early music vocal group who take their name from the Duchy of Brabant, an area now forming parts of northern Belgium and the southern Netherlands. Along with their director Stephen Rice they perform live in the studio ahead of concerts at the Cheltenham Music Festival and York Early Music Festival.

Also on the programme, as the New Zealand String Quartet embark on a tour of UK summer festivals, starting with two concerts at the City of London Festival, they play music by Smetana, Bartok and New Zealand composer Jack Body.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.
With a selection of music and guests from the music world.
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2 hours

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80 (Finale)

    Performer: The New Zealand String Quartet

    • NAXOS 8570001.
  • LIVE

    • Moulu

      Mater floreat

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

    • Wilder

      Aspice Domine (first part)

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

    • Penalose

      Gloria (from Missa El ojo)

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

  • Claude Debussy

    1st Arabesque

    Performer: Noriko Ogawa (piano)

    • BIS CD1405.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Italian Concerto for oboe, bassoon, harpsichord and orchestra

    Performer: Martin Stadler (oboe) Performer: Marilyn Boenau (bassoon) Performer: Andrew Lawrence-King (harpsichord) Performer: The Harp Consort

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 05472773662.
  • LIVE

    • Béla Bartók

      String Quartet No.4 (2nd movement)

      Performer: New Zealand String Quartet

    • Bedrich Smetana

      String Quartet No.1 "From My Life" (3rd movement)

      Performer: New Zealand String Quartet

    • Jack Body

      Three Transcriptions for String Quartet (1st transcription)

      Performer: New Zealand String Quartet

  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu No.3 in G flat D899

    Performer: Murray Perahia (piano)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK37291.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Qui d'amor nel suo linguaggio (from Ariodante)

    Performer: Joyce DiDonato (soprano) Performer: Il Complesso Barroco Performer: Alan Curtis (director)

    • VIRGIN 0708442.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.26 (1st movement)

    Performer: Josef Suk (violin) Performer: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Karel Ancerl (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON 1106392.
  • Grechaninov

    Now the powers of heaven, Op.58 No.6

    Performer: Holst Singers Performer: Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • HELIOS CDH55352.
  • Arnold

    Recorder Sonatina, Op. 41

    Performer: Judith Pearce (flute) Performer: Ian Brown (piano)

    • HYPERION CDH55072.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Ah! Je veux vivre (from Romeo et Juliette)

    Performer: Nino Machaidze (soprano) Performer: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna Performer: Michele Mariotti (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL 88697847042.

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