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14/07/2011 Emma Kirkby, David Miller, Martyn Brabbins

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With soprano Emma Kirkby, lutenist David Miller and conductor Martyn Brabbins.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby performs live in the studio ahead of her recital of 16th and 17th century lute songs at the Ryedale festival. She is accompanied on lute by David Miller.

Sean talks to conductor Martyn Brabbins. Martyn is set to join one of the rarest of musical clubs at the BBC Proms. He will become only the seventh artist to conduct a complete performance of Havergal Brian's Symphony No.1 'The Gothic' since the vast score's belated world premiere fifty years ago this June. For the work's Proms premiere, the BBC has enlisted the services of four youth choirs, six adult choruses, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and a fine quartet of solo singers, a total of over a thousand musicians.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Claude‐Joseph Rouget de l’Isle

    La Marseillaise

    Arranger: Berlioz Performer: Roberto Alagna (tenor) Performer: THREE choruses Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra Performer: Bertrand de Billy (conductor)

    • EMI 5574332.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Benjamin Britten (conductor)

    • Decca 4175092.
  • LIVE

    • Henry Purcell

      The Aspiration

      Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano) Performer: David Miller (lute)

    • Kapsberger


      Performer: David Miller (lute)

  • live

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Exulta Filia Sion

      Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano) Performer: David Miller (lute)

  • LIVE

    • Kapsberger


      Performer: David Miller (lute)

    • Merula

      Canzonetta spirituale sopra La Nanna

      Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano) Performer: David Miller (lute)

    • Henry Purcell

      Evening Hymn

      Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano) Performer: David Miller (lute)

  • William Walton

    Symphony no.1: ii) Presto con malizia

    Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Performer: Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

    • Hyperion CDA67794.
  • Toivo Kuula

    Summer Evening

    Performer: Susan Gritton (soprano) Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra Performer: Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

    • Dutton Epoch CDLX7272.
  • Havergal Brian

    Symphony no.1 'Gothic': Judex (extract)

    Performer: Eva Jenisova (soprano) Performer: SEVEN choruses Performer: Slovak Philharmonic Performer: Ondrej Lenard (conductor)

    • Naxos 8.557418-19.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in F sharp major, op.15 no.2

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

    • DECCA 478 3206.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite no.2 in F HWV 427

    Performer: Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)

    • Somm CD0952.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Clear and gentle stream; Nightingales; Haste on, my joys

    Performer: Quink Vocal Ensemble

    • Challenge Classics CC72501.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Apres un reve op.7 no.1

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt (cello) Performer: Cecile Licad (piano)

    • Hyperion CDA 67831.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Barcarolle no. 8, Op.96 in D flat major

    Performer: Charles Owen (piano)

    • Avie AV 2240.


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