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30/09/2011 Michael Ball, Imdelda Staunton, Neil Brand, Paul MacAlindin

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical star, actress Imelda Staunton and performances in the studio by pianist and composer Neil Brand.

Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical star and actress Imelda Staunton talk to Sean about their upcoming performances in Stephen Sondheim's 'Sweeney Todd' at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Sondheim's compelling musical of corruption and revenge is commonly acknowledged as his masterpiece.

Composer, pianist and writer Neil Brand joins Sean in the studio ahead of the premiere of his orchestral score for 'Underground' - Anthony Asquith's classic silent film set in 1920s London, at a special screening at the Barbican. Neil has been accompanying silent films for over 25 years and performs some of his own compositions live in the In Tune studio.

Conductor Paul MacAlindin talks to Sean prior to his concert with the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq, who perform outside Iraq for the first time, as a guest at the "Orchestra Campus" of Beethovenfest Bonn.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.
Producer Kevin Bee
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2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    'Paris' Concerto in E minor, RV.133

    Performer: La Serenissima

    • Avie AV2218.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Urlicht – Symphony no. 2

    Performer: Sarah Connolly (mezzo) Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Performer: Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    • Accentus ACC20238 (DVD).
  • Bach Sonata in C minor, BWV1017 - Sicilienne

    Daniel Hope (violin)

    Performer: Sebastian Knauer (piano)

    • BBC Radio 3 recording.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer: iii) Dialogue du vent et de la mer

    Performer: Cleveland Orchestra Performer: Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    • DG 4398962.
  • Irving Berlin

    Top Hat, White Tie and Tails

    Performer: Ella Fitzgerald (voice)

    • Verve 829 534 2.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Sweeney Todd: Prelude; The Ballad of Sweeney Todd

    Performer: Len Cariou (Sweeney) Performer: Paul Gemignani (conductor)

    • RCA RCD1-5033.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Sweeney Todd: By the Sea

    Performer: Angela Lansbury Performer: Len Cariou (Sweeney) Performer: Paul Gemignani (conductor)

    • RCA RCD1-5033.
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo

    Il Pagliacci - Intermezzo

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

    • Chandos CHAN10634.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto: iii) Rondo: Allegro

    Performer: Arabella Steinbacher (violin) Performer: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Andris Nelsons (conductor)

    • Orfeo C778091A.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle Op.33 no. 1 & Bagatelle Op.119 no. 6 & 7

    Performer: Georges Solchany (piano)

    • EMI 3 87739 2.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Clarinet Sonata

    Performer: Ronald van Spaendonck (clarinet) Performer: Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

    • Naxos 8.572403.
  • Neil Brand

    Blackmail (extract)

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra Performer: Timothy Brock (conductor)

    • BBC Radio 3 recording.
  • LIVE

    • Neil Brand

      Underground (extract)

      Performer: Neil Brand (piano)

    • Neil Brand

      Underground (extract)

      Performer: Neil Brand (piano)

  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric Pieces – Allegretto in E major

    Performer: Emmanuel Betram (cello) Performer: Pascal Amoyel (piano)

    • Harmonia Mundi 2908452.53.

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