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08/11/2011 Sebastian Knauer, Stephanie Corley, Alexander Armstrong

Sean Rafferty presents live music from pianist Sebastian Knauer, soprano Stephanie Corley and pianist Sergey Rybin. Including "My Essential Symphony" with Alexander Armstrong.

German pianist Sebastian Knauer plays live in the In Tune studio as he continues his tour with violinist Daniel Hope in 'A Celebration of Joseph Joachim'. Sebastian talks to presenter Sean Rafferty about his recent release featuring piano concertos by JS Bach, CPE Bach and JC Bach performed with Sir Roger Norrington and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

Soprano Stephanie Corley sings live in the studio with pianist Sergey Rybin ahead of their lunchtime concert at St John Smith Square with a programme of Schumann, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Berg.

Including "My Essential Symphony" with the actor and comedian Alexander Armstrong.
Exclusive to In Tune, "My Essential Symphony" features a range of advocates sharing their thoughts on a particular symphony, running throughout a month of programmes celebrating the Symphony across Radio 3 and BBC4 television and also featuring Rufus Wainwright, Joan Armatrading, Will Self, Alan Hollinghurst, Lady Antonia Fraser, Penny Smith, Sandi Toksvig, James Naughtie & Brian Blessed.

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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

2 hours

Music Played

  • Georges Bizet

    Stand Up and Fight from Carmen Jones

    Performer: Gregg Baker, bass-baritone Performer: Chorus and Orchestra of Simon Callow’s Performer: 1991 London Production Performer: Henry Lewis, conductor

    • EMI CLASSICS CDC 7 54351 2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Sonata in A minor for flute, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Passacaglia

    Performer: Annabel Knight, flute and recorder Performer: Reiko Ichise, viola da gamba Performer: Robin Bigwood, harpsichord

    • Barn Cottage Records BCR006.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Closing Section from Beatus Vir

    Performer: Polish Radio Choir Performer: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Antoni Wit, conductor

    • NAXOS 8.555375.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Ave Caesar from Quo Vadis Suite

    Performer: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Kenneth Alwyn, conductor

  • Johannes Brahms

    Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata

    Performer: Daniel Hope, violin Performer: Sebastian Knauer, piano

    • DG 477 9301.
  • LIVE

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sarabande from French Suite No.5

      Performer: Sebastian Knauer, piano

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Song without words op. 85,4

      Performer: Sebastian Knauer, piano

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Finale from Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor BWV 1052

    Performer: Sebastain Knauer, piano Performer: Zurcher Kammerorchester Performer: Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

  • Philippe Rogier

    Kyrie Eleison from Missa Philippus Secundus Rex Hispaniae Magnificat

    Performer: His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts Performer: Philip Cave, director

  • Colin Matthews

    Pluto, The Renewer

    Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus Performer: David Lloyd Jones, conductor

    • NAXOS 8.555776.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Two sacred songs from Quatre petites prieres de Saint Francois d'Assise

    Performer: Amarcord

    • Raumklang RKAP10107.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Suite in C major BuxWV226: First movement

    Performer: Lars Ulrik Mortensen

    • Dacapo 8.224116.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Fuga in B Flat Major, BuxWV176

    Performer: Lars Ulrik Mortensen

    • Dacapo 8.224116.
  • LIVE

    • Robert Schumann

      Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben

      Performer: Stephanie Corley, soprano Performer: Sergey Rybin, piano

    • Robert Schumann

      Du Ring an meinem Finger

      Performer: Stephanie Corley, soprano Performer: Sergey Rybin, piano

    • Claude Debussy

      Le Tombeau des Naïades

      Performer: Stephanie Corley, soprano Performer: Sergey Rybin, piano

    • Alban Berg

      Stephanie Corley, soprano

      Performer: Sergey Rybin, piano Performer: Nacht

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      To bylo ranneyu vesnoy

      Performer: Stephanie Corley, soprano Performer: Sergey Rybin, piano

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Skazhi o chom v teni vetvey

      Performer: Stephanie Corley, soprano Performer: Sergey Rybin, piano


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