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09/11/2011 Zakir Hussain, Maximilian Hornung, James Naughtie

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With performances in the studio by tabla player Zakir Hussain and cellist Maximilian Hornung, and My Essential Symphony with presenter James Naughtie.

Tabla master Zakir Hussain comes to the In Tune studio to perform live music with dholak player Navin Sharma, mridangam and kanjira player Sridhar Parthasarathy and bansuri flautist player Rakesh Chaurasia. They will all be performing at the Royal Festival Hall in the concert 'Masters of Percussion' on the opening night of the London Jazz Festival 2011.

Sean Rafferty is also joined in the studio by cellist Maximilian Hornung, performing solo cello works live on the show. Maximilian is about to perform with the London Mozart Players at Fairfield Halls, Croydon in a concert of Mozart, Haydn and Britten.

Coverage of "My Essential Symphony" continues with the Today programme presenter James Naughtie. 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.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák


    Performer: Vaclav Hudecek, violin Performer: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Jiri Belohlavek

    • SUPRAPHON SU3187 2.
  • LIVE

    • Zakir Hussain


      Performer: Zakir Hussain, tabla Performer: Rakesh Chaurasia, bansuri flute

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Veni, veni me sequere fida (Juditha Triumphans)

    Performer: Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano Performer: Academia Montis Regalis Performer: Alessandro De Marchi, director

    • OP 30401.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K.459: final movement

    Performer: Helen Grimaud, piano Performer: Members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

    • DG 477 9455.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moment Musicaux, D.780, Op.94, No.3

    Performer: Maximilian Hornung, cello Performer: Milana Chernyavska, piano

    • SONY 88697749242.
  • LIVE

    • [traditional]


      Performer: Zakir Hussain, vocals Performer: Navin Sharma, vocals Performer: Sridhar Parthasarathy, vocals

    • Zakir Hussain


      Performer: Zakir Hussain, tabla Performer: Navin Sharma, dholak Performer: Sridhar Parthasarathy, mridangam; kanjira Performer: Rakesh Chaurasia, bansuri flute

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Oboe Concerto: final movement

    Performer: Stephane Rancourt, oboe Performer: Halle Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Mark Elder

    • Halle CDHLL 7529.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Trio in A Minor, Op.50: final movement

    Performer: David Trio

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ave Maris Stella (Vespro della Beata Vergine)

    Performer: Taverner Consort, Choir and Players Performer: Andrew Parrott, director

    • EMI 0 88789 2.
  • LIVE

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Bourree One and Two from Suite for Cello No. 3

      Performer: Maximilian Hornung, cello

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Children's March

      Performer: Maximilian Hornung, cello

  • Claude Debussy

    Nocturne and Scherzo

    Performer: Maximilian Hornung, cello Performer: Milana Chernyavska, pianist

    • SONY 88697749242.
  • Franz Liszt

    Freudvoll und Leidvoll (Version One)

    Performer: Diana Damrau, soprano Performer: Helmut Deutsch, piano

    • Virgin Classics 50999 0709282 4.
  • Maurice Ravel

    The Fairy Garden, Mother Goose Suite

    Performer: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Myung-Whun Chung

    • DG 476 449 2.


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