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Pinchas Zukerman, John Butt, Kit Armstrong

Presented by Sean Rafferty. Including violinist-conductor Pinchas Zukerman, John Butt, director of the Scottish-based Dunedin Consort, and young pianist-composer Kit Armstrong.

Sean Rafferty's presents, with guests including Pinchas Zukerman, one of the world's leading violinists with over 100 recordings to his name. Zukerman has performed with many of the world's best-known orchestra and has also made his name as a conductor, currently holding the post of Principal Guest Conductor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he appears at the Royal Festival Hall in London this month.

Sean also talks to John Butt, director of the Scottish-based Dunedin Consort, whose vibrant, pared-down historically-informed recordings of Baroque masterpieces including Bach's B Minor Mass and Handel's Messiah have won many critical plaudits in recent years. They make a rare London appearance at the 2012 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.

Plus the young pianist-composer Kit Armstrong. Taken on as a rare pupil of Alfred Brendel when he was 14, six years later he now combines a burgeoning musical career with continuing studies in pure mathematics. Kit talks to Sean during a UK tour with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.

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Mon 21 May 2012 16:30

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.2 in D Op.36 (3rd movement Scherzo)

    Performer: Pinchas Zukerman (conductor) Performer: Canadian National Arts Centre Orchestra

    • CBC SMCD 5201.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major D667 'The Trout' (3rd Movement)

    Performer: Yefim Bronfman (piano) Performer: Pinchas Zukerman (violin) Performer: Jethro Marks (viola) Performer: Amanda Forsyth (cello) Performer: Joel Quarrington (double bass)

    • SONY 88697160442.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto No.5 in A K219 (3rd movement)

    Performer: Pinchas Zukerman (violin/director) Performer: Canadian National Arts Centre Orchestra

    • CBC SMCD 5230-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Et Resurrexit (Mass in B minor BWV232)

    Performer: Dunedin Consort & Players Performer: John Butt (director)

    • LINN CKD354.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Concerto in A minor Op.54 (end of 1st movement)

    Performer: Alfred Brendel (piano) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4209052.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in C minor BWV849

    Performer: Kit Armstrong (piano)

    • Private Recording.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in E flat Op.1 No.1 (finale)

    Performer: Kit Armstrong (piano) Performer: Andrej Bielow (violin) Performer: Adrian Brendel (cello)

    • GENUIN GEN12239.
  • Frank Bridge

    Waltz (from Threads)

    Performer: Britten Sinfonia Performer: Nicholas Cleobury (conductor)

    • CONIFER 75605513272.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Viva Parpignol!...Oh! Essa! Musetta! (La Boheme, Act 2)

    Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo) Performer: Mirella Freni (Mimi) Performer: Rolando Panerai (Marcello) Performer: Elizabeth Harwood (Musetta) Performer: Michel Sénéchal (Alcindoro) Performer: Gianni Maffeo (Schaunard) Performer: Nicolai Ghiaurov (Colline) Performer: Schoenberg Boys Choir Performer: Chorus of Deutsche Opera Berlin Performer: Berliner Philharmoniker Performer: Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DECCA 4210492.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    V vashem dome! (Eugene Onegin, end of Act 2 Scene 1)

    Performer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin) Performer: Nuccia Focile (Tatanya) Performer: Sarah Walker (Larina) Performer: Olga Borodina (Olga) Performer: Neil Shicoff (Lensky) Performer: St Petersburg Chamber Choir Performer: Orchestre de Paris Performer: Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4382352.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gigue from Pastorella in F

    Performer: John Butt (organ of Glasgow University Concert Hall)

    • DELPHIAN DCD34032.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria 'Ich will bei menem Jesu wachen' & Chorus 'So schlafen unsre Sünden ein' (St Matthew

    Performer: Nicholas Mulroy (tenor) Performer: Dunedin Consort & Players Performer: John Butt (director)

    • LINN CKD313.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Final Chorus 'The Lord our enemy has slain' (Esther, Act 3)

    Performer: Dunedin Consort Performer: John Butt (director)

    • LINN CKD397.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Waltz No. 6 in C sharp major, Op.39

    Performer: Cedric Tiberghien (piano)

    • Harmonia Mundi HMC902015.

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