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Alexander Stewart, Jazz at Cafe Society, Xavier de Maistre, Fugata Quintet

Live blues from Alexander Stewart and the cast of Jazz at Cafe Society under director Alex Webb. Suzy Klein meets harpist Xavier de Maistre, and the Fugata Quintet perform.

Director and jazz historian Alex Webb brings in players from Jazz at Cafe Society, a musical revue relating the story of a New York jazz club in the 1940s. Rising star jazz singer Alexander Stewart takes the lead, perfoming blues and swing in the studio.

Suzy Klein talks to harpist Xavier de Maistre about his latest project, a recital of Venetian Baroque music arranged for harp, which he will perform this evening at the Wigmore Hall.

And the Fugata Quintet, who took their name from Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, present three of his best known works, and talk about their passion for his music.

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2 hours


Music Played

  • LIVE

    • Singer / Zaret

      One Meat Ball

      Performer: Jazz at Café Society: Alex Webb (piano); Alexander Stewart (voice); Jo Caleb (guitar); Gary Crosby (double bass); Frank Griffith (tenor sax); Sue Richardson (trumpet); Nathaniel Cross (trombone)

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major RV93

    Performer: Xavier de Maistre harp Performer: L’Arte del Mondo Performer: Werner Ehrhardt (director)

    • Sony 8869737732.
  • Interview

    • Xavier de Maistre

  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti

    Sonata in C minor

    Arranger: Xavier De Maistre Performer: Xavier de Maistre (harp)

    • Sony 8869737732.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nacht und Traume, D.827

    Performer: Ian Bostridge (tenor) Performer: Julius Drake (piano)

    • EMI CDC5563472-2.
  • LIVE

    • Astor Piazzolla

      Retrato de Milton

      Performer: Fugata Quintet: Zivorad Nikolic (accordion); Anastasios Mavroudis (violin); Antonis Hatzinikolaou (guitar); Anahit Chaushyan piano; James Opstad double bass

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: Aria: Evr'y valley

    Performer: Philip Langridge Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • Signum SIGCD074-2.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer: Jeux de vagues

    Performer: Halle Performer: Mark Elder (conductor)

    • Halle CD HLL 7513.
  • LIVE

    • Astor Piazzolla

      Milonga del Angel

      Performer: Fugata Quintet

  • Interview

    • Fugata Quintet

  • LIVE

    • Astor Piazzolla


      Performer: Fugata Quintet

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 6463852-2.
  • Interview

    • Alex Webb - Jazz at Cafe Society

  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Violin Concerto No.2: 3rd movt

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz (violin) Performer: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra Performer: Izler Solomon (conductor)

    • RCA GD60927-1.
  • LIVE

    • Trad.

      I left my baby (blues)

      Performer: Jazz at Café Society

  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Salve regina (1583)

    Performer: Choir of Westminster Cathedral Performer: Martin Baker (Master of Music)

    • Hyperion CDA67891.
  • Interview

    • Alex Webb & Alexander Stewart

  • LIVE

    • Billy Strayhorn

      Lush Life

      Performer: Jazz at Café Society

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no.8 'Pathetique' 2nd movt

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

    • Decca 478 3513.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude & Fughetta in G major BWV902

    Performer: Christoph Rousset (harpsichord)

    • Aparte AP010.


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