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Mark Elder, Alisa Weilerstein and Robert Murray.

Sean Rafferty's guests include conductor Mark Elder, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and tenor Robert Murray with pianist Iain Burnside. Plus the A to Z of the Piano: Glenn Gould.

As part of the Piano Season on the BBC, In Tune's A to Z of the Piano continues today with the letter G - a look at one of the piano world's most celebrated and controversial figures, Glenn Gould. With contributions from major artists including Gidon Kremer, the bite-sized feature provides context, history and background information. The series is broadcast in daily instalments on In Tune at 5.30pm and available to download as a podcast.

Sean Rafferty's guests today include conductor Sir Mark Elder with cellist Alisa Weilerstein - about to perform Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1 together with the Halle Orchestra at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall - plus live performance from tenor Robert Murray with pianist Iain Burnside

Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in C minor BWV 847 (from the Well Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Glenn Gould (piano)

    • Sony 8872 5412 692.
  • Frank Bridge

    When You are Old and Grey

    Performer: Robert Murray (tenor) Iain Burnside (piano)

  • Frank Bridge

    What Shall I Your True Love Tell - AT/RM

    Performer: Ailish Tynan (soprano) Robert Murray (tenor) Iain Burnside (piano)

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Waltz no. 2 from Jazz Suite no. 2

    Performer: Russian State Symphony Orchestra Performer: Dmitry Yablonsky (conductor)

    • Naxos 8555949.
  • Bernhard Crusell

    Clarinet Concerto No. 3 in Bb Op.11

    Performer: Emma Johnson (clarinet) Performer: English Chamber Orchestra Performer: Gerard Schwarz (conductor)

    • Brilliant 94219.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata no. 11 in A major K. 331 1st mvt Tema

    Performer: Glenn Gould (piano)

    • SONY 88725413592.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Coronation Anthem: Let thy hand be strengthened HWV 259

    Performer: The Sixteen Performer: Harry Christophers (director)

    • CORO COR 16066.
  • Frank Bridge

    The Last Invocation

    Performer: Ailish Tynan (soprano) Iain Burnside (piano)

  • Frank Bridge

    Love Went a-riding

    Performer: Ailish Tynan (soprano) Robert Murray (tenor) Iain Burnside (piano)

  • Piano A-Z

    • G for Glenn Gould

  • Edward Elgar

    The Apostles: Part 1 Prologue

    Performer: The Halle Performer: Halle Choir Performer: Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

    • CDHILL 7534.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello concerto no. 1: 1st mvt

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein (cello) Performer: Minnesota Orchestra Performer: Osmo Vanska (conductor)

    • BBC Proms performance 27th August 2010.
  • Johann Christoph Bach

    Quintet in G Op. 11 No.2: last mvt

    Performer: Les Adieux

    • DHM RD77250.
  • Hector Berlioz

    La Damnation de Faust (Op.24), Pt.1, sc.3; Marche hongroise (Rakoczy march)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Sir Colin Davis

    • LSO Live 0008.
  • Richard Wagner

    Prelude to Tristan and Isolde

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra Performer: Donald Runnicles

    • Warner 2564629642.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan and Isolde: Liebestode from Act 3

    Performer: Nina Stemme (soprano) Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden Performer: Antonio Pappano (conductor)

    • EMI 0948492.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto no 1 in C major Op. 15: 1st mvt

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano & director) Performer: Mahler Chamber Orchestra

    • SONY 8872 5420582.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Symphonic Suite from Gloriana Op. 53 1st Mvt The Tournament

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Edward Gardner (conductor)

    • Chandos CHAN 10658.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet Op. 54 No.3 in E: 3rd mvt – Minuetto; Allegretto

    Performer: Sacconi Quartet

    • Sacconi Records SACC101.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Aria

    Performer: Glenn Gould (piano)

    • SONY SM3K 87703.


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