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Wednesday - Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty's guests include conductor Josep Pons and members of the cast of Ravel's L'heure espagnol, at the Barbican in London. Plus the A to Z of the Piano: P for page turner.

Sean Rafferty's guests include conductor Josep Pons and members of the cast of the performance of Ravel's dazzling comedy L'Heure Espagnol, which they will give with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in London this week.

Also today, In Tune's A to Z of the Piano, part of the Piano Season on the BBC, continues with P for Page Turner - exploring this unsung but crucial - and often nerve-wracking - role of the piano world. The series of bite-sized features includes contributions from many of the world's greatest pianists, and provides context, history and background information - both in-depth and quirky - broadcast in daily instalments on In Tune at 5.30pm and available to download as a podcast.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Eugène Bozza

    Aria for alto saxophone and piano [1936]

    Performer: Hannah MARCINOWICZ - Saxophone Performer: Richard SHAW - Piano

  • Interview with Tugan Sokhiev

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Concerto no. 2 in G minor Op.63 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Tugan SOKHIEV (1977) Performer: Genevieve LAURENCEAU - Violin Performer: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra

    • Naive.
    • V5256.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festival overture Op.96

    Conductor: Tugan SOKHIEV (1977) Performer: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra

    • naive.
    • v5252.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata in E flat major BWV.1031 for flute and keyboard

    Performer: Angela HEWITT - Piano

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA67309.
  • Jacques Ibert

    Concertino da camera for saxophone and 11 instruments

    Performer: Hannah MARCINOWICZ - Saxophone Performer: Richard SHAW - Piano

  • Interview with Hannah MARCINOWICZ and Ben Palmer

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures from an exhibition, orch. Tushmalov

    Performer: Berlin Ensemble

    • PHIL.
    • 06001.
  • Franz Schubert

    4 Impromptus D.899, Op.90 for piano

    Performer: Alexandre THARAUD - Piano

    • VIRGIN.
    • 50999-40415628.
  • Piano A-Z: P for Page Turner

  • Jules Massenet

    Meditation from 'Thais', transc. John Madden for flute and piano [orig. vln & orch]

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Michel SCHWALBE - Violin Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 445-282-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Edward DOWNES Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • chandos.
    • 9696.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Marco ARMILIATO Performer: Angela GHEORGHIU - Soprano Performer: James VALENTI - Tenor Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    • emi.
    • 6 31509 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Iberia [2nd movement of "Images"]

    Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: Spanish National Orchestra

    • deutsche gramophon.
    • 00028947648222.
  • Interview with Josep Pons, Ruxandra Donose and Jacques Imbrailo

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Farnace Aria : Combattono quest'alma

    Conductor: Diego FASOLIS Performer: Ruxandra DONOSE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: I Barocchisti

    • VIRGIN.
    • B005H96AOO.
  • Maurice Ravel

    L' Heure espagnole

    Conductor: Andre PREVIN Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • digital stereo.
    • 457 590-2.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Apostles Op.49

    Conductor: Mark ELDER Conductor: Andre PREVIN Performer: Jacques IMBRAILO - Baritone Performer: Halle Orchestra

    • HALLE.
    • CDHLD 7534.

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