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Raphael Wallfisch, Sandrine Piau, Thomas Sondergard

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With soprano Sandrine Piau, conductor Thomas Sondergard and cellist Raphael Wallfisch. Plus the A to Z of the Piano: Q for queues.

Sean Rafferty's guests include brilliant soprano Sandrine Piau - one of the brightest talents in the world of baroque music.
Plus, an interview with conductor Thomas Sondergard as he prepares for his first concert as new Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and cellist Raphael Wallfisch, celebrating the Delius centenary with a special event at Chetham's School of Music.

Also today, In Tune's A to Z of the Piano, part of the Piano Season on the BBC, continues with Q for Queues - exploring the frenzied audience that major piano recitalists can attract. 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

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Times Square 1944 – Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

    Performer: New York Philharmonic Performer: Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • Sony Classical SK60538.
  • Frederick Delius


    Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Performer: John York (piano)

  • Interview

    • Raphael Wallfisch & John York

  • Frederick Delius


    Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Performer: John York (piano)

  • Edvard Grieg


    Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Performer: John York (piano)

  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Exultet iam angelica turba a 17

    Performer: Ex Cathedra Performer: His Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts Performer: Concerto Palatino Performer: Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

    • Hyperion CDA67957.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Overture to Don Giovanni

    Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Leopold Stokowski (conductor)

    • EMI CDM7641402.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 5

    Arranger: Cziffra Bax Performer: Alessio Bax (piano)

    • Signum SIDCD309.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 2 in D major Opus 43 – 1st movement

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    • Thomas Søndergård (conductor).
  • Interview

    • Thomas Søndergård

  • Piano A-Z

    • Q for Queues

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Je vole, amour (Les Paladins)

    Performer: Sandrine Piau (soprano) Performer: Les Paladins Performer: Jerome Correas (director)

    • Naive 0P 30532.
  • Interview

    • Sandrine Piau

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Nel grave tormento from Mitridate

    Performer: Sandrine Piau (soprano) Performer: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Performer: Gottfried von der Goltz (conductor)

    • Naïve E8877.
  • Feature

    • Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision

  • Matthew Locke

    Suite No 4 in C major

    Performer: The Locke Consort

    • Globe GLO5027.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le Rouet d'Omphale Opus 31

    Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra Performer: Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

    • Chandos CHSA 5104.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sonata in A major H135 Wq.65/32: 1st mvt

    Performer: Danny Driver (piano)

    • Hyperion CDA67908.


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