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Dawn Upshaw, Silent Opera, Saleem Abboud Ashkar

Sean Rafferty's guests include the Myrthen Ensemble, which gives a live performance ahead of its debut at the Wigmore Hall in London.

Sean Rafferty's guests include the Grammy Award winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, whose recording of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony famously sold a million records worldwide. She talks to Sean ahead of a concert with the LSO and John Adams.

Sean is also joined by the stars of 'Silent Opera'- a project which brings opera to new audiences with a modern twist by using cutting edge technology and interesting locations. They perform live in the studio.

The Palestinian-Israeli pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar also talks to us from Manchester ahead of his concert with the Halle.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Oedipus - incidental music to Act 3 Z.583

    Performer: Arthur Haas Performer: Dawn Upshaw Performer: Myron Lutzke

    • NONESUCH.
    • 7559-79605-2.
  • INTERVIEW: Dawn Upshaw

  • Claude Debussy

    5 Poemes de Baudelaire for voice and piano

    Performer: Dawn Upshaw Performer: James Levine

    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • SK-67190.
  • INTERVIEW Dawn Upshaw

  • John Adams

    Nixon in China - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Edo de Waart Performer: Dawn Upshaw Performer: St Luke's Orchestra

    • NONESUCH.
    • 7559--79458-2.
  • LIVE

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts

      Conductor: Christopher Bucknall Performer: William Berger

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts

    Performer: John Wallace Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • NIMBUS.
    • NIM-5017.
  • INTERVIEW - Silent Opera

  • LIVE

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts

      Performer: Christopher Bucknall Performer: Emilie Renard

  • Richard Strauss

    Serenade in E flat major Op.7 for 13 wind instruments

    Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury Performer: Britten Sinfonia

    • EMI.
    • CD-EMX-2238.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Maria Stuarda - opera seria in 3 acts

    Conductor: Richard Bonynge Performer: Joan Sutherland Performer: Bologna Municipal Theatre Orchestra

    • DECCA.
    • 425410-2.
  • LIVE

    • Antonio Pasculli

      L' Api for oboe and piano

      Performer: Christopher Redgate Performer: Michael Finnissy

  • INTERVIEW - Christopher Redgate

  • LIVE

    • Michael Finnissy

      Âwâz-e Niyâz

      Performer: Christopher Redgate Performer: Michael Finnissy

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Quartet no. 6 in F minor Op.80 for strings

    Performer: Ebene Quartet

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 464546-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Graf von Gleichen - opera in 2 acts [fragments] D.918

    Conductor: Daniel Harding Performer: Christian Gerhaher Performer: Bavarian R S O

    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 8872-542295-2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto no. 1 in C major Op.15 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Ivor Bolton Performer: Saleem Abboud Ashkar Performer: North German R S O

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aida - opera in 4 acts

    Conductor: John Pritchard Performer: Karita Mattila Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • ONDINE.
    • ODE-1171-2.
  • INTERVIEW - Saleem Abboud Ashkar

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto no. 1 in C major Op.15 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Ivor Bolton Performer: Saleem Abboud Ashkar Performer: North German R S O

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