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Alisa Weilerstein, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Dido and Aeneas

Suzy Klein presents live music and guests including cellist Alisa Weilerstein, composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and singers from Opera North's Dido and Aeneas.

Suzy Klein's guests include American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who has just made a new recording of Elgar's brooding Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim - the conductor's first since the famous versions he recorded with his wife, Jacqueline du Pre.
Plus, composer Mark Anthony Turnage and singers Pamela Helen Stephen and Aletta Collins in Opera North's new production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

Also today, the continuation of The Story of Music in 50 pieces. Composer Howard Goodall, in conversation with Suzy Klein, explores his personal choice of 50 compositions that changed the course of music history. Broadcast on In Tune every weekday at 5.30pm, The Story of Music continues in Essential Classics weekdays at 11am, and each instalment is available as a download.
Today: Autumn from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

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2 hours


Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Alla Marcia from Karelia Suite Op.11

    Performer: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Performer: Neeme Jaarvi (conductor)

    • DG 447760-2.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Interrupted Song: On Opened-Ground [extract]

    Performer: Laurence Power (viola) Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Markus Stenz (conductor)

    • LPO 0066.
  • Interview

    • Mark-Anthony Turnage

  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Drowned Out [extract]

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Performer: Simon Rattle (cond.)

    • EMI 72435.5509123.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy 

    Performer: Berliner Philharmoniker Performer: Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 50999 64638522.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Fisherman's Song and The Miller's Dance

    Performer: John Williams (guitar)

    • SONY  SBK46347.
  • LIVE

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Third Cello Suite: Prelude

      Performer: Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

      • LIVE.
  • Interview

    • Alisa Weilerstein

  • LIVE

    • Osvaldo Golijov

      Omar amor

      Performer: Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

      • LIVE.
  • Interview

    • Alisa Weilerstein

  • Edward Elgar

    Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor

    Performer: Staatskapelle Berlin Performer: Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

    • DECCA 4782735.
  • Suzy Klein & Howard Goodall

    • The Story of Music in 50 Pieces

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    L'estate (Summer): Presto

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy (violin) Performer: Berliner Philharmoniker

    • EMI 7243 5 57666 0 1.
  • Interview

    • Opera North

      Soprano Pamela Helen Stephen and Director Aletta Collins.

  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas: 'When I am laid in earth'

    Performer: Janet Baker (Dido – mezzo) Performer: The St. Anthony Singers Performer: English Chamber Orchestra Performer: Anthony Lewis (director)

    • DECCA 425720-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu No. 4 D. 935

    Performer: Imogen Cooper (piano)

    • OTTAVO OTRC8817.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Dolly Suite: No.4 Kitty-valse

    Performer: Katia & Marielle Labeque (piano duet)

    • Philips 420 1592.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Agnus Dei from Missa Regina Caeli

    Performer: The Sixteen Performer: Harry Christophers (director)

    • CORO COR16106.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 6 in F 'Pastoral': Last mvt

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Wyn Morris (conductor)

    • IMP PCD912.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric Pieces Op.68: Evening in the Mountains; At Your Feet

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

    • EMI 5 57296 2.


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