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Terence Stamp, St George's Singers, Viv McLean

Sean Rafferty is joined in the BBC's studios in Salford by guests including actor the St George's Singers, who perform live. Plus live music from young pianist Viv McLean.

Sean Rafferty's guests in our Salford studio today include the celebrated north of England-based choir St George's Singers performing live.
Plus live music from exciting young pianist Viv McLean as he prepares to play Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Halle at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.
We also have an exclusive interview with actor Terence Stamp, ahead of the launch of his latest film Song for Marion.
Also today, another instalment in 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, every weekday at 5.30pm. The Story of Music continues in Essential Classics weekdays at 11am, and each episode is available as a download.
Today: Elgar's Enigma Variations
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2 hours

Music Played

  • Daniel Jose Zugina Zeledon

    Cana Dulce

    Performer: Jeffrey Makinson Performer: Neil Taylor Performer: St George's Singers

  • George Gershwin

    3 Preludes for piano - no.2; Andante con moto e poco rubato

    Performer: Viv Mclean

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    African suite for orchestra

    Conductor: Paul Freeman Performer: Chicago Sinfonietta

    • CDR 90000 055.
  • Antonio Forcione

    Madiba's Jive

    Performer: Antonio Forcione Trio

  • INTERVIEW

    • Antonio Forcione

  • Antonio Forcione

    Tar

    Performer: Antonio Forcione Trio

  • INTERVIEW

    • James Ehnes and Gianandrea Noseda

  • Gerald Finzi

    7 Part songs Op.17 for 4 voices - no.3; My spirit sang all day

    Performer: Jeffrey Makinson Performer: Neil Taylor Performer: St George's Singers

  • INTERVIEW

    • Neil Taylor

  • Edward Elgar

    Scenes from the saga of King Olaf Op.30 - As torrents in summer

    Performer: Jeffrey Makinson Performer: Neil Taylor Performer: St George's Singers

  • Radio 3 The Story of Music in 50 Pieces

    • Elgar - Variations on an Original Theme ("Enigma") Op.36

  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra - Variation 9; Nimrod

    Conductor: Simon Rattle Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    • EMI Gemini 5000612.
  • INTERVIEW

    • Terence Stamp

  • Frederick Delius

    Appalachia - variations on an old slave song RT.2.2 for baritone, chorus and orchestra - I

    Conductor: John Barbirolli Performer: Halle Orchestra

    • EMI 50999 0 84175-2.
  • INTERVIEW

    • Stephen Bell

  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in blue, transc. for piano solo

    Performer: Viv Mclean

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in E minor TWV.51:e2 for oboe d'amore, strings and continuo

    Performer: Carin van Heerden Performer: L'Orfeo Barockorchester

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 88697901822.
  • INTERVIEW

    • Neil Taylor

  • Benjamin Britten

    A Hymn to the Virgin for chorus [with semi-chorus]

    Performer: Jeffrey Makinson Performer: Neil Taylor Performer: St George's Singers

  • Benjamin Britten

    Jubilate Deo in E flat major for chorus and organ [1934]

    Performer: Jeffrey Makinson Performer: Neil Taylor Performer: St George's Singers

  • Joseph Haydn

    Notturno no. 1 in C major H.2.25

    Conductor: Denis Mccaldin Performer: Jessop Haydn Ensemble

    • DIVINE ART DDA 21221.
  • Arthur Butterworth

    Reverie 'Farewell Manchester' Op.113a for recorder, harp and strings

    Conductor: Philip Mackenzie Performer: John Turner Performer: Manchester Camerata Ensemble

    • DUTTON CDLX 7191.

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