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Florian Uhlig, Richard Tunnicliffe, Alexander Hawkins, Baroque Poetry: Dryden

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With live music from pianist Florian Uhlig, conversation and music from cellist Richard Tunnicliffe, jazz pianist Alexander Hawkins and Baroque poetry.

Sean Rafferty presents live music from pianist Florian Uhlig who is touring the UK as part of his ongoing project to record the complete Schumann piano works.

Cellist Richard Tunnicliffe, praised for the 'spiritual quality' of his playing, also performs live and talks to Sean about the particular magic of Bach's Cello Suites.

Plus an exclusive sneak preview of jazz pianist Alexander Hawkins' new composition, a BBC commission for Baroque Spring to be played in full on Jazz on 3 this evening. Alexander tells Sean about how he created a work that explores parallels between the two genres.

Also today, as part of BBC Radio 3's Baroque Spring season celebrating Baroque music and culture, actor Dominic West (The Wire, The Hour) reads poetry from the period at 5.30.
Today: Happy the Man by John Dryden

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  • LIVE

  • Benjamin Britten - The Young person's guide to the orchestra Op.34 (Variations and fugue o

    Conductor: Steuart Bedford Performer: London S O.

  • Claude Debussy

    Estampes for piano

    Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    • DECCA.
    • 452-023-2.
    • -15.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johannespassion BWV.245

    Conductor: Stephen Layton Performer: Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment Performer: Polyphony

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA 67901/2.
    • -1.
  • Robert MacKintosh

    Miss Henderson's Minuet

    Performer: Concerto Caledonia

    • Delphian.
    • DCD-34128.
    • -18.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Dolly - suite, orch. Rabaud [orig. for piano duet]

    Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN- 9416.
    • -10.
  • LIVE

  • Interview: Richard Tunnicliffe

  • LIVE

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Concerto in D major Op.35 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Jakub Hrusa Performer: Nicola Benedetti Performer: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DG.
    • 476 4092.
    • -3.
  • LIVE

  • Dominic West reads Happy the Man by John Dryden

  • Henry Purcell

    Now that the sun hath veiled his light Z.193 (An Evening hymn on a ground) for voice and c

    Performer: Andreas Scholl Performer: Stefano Montanari Performer: Accademia Bizantina

    • DECCA.
    • 478-226 2.
  • LIVE

  • Interview: Florian Uhlig

  • LIVE

  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachiana brasileira no. 2 for orchestra

    Conductor: Roberto Minczuk Performer: Sao Paulo Orchestra

    • BIS.
    • CD-1250.
    • -4.
  • Interview: Alexander Hawkins

  • Alexander Hawkins

    One Tree Found (3rd movement)

    Performer: Alexander Hawkins Ensemble

  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Corsaire - overture Op.21

    Conductor: Colin Davis Performer: London S O.

    • PHILIPS.
    • 416 430-2-.
    • -5.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    24 Preludes Op.28 for piano

    Performer: Janina Fialkowska

    • Atma.
    • ACD2 2666.
    • -6.

Pianist Florian Uhlig

Pianist Florian Uhlig

Richard Tunnicliffe's cello and 5 stringed piccolo cello

Richard Tunnicliffe's cello and 5 stringed piccolo cello

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