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Ashley Riches, Gweneth Ann Jeffers

Sean Rafferty presents live music from baritone Ashley Riches and soprano Gweneth Ann Jeffers, and director Phelim McDermott talks about Philip Glass's The Perfect American.

Sean Rafferty presents, with live music from baritone Ashley Riches and pianist Iain Burnside ahead of the Ludlow English Song Festival.

Also performing live is soprano Gweneth Ann Jeffers, who talks about Opera Holland Park's production of Cavalleria Rusticana with director Stephen Barlow.

Plus we hear all about one of the year's most eagerly awaited new operas - Philip Glass's The Perfect American - based on the last months of Walt Disney. Director Phelim McDermott talks to Sean about bringing it to English National Opera.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in D minor BWV.1043 for 2 violins and string orchestra

    Performer: Bojan Cicic Performer: Rachel Podger

    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
    • CC SSA 34113.
    • -1.
  • Trevor Hold

    Angler's Song

    Performer: Ashley Riches Performer: Iain Burnside

  • Gerald Finzi

    To a poet - song-cycle for low voice and piano

    Performer: Ashley Riches Performer: Iain Burnside

  • Martin Bussey

    Mr Hancock's Letter

    Performer: Ashley Riches Performer: Iain Burnside

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Der Freischutz - opera in 3 acts J.277

    Conductor: Colin Davis Performer: London S O.

    • LSO Live.
    • LSO0726.
    • -1.
  • Frank Churchill

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

    Composer: Ronnell Conductor: Donald Fraser Performer: English Chamber Orchestra

    • Delos.
    • DE 3186.
    • -1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Suite [incomplete] in C major K.399 for keyboard

    Performer: Daria van den Bercken

    • SONY.
    • 8876-54188-32.
    • -20.
  • Sir Arthur Somervell

    A Broken arc - song-cycle

    Performer: Ashley Riches Performer: Iain Burnside

  • Interview: Baritone Ashley Riches and pianist Iain Burnside

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Splendour falls for voice and piano

    Performer: Ashley Riches Performer: Iain Burnside

  • Franz Schubert

    Quartet in C minor D.703 for strings ["Quartettsatz" + unfinished Andante]

    Performer: Takacs String Quartet

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67864.
    • -5.
  • George Enescu

    Impressions d'enfance Op.28 for violin and piano

    Performer: Patricia KOPATCHINSKAJA

  • Philip Glass

    The Perfect American (excerpt from Act 1)

    Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies Performer: Christopher Purves Performer: David Pittsinger Performer: Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra

  • Interview: Phelim McDermott

  • Philip Glass

    Satyagraha - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Christopher Keene Performer: Douglas Perry Performer: New York City Opera Orchestra

    • SONY.
    • SK64133.
    • -6.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La Donna del lago - opera in 2 acts

    Conductor: Edoardo Muller Performer: Joyce Didonato Performer: Academy of Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 694-5790.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Cavalleria rusticana - opera in 1 act

    Conductor: Semyon Bychkov Performer: Paris Orchestra.

    • DECCA.
    • CD DDD 0289 432 1052 2.
    • -14.
  • Interview: Soprano Gweneth Ann Jeffers and director Stephen Barlow

  • Pietro Mascagni

    Cavalleria rusticana - opera in 1 act

    Performer: Elizabeth Rowe Performer: Gweneth-Ann Jeffers

  • Interview: Soprano Gweneth Ann Jeffers and director Stephen Barlow

  • Pietro Mascagni

    Cavalleria rusticana - opera in 1 act

    Performer: Astrid Varnay Performer: Montserrat Caballe Performer: Ambrosian Opera Chorus

    • EMI.
    • CDM-7639332.
    • -3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Acis and Galatea - masque

    Conductor: Jonathan COHEN Performer: Christopher Purves Performer: Arcangelo

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA 67842.
    • -3.

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