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Stacey Kent, The King's Singers, Janet Baker

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With guests including jazz singer Stacey Kent, the King's Singers and mezzo-soprano Janet Baker, plus premieres by Britten and Ireland.

Sean Rafferty's guests include acclaimed jazz singer Stacey Kent as she warms up for a concert tonight at London's Cadogan Hall celebrating the 10th anniversary of her gold-selling album The Boy Next Door.

World renowned vocal group The King's Singers perform live in the studio, paying tribute to Richard Rodney Bennett and George Shearing.

We speak to legendary mezzo Dame Janet Baker in Aldeburgh as she opens the new Britten-Pears Archive in the grounds of The Red House, the former home of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.

Plus pianist John Thwaites and cellist Hetti Price perform a world premiere by John Ireland and bring a sneak preview of 'Chaos and Cosmos' - a world premiere of early Britten
performed by Birmingham Conservatoire students.

Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.

2 hours

Music Played

  • John Ireland

    Concertino pastorale for string orchestra

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: City of London Sinfonia.

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-9376.
  • Cole Porter

    Let's misbehave [from 'Paris']

    Performer: King's Singers

  • Interview: Stacey Kent

  • Irving Berlin

    Say It Isn't So

    Arranger: Performer: Colin Oxley Performer: David Newton Performer: Jim Tomlinson Performer: Matt Home Performer: Stacey Kent

    • CANDID.
    • CCD-79797.
    • -4.
  • Interview: Stacey Kent

  • Martin/Blane

    The Boy Next Door

    Arranger: N/A Performer: Stacey Kent

    • CANDID.
    • CCD-79998.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in E flat major Op.18 (Grande valse brillante) for piano

    Performer: Lang Lang

    • Sony.
    • 8869 7719012.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Acis and Galatea - masque

    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner Performer: English Baroque Soloists

    • ARCHIV.
    • 423-406-2.
    • -1.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Raymond Leppard Performer: Janet Baker Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Erato.
    • 22292-45864-2.
  • Interview: Dame Janet Baker

  • Benjamin Britten

    Folksong arrangements for voice and orchestra

    Performer: Geoffrey Parsons Performer: Janet Baker

  • Thomas Morley

    I love, alas, I love thee for 5 voices [1595a]

    Performer: King's Singers

  • Interview: The King's Singers

  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    4 Devotions for 8-part chorus

    Performer: King's Singers

  • British Music Feature: 2/4 David Owen Norris on Muriel Herbert

  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony no. 6 in C major D.589

    Performer: Northern Sinfonia Performer: Thomas Zehetmair

    • AVIE.
    • AV-2224.
    • -3.
  • Interview: BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz

  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Nuits d'ete Op.7 for voice and piano or orchestra

    Conductor: Robin Ticciati Performer: Karen Cargill Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    • LINN.
    • CKD 421.
    • -2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Traumerei [from Kinderszenen (Op.15`7)], arr. ? for string quartet

    Performer: Philip Fisher Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 10708.
    • -15.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Suite pastorale for orchestra [from 4 of '10 Pieces pittoresques' for piano]

    Conductor: Neeme Jarvi Performer: Suisse Romande Orchestra

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHSA 5122.
    • -10.
  • John Ireland

    Cello Sonata No.2 (fragment)

    Performer: Hetti Price Performer: John Thwaites

  • Interview: John Thwaites and Hetti Price

  • Benjamin Britten

    Chaos and Cosmos (fragment)

    Conductor: Lionel Friend Performer: Birmingham Conservatoire S O

  • Interview: John Thwaites

  • John Ireland

    Sonata in G minor for cello and piano

    Performer: Alexander Baillie Performer: John Thwaites

    • Somm.
    • SOMMCD 251-2.
    • -6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alessandro - opera in 3 acts

    Performer: Alan Curtis Performer: Joyce Didonato Performer: Il Complesso Barocco

    • 5099960265425.
    • -8.


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