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Matthew Halsall, Sarah Connolly, William Christie, Focus Opera, Mark Kermode

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With live music from jazz trumpeter Matthew Halsall and a preview of Focus Opera's Carmen, plus Mark Kermode on his 50th birthday film music shows.

Sean Rafferty presents, with live music and guests and the latest arts news

Trumpeter Matthew Halsall, one of the UK jazz scene's rising stars, is in the studio to play live ahead of several festival performances this summer.

We go live to Glyndebourne to talk to mezzo Sarah Connolly and conductor William Christie as they prepare for the opening night of Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie.

There's live opera performance in the studio as baritone Hakan Vramsmo brings the Toreador Song from Bizet's Carmen to life for us, as he will in Focus Opera's performances at Chiswick House.

Plus we hear from the National Portrait Gallery as they announce the first Choir in Residence at any gallery in Britain, and film critic Mark Kermode tells us about his series of 50th birthday concerts as he joins forces with the CBSO to bring his favourite film scores to life on stage.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Hippolyte et Aricie - suite [all the instrumental numbers]

    Performer: William Christie Performer: Les Arts Florissants

    • ERATO.
    • 06301-5517-2.
  • Matthew Halsall

    Music For A Dancing Mind

    Performer: Matthew Halsalll Performer: Taz Modi

  • Interview: Matthew Halsall

  • Matthew Halsall

    Song for Charlie

    Performer: Matthew Halsall Performer: Taz Modi

  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony no. 2 in C major Op.61

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado Performer: Orchestra Mozart

    • DG.
    • 4791-061.
    • -4.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - suite no. 1

    Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung Performer: Bastille Orchestra

    • DG.
    • 431778 2.
    • -6.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - suite no. 2

    Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung Performer: Bastille Orchestra

    • DG.
    • 431778 2.
    • -8.
  • Interview: Hakan Vramsmo and Benjamin Ellin from Focus Opera

  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - opera in 4 acts

    Performer: Caroline Jaya-Ratnam Performer: Hakan Vramsmo

  • Gustave Charpentier

    Impressions d'Italie

    Performer: Herve Niquet Performer: Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra

    • GLOSSA.
    • GCD 922211.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Barbiere di Siviglia - opera in 2 acts

    Conductor: Richard Bradshaw Performer: Russell Braun Performer: Canadian Opera Company Orchestra

    • CBC.
    • SMCD-5203.
    • -2.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    North by northwest - music for the film

    Conductor: Elmer Bernstein Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    • MILAN.
    • 140812.
    • -7.
  • Interview: Mark Kermode and Robert Ziegler

  • Sherman

    Overture Mary Poppins

    Arranger: Irwin Costal Performer: Orchestra

    • WALT DISNEY RECORDS.
    • 61202-7.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    3 Shakespeare songs for chorus

    Conductor: John Rutter Performer: Cambridge Singers

    • COLLEGIUM.
    • COLCD-104.
    • -7.
  • Interview: Sandy Nairn & Gregory Batsleer from the National Portrait Gallery

  • Henry Purcell

    Hear my prayer, O Lord Z.15

    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner Performer: Monteverdi Choir.

    • ERATO.
    • 2292-45987-2.
    • -6.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea pictures Op.37 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

    Conductor: Simon Wright Performer: Sarah Connolly Performer: Bournemouth S O

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.-557710.
    • -12.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto no. 13 in C major K.415 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Finghin Collins Performer: RTE National S O

    • RTE Lyric.
    • CD-143.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Grande messe des morts Op.5

    Conductor: Colin Davis Performer: London Philharmonic Choir Performer: London S O. Performer: London Symphony Chorus

    • LSO LIVE.
    • LSO 0729.
    • -4.
  • Matthew Locke

    Suite - [The] Broken consort pt.1 no. 6 in D major H.134.6

    Performer: Peter Holman Performer: The Parley of Instruments

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66727-.
    • -34.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Concerto for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Pablo Gonzalez Performer: German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

    • HANSSLER CLASSIC.
    • CD-93302.
    • -8.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Hippolyte et Aricie - tragedie en musique

    Performer: William Christie Performer: Les Arts Florissants

    • ERATO.
    • 06301-5517-2.
  • Interview: Sarah Connolly and William Christie

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Hippolyte et Aricie - tragedie en musique

    Performer: William Christie Performer: Les Arts Florissants

    • ERATO.
    • 06301-5517-2.
  • Interview: Sarah Connolly and William Christie

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Hippolyte et Aricie - tragedie en musique

    Performer: Lorraine Hunt Performer: William Christie Performer: Les Arts Florissants

    • ERATO.
    • 06301-5517-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto no. 2 in B flat major Op.4`2 for organ and orchestra

    Performer: Richard Egarr Performer: Academy of Ancient Music

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMU-807446.
    • -7.

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