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Sergei Polunin, Stephen Hough, Alistair McGowan, City of London Festival

Suzy Klein presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. She is joined by pianist Stephen Hough ahead of his performance as soloist at the First Night of the Proms.

Suzy Klein presents with live music and guests and the latest arts news.

Ahead of his performance as soloist at the First Night of the Proms, Suzy talks to the always fascinating pianist Stephen Hough. Despite enjoying invitations from all the world's finest orchestras and boasting a hectic recording schedule, he is also a devoted writer and an exhibited painter - Suzy finds out how he fits it all in.


2 hours

Music Played

  • Cipriano de Rore

    Illuxit nunc sacra dies

    Performer: Stephen Rice Performer: The Brabant Ensemble

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA 67913.
    • -8.
  • Interview: Stephen Hough

  • Franz Liszt

    Sonata in B minor S.178 for piano

    Performer: Stephen Hough

    • CDA-67085.
    • -8.
  • Interview: Stephen Hough

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Concerto no. 2 in C minor Op.18 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Andrew Litton Performer: Stephen Hough Performer: Dallas S O

    • CDA-67649.
    • -1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata no. 2 in A minor BWV.1003 for violin solo

    Performer: Chris Thile (mandolin)

    • 535360.
    • -16.
  • Interview: Ian MacMillan

  • George Butterworth

    Bredon Hill and other songs [from Housman's 'A Shropshire Lad']

    Performer: Iain Burnside Performer: Roderick Williams

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.572426.
    • -12.
  • Erik Satie

    3 Gnossiennes - set 2 for piano

    Performer: Anne Queffelec

    • Virgin Classics.
    • 7907542.
    • -7.
  • Interview: Alistair McGowan

  • Erik Satie

    Chansons de cafe-concert for voice and piano

    Conductor: David Robertson Performer: Measha Brueggergosman Performer: BBC S O.

    • DG.
    • 477 6589.
    • -20.
  • Interview: Ian Ritchie

  • Benjamin Britten

    6 Metamorphoses after Ovid Op.49 for oboe solo: Pan; Phaeton

    Performer: Simon Haram (saxophone)

  • Interview: Ian Ritchie

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concerto in E minor Op.64 for violin and orchestra: Last mvt

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski Performer: Alina Ibragimova Performer: Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

    • CDA67795.
    • -3.
  • Jacques Ibert

    3 Pieces breves for wind quintet: No.1

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

    • BIS.
    • CD 2072.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Sleep for chorus

    Conductor: Stephen Layton Performer: Polyphony

    • Hyperion-CDA67543.
    • -3.
  • Interview: Sergei Polunin

  • Léo Delibes

    Coppelia - suite

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • 7 62515 2.
    • -1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and fugue in F major BWV.540 for organ

    Performer: Robert Quinney

    • CORO.
    • 16112.
    • -10.
  • George Butterworth

    Bredon Hill and other songs..., Bredon Hill (In summertime on Bredon)

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • George Butterworth, Songs from A Shropshire Lad: Williams / Burnside.
    • Naxos.
    • 12.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos: Ibragimova/OAE/Jurowski.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Eric Whitacre


    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Whitacre: Cloudburst & other choral works: Polyphony, Stephen Layton.
    • Hyperion.


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