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Violeta Urmana, Adrian Varela and band, National Children's Orchestra, Peter Frankl

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With live music from tango violinist Adrian Varela and his band, plus Roger Clarkson discussing the success of the National Children's Orchestra.

International star soprano Violeta Urmana takes a break from rehearsals to drop in to talk to Sean ahead of her BBC Proms performance as Isolde in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov this weekend.

Live music today from violinist Adrian Varela, who brings his tango band to the In Tune studio for a taste of the late-night delights in store for audiences at the 2013 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester, which opens tomorrow. Pianist Peter Frankl will also play music by Schumann and Debussy.

The National Children's Orchestra's director, Roger Clarkson, talks to Sean about the enduring success and amazing standard reached by children all over the country involved in the orchestra over the years as they prepare to celebrate their 35th anniversary with a concert at the Barbican. He'll be joined by Philharmonia clarinettist Jennifer McLaren.

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  • LIVE

    • Adriana Varela

      Escape from Buenos Aires

      Performer: Adrian Varela Performer: Adrian Varela Band

  • Interview: Violeta Urmana

  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Placido Domingo Performer: Antonio Pappano Performer: Deborah Voigt Performer: Violeta Urmana Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • 557 0042.
    • -10.
  • Interview: Violeta Urmana

  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Artur Rodzinski Performer: Helen Traubel Performer: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Odyssey.
    • 321 60145.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major RV.208 (Il Grosso Mogul) for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Adrian Chandler Performer: La Serenissima

    • Avie.
    • AV2287.
    • -7.
  • Anon.

    Sonata 'Chiquitana' No. IV: 1st mvt - Allegro

    Performer: Florilegium

    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
    • CCS SA 28009.
    • -4.
  • LIVE

    • Adriana Varela

      Coriolan

      Performer: Adrian Varela Performer: Adrian Varela Band

  • Interview: Adrian Varela

  • LIVE

    • Adriana Varela

      Sunset Casapueblo

      Performer: Adrian Varela Performer: Adrian Varela Band

  • Sergei Rachmaninov

    The Bells [Kolokola] Op.35 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy Performer: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Prague Philharmonic Chorus

    • Exton.
    • OVCL-00087.
    • -5.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Concerto in G major H.18.4 for keyboard and orchestra

    Performer: Marc-Andre Hamelin Performer: Les Violons Du Roy

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA 67925.
    • -7.
  • Interview: Roger Clarkson & Jenni McLaren

  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird - suite

    Conductor: Peter Stark Performer: National Children's Orchestra of G.B.

  • Interview: Roger Clarkson & Jenni McLaren

  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique Op.14

    Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • SIGNUM.
    • SIGCD-193.
    • -2.
  • LIVE

    • Robert Schumann

      Faschingsschwank aus Wien - Phantasiebilder Op.26

      Performer: Peter Frankl

  • Interview: Peter Frankl

  • LIVE

    • Claude Debussy

      Images - set 2 for piano: Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut

      Performer: Peter Frankl

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music)

    Conductor: Adrian Boult Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 7472162.
    • -6.
  • Manuel de Falla

    7 Canciones populares espanolas, arr. Russ for voice and guitar [orig. for voice and piano

    Performer: Clara Mouriz Performer: Sean Shibe

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    King's Row - music from the film

    Performer: Uncredited Orchestra

    • Turner.
    • TCM 8 38118 2.
  • Interview: Neil Brand

  • Franz Schubert

    Trio in E flat major D.929 for piano and strings

    Performer: Fontenay Trio

    • Teldec.
    • 4509945582.
    • -2.
  • Krzysztof Penderecki

    Passio et mors Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam for soli, speaker, 3 chors, boys'

    Conductor: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden Performer: South-West German Radio Choir

    • EMI.
    • 749 3132.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Maskarade - opera in 3 acts FS.39

    Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Performer: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

    • SONY.
    • SK 46668.
    • -9.
  • Interview: Lucy Railton

  • Brian Eno

    Music for airports I for 5 choirs, piano and electronics

    Performer: Brian Eno

    • Virgin.
    • 7243 8 66495 2 2.
    • -1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite no. 3 in D major BWV.1068 for orchestra

    Performer: Masaaki Suzuki Performer: Japan Bach Collegium

    • BIS.
    • SACD 1721/1722.
    • -1.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Salvator mundi Domine Adesto nunc propitius for 5 voices [TCM p.242] [incipit in notes]

    Performer: Contrapunctus Performer: Owen Rees

    • Signum.
    • SIGCD338.
    • -11.

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