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Carl Davis, Christian Blackshaw, Stuart Skelton, John Mills: Sound of Cinema

Sean Rafferty's guests include composer/conductor Carl Davis and tenor Stuart Skelton. Plus live music from pianist Christian Blackshaw and guitarist John Mills.

Live music from pianist Christian Blackshaw - an 'eternal perfectionist' by his own admission. He looks ahead to his first appearance at Turner Sims, Southampton and an all-Mozart programme at St Luke's, London. Also playing live, guitarist John Mills, with music from his current project celebrating guitarist Andrés Segovia and guitar-maker José Ramírez.

Sean talks to critically acclaimed tenor Stuart Skelton whose performance in Britten's Peter Grimes at ENO received rave reviews across the board. He discusses returning to the role in 2014 and an upcoming new production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

Plus, as part of the BBC's Sound of Cinema season, Sean talks to BAFTA award winning composer and conductor Carl Davis. Known for his scores for films such as The French Lieutenant's Woman and Widow's Peak, he also has forged a successful career in silent films as well as numerous TV series, such as the score for the BBC's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. He talks to Sean about his varied career in film music.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Captain Blood - music for the film

    Conductor: Erich Kunzel. Performer: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
    • TELARC.
    • CD-80682.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in F major K.533/494 for piano

    Performer: Christian Blackshaw.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in A minor K.310 for piano

    Performer: Christian Blackshaw.
    • WHLive.
    • 00612.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester psalms for treble, chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Performer: Pablo Strong. Performer: BBC S O.. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus.
    • CHANDOS.
    • chan-10172.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Espana Op.165 for piano

    Performer: John Mills.
  • Carl Davis

    Napoleon - music for the silent film

    Conductor: Carl Davis. Performer: Wren Orchestra.
    • SILVA SCREEN REC.
    • FILMCD-149.
  • William Walton

    Henry V - music for the film

    Conductor: Carl Davis. Performer: London Philharmonic Choir. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CDC 7 47944-2.
  • Carl Davis

    Champions - music for the film

    Conductor: Carl Davis. Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • TRING.
    • TRP-099.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Lied von der Erde

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas. Performer: Stuart Skelton. Performer: San Francisco S O.
    • AVIE.
    • 82193-600192.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony no. 9 in E minor Op.95 (From the New World)

    Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Performer: Bavarian R S O.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 900116.
  • Alexandre Tansman

    Suite in modo polonico for guitar

    Performer: John Mills.
  • Miguel Llobet Solés

    Canciones populares Catalanas, arr. for guitar

    Performer: John Mills.
  • Félix Pérez Cardozo

    Llegada (Polka Paraguaya) for guitar

    Performer: John Mills.
  • Frank Bridge

    2 Old English songs vers. for string quartet

    Performer: Nash Ensemble.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDA68003.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Peter Grimes - opera in 3 acts Op.33

    Conductor: Edward Gardner. Performer: Stuart Skelton. Performer: English National Opera Chorus. Performer: English National Opera Orchestra.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio (Leonore) - opera Op.72 final vers. [1814] in 2 acts

    Conductor: Karl Böhm. Performer: James King. Performer: Bavarian State Orchestra.
    • ORFEO.
    • C-563 0121.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass in F major BWV.233

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Performer: The Sixteen.
    • CORO.
    • 16115.

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