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Empirical and Benyounes Quartet, Willard White, English National Ballet

Sean Rafferty presents live music and guests. With performances from jazz band Empirical, the Benyounes Quartet and renowned bass Willard White.

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

Playing live in the studio today are Empirical, "the coolest of Britain's young jazz bands" (Telegraph) , alongside the young Benyounes Quartet who have been collaborating on a new jazz/classical project. The result is an exciting mix of composition and improvisation.

Renowned bass Sir Willard White is also in the studio to sing live and talk about his long and glittering career.

Plus Sean visits the new National Gallery exhibition, Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900, and finds some familiar faces.

Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Il Corsaro - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DG.
    • 453 0582.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni - opera in 2 acts K.527

    Conductor: Carl Davis. Performer: Willard White. Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • RLPO Live.
    • RLCD204.
  • Lewis Wright


    Performer: Benyounes Quartet. Performer: Empirical.
  • Tom Farmer


    Performer: Benyounes Quartet. Performer: Empirical.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    24 Preludes Op.28 for piano

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Christus factus est - gradual vers. for chorus [1884]

    Conductor: Stephen Layton. Performer: Polyphony.
    • CDA-67629.
  • Shaney Forbes

    Where wisdom is found

    Performer: Benyounes Quartet. Performer: Empirical.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony no. 4 in A major Op.90 (Italian)

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Daniele Gatti.
    • EMI.
    • 7 69660 2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    5 Ruckert-Lieder vers. for voice and orch

    Conductor: John Barbirolli. Performer: Janet Baker. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • 903 771 2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Waldscenen Op.82 for piano

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • DECCA.
    • 478 5393.
  • Roger Quilter

    3 Shakespeare songs Op.6

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Performer: Willard White.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Tod und das Madchen D.531

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Performer: Willard White.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Omnes gentes plaudite manibus for 16 voices [4 choirs] [1597]

    Performer: Paul McCreesh. Performer: Gabrieli Consort. Performer: Gabrieli Players.
    • 088 789 2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Befreit Op.39`4 vers. for voice & orch.

    Conductor: Marek Janowski. Performer: Soile Isokoski. Performer: Berlin R S O..
    • ONDINE.
    • ODE-982-2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Suite no. 2 for jazz band

    Conductor: Riccardo Chailly. Performer: Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
    • 433 702-2-.
  • Franz (1) Schubert

    Quintet in A major D.667 (Trout) for piano, violin, viola, cello & db

    Performer: Graham Mitchell. Performer: Paul Lewis. Performer: Leopold String Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA 67527.
  • Riccardo Drigo

    Le Corsaire - ballet [with ADAM, MINKUS and PUGNI]

    Conductor: Richard Bonynge. Performer: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 430 287-2.
  • Ella Fitzgerald


    Music Arranger: N/A.
    • STYLUS.
    • SMD-847.


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