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Roberto Alagna, Jessye Norman, Cafe Society Swing, Oxford Baroque

Sean Rafferty's guests include tenor Roberto Alagna. Plus a Nelson Mandela tribute from soprano Jessye Norman and live music from Cafe Society Swing and Oxford Baroque.

On the show today, live music from Cafe Society Swing - the new musical show based on the story of the eponymous 1940s New York jazz club, opening this month at the Leicester Square Theatre.

Sean Rafferty's guests include superstar tenor Roberto Alagna, plus a personal Nelson Mandela tribute from soprano Jessye Norman.

Also, live festive Bach performed live in the studio from Oxford Baroque.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - suite no. 2

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
    • 421 632 2.
  • Carmichael

    ROCKIN' CHAIR

    Performer: Cherise Adams-Burnett. Performer: Cafe Society.
  • Nellie Lutcher

    HURRY ON DOWN

    Performer: Cherise Adams-Burnett. Performer: Cafe Society.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C minor RV.202, Op.11`5 for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Performer: Europa Galante.
    • Naive.
    • OP 309004.
  • Trad.

    Lord Randall

    Performer: Cherise Adams-Burnett. Performer: Cafe Society.
  • Federico Mompou

    Scenes d'enfants for piano

    Performer: Arcadi Volodos.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 8876 5433262.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - opera in 4 acts

    Performer: Maria Callas. Performer: French National Opera Chorus. Performer: French National Opera Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CDS 556 2812.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - opera in 4 acts

    Performer: Roberto Alagna. Performer: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • 557 4342.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fantasia and fugue in G minor BWV.542 (Great) for organ

    Performer: Onyx Brass.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-10462.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ein Deutsches requiem Op.45

    Performer: Jessye Norman. Performer: Philharmonia Chorus. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • 575 9122.
  • Jessye Norman & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Amazing grace - traditional

    • PHILIPS.
    • 432 5462.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quintet in C major D.956 for 2 violins, viola and 2 cellos

    Performer: Anne Gastinel. Performer: Diotima String Quartet.
    • NAÏVE.
    • V-5331.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Admeto, re di Tessaglia - opera in 3 acts

    Performer: David Bates. Performer: Lawrence Zazzo. Performer: La Nuova Musica.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Hodie Christus natus est - motet [= O che felice giorno] for 8 voices [1603]

    Performer: Oxford Baroque.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Magnificat in E flat major BWV.243a

    Performer: Amy Lyddon. Performer: Oxford Baroque.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Magnificat in E flat major BWV.243a

    Performer: Joshua Copeland. Performer: Oxford Baroque.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Concerto no. 2 in G major Op.44 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Denis Matsuev. Performer: Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra.
    • MARIINSKY.
    • SACD MAR 0548.
  • Arrigo Boito

    Mefistofele - opera in a prologue and 5 acts

    Performer: Roberto Alagna. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CDC 555 5402.

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