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Live at Southbank Centre: Lucy Parham

Live from the Southbank Centre, pianist Lucy Parham presents music inspired by the stage. With Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Schumann and ballet music from Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

Pianist Lucy Parham introduces a selection of music for a Saturday afternoon inspired by the stage, live from Southbank Centre in London.

Alongside her succesful career as a concert pianist, and her passion for piano music, Lucy Parham has a great love of theatre and ballet. For Saturday Classics she has devised a programme of music composed especially for the theatre and dance. Items include incidental music by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Schumann and ballet music from Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

The programme will be broadcast live from the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café. If you're in the area, come along to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Aladdin - incidental music Op.34: Act 3; Oriental festival march

    Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt. Performer: San Francisco Symphony.
    • DECCA.
    • 4609852.
  • Richard Strauss

    Enoch Arden - melodrama Op.38 for speaker and piano (Tennyson trans. A Strodtmann)

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Patrick Stewart.
    • 8697-09056-2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Sleeping beauty - ballet Op.66: Panorama; Variation of Aurore; Coda; Polacca

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • RPO.
    • RPOSOP030.
  • Frederick Loewe

    My fair lady - musical/film [1956]: I could have danced all night

    Conductor: André Previn. Performer: Marni Nixon. Performer: Studio orchestra and ensemble.
    • SONY.
    • SK66711.
  • Robert Schumann

    Manfred - incidental music Op.115: Overture

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Performer: New York Philharmonic.
    • SMK47612.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music Op.61: Nocturne to end

    Conductor: Seiji Ozawa. Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Judi Dench. Performer: Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
    • DG 439-897-2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Tempest - overture (prelude) Op.109a

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Performer: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
    • BIS.
    • BISCD448.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Prohaska - incidental music WoO.96: Kriegerchor; Romanze; Melodram; Trauermarsch

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Performer: Karoline Eichhorn. Performer: Sylvia McNair. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DG 447-748-2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella - ballet: Allegro; Gavotta con due variazioni; Vivo; Tempo di minuetto (Pupillette fiammette d'amore); Allegro assai

    Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen. Performer: John Aler. Performer: John Tomlinson. Performer: Yvonne Kenny. Performer: London Sinfonietta.
    • SK 45-965.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse - choreographic poem for orchestra

    Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Performer: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
    • DECCA.
    • 4602142.