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Live at Southbank Centre: Sarah Connolly, Tcha Limberger and the Budapest Gypsy Orchestra

Presented by Sean Rafferty, live from London's Southbank Centre. Including mezzo-soprano Sarah Connnolly, violinist Tcha Limberger and live music from the Budapest Gypsy Orchestra.

Live at Southbank Centre: Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of music and chat.

Guests include British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly who's singing Berlioz Les nuits d'été with the London Philharmonic Orchestra this week, and Belgian violinist Tcha Limberger who was born into a Romani Manouche family and was inspired by the stories of his legendary grandfather Piotto Limberger to take up the instrument.

Tcha and the Budapest Gypsy Orchestra play live in our Southbank In Tune performance space.

Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.

Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.

1 hour, 30 minutes


Music Played

  • Tcha Limberger & Tcha Limbergers Budapest Gypsy Orchestra


  • Richard Strauss

    Fanfare der Stadt Wien AV.134 for brass and timpani

    Performer: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • DECCA.
    • 411 955-2.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Ruralia hungarica Op.32c for violin and piano [arrs. of 3 pieces from Op.32a]

    Performer: Martin Roscoe. Performer: Tasmin Little.
    • ASV.
    • CDDCA 994.
  • Tcha Limberger & Tcha Limbergers Budapest Gypsy Orchestra

    Clarinet and Cimbalom solos

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 5 in D major BWV.1050

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Performer: The English Concert.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 410-501-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    2 Polonaises Op.26 for piano

    Performer: Rafał Blechacz.
    • DG.
    • 479 0928.
  • Tcha Limberger

    In your street the stars are brighter

    Performer: Tcha Limberger. Performer: Tcha Limbergers Budapest Gypsy Orchestra.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alcina - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Symphony of Harmony and Invention.
    • CORO.
    • CORO-16025.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Nuits d'ete Op.7 for voice and piano or orchestra

    Performer: Julius Drake. Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea pictures Op.37 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.557710.
  • A Tonic to the Nation by James Brookes

  • Mons Leidvin Takle

    Power of Life

    Performer: Mons Leidvin Takle.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major RV.392 for viola d'amore and orchestra

    Performer: Catherine Mackintosh. Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • CDA-66795.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le Rouet d'Omphale - symphonic poem Op.31

    Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
    • 425 021 2-.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic dances - series 2 Op.72, orch. composer [orig. pf duet]

    Conductor: Rafael Kubelík. Performer: Bavarian R S O.
    • DG.
    • 419 0562.


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