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Live at Southbank Centre: Nigel Kennedy, BBC Singers, Southbank Gamelan Players

Presented Sean Rafferty, live from Southbank Centre. With guests including violinist Nigel Kennedy, the BBC Singers and members of the Southbank Gamelan Players.

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

Sean's guests today include the best-selling violinist of all time, Nigel Kennedy, performing live in our special pop-up studio at the Royal Festival Hall. Also, the BBC Singers, conducted by Stephen Cleobury, will sing choral music inspired by Spring throughout the programme. The Singers, who'll be celebrating their 90th birthday later this year, hold a unique position in British musical life: performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, their versatility is second to none.

In 1987 Southbank Centre was privileged to receive a beautiful Javanese percussion orchestra called gamelan: the Southbank Centre Gamelan Programme has since reached out to thousands of people and provided many opportunities to learn about these amazing instruments. Sean finds out more live in the studio.

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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.

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Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C major RV.507 for 2 violins and orchestra

    Performer: Daniel Strabrawa. Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 7243-55785923.
  • Javanese Gamelan

    Ladrang Wilujeng, Slendro Manyura

    Performer: Southbank Gamelan Players.
  • Javanese Gamelan

    Ketawang Subakastawa, Slendro Sanga

    Performer: Southbank Gamelan Players.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin for piano

    Performer: Samson François.
    • EMI.
    • 5099992879829.
  • Javanese Gamelan

    Ladrang Mugi Rahayu, Slendro Manyura

    Performer: Southbank Gamelan Players.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Concerto no. 2 in F minor Op.21 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Jun Märkl. Performer: Ingrid Fliter. Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • LINN.
    • CKD-455.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    5 English folk songs, arr. for chorus

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Performer: BBC Singers.
  • Nikolai Kedroff

    Zhavoronchek (Skylark)

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Performer: BBC Singers.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and fugue in D minor BWV.565 for organ

    Performer: Peter Hurford.
    • HMV.
    • 5724812.
  • Ernest Bristow Farrar

    To Daffodils for chorus

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Performer: BBC Singers.
  • Thomas Morley

    Aprill is in my mistris face for 4 voices [1594]

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Performer: BBC Singers.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    A Hoy calendar for chorus

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Performer: BBC Singers.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic dances - series 1 Op.46, orch. composer [orig. pf duet]

    Conductor: Kurt Masur. Performer: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 432-046-2.
  • Thomas Morley

    Now is the month of maying for 5 voices [after Vecchi] [1595a]

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Performer: BBC Singers.
  • Reginald Owen Morris

    5 English folk-songs for 5 voices

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Performer: BBC Singers.
  • Fats Waller

    Viper's Drag

    Performer: Barbara Dziewięcka. Performer: Krzysztof Dziedzic. Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Performer: Rolf Bussald. Performer: Yaron Stavi.
    • SONY.
    • 88765447272.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Purple Haze

    Performer: Doug Boyle. Performer: Nigel Kennedy.
  • Doug Boyle & Nigel Kennedy

    Medley of Reels and Jigs

    Music Arranger: Nigel Kennedy.

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