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Wednesday - Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday with a selection of music and guests from the arts world. Including cellist/bass-baritone Matthew Sharp.

Sean Rafferty celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday with the usual In Tune mix of live music and chat. Guests include enterprising cellist/bass-baritone Matthew Sharp, whose concert series RE:naissance 2014 opens at London's Kings Place this week.

Also, In Tune's contribution to the BBC's 18th Century season continues with a look at the 10th of 12 Georgian objects at the Royal Collection with exhibition curator Desmond Shawe-Taylor.

Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.

Part of Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Overture to Beatrice et Benedict

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • Berlioz: Beatrice et Benedict: Boston Symphony Orchestra.
    • RCA.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Scherzo in C minor

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    L'incoronazione di Poppea, last two scenes of Act II

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    L'incoronazione di Poppea,Pur ti miro

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Philip Glass

    String Quartet No. 5 - 2nd mvt

    Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
  • John Rutter

    It was a Lover and his Lass from Birthday Madrigals

    Conductor: Brian Kay.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: George Szell.
    • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer night's dream: Szell.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat major, K 207 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Orchestra: Camerata Salzburg.
    • Mozart: Violin Concertos: Leonidas Kavakos, Camerata Salzburg.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day (LIVE)

    Performer: Matthew Sharp.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Montagues and Capulets (Romeo and Juliet Suite No 2)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet: Bergen PO, Litton.
    • Bis.
  • Richard Strauss

    Nachtgang (LIVE)

    Performer: Matthew Sharp.
  • Errollyn Wallen

    Dervish (LIVE)

    Performer: Matthew Sharp.


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