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Pretty Yende, Matthew Herbert, Martin Yates

Sean Rafferty with electronic composer/musician Matthew Herbert, soprano Pretty Yende and conductor Martin Yates, who drops by to tell Sean about the English Music Festival.

Sean Rafferty's guests include electronic musician Matthew Herbert ahead of his new work 20 Pianos at the New Music Biennial, with performances around the UK starting in Oxford. Herbert says the work tells the story of 20 unique pianos from around the world, from Steinways at Abbey Road or Sydney Opera House, to battered primary school pianos or forgotten out-of-tune family pianos, sampling sounds from each of them.
Also today, soprano Pretty Yende sings live in the studio, and conductor Martin Yates drops by to tell Sean about the English Music Festival.

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Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    Lohengrin - opera in 3 acts

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Performer: Chicago S O..
    • TELDEC.
    • 4509 99595-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Stornello for voice and piano

    Performer: James Vaughan. Performer: Pretty Yende.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Vanne, o rosa fortunata - arietta for voice and piano [no.2 of "6 ariette da camera"]

    Performer: James Vaughan. Performer: Pretty Yende.
  • Gerald Finzi

    5 Bagatelles Op.23 for clarinet and piano

    Performer: Mark Simpson (1988). Performer: Richard Uttley.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Mass in G major Op.46: Kyrie

    Conductor: George De Voil. Performer: Betty Makharinsky. Performer: Caitlin Goreing. Performer: Tim Muggeridge. Performer: Tom Castle. Performer: Will Dawes. Performer: Stapledon Sinfonia. Performer: Choir of St Peter's College, Oxford.
    • EM RECORDS.
    • EMR CD021.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no. 30 in E major Op.109 for piano

    Performer: Igor Levit.
  • Henry Purcell

    Curtain Tune on a Ground

    Performer: Christina Pluhar. Performer: L’Arpeggiata.
    • Warner.
    • 0825646362035.
  • Victor Herbert

    Weaving my Dreams

    Performer: James Vaughan. Performer: Pretty Yende.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade in A minor for small orchestra

    Conductor: Martin Yates. Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    • Dutton.
    • CDLX 7289.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Burley Heath for orchestra (1903), compl. James Francis Brown

    Conductor: Paul Daniel. Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Albion.
    • ALB CD-016.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in C minor D.958 for piano

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMC 902165.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony X (final few minutes)

    Composer: Matthew Herbert. Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • DG.
    • 06025-2734438-6.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Patrick Summers. Performer: Ailyn Perez. Performer: Stephen Costello. Performer: BBC S O..
    • Warner.
    • 08256-4633-4858.
  • Sam Lee

    The Ballad of George Collins

    Performer: Sam Lee.
    • The Nest Collective.
    • TNCR001CD.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Lieder ohne Worte - book 6 Op.67

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Erato.
    • 50999 934137 2 5.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide - comic operetta in 2 acts

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Performer: Los Angeles Philharmonic.
    • DG.
    • 477 8168.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in D minor HWV.447 for keyboard

    Performer: Robert Woolley.
  • Domenico Paradies

    Sonata no. 6 in A major for harpsichord

    Performer: Robert Woolley.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - overture Op.26

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski. Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67795.

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