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James Rhodes, Karita Mattila, Adrian Brendel, Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Sean Rafferty with live music from pianist James Rhodes, cellist Adrian Brendel and Ensemble 360. Plus Pierre-Laurent Aimard on the Aldeburgh Festival and soprano Karita Mattila.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music and chat, with live performance from British pianist James Rhodes as he marks the release of his new album and his new record label; cellist Adrian Brendel and Ensemble 360 play live ahead of their appearances at Plush Festival in Dorset; concert pianist and Aldeburgh Festival Artistic Director Pierre-Laurent Aimard discusses this year's lineup; and renowned soprano Karita Mattila on Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos at the Royal Opera House in London.

Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in C major K.373 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Bruno Weil. Performer: German Radio Philharmonic of Saarbrucken Kaiserslauten. Performer: Lena Neudauer.
    • Hanssler Classic.
    • 93.316.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Trio no. 2 in E minor Op.67 for piano and strings

    Performer: Benjamin Nabarro. Performer: Gemma Rosefield. Performer: Tim Horton.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata no. 7 in B flat major Op.83 for piano

    Performer: Tim Horton.
  • Horace Silver

    Blowin' the Blues Away

    Performer: Horace Silver.
    • Blue Note.
    • CDP 7 91143 2-8.
  • Horace Silver


    Music Arranger: N/A. Performer: Horace Silver.
    • Blue Note.
    • CDP 7 91143 2-8.
  • Franz Lehár

    The Merry widow - operetta in 3 acts

    Conductor: Yutaka Sado. Performer: Karita Mattila. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • ERATO.
    • 8573 85785- 2.
  • Barnaby Brown & Gonville and Caius Coll. Cambridge Choir

    Os mutorum [Inchcolm Antiphoner, c. 8thC]

    Conductor: Geoffrey Webber.
    • DCD-34137.
  • Richard Strauss

    Ariadne auf Naxos - opera in a prologue & 1 act Op.60 [usually-performed vers.]

    Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli. Performer: Staatskapelle Dresden.
  • Richard Strauss

    4 Letzte Lieder AV.150 for voice and orchestra

    Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Performer: Karita Mattila. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • 445-182-2.
  • Anton Stepanovich Arensky

    Quartet no. 2 in A minor Op.35 for violin, viola and 2 cellos

    Performer: Adrian Brendel. Performer: Benjamin Nabarro. Performer: Gemma Rosefield. Performer: Yuri Zhislin.
  • Herrmann Schuncke

    Sinfonia in B pour le grand Orchestre Op 6: last movement

    Conductor: Pavel Baleff. Performer: Baden-Baden Philharmonic.
    • Genuin.
    • GEN13280.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    2 Nocturnes Op.48 for piano

    Performer: James Rhodes.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard. Performer: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • DG.
    • 477 8770.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Stabat mater in C minor for 10 voices, organ & basso continuo

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Performer: English Baroque Soloists. Performer: Monteverdi Choir.
    • Erato.
    • 88087.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Melody from Orfeo

    Music Arranger: Giovanni Sgambati. Performer: James Rhodes.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita no. 1 in B flat major BWV.825 for keyboard

    Performer: James Rhodes.
  • Eduardo Egüez & Ensemble La Chimera

    Tonada La Despedida

    Music Arranger: Eduardo Egüez.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • LMU001.
  • Robert Schumann

    Frauenliebe und -leben Op.42

    Performer: Alice Coote. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • EMI.
    • 5855-59-2.
  • Julie Fowlis & Nicola Benedetti

    Mouth Music and Tunes set - Bothan a bh' aig Fionnghuala

    • Decca.
    • white label.


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