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John Butt, Cecilia Bernardini, David Owen Norris WWI Musical Stories

With live music from violinist Cecilia Bernardini, tenor Nicky Spence and pianist Simon Lepper. Plus, the first of David Owen Norris's series of musical stories from World War I.

Sean Rafferty's guests include violinist Cecilia Bernardini and director of the Dunedin Consort John Butt. Cecilia will be performing live in the studio ahead of the Consort's evening of Bach at London's Wigmore Hall this week.

Plus, as Radio 3's two-week season Music in the Great War gets under way, we welcome in a host of guests including writer, broadcaster and pianist David Owen Norris as he presents the first in a series of personal musical stories from the war.

Tenor Nicky Spence and pianist Simon Lepper perform a selection of songs from their upcoming show 'The Pity of War' at Tardebigge Church in Worcestershire, while the actor Alex Wyndham talks about the BBC Concert Orchestra's thrilling concert 'A Captive Audience', which you can hear live on BBC Radio 3's Live in Concert on Thursday 26 June.

And we hear from Dr. Rhian Davis of the Gregynog Festival in Wales about the festival's focus on the music of Belgian refugees who settled in Wales in 1914.

Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Contrapunctus No.6 'in stylo Francese' (Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV.1080)

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo: Allegro scherzando (Concerto No.1 in C major Op.15)

    Performer: Martha Argerich.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G (First Movement)

    Orchestra: Dunedin Consort. Director: John Butt.
  • Edward Elgar

    Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op 20 (2nd mvt)

    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Teldec.
  • Farrar

    Spring Morning (English Pastoral Impressions, Op.26)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
  • César Franck

    Allegretto poco mosso (Sonata in A major)

    Performer: Yossif Ivanov.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust: Ballet Music - Variations du Mirroir

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Jongen

    Dans la douceur des Pins, Op.51 No.1

    Performer: Karel Steylaerts.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    De' miei bollenti spiriti...Annina, done vieni?...Oh mio rimorso (La Traviata)

    Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Recordare from Requiem in D minor, K.626 compl. Sussmayr

    Singer: Joanne Lunn. Singer: Rowan Hellier. Singer: Thomas Hobbs. Singer: Matthew Brook. Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
    • Mozart Requiem Reconstruction of First Performances.
    • LINN.
    • 6.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Loquebantur variis linguis

    Choir: The Sixteen.


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