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Toby Spence, Jonathan Biss

With Suzy Klein. Pianist Jonathan Biss discusses his upcoming Proms appearances and tenor Toby Spence sings in the studio ahead of concerts at the Edinburgh Festival and the Proms.

Eminent pianist Jonathan Biss visits the studio to discuss his two upcoming Proms appearances performing the UK premiere of Bernard Rands' Piano Concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Markus Stenz, and Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov. Performing live in the studio, top English tenor Toby Spence ahead of his performances of Britten's War Requiem at the Edinburgh International Festival and the BBC Proms.

Presented by Suzy Klein
Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata: O Ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe BWV 34

    Choir: Bach Collegium Japan.
  • Benjamin Britten

    'What passing bells for these who die as cattle?' from War Requiem

    Singer: Peter Pears.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Quintet in E flat Op.44 mvt 3: Scherzo

    Ensemble: Elias Quartet. Performer: Jonathan Biss.
  • Harold Arlen

    Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

    Lyricist: Yip Harburg. Singer: Judy Garland.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet in E Op.54 no.3 - mvt 1: Allegro

    Ensemble: Sacconi Quartet.
  • Richard Strauss

    Dance of the Seven Veils

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata No.12 in A flat Op.26 - mvt 4

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata No.26 in E flat Op.81a 'Les Adieux' - mvt 1

    Performer: Jonathan Biss.
  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Pie Jesu Domine

    Conductor: Jordi Savall.
  • Steve Reich

    Piano Phase

    Ensemble: Double Edge.
  • Kurt Weill

    Surabaya-Johnny from Happy End

    Singer: Ute Lemper.


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