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Lang Lang, Sir Roger Norrington, Timothy McAllister

Presented by Sean Rafferty. Pianist Lang Lang performs live in the studio and introduces his new series of piano books. Plus Roger Norrington and saxophonist Timothy McAllister.

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. Guests today include the superstar pianist Lang Lang who performs live in the studio and introduces his new series of piano books 'Mastering the Piano', a 5 volume set for teachers and young students.

We also hear from the conductor Sir Roger Norrington who despite turning 80 earlier this year is still as prolific as ever. He talks to Sean about his upcoming Prom taking place tomorrow (Wednesday 3rd September), in which he conducts the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra for a concert of Beethoven, Berlioz and Dvorák.

Also performing at the Proms this week is saxophonist Timothy McAllister, who stops by the In Tune studio to perform some works and talk about his Prom on Thursday, in which he'll be giving the UK premiere of John Adams' Saxophone Concerto.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
  • Arturo Piazzolla

    Spring from The Four Seasons

    Performer: Timothy McAllister - saxophone. Performer: Juliet Edwards - piano.
  • Erik Satie

    Gymnopedie no.3

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Conductor: Guy Barker. Orchestra: Guy Barker Orchestra.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Concerto no.1 in G minor - finale

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Lang Lang.
  • Giovanni Punto

    Concerto in E for Horn and Orchestra - Rondeau

    Orchestra: Capella Weilburgensis. Performer: Stephan Katte. Conductor: Doris Hagel.
  • Fanny Hensel

    String Quartet in E flat, final movement

    Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
  • Angelo Michele Bartolotti

    Passacaglie in G major

    Performer: Fredrik Bock.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Vocalise - etude

    Performer: Timothy McAllister - saxophone. Performer: Juliet Edwards - piano.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Ave verum corpus

    Conductor: John Rutter. Choir: The Cambridge Singers.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piece en forme de Habanera

    Performer: Timothy McAllister - saxophone. Performer: Juliet Edwards - piano.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise

    Conductor: Lan Shui. Orchestra: Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no.8 - mov 2 Allegro Scherzando

    Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington. Orchestra: The London Classical Players.
  • Boris Papandopulo

    Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra No.2

    Conductor: Streten Krstic. Ensemble: Zagreb Soloists. Performer: Oliver Triendl.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no.4 - finale

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Tchaikovsky

    'Sweet Dreams' from Album for the Young, Op.39 no.21

    Performer: Lang Lang - piano.
  • Trad Lads

    Jasmine Flower

    Performer: Lang Lang - piano.

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