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Maxim Vengerov, John Rutter, Piers Lane, Cerys Matthews

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With violinist Maxim Vengerov talking about his new record Label, plus choral composer John Rutter, pianist Piers Lane and singer Cerys Matthews.

Sean Rafferty is joined by violinist Maxim Vengerov who brings news of a new record label he has set up and will be launching in 2015, plus he performs live in the In Tune studio.

One of the UK's most well-known and well-loved composers, and more importantly famous for his great love of Christmas carols - Choral composer John Rutter invites us all to sing along with his own work and a host of seasonal favourites at King's Place in London. Plus "one of the most inquisitive and engaging live performers of his generation" - the pianist Piers Lane performs live ahead of his recital of Rachmaninov and Schubert at the Wigmore Hall next week.

Listen to another of the shortlisted entries for BBC Radio 3 Breakfast's Christmas Carol Competition; and today's Christmas Cracker is from singer and broadcaster and BBC Ten Pieces Ambassador Cerys Matthews who completes our series in which we ask celebrity musicians to talk about their favourite Christmas piece.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Morten Lauridsen

    O Magnum Mysterium

    Ensemble: Armonico Consort. Director: Christopher Monks.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Serenade d'un Montagnard des Abruzzes a sa maitresse from Harold en Italie Op.16

    Performer: Antoine Tamestit. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata F.A.E - 3rd movement - Scherzo

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Marios Papdopoulos.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D minor Op.77 - 3rd mvt Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Conductor: Marios Papdopoulos. Orchestra: Oxford Philharmonic.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    6 Studies for piano (Op.111), no.6; Toccata d'apres le final du 5eme concerto

    Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Saint-Saens: The Complete Etudes: Piers Lane.
    • Hyperion.
  • Mark Goggins

    Can it be true?

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill. Lyricist: Susan Hill.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata no.13 arr. Frackenpohl for brass ensemble

    Ensemble: Members of the New York Philharmonic. Music Arranger: Arthur Frackenpohl. Ensemble: Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Elmer Iseler. Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesus, meine Zuversicht

    Singer: Neil Francis. Performer: David Rees-Williams. Performer: Phil Laslett. Music Arranger: David Rees-Williams.
    • BBC Recording.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il signor Bruschino (Overture)

    Director: Sir Antonio Pappano. Orchestra: Santa Cecilia Orchestra.
    • Warner Classics.
  • John Rutter

    Star Carol

    Conductor: John Rutter. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Choir: The Cambridge Singers.
    • collegium.
  • John Rutter

    Blow, blow, thou winter wind

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moment Music No.6 in Ab major, D.780

    Performer: Piers Lane.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Moment Musical No.3 in B minor, Op.16 - Andante Cantabile

    Performer: Piers Lane.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Sancuts from 'Requiem'

    Performer: Simno Standage. Conductor: John Rutter. Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia.
    • CONIFER.


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