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Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2015 - Gareth Brynmor John, Sarah-Jane Lewis, Simon Lepper, Ji Liu

Presented by Sean Rafferty. Including pianist Ji Liu playing live in the studio, a focus on the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the musical hopefuls at the Oscar nominations.

Sean Rafferty presents, and guests include pianist Ji Liu playing live in the studio ahead of his concert at St George's Hall in Liverpool this Sunday 18th January.

Also taking place this Sunday is a special concert at St John's Smith Square in London taking place as part of this year's Kathleen Ferrier Awards - a programme devised by pianist Simon Lepper made up of songs & duets by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff & Brahms. Lepper himself plays live in the studio alongside two previous winners of the Ferrier Awards - baritone Gareth Brynmor John (1st prize in 2013) and soprano Sarah-Jane Lewis (2nd prize in 2014).

Plus as the Academy Awards nominations are announced today, writer and Radio 3 present Matthew Sweet discusses the award's musical hopefuls.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Petite suite orch Busser (Ballet)

    Music Arranger: Henri Büsser. Orchestra: Orchestre de chambre de Paris. Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • Debussy; Ravel.
    • Naive.
    • 10.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Oh, do not grieve for me

    Performer: Gareth Brynmor John. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Es rauscht das Wasser, op.28 no.3

    Performer: Sarah-Jane Lewis. Performer: Gareth Brynmor John.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Petrushka (The Shrovetide Fair)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia (Cantata No 42, 'Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats')

    Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Ottavio Dantone.
    • Bach - Sinfonia.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Rachmaninov

    The Soldier's Wife

    Performer: Sarah-Jane Lewis. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Gruss (Wohin ich geh) - from 6 Duets Op.63 for voices and piano

    Performer: Sarah-Jane Lewis. Performer: Gareth Brynmor John.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony no. 1 in E flat major Op.2: 4th mvt

    Conductor: Marc Soustrot. Orchestra: Malmö SymfoniOrkester.
    • Naxos.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    12 Studies for guitar; no. 7 in E major

    Performer: Sean Shibe.
  • Carlo Valentini

    Il sonnambulo: Se il mar sommesso mormora

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi. Orchestra: Lyon National Opera Orchestra.
    • Stella di Napoli.
    • ERATO.
    • 8.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude op.28 no.15 in D flat major; 'Raindrop'

    Performer: Ji Liu.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Chaconne des Scaramouches (Le bourgeois gentilhomme)

    Conductor: Jordi Savall. Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations.
    • Jean-Baptiste Lully: L'Orchestre Du Roi Soleil: Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Sa.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op 120 No 2 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    The New Lobby Boy - from The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • Jóhann Jóhannsson


    Performer: Tom Poster. Conductor: Ben Foster.
    • Back Lot Music.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    Forces of Attraction

    Performer: Tom Poster.
    • Back Lot Music.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Bogoroditse Dyevo for chorus [1990]

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Director: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Hear My Words: Choral Classics from St John's: Choir of St John's College, Cambr.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Taraf de Haïdouks

    Moldavian Shepherd’s Dance

    Ensemble: Taraf de Haïdouks.
    • Crammed Discs.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude (BWV.855a), transc. Siloti for piano in B minor [orig. in E minor, '48' no.10]

    Performer: Ji Liu.
  • George Gershwin

    The Man I Love - from 7 virtuoso etudes after Gershwin for piano

    Performer: Ji Liu.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto no. 3 in E flat major K.447 for horn and orchestra - 1st mvt

    Performer: Pip Eastop. Conductor: Anthony Halstead. Ensemble: The Hanover Band.
    • Hyperion.


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