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Empirical, Mahan Esfahani, The Revolutionary Drawing Room

Sean Rafferty is joined by experimental jazz band Empirical. Plus harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and artistic director of Aspect Irina Knaster on what makes Berlin a musical city.

Sean Rafferty kicks off the show with experimental jazzers Empirical. Also today, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and Irina Knaster (artistic director, ASPECT Foundation for Music and Arts) discuss what makes Berlin a musical city. (Their project Berlin: The Age of Enlightenment will pair up Mahan and other musicians with writer and critic Norman Lebrecht to address this issue)
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Music Played

  • Édouard Lalo

    Guitare Op.28 for violin and piano

    Conductor: Kees Bakels. Performer: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow. Performer: Tapiola Sinfonietta.
    • BIS.
    • BIS SACD 1890.
  • Tom Farmer

    Driving Force: Ulterior Motives

    Performer: Empirical.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Walkure [Part 2 of 'Der Ring des Nibelungen']

    Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Performer: Yvonne Howard. Performer: Hallé.
    • Halle.
    • CDHLD 7531.
  • Leos Janáček

    Jealousy [Zarlivost] - overture [original prelude to Jenufa]

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Performer: Czech Philharmonic.
    • Supraphon.
    • SU 37392 032.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Sonata in G minor B.g5 (Devil's trill) for violin and continuo

    Conductor: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
    • 476 4342.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Concertino in E flat major Op.26 for clarinet and orchestra

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: City of London Sinfonia.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 10702.
  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

    Quartet no. 6 in A major Krebs.196 for strings

    Performer: The Revolutionary Drawing-Room.
  • Edward Elgar

    To her beneath whose steadfast star for chorus

    Performer: The King’s Singers.
    • SIGNUM.
    • SIG CD-307.
  • Tom Farmer

    Card Clash

    Performer: Empirical.
  • Lewis Wright

    It's Out of Your Hands

    Performer: Empirical.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Maskarade - opera in 3 acts FS.39

    Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen. Performer: Swedish R S O.
    • cd-46668.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto in G minor Wq.32 for harpsichord, strings and continuo

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA 67995.
  • Traditional English

    Down in yon forest

    Performer: Andreas Scholl. Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 468 499-2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts

    Conductor: René Jacobs. Performer: Concerto Vocale.
    • HMC 901553.54.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet in E flat major Op.20`1 for strings

    Performer: The Revolutionary Drawing-Room.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quartet in F minor Op.95 for strings

    Performer: The Revolutionary Drawing-Room.
  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 5099950340323.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Apollo - ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra vers. rev. 1947

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Performer: London S O..
    • LSO Live.
    • SACD LSO 0751.


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