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Alessandro Taverna, Omer Meir Wellber, Octandre Ensemble

Sean Rafferty with conductor Omer Meir Wellber, pianist Alessandro Taverna and the Octandre Ensemble.

Sean Rafferty with a lively drivetime mix of arts news, chat, live music and the best CDs.

Guests include young Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber, a rising star who makes his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra this week.

Plus, live music from acclaimed Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna and the intimate flute-harp-viola trio of The Octandre Ensemble.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 1 (BWV.1046) in F major, 3rd movement; Allegro

    Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • J.S.Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos: Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy

    Sonata for flute, viola, harp - 2nd mvt

    Ensemble: Octandre Ensemble.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    And then I knew 'twas wind

    Ensemble: Octandre Ensemble.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)

    Music Arranger: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • 100 Best Ballet.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Che faro senza Euridice (J'ai perdu mon ...)from Act 3, Scene 1 of Orfeo ed Euridice

    Singer: Iestyn Davies. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Arias for Guadagni.
    • HYPERION.
    • 18.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Schone Mullerin - song-cycle (D.795), no.1; Das Wandern

    Performer: Fritz Schwinghammer. Singer: Dietrich Henschel.
    • EMI.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Gianni Schicchi - O mio babbino caro

    Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber. Singer: Aleksandra Kurzak. Orchestra: Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana.
    • Decca.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Boris Godounov: Coronation Scene

    Performer: Konstantin Pluzhnikov. Performer: Valery Gergiev. Performer: Mariinsky Chorus. Performer: Nikolai Putilin. Performer: KIV Orchestra.
  • Nikolai Karlovich Medtner

    Ein Idyll

    Performer: Alessandro Taverna.
  • Maddalena Casulana

    Morir non piu il mio cuore

    Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • VIRGIN VERITAS.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Marche Militaire Francaise

    Performer: Maya Iwabuchi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Saint-Saens: Neeme Jarvi conducts.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ombra mai fù (Serse)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Raymond Leppard.
    • The Legendary Dame Janet Baker.
    • Philips.
    • 6.
  • Franz Liszt

    Rigoletto Paraphrase

    Performer: Alessandro Taverna.
  • Friedrich Gulda

    Play piano play, Nos. 5 & 6

    Performer: Alessandro Taverna.

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