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James Gilchrist, Charles Daniels, Benjamin Bayl

Sean Rafferty is joined by tenor James Gilchrist and conductor Adrian Butterfield. Plus music from tenor Charles Daniels and the first in the Singers on Singing series.

Sean Rafferty is joined by tenor James Gilchrist ahead of a series of concerts celebrating the chamber music and song of Schumann and Mendelssohn at St John's, Smith Square in London. Tenor Charles Daniels performs live in the studio, and is joined by conductor Adrian Butterfield to discuss their performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion with just eight singers.

Plus, Singers on Singing: leading classical singers including Roderick Williams, Angel Blue and Iestyn Davies, talk candidly about their approach to the art of singing (part of Radio 3's Classical Voice season). All 15 episodes in the series will be available as podcasts.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Keine von der Erde Schonen

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio in D minor Op 49 (Andante con moto tranquillo)

  • Franz Lehár

    Paganini (Bella Italia)

    Singer: Zoran Todorovich. Conductor: Ulf Schirmer. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester.
    • CPO.
  • Robert Schumann

    Dichterliebe (excerpts)

  • Orlande de Lassus

    Timor et tremor

    Choir: Cinquecento.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Legend in G minor, Op.59 no.3

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Philips.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (Allegro con brio)

    Orchestra: The Hanover Band. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
  • Christoph Graupner

    Concerto in C major for Bassoon, 2 violins and continuo (Allegro)

    Performer: Benny Aghassi. Conductor: Shalev Ad-El. Ensemble: Accademia Daniel.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Violin Sonata in D major (Affettuoso and Allegro)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St Matthew Passion (Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen)


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