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Tuesday - Sean Rafferty

Sean Rafferty presents. With the Escher Quartet performing live and news from the 2015 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Plus the second in the Singers on Singing series.

Sean Rafferty is joined by the Escher Quartet who perform live in the studio ahead of their UK-wide tour. There's also news from this year's Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

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

  • Claude Debussy

    Tarantelle styrienne

    Music Arranger: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: French National Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Jean Martinon.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Quartet no. 6 in F minor Op.80 for strings – iii. Adagio

    Ensemble: Escher String Quartet.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Quartet no. 12 in F major Op.96 (American) for strings – iv. Finale

    Ensemble: Escher String Quartet.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Aria affetuoso & Allegro (finale) from Trio sonata in D major

    Performer: Dana Maiben. Performer: June Hershey. Performer: Frances Conover Fitch. Performer: Robert Mealy.
    • Centaur.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Quartet no. 6 in F minor Op.80 for strings – iv. Allegro molto

    Ensemble: Escher String Quartet.
  • Carl Orff

    Tanz (Carmina burana)

    Conductor: André Previn. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Les Vents, La Fête Infernale - 1er Air & Les Démons - 2me Air from Alceste

    Conductor: Jordi Savall. Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Claude Debussy

    La soirée dans Grenade – no.2 from Estampes

    Performer: Iwan Llewelyn-Jones.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d’eau

    Performer: Iwan Llewelyn-Jones.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Come dal ciel precipita from Macbeth

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Singer: Jongmin Park. Conductor: Thomas Sondergard.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op.42 – no.3 Mélodie – moderato con moto

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Allegro ma non troppo (finale) from Symphony no.4 in B flat major Op.60

    Conductor: Walter Weller. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS.


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