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Christoph von Dohnanyi, Budapest Cafe Orchestra, Joyce DiDonato, Opera North

Sean Rafferty with a selection of music and guests from the arts world including Christoph von Dohnanyi, Budapest Cafe Orchestra, Richard Farnes, Alwyn Mellor and Joyce DiDonato.

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world, including Christoph von Dohnányi, who conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra at London's Royal Festival Hall in their final concert of the season. Conductor Richard Farnes, and soprano Alwyn Mellor discuss Opera North's forthcoming performances of Wagner's opera The Flying Dutchman. There's live music from the Budapest Cafe Orchestra ahead of their concert at East Neuk Festival in Fife. Plus, soprano Joyce DiDonato talks about her new recording with Antonio Pappano, featuring a mixture of Baroque arias, and American songs.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Trad Russian

    Tzigani

  • Béla Bartók

    Two Portraits, Op 5 No 2 (Presto)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
    • Decca.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (Un poco allegretto e grazioso)

    Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Signum.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 7 in A major (Allegro con brio)

    Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Telarc.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006

  • Leonardo Vinci

    Catone in Utica (Sinfonia)

    Ensemble: Il Pomo d’Oro. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Quartet no.1 in E flat major Op.12 – third (slow) movement

    Ensemble: Escher String Quartet.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in F major, K.280

    Performer: Louis Schwizgebel.
  • Jane Finlayson

    Fear A Bhata

  • Budapest Cafe Orchestra

    Grieg Squeezebox Concerto

  • Christian Garrick

    Waltz Lacrimoso

  • Havelock Nelson

    Lovely Jimmie - no.1 from 4 Irish Songs

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Erato.
  • Norman Long

    We can’t let you broadcast that

    • Acrobat.
  • Leonardo Vinci

    Catone in Utica (Si sgomenti alle sue pene)

    Performer: Juan Sancho. Ensemble: Il Pomo d’Oro. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi.
  • Leonardo Vinci

    Catone in Utica (Si sgomenti alle sue pene)

    Performer: Juan Sancho. Ensemble: Il Pomo d’Oro. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi.
  • Richard Wagner

    Overture to The Flying Dutchman

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Wagner: Orchestral Favourites: Sir Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Don Carlos, Act II: "Today is a day of gladness and joy"

    Choir: Chorus of Opera North. Orchestra: Opera North Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Farnes.
    • Chandos.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Walkure (Act 2: Vorspiel & Nun zaume dein Ross)

    Conductor: Asher Fisch. Choir: Seattle Opera Chorus. Singer: Greer Grimsley. Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Singer: Alwyn Mellor.
    • Avie.
  • Christian Garrick

    Scotlandia

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