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Jose Carreras, Genesis Sixteen, James O'Donnell

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. His guests include Jose Carreras, Genesis Sixteen and James O'Donnell.

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. Tenor Jose Carreras and mezzo soprano Carly Paoli chat about their concert at Termi di Caracalla in Rome, the venue at which the The Three Tenors first performed 25 years ago this year. Organist James O'Donnell pops in to talk about performing Poulenc's Organ Concerto with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the BBC Proms. And there's live music from Genesis Sixteen, which features some of the best choral singers in the UK.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Nessun dorma (Turandot)

    Singer: José Carreras. Singer: Plácido Domingo. Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Orchestra: Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Decca.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Succession of the Four Sweet Months

    Choir: Genesis Sixteen.
  • Luca Marenzio

    Che fa oggi il mio sole

    Choir: Genesis Sixteen. Choir: Genesis Sixteen.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Almighty and Everlasting God

    Choir: Genesis Sixteen. Conductor: Robbie Jacobs.
  • Finzi

    I Praise the Tender Flower

    Choir: Genesis Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite in E major: Allemande

    Performer: Alexander Paley.
    • LA MUSICA.
  • Richard Wagner

    Parsifal: Flower Maidens’ Chorus

    Performer: Jan Hennig. Performer: Ernst Breidenbach. Music Arranger: Sigfrid Karg-Elert.
    • PAN CLASSICS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alcina - Act 3 sc.2; Ma quando tornerai [aria]

    Conductor: Alan Curtis. Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: Il Complesso Barocco.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations - aria

    Performer: Alan Curtis.
    • EMI.
  • Christian Ernst Graf

    String Quartet no.6 in F major: Final movement; Andantino con Variatione

    Ensemble: Via Nova Quartett.
    • CPO.
  • John Sheppard

    Magnificat (My soul doth magnify the Lord)

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Director: James OʼDonnell.
    • Hyperion.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony no. 3 (Op.78) in C minor "Organ symphony"; final movement

    Performer: James OʼDonnell. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • LPO.
  • Rebecca Pellett

    C’era una volta from Una Storia D’amore

    Ensemble: Quartetto Gelato.
    • QCPI Records.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Les Martyrs - Act 3 finale

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Choir: Opera Rara Chorus.
    • OPERA RARA.
  • Salvatore Cardillo

    Core n’grato

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Singer: José Carreras.
    • Decca.
  • Salvatore Cardillo

    Core n’grato

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Singer: José Carreras.
    • Decca.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Aranjuez

    Singer: José Carreras. Singer: Carly Paoli.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Il Trovatore: Di quella pira

    Singer: José Carreras. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Philips.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op.115 - third movement

    Performer: Emma Johnson. Ensemble: Michelangelo Quartet.
    • NIMBUS.

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