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Marc-Andre Hamelin, Donnacha Dennehy, Eimear McGeown

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world, including a live performance from pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin.

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin peforms live ahead of his BBC Proms concert tomorrow in which he plays Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Composer Donnacha Dennehy talks about his new opera The Last Hotel, which has just received its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival. Plus flautist Eimear McGeown plays in the studio, and chats about her upcoming performance at the Clandeboye Festival.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Alexander Mosolov

    Zavod (Iron Foundry)

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Melodiya.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d'eau

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata in C major, K545 (Allegro)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
  • Carrie Jacobs-Bond

    The Half-Minute Songs

    Performer: Irma Vallecillo. Singer: Paul Sperry.
    • Albany.
  • George Frideric Handel

    O had I Jubal's lyre (Joshua)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Raymond Leppard.
    • The Legendary Dame Janet Baker.
    • Philips.
    • 001.
  • Claude Debussy

    Images (Poissons d'or)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
  • William Walton

    Touch her soft lips (Henry V)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: William Walton.
    • EMI.
  • Donnacha Dennehy

    Gra agus Bas (Love and Death)

    Singer: Iarla Ó Lionáird. Ensemble: Crash Ensemble. Conductor: Alan Pierson.
  • Donnacha Dennehy

    The Last Hotel (excerpt)

    Singer: Claudia Boyle. Singer: Robin Adams. Ensemble: Crash Ensemble. Conductor: André de Ridder.
  • Donnacha Dennehy

    He wishes his beloved were dead (That the Night Come)

    Singer: Dawn Upshaw. Ensemble: Crash Ensemble. Conductor: Alan Pierson.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Hyperion.
  • Edward Elgar

    Softly and gently (The Dream of Gerontius)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Johanna Senfter

    Vogelweise (Birdsong)

    Performer: Monica Gutman.
    • Wergo.
  • Eimear McGeown

    The Mushroom Tree

    Performer: Eimear McGeown. Performer: Jean Kelly.
  • Jacques Ibert


    Performer: Eimear McGeown. Performer: Jean Kelly.
  • Eimear McGeown & Jean Kelly



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