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Christian Thielemann, Edgaras Montvidas, Colin Currie

Sean Rafferty with music and guests from the arts world. Guests include conductor Christian Thielemann, tenor Edgaras Montvidas and percussionist Colin Currie.

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of music, chat and arts news.

Sean talks to one of the world's pre-eminent conductors, Christian Thielemann, on his new book My Life with Wagner.

Tenor Edgaras Montvidas performs live in the studio ahead of Glyndebourne Festival Opera's semi-staged production of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio at the BBC Proms.

And Sean speaks to percussionist Colin Currie down-the-line as he prepares for performances at the Edinburgh International Festival.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    4 Lieder Op.27

    Conductor: Christian Thielemann. Performer: Diana Damrau. Performer: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 5099962866408.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    English suite no. 2, arr. Safri Duo for 2 marimbas [orig. keyboard, BWV.807]

    Performer: Colin Currie. Performer: Sam Walton.
    • EMI.
    • 5722672.
  • Steve Reich

    Nagoya marimbas for 2 marimbas

    Performer: Colin Currie. Performer: Sam Walton.
    • EMI.
    • 5733672.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    On the town - stage musical

    Performer: Christine Brewer. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDA67813.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in F major Op.3`4

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Performer: English Baroque Soloists.
    • WARNER.
    • 092748682.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Gondoliers, or The King of Barataria - comic opera in 2 acts

    Conductor: John Pryce-Jones. Performer: The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.
    • TER.
    • CDTER21187.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio and rondo in C minor K.617 for glass harmonica, flute, oboe, vla & vcl

    Performer: Bruno Pasquier. Performer: Jean‐Pierre Rampal. Performer: John Steele Ritter. Performer: Pierre Pierlot. Performer: Roland Pidoux.
    • SONY.
    • SK47230.
  • Richard Strauss

    5 Lieder Op.39, no.4; Befreit

    Performer: Edgaras Montvidas. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Concerto in D minor for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Performer: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • WARNER.
    • 0825646129959.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail - singspiel in 3 acts K.384

    Performer: Edgaras Montvidas. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Horace Silver

    Sister Sadie

    Performer: Dave O'Brien. Performer: Ewan Bleach. Performer: Jean-marie Fagon. Performer: Thomas Gould.
    • CHAMPS HILL.
    • CHRCD089.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto no. 5 in F minor BWV.1056 for keyboard and string orchestra

    Performer: Joanna MacGregor (1959). Performer: Britten Sinfonia.
    • WARNER.
    • 256468475-9.
  • Percy Grainger

    Country gardens vers. for orchestra

    Conductor: Timothy Reynish. Performer: RNCM Wind Ensemble.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN9549.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Christian Thielemann. Performer: The Philadelphia Orchestra.
    • DG.
    • 4534852.
  • Richard Wagner

    Lohengrin - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Christian Thielemann. Performer: The Philadelphia Orchestra.
    • DG.
    • 4534852.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Short service (Dorian service) for 4 voices

    Performer: Andrew Carwood. Performer: Cardinall's Musick.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDA68095.

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