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David Owen Norris, Amanda Pitt, Olga Stezhko

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, arts news and guests, including pianist David Owen Norris with soprano Amanda Pitt, and the Belarusian pianist Olga Stezhko.

Sean Rafferty, with a lively mix of music, arts news and guests, including pianist David Owen Norris with soprano Amanda Pitt, and the Belarusian pianist Olga Stezhko. Plus Ten Pieces ambassador Nicola Benedetti presents: Ten Facts Ten Pieces - a short downloadable feature linked to the BBC's Ten Pieces project, which continues to inspire a generation of children to become creative with classical music. Each day Nicola finds ten quirky and entertaining facts about each of the Ten Pieces.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson de matin Op.15`2, arr. for chamber orchestra [orig. for violin and piano]

    Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury. Performer: Britten Sinfonia.
    • SONY.
    • 88697 707282.
  • Alice Millais

    Somewhere or Other

    Performer: Amanda Pitt. Performer: David Owen Norris.
  • ARNOLD BAX

    The Blessed Damozel (excerpt)

    Performer: David Owen Norris.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Serenade in C major Op.48 for string orchestra

    Performer: Jonathan Morton. Performer: Scottish Ensemble.
    • LINN.
    • CKD 472.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major RV.230, Op.3`9 for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Brecon Baroque.
    • Channel Classics.
    • CCS SA 36515.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 213 BWV.213 (Lasst uns sorgen, lasst uns wachen)

    Performer: Masaaki Suzuki. Performer: Japan Bach Collegium.
    • BIS.
    • BIS 2161 SACD.
  • Alice Millais

    Ah! Si vous saviez

    Performer: Amanda Pitt. Performer: David Owen Norris.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Nocturne in E flat major for piano (or harp)

    Performer: Xavier de Maistre.
    • SONY.
    • 88875049042.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sinfonia concertante in E flat major K.364 for violin, viola and orchestra (KE.320d)

    Performer: Jonathan COHEN. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Vilde Frang. Performer: Arcangelo.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 08 25646 276776.
  • Georges Bizet

    Les Pecheurs de perles - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Renato Cellini. Performer: Jussi Björling. Performer: Robert Merrill. Performer: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra.
    • NIMBUS.
    • NI7945.
  • Nicola Benedetti's Ten Facts Ten Pieces: Bizet's Carmen

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle (fur Elise) in A minor WoO.59 for piano

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-8616.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Edward Gardner. Performer: Gerald Finley. Performer: Geoffrey Mitchell Singers. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-3167.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    3 Fantastic dances Op.5 for piano

    Performer: Olga Stezhko.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite no. 1 in G major BWV.1007 for cello solo

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • DECCA.
    • 475 398 2.
  • Enrique Granados

    Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados - opera in 1 act

    Conductor: Fritz Reiner. Performer: Chicago S O..
    • RCA.
    • 09026-62586 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Images - set 2 for piano

    Performer: Olga Stezhko.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Vers la flamme - poeme Op.72 for piano

    Performer: Olga Stezhko.
  • Thomas Tomkins

    When David heard for 5 voices [1622]

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Performer: The Sixteen.
    • CORO.
    • CORI16134.

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