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Simon Halsey, Mona Golabek, Elisso Bolkvadze

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. With pianist Elisso Bolkvadze, CBSO choral director Simon Halsey and pianist/author Mona Golabek.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news, with guests including pianist and author of 'The Children of Willesden Lane', Mona Golabek, performing live as she brings the stage version to St James Theatre in London. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Choral Director, Simon Halsey joins Sean to discuss his upcoming projects and there's more live music from Georgian pianist and past winner of the Van Cliburn Competition, Elisso Bolkvadze as she prepares for a concert at Cadogan Hall.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Cantique de Jean Racine arr Rutter

    Music Arranger: John Rutter. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Orchestra: Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin. Conductor: Simon Halsey.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune

    Performer: Mona Golabek.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita no.1 in Bb BWV825 - Gigue

    Performer: Mona Golabek.
  • Amilcare Ponchielli

    The Meeting

    Performer: Daniel Ottensamer. Performer: Ernst Ottensamer. Ensemble: Wiener Virtuosen.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in C# minor Op.3 no.2

    Performer: Mona Golabek.
  • Percy Grainger

    The Brisk Young Sailor (A Lincolnshire Posy)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in D major HWV.341 for orchestra: Gigue - Allegro

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Sound the Trumpet.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 18.
  • Jonathan Dove

    From all the jails (There was a Child)

    Conductor: Simon Halsey. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Choir: City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus. Choir: City of Birmingham Symphony Children's Chorus. Singer: Joan Rodgers. Singer: Toby Spence.
    • Dove: There Was A Child: CBSO, Spence, Rodgers, Halsey.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 4.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The heavens are telling the glory of God (The Creation)

    Singer: Arleen Augér. Singer: Philip Langridge. Singer: David Thomas. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Warner.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Oboe Concerto in A minor (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Stephane Rancourt. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony & Oboe Concerto.
    • HALLE.
    • 6.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony in E flat (Sieber 1773 No. 2)

    Orchestra: The Hanover Band. Conductor: Anthony Halstead.
    • CPO.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata in Bb K570 - 1st movement

    Performer: Elisso Bolkvadze.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix (Samson et Dalila)

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Marco Armiliato.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Aria)

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Thomas Gould.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Michel Sogny


    Performer: Elisso Bolkvadze.
  • Schubert

    Impromptu in Eb Op.90 no.2

    Performer: Elisso Bolkvadze.
  • Umberto Giordano

    Andrea Chenier - Act 4; Vicino a te s'acqueta [aria]

    Singer: Jonas Kaufmann. Choir: Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Verismo Arias: Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano.
    • Decca.
    • 17.
  • Henry Purcell

    Moonlight on the Green - Scotch Tune

    Composer: James Oswald. Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia.
    • Purcell's Revenge - Sweeter Than Roses?.
    • Delphian.
    • 1.


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