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Jay Rayner Quartet, Hong Xu, Suzi Digby, Owain Park

Sean Rafferty presents, with live music from the Jay Rayner Quartet and from pianist Hong Xu. Plus, Suzi Digby on her new choral group ORA.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news, including restaurant critic and jazz pianist Jay Rayner with his quartet performing live in the studio ahead of their UK tour. Pianist Hong Xu plays works by Bach and Chen Peixun before he performs as soloist in Schumann's Piano Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Plus, conductor Suzi Digby chats about her new vocal ensemble ORA, and her ambition to commission 100 new choral works for the group over the next 10 years.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 1 (BWV.1046) in F major; 1st movement

    Performer: Paul Goodwin. Performer: Timothy Brown. Performer: Susan Dent. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Catherine Mackintosh.
    • J.S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar

    Organ Sonata No 1 in G major, Op 28: 4th movement; Presto

    Music Arranger: Gordon Jacob. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Elgar: Symphony No.1/Organ Sonata.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Fantastia and Two Pavans; Pavan in B-flat (after Purcell's Pavan Z.750)

    Ensemble: The Fires of London. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Renaissance & Baroque Realisations.
    • Unicorn-Kanchana.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K467 (Allegro vivace assai)

    Performer: Rudolf Buchbinder. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Le Roi malgre lui - Act 2, no.9; Fete polonaise

    Conductor: Ernest Ansermet. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
    • Ernest Ansermet L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    La Sonnambula - Act 2 sc.2; Ah non credea mirarti

    Singer: Anna Netrebko.
    • Opera: Anna Netrebko.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Overture to the Yeoman of the Guard, or The merryman and his maid

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • The Yeoman of the Guard and Trial by Jury.
    • TELARC.
    • 1.
  • Owain Park

    Upheld by stillness

    Choir: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • William Byrd

    Mass for five voices (Sanctus and Benedictus)

    Choir: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water Music, Suite in F (Allegro)

    Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • George Gershwin

    The George Gershwin song-book for piano, Fascinating rhythm

    Performer: Richard Rodney Bennett.
    • Gershwin/Kern etc: That certain feeling: Richard Rodney Bennett.


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