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Gregory Kunde, Neil Martin, Louis Schwizgebel

Suzy Klein presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world, and is joined by tenor Gregory Kunde and pianist Louis Schwizgebel. Neil Martin talks about his new opera.

Suzy Klein presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news, with live performance from tenor Gregory Kunde, who stars as Manrico in the Royal Opera House's new production of Il Trovatore early next month. Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays live ahead of a concert at London's King's Place which explores Byron's extraordinary voyage to Switzerland. Plus composer Neil Martin joins us from Belfast to talk about his new opera for the city, Long Story Short: The Belfast Opera.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Sun Dance (The Wand of Youth Suite No 1)

    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Elgar: Wand of Youth Suites No.1 & 2: New Zealand SO/Judd.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Alto giove (Polifemo)

    Performer: Jan Vogler. Orchestra: La Folia Barockorchester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
    • Sony.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 - iv. Allegro ma non troppo

    Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 4.
  • Henri Duparc

    Chanson Triste

    Performer: Gregory Kunde. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
  • Steve Reich

    Sextet - 5th movement, Crotchet = 192

    Ensemble: LSO Percussion Ensemble.
    • Reich: Sextet, Clapping Music.
    • LSO Live.
    • 7.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    O zlata ruze spaniel (Oh golden rose, fair)

    Ensemble: Cypress String Quartet.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major, RV 93 1st movt, Allegro

    Performer: Avi Avital. Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Kerry Andrew


    Ensemble: Juice Vocal Ensemble.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)

    Choir: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Famous Opera Choruses: Haitink.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    'Ah si ben mio coll`essere' from Il Trovatore

    Performer: Gregory Kunde. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    'Di quella pira' from Il Trovatore

    Performer: Gregory Kunde. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
  • Claude Debussy

    String Quartet in G minor, Op 10 (2nd mvt)

    Music Arranger: Jonathan Morton. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble. Director: Jonathan Morton.
    • Debussy & Takemitsu for Strings.
    • Linn.
    • 2.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Jubilate Deo

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Ensemble: Nuova Musica. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Sir Hamilton Harty

    A John Field Suite (Polka)

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Harty: A John Field Suite: Ulster Orchestra/Bryden Thomson.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no. 17 (K.453) in G major, 3rd mvt; Allegretto

    Performer: Lang Lang. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Harnoncourt. Conductor: Nikolaus.
    • The Mozart Album.
    • Sony.
    • 6.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Espana arr. misc for guitar [orig. for piano (Op.165)]; Zortzico

    Performer: Xuefei Yang. Music Arranger: Yang. Music Arranger: Yang.
    • Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez: Xuefei Yang.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 14.
  • Frederick Loewe

    Ascot Gavotte (My Fair Lady)

    Librettist: Alan Jay Lerner. Ensemble: Original Cast.
    • My Fair Lady: Original London Cast Recording.
    • Columbia.
    • 9.
  • Franz Liszt

    Les cloches de Genève

    Performer: Louis Schwizgebel.
  • Fanny Hensel

    September from Das Jahr

    Performer: Louis Schwizgebel.
  • Paul Desmond

    Take Five

    Performer: The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
    • Columbia.


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