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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Toni Castells and Bill Bankes-Jones, Adrian Brendel

Sean Rafferty with live music from members of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and cellist Adrian Brendel. Plus composer Toni Castells and director Bill Bankes-Jones.

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. Members of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra play live before their Summer Series of concerts, and in a similar summery vein, cellist Adrian Brendel performs and talks about his Plush Festival. Plus composer Toni Castells talks about his new opera '2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal?'. It was written for the Tete a Tete Festival, whose artistic director Bill Bankes-Jones joins us to discuss the project.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Joseph Mouret

    Rondeau (Sinfonies de fanfare)

    Performer: Simon Preston. Performer: Wolfgang Hannes. Performer: Norbert Schmitt.
    • DG.
  • Frank Bridge

    Valse Russe from 3 Miniatures for piano trio

    Performer: Yuri Zhislin. Performer: Mats Lidström.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Melodie from Souvenir d'un lieu cher

  • George Frideric Handel

    Sinfonia from Acis and Galatea HWV 49

    Ensemble: London Early Opera. Conductor: Bridget Cunningham.
    • Handel at Vauxhall, vol.1.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 1.
  • Béla Bartók

    Two Rumanian Dances

    Performer: Yuri Zhislin. Performer: Leif Kaner-Lidström.
  • Vincenzo Calestani

    Damigella tutta bella

    Singer: Yaniv d'Or. Ensemble: Ensemble NAYA. Ensemble: Barrocade. Director: Amit Tiefenbrunn.
    • Latino Ladino.
    • Naxos.
    • 17.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (The Magic Flute)

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Ulf Schirmer.
    • Simon Keenlyside: Tales of Opera.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Romance in A minor for cello and piano

    Performer: Mats Lidström. Performer: Leif Kaner-Lidström.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Prologue: Récitatif et Scherzetto “Bientôt de Roméo”

    Singer: Kenneth Tarver. Choir: Guildhall School Singers. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette.
    • LSO Live.
    • 4.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op. 66 - iii. Scherzo

    Ensemble: Aquinas Piano Trio.
    • Aquinas Piano Trio: Felix Mendelssohn.
    • Aquinas Piano Trio.
    • 7.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D major, K 29

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 19.
  • José Pablo Moncayo


    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Enrique Bátiz.
    • ASV.
  • Trad


    Performer: Armonico Consort. Performer: Christopher Monks.
    • Signum Classics.
  • Gabriel Fauré


    Performer: Adrian Brendel. Performer: John Paul Ekins.
  • Edward Elgar

    Serenade for string orchestra (Op.20) in E minor, 1st mvt; Allegro piacevole

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Elgar: Symphony No.1 etc: LPO/Boult.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5.
  • George Crumb

    Sonata for Solo Cello - 2nd mvt

    Performer: Adrian Brendel.
  • César Franck

    Cello Sonata in A - 1st mvt

    Performer: Adrian Brendel. Performer: John Paul Ekins.
  • Erik Satie

    3 Gymnopedies for piano; no.1 in D major

    Performer: Joanna MacGregor.
    • The Music of Erik Satie; Joanna MacGregor.
    • Collins Classics.
    • 6.


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