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Alban Gerhardt, Thomas Dausgaard, Joseph Tawadros, Waste Paper Opera

Sean Rafferty's guests include cellist Alban Gerhardt, conductor Thomas Dausgaard and oud player Joseph Tawadros, plus members of the cast from Waste Paper Opera.

Sean Rafferty is joined in the studio by cellist Alban Gerhardt ahead of his BBC Proms appearance. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's new Chief Conductor, Thomas Dausgaard talks to Sean fresh from rehearsals in Glasgow. Waste Paper Opera give us a taste of their show live in the studio, and oud player Joseph Tawadros plays live ahead of his appearance at Lapwing Music Festival.

Plus, as part of BBC Music's Get Playing campaign, every day this week we'll be featuring a recording sent in by amateur orchestras and ensembles from across the UK.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Maskarade - Overture

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • DaCapo.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 4 in E flat major, BWV1010 (Prelude)

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt.
  • Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich

    Etude (Moderato)

  • Wilhelm Fitzenhagen

    Cello Concerto No 2 in A minor 'Fantastique' Op 4 (Allegro moderato)

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stefan Blunier.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La scala di seta (Overture)

    Orchestra: Santa Cecilia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • James Oldham

    The Remarkable Rocket (extract)

    Ensemble: Waste Paper Opera.
  • James Oldham

    The Remarkable Rocket (extract)

    Ensemble: Waste Paper Opera.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Menuet antique arr. for orchestra [orig. for piano]

    Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
    • Ravel: The Piano Concertos: Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal/Dutoit.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Permission to Evaporate

    Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music.
  • Joseph Tawadros


    • JT.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Give or Take

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream (Scherzo)

    Performer: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • BIS.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no. 6 in D minor Op.104, 3rd movement

    Performer: BBC Scottish S O. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no. 10, compl. Cooke; 2nd movement (extract)

    Performer: Seattle Symphony. Performer: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • SSM.
  • Robert Lucas Pearsall

    Lay a garland on her hearse

    • English Madrigals and Songs.
    • NAXOS.
    • 13.


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