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Sound Frontiers: James Jolly

Live from London's Southbank Centre, James Jolly explores music by youthful composers, including Britten, Mendelssohn, Bizet and Arriaga. Plus Amy Beach's Piano Quintet.

Live from Southbank Centre, James Jolly presents music by youthful composers; in other words, child prodigies, who would become better known in later life. Inspired by this week's Building A Library choice of Chopin's First Piano Concerto, written when the composer was twenty, James explores works written by the young Britten, Mendelssohn, Bizet and Arriaga. The focus on a young artist this week falls on violinist Benjamin Baker, playing virtuoso pieces by Fritz Kreisler, and the American season continues with the piano quintet by Amy Beach.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 25 Sep 2016 09:00

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Coronation Anthems - No 1, Zadok the Priest

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Coronation Anthems.
    • Decca.
    • 013.
  • Lou Harrison

    Music for Bill and Me

    Performer: Ester Gattoni.
    • Harrison, L: Music for Violin with various instruments, etc..
    • Dynamic.
    • 005.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Three Old Viennese Dances - Liebesfreud; Liebeslied, Schön Rosmarin

    Performer: Benjamin Baker. Performer: Robert Thompson.
    • The Last Rose of Summer.
    • Champs HIll.
    • 005.
  • Robert Farnon

    The Westminster Waltz

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • The Best Of British Light Music.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 003.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto No 1

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Chopin - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 001.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Three Divertimenti for string quartet

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • String Quartets 1, 2 & 3 • 3 Divertimenti.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 006.
  • Georges Bizet

    Symphony in C

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • Symphony No. 1 In C / Francesca Da Rimini, Op.32.
    • Qunitessence.
    • 1.
  • Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga

    Stabat Mater

    Choir: Coro Easo Abesbatza. Orchestra: Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa. Conductor: Cristian Mandeal.
    • Music of Arriaga.
    • Claves.
    • 004.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Annie Laurie

    Singer: Gerald Finley. Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Sanderling.
    • Six Romances On Verses By English Poets / Scottish Ballad / Suite On Poems By Mi.
    • Ondine.
    • 007.
  • Nico Muhly


    Performer: Kimo Smith. Choir: Los Angeles Master Chorale. Conductor: Grant Gershon.
    • A Good Understanding.
    • Decca.
    • 005.
  • Charles Tomlinson Griffes

    Three Poems of Fiona Macleod

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Barbara Bonney.
    • My Name is Barbara.
    • Onyx.
    • 001.
  • Amy Beach

    Piano Quintet

    Ensemble: Ambache Ensemble.
    • Beach: Chamber Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 001.


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