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Sir Thomas Allen and Ben McAteer join Jamie in the studio to talk about Scottish Opera's latest production, 'Marriage of Figaro', plus highlights from the East Neuk Festival including the award-winning Pavel Haas quartet, and birthday celebrations for Italian composer Verdi.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 3 in E major for violin solo, Prelude

    Performer: Rachel Podger.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Piano Sonata in d minor, ‘Pastorale’

    Performer: Joseph Moog.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    ‘Riconosci in questo amplesso’ from The Marriage of Figaro

    Performer: Jane Berbie, Samuel Ramey, Kurt Moll, Philip Langridge, Thomas Allen, Lucia Popp.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    ‘Voi che sapete’ from The Marriage of Figaro

    Performer: Frederica Von Stade, London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Andante Cantabile

    Performer: Julian Steckel and Joseph Moog.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Miserere d'un 'alma from Il Travotore

    Performer: Rosalind Plowright, Placido Domingo, choir and orchestra of the national academy of St Cecilia. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Alfredo Casella

    Scarlattiana- Divertimento for Piano and Orchestra Op.44

    Performer: Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Chorus of the Scottish refugees "Patria oppressa" from Macbeth

    Performer: Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Quartet Op 44 No 3 in D Major, last mvt.

    Performer: Calidore String Quartet.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Jardin feerique from Ma mere l'oye

    Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
  • Judith Weir

    Stars, Night, Music and Light

    Performer: BBC SO and Chorus, BBC Singers. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Egyptian March from Aida

    Performer: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Arthur Fiedler.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto for piano No.5 Op.73 in E flat major, 2nd mvt. Adagio

    Performer: Paul Lewis, BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in E flat major for wind, Finale, Allegro

    Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Cello Sonata Op 19 – 2nd movement

    Performer: Julian Steckel (cello), Joseph Moog (piano).
  • Kurt Weill

    Speak low

    Performer: Hakan Hardenberger, Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Kenneth Sillito.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No 12, last mvt.

    Performer: Pavel Haas Quartet.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite for Orchestra in D ‘Air’.

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Falstaff – Comic opera in 3 acts, Act 1 sc.1; Ehi! Paggio!

    Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Conductor: James Levine.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurkas Op 41 no 1, Opus 17 no 4

    Performer: Christian Zacharias.


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