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James Jolly

Presented by James Jolly. With part of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, as well as a feature on Britten the composer, conductor and pianist. Plus Sibelius and Ravel's Miroirs.

This week, as well as playing an extended section of Act 3 from yesterday's Building A Library choice of Stravinsky's Rake's Progress, James Jolly showcases Benjamin Britten as composer, conductor and pianist. The morning's young artist is conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, in works by Sibelius, and the French Impressionism collection explores Ravel's Miroirs.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Leos Janáček

    The Cunning Little Vixen Suite - No 1

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Janacek.
    • Supraphon.
    • 2.
  • Francesco Cilea

    Adriana Lecouvreur - Io son l'umile ancella

    Singer: Anna Netrebko. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Verismo.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Serenade No 1 in D, Op 69a

    Performer: Baiba Skride. Orchestra: Tampere Filharmonia. Conductor: Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
    • Sibelius & Nielsen: Violin Works.
    • Orfeo.
    • 4.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Paul Bunyan - Tiny's Song

    Singer: Kate Royal. Orchestra: Orchestra of English National Opera. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Midsummer Night.
    • EMI.
    • 9.
  • Franz Liszt

    Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141, No 3 in G sharp minor, 'La Campanella'

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
    • Transcendental.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rake's Progress, Act 3 scene 3

    Singer: Philip Langridge. Singer: Samuel Ramey. Singer: Cathryn Pope. Singer: Matthew Best. Singer: Sarah Walker. Singer: Stafford Dean. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • The Rake’s Progress.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Ballad of Heroes

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Richard Hickox. Singer: Martyn Hill.
    • War Requiem.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 29

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Mozart Symphony No 29.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Cello Sonata

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
    • Debussy: Various Works.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 13.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Judas Maccabaeus - 'See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes!'

    Choir: Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Judas Maccabaeus.
    • Archiv.
    • 5.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Serenade No 2 in G minor, Op 69b

    Performer: Baiba Skride. Orchestra: Tampere Filharmonia. Conductor: Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
    • Sibelius & Nielsen: Violin Works.
    • Orfeo.
    • 5.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs - Noctuelles

    Performer: Lise de la Salle.
    • Lise de la Salle.
    • Naive.
    • 9.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs - Oiseaux tristes

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
    • Ravel: The Piano Concertos.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs - Une Barque sur l'océan

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou.
    • Complete Works for Solo Piano.
    • Erato.
    • 6.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs - Alborada del gracioso

    Performer: Cécile Ousset.
    • Works for Piano.
    • Berlin Classics.
    • 8.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs - La Vallée des cloches

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • Le Tombleau de Couperin.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 13.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Tosca - Vissi d'arte

    Singer: Anna Netrebko. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Verismo.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 10.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Variations on 'See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes!'

    Performer: Xavier Phillips. Performer: François-Frédéric Guy.
    • Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello and Piano.
    • Evidence Classics.
    • 1.

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