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Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, Prue Leith

Sean Rafferty's guests include operatic soprano cookery writer Prue Leith and pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich.

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. His guests include cookery writer Prue Leith, ahead of a concert at St John's Smith Square in London in which the Orchestra of St John's performs some of her favourite music. Plus more live performance from pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, who will play together in a concert at John's Smith Square in London, as part of Southbank Centre's Belief and Beyond Belief series.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Les Martyrs (Act 2: 'Sévère existe! ... Un Dieu sauveur')

    Singer: Joyce El-Khoury. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Donizetti: Les Martyrs.
    • Opera Rara.
    • 23.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Turangalila Symphony: V. Joy of the Blood of the Stars

    Performer: Dominique Kim. Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • TELDEC.
  • Johann Kaspar Kerll

    Missa pro defunctus: Communio (Lux aeterna)

    Choir: Vox Luminis. Conductor: Lionel Meunier. Ensemble: L’Achéron.
    • Requiems.
    • Ricercar.
    • 7.
  • Duke Ellington

    It Don't Mean a Thing (if it ain't got that swing)

    Performer: Stéphane Grappelli. Performer: Django Reinhardt.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F major, RV.433 'La tempesta di mare'

    Performer: Lucie Horsch. Ensemble: Amsterdam Vivaldi Players.
    • Lucie Horsch: Vivaldi.
    • Decca.
    • 13-15.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Quartet no. 2 in E flat major Op.26 for strings: 2nd mvt; Intermezzo...

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Korngold: The String Quartets.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Christian Ritter

    Cirene, Madre

    Music Arranger: Christina Pluhar. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Conductor: Christina Pluhar.
    • Orfeo Chamán.
    • Erato.
    • 11.
  • Veljo Tormis

    Kaksikpuhendus (Double Dedication) - ii. Stars

    Choir: Orphei Drängar. Conductor: Cecilia Rydinger Alin.
    • Veljo Tormis: Choral Music.
    • BIS.
    • 15.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    March Past of the Kitchen Utensils (The Wasps)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K 495 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: David Pyatt. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Mozart: Horn Concertos.
    • Erato.
    • 11.
  • Ella Fitzgerald


    • Ella Fitzgerald: the Johnny Mercer Songbook.
    • Verve.
    • 6.
  • Leos Janáček

    Sinfonietta, 3rd movement; Moderato

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Janacek: Sinfonietta: Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Lift up your heads - anthem for 6 voices

    Performer: John Butt. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Ensemble: London Early Music Group. Director: Philip Ledger.
    • Orlando Gibbons: Tudor Church Music: Philip Ledger.
    • ASV.
    • 15.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring Suite (7th section)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Copland Orchestral Works 1 - Ballets.
    • Chandos.
    • 17.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant (Ma mère l'Oye)

    Performer: Tamara Stefanovich. Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
  • György Kurtág

    Furious chorale (Játékok)

    Performer: Tamara Stefanovich. Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    La boutique fantasque (Galop)

    Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Rossini-Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque - Davis.
    • CBS.
    • 8.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Laideronette, Imperatrice des pagodes (Ma mère l'Oye)

    Performer: Tamara Stefanovich. Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
  • George Benjamin

    Two or Four

    Performer: Tamara Stefanovich. Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, Sz.115 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard. Performer: Tamara Stefanovich. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Mazurek in E minor, Op 49 arr for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Manfred Honeck.
    • Dvorak: Violin Concerto; Romance; Mazurek; Humoresque.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.


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