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Tenebrae, Finghin Collins, Cremona Quartet, Chamber Choir Ireland, Courtney Lewis

Tenebrae Consort perform folk songs from around the world. Pianist Finghin Collins discusses the connections between John Field and Seamus Heaney.

Tenebrae Consort under the direction of Nigel Short perform folk songs from around the world arranged by Bob Chilcott. Recorded at Portico in Portaferry.

Ahead of his performance at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, pianist Finghin Collins sheds some light on the connections between the famous poet and composer John Field.

Simone Gramaglia, viola player with the Cremona Quartet, on how getting four typically individualistic Italians to play together in a string quartet is no mean feat.

Chamber Choir Ireland kick off the the 2017 edition of the Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music with a concert that features Tarik O'Regan's A Letter of Rights. The choir's Chief Executive Majella Hollywood tells John how the piece marks 800 years since the Magna Carta arrived in Ireland.

Music Makers features Belfast-born conductor Courtney Lewis, Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida.

John's classical connection celebrates composer and conductor Sir Hamilton Harty, who died on this day in 1941.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Bach

    3rd mvt Allegro assai from Brandenburg Concerto No.2

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Jonathan Carney.
  • George Frideric Handel

    6th mvt Allegro deciso from Water Music Suite

    Performer: Ulster Orchestra. Performer: Bryden Thomson. Music Arranger: Harty.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La donna è mobile from Rigoletto

    Performer: Orchestra of Rome Opera House. Performer: Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli. Performer: Nicolai Gedda.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Apres un reve

    Music Arranger: Pau Casals. Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason.
  • Mozart

    Rondo alla Turca from Sonata in A K331

    Performer: Finghin Collins.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Come away, come away, death

    Performer: Ian Bostridge. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Dvorak

    Slavonic Dance in G minor Opus 46 No. 8

    Performer: Cleveland Orchestra. Performer: George Szell.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Minuet from String Quartet Op. 11, No. 5

  • Chamber Choir Ireland & Paul Hiller

    Behold a Silly Tender Babe

    Music Arranger: Paul Hillier.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    La muerte de Ángel

    Performer: Martin Fröst. Performer: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Music Arranger: Göran Fröst.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    Danny Boy

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Joseph Fiala

    Third movement Allegro assai from Cor Anglais Concerto in C

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Performer: Kammerakademie Potsdam.
  • Franz Schubert

    An Silvia, D891

    Performer: Ian Bostridge. Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Hamilton Harty

    3rd movement 'In the Antrim Hills' of An Irish Symphony (excerpt)

    Performer: Ulster Orchestra. Performer: Bryden Thomson.
  • Henry Purcell

    Nymphs and shepherds (The Libertine)

    Music Arranger: Sir Hamilton Harty. Choir: Manchester Children's Choir. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Hamilton Harty.
  • Harty

    Third movement from Piano Concerto in B minor (excerpt)

    Performer: Malcolm Binns. Performer: Ulster Orchestra. Performer: Bryden Thomson.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    Feller from Fortune

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    The Gift to be Simple

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    The Lazy Man

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    She's Like the Swallow

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    L'habitant de Saint Barbe

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    Con amores, la mi madre

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    Aka tombo

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    Montagnarde

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    Tuoll' on mun kultani

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.
  • Tenebrae & Nigel Short

    En la Macarenita

    Music Arranger: Bob Chilcott.

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