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Dazzling Duets at the BBC

A journey full of striking partnerships and extraordinary combinations, featuring Oscar Peterson, Larry Adler, Ballake Sissoko, Kiri Te Kanawa, Nigel Kennedy and Bela Fleck.

Dazzling duets from four decades of BBC entertainment, from Parkinson to the Proms. Whether it's pianos or banjos, violins or voices, kora, erhu or harmonica, this is a journey full of striking partnerships and extraordinary combinations. Oscar Peterson, Larry Adler, Ballake Sissoko, Kiri Te Kanawa, Nigel Kennedy and Bela Fleck are just some of the featured artists bringing us a musical feast, full of fun and surprises.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 8 Jul 2019 00:50

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • George Gershwin

    I Got Rhythm

    Performer: Stéphane Grappelli. Performer: Yehudi Menuhin.
  • Oscar Peterson & André Previn


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    La ci darem la mano

    Performer: Plácido Domingo. Performer: Susan Graham.
  • John Dowland

    My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home

    Performer: Julian Bream.
  • Nigel Kennedy & Doug Boyle

    The Wind Cries Mary

    Lyricist: Jimi Hendrix.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in C minor

    Performer: Güher Pekinel. Performer: Süher Pekinel.
  • Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

    Banjo Banjo

  • Robert Schumann

    Ich bin dein Baum

    Performer: Janet Baker. Performer: Peter Savage.
  • Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal

    Musique de Nuit

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto for Flute and Harp

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: Marisa Robles.
  • Rodrigo Sánchez & Gabriela Quintero


  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

    Performer: Victor Borge. Performer: Sahan Arzruni.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Bei Mannern welche Liebe Fyhlen

    Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Performer: Thomas Allen.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Duet No. 3 in E Flat major

    Performer: Heinz Holliger. Performer: Maurice Bourgue.
  • Léo Delibes

    Flower Duet

    Performer: Diana Damrau. Performer: Nadia Krasteva.
  • Scott Joplin

    Maple Leaf Rag

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque.
  • Béla Bartók

    Pizzicato and Dance from Maramaros

    Performer: Sakari Oramo. Performer: Janine Jansen.
  • George Gershwin

    Summertime - A woman is a sometime thing (Porgy and Bess - suite)

    Performer: Larry Adler. Performer: Itzhak Perlman.
  • 00:35

    Marisa Robles, James Galway, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin In The Fields

    Concerto For Flute & Harp, K.299 In C: Rondeau: Allegro

  • 00:36

    London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Galway, Marisa Robles

    III. Rondo - Allegro

  • 00:52


    Viens Malika Dome Epais Le Jasmin


Role Contributor
Producer Helen Mansfield
Executive Producer Mark Cooper