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Piano soloist Evgeny Kissin in conversation

Stories, music and books feature in Jamie's Classics Unwrapped today, with an interview from one of the world's great pianists Evgeny Kissin on his recent memoir. Gareth Williams shares a piece of new music that features the ground-breaking soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Philip Glass

    I can't make the hills

    Performer: Leonard Cohen, Philip Glass Ensemble. Conductor: Michael Riesman.
  • John Williams

    Hedwig's Theme

    Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nic Raine.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Abends will ich schlafen geh'n

    Performer: Birmingham Bach Choir, Fine Arts Brass Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo a capriccio for piano Op.129 in G major

    Performer: Evgeny Kissin.
  • Max Richter

    Sketchbook

    Performer: Members of BBC Philharmonic.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Dance of the 5 couples from Romeo and Juliet

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Andre Previn.
  • William Byrd

    My Ladye Nevell’s Grownde

    Performer: Christopher Hogwood.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    'Drink, drink ye all' from Ivanhoe

    Performer: Peter Rose, BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
  • Clara Schumann

    Konzertsatz in F minor

    Performer: Ambache Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Diana Ambache.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Danse de Puck

    Performer: Jean‐Bernard Pommier.
  • Jacques Ibert

    Sarabande pour Dulcinee

    Performer: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
  • Hans Abrahamsen

    Let Me tell you

    Performer: Barbara Hannigan, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Moonlight from 'Peter Grimes'

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stuart Bedford.
  • Simon Holt

    Some Distant Chimes

    Performer: Rolf Hind.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Bells, 3rd mvt.

    Performer: Luba Orgonasova, Dmytro Popov, Mikhail Petrenko, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Adagio in G minor

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Robinson Crusoe - Conduisez-moi vers celui que...

    Performer: Sumi Jo, English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Giuliano Carella.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

    Performer: The English Consort. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
  • Franz Schubert

    Trout Quintet, 1st mvt.

    Performer: Belcea Quartet, Thomas Ades, Corin Long.
  • Philip Glass

    I Can't Make The Hills

    Narrator: Leonard Cohen. Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble. Conductor: Michael Riesman.
    • Book Of Longing.
    • ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC.
    • 1.
  • John Williams

    Hedwig's Theme

    Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nic Raine.
    • Music from The Harry Potter Films.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 15.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Evening Prayer (Hänsel und Gretel)

    Choir: Birmingham Bach Choir. Ensemble: Fine Arts Brass Ensemble. Director: Paul Spicer.
    • There Shall A Star.
    • Birmingham Bach Choir.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo in G major, Op 129, 'Rage over a lost penny'

    Performer: Evgeny Kissin.
    • Bach-Bussoni - Chaconne, Beethoven - Rondos.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 3.
  • Max Richter

    Sketchbook

    Ensemble: Members of the BBC Philharmonic.
    • Max Richter: Memoryhouse.
    • Late Junction.
    • 8.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Dance of the Five Couples (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet.
    • EMI.
    • 25.
  • William Byrd

    My Ladye Nevell's Grownde

    Performer: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Byrd: My Lady Nevell's Book.
    • L’OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 1.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Drink, drink ye all (Ivanhoe)

    Performer: Nicholas Whiting. Author: Scott, Walter. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Singer: Peter Rose. Singer: Peter Wedd. Singer: James Rutherford. Singer: Janice Watson. Singer: Toby Spence. Choir: Adrian Partington Singers. Conductor: Adrian Partington.
  • Albert Hammond

    It Never Rains In Southern California

    • The Singer & The Song (Various Artists).
    • Stardust.
    • 2.
  • Tina Turner

    I Don't Wanna Lose You

    • Woman (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv/Sony Tv.
  • Clara Schumann

    Konzertsatz in F minor

    Orchestra: Ambache Chamber Ensemble. Director: Diana Ambache.
    • Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Trio/+.
    • BBC Music.
    • 001.
  • Claude Debussy

    La danse de Puck (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jean‐Bernard Pommier.
    • Debussy: Piano works: Jean-Bernard Pommier.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 11.
  • Jacques Ibert

    Sarabande pour Dulcinée

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisee Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Neeme Jarvi conducts Ibert.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 004.
  • Hans Abrahamsen

    let me tell you

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Moonlight from Peter Grimes

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Steuart Bedford.
    • Britten - London Symphony Orchestra, Steuart Bedford.
    • Collins Classics.
    • 13.
  • Simon Holt

    Some Distant Chimes

    Performer: Rolf Hind.
    • Holt: A Book Of Colours.
    • NMC.
    • 5.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Bells

    Singer: Ľuba Orgonášová. Singer: Dmytro Popov. Singer: Mikhail Petrenko. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Adagio in G minor for organ and strings

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • 100 Best Relaxing Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 18.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Conduisez-moi vers celui que j'adore (Robinson Crusoé)

    Singer: Sumi Jo. Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Giuliano Carella.
    • Les Bijoux, French Arias.
    • Erato.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Pachelbel/Handel/Vivaldi etc: The English Concert/Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
    • 10.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Performer: Corina Belcea. Performer: Krzysztof Chorzelski. Performer: Alasdair Tait. Performer: Corin Long. Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • Ades: Piano Quintet & Schubert: Piano Quintet.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 4.

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