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Nicky Spence, Julia Sporsén, Navarra Quartet, Simon Halsey and Andrew Norman

Sean Rafferty presents music and guests from the arts world. Guests include tenor Nicky Spence and soprano Julia Sporsen, and the Navarra Quartet.

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of chat, arts news and live performance. Sean's guests include Nicky Spence and Julia Sporsén, who sing live for us before performing in Janáček's opera Kat'a Kabanová, and the Navarra Quartet, soon to feature at Roman River Festival. Plus conductor Simon Halsey and composer Andrew Norman talk about Andrew's children's opera A Trip to the Moon.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Il mondo della luna (Act 2, March)

    Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Leos Janáček

    Katya Kabanova (Prelude)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Sir Charles Mackerras Conducts Janacek.
    • Supraphon.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ach, ich fuhls (Pamina - Die Zauberflote)

    Performer: Julia Sporsen (soprano). Performer: Elizabeth Rowe (piano).
  • Kurt Weill

    O Captain! My Captain! (Four Walt Whitman Songs)

    Performer: Nicky Spence (tenor). Performer: Elizabeth Rowe (piano).
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo

    I Medici (Prelude to Act 1)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Septet in E flat major, Op 20 (Scherzo)

    Performer: Emanuel Hurwitz. Performer: Cecil Aronowitz. Performer: Terence Weil. Performer: Adrian Beers. Performer: Gervase de Peyer. Performer: Keith Puddy. Performer: Peter Graeme. Performer: Sarah Barrington. Performer: William Waterhouse. Performer: Edgar Williams. Performer: James Buck. Performer: Neill Sanders. Orchestra: Melos Ensemble.
    • Beethoven The Collector's Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5.
  • Frederick Delius

    Two Aquarelles for strings

    Music Arranger: Eric Fenby. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Julian Lloyd Webber.
    • Naxos.
  • Andrew Norman

    A Trip to the Moon (opening)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Andrew Norman

    A Trip to the Moon (excerpt)

    Choir: Vocal Heroes. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Blessed is the man (Vespers, Op 37)

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Simon Halsey.
    • Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil.
    • LSO Sing.
    • 3.
  • Gustav Holst

    Fantasia on the Dargason (Suite in F major for military band, Op 28 No 2)

    Ensemble: Cleveland Symphonic Winds. Conductor: Frederick Fennell.
    • Telarc.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata in C major, K309 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: William Youn.
    • Oehms Classics.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Titan' (2nd mvt)

    Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth. Orchestra: SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg.
    • SWR Klassik.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in C major op.20 no 2

    Ensemble: Navarra Quartet.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Bogoróditse Djévo

    Choir: E Stuudio Youth Choir. Conductor: Külli Lokko.
  • Georg Frederic Handel

    Concerto Grosso

    Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartet in C minor D 703 for strings 'Quartettsatz'

    Ensemble: Navarra Quartet.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Gelosia spietata Aletto (Admeto)

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Handel: Opera Arias: Joyce DiDonato/Les Talens Lyriques/Rousset.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 11.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Fly Forward (Violin Concerto, 3rd mvt)

    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Hilary Hahn.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.


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