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Gerard Aimontche, Bushra El-Turk, Gemma Summerfield and Gareth Brynmor John

Sean Rafferty presents, with live music from pianist Gerard Aimontche and singers Gemma Summerfield and Gareth Brynmor John. Plus composer Bushra El-Turk.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. His guests include pianist Gerard Aimontche, who performs Rachmaninov with Chineke! Orchestra this weekend, and composer Bushra El-Turk, whose new opera Women at Point Zero is performed this week in London. Plus live music from two Kathleen Ferrier Award winners, soprano Gemma Summerfield and baritone Gareth Brynmor John.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák


    Orchestra: Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians.
    • ASV.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Moment Musicaux No. 5 in D flat Op. 16

    Performer: Gerard Aimontche (piano).
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Moment Musicaux No. 3 in B minor Op. 16

    Performer: Gerard Aimontche (piano).
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 86 in D major (4th mvt)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies: Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Juan García de Zéspedes

    Convidando está la noche

    Ensemble: The Harp Consort. Director: Andrew Lawrence‐King.
    • Missa Mexicana: The Harp Consort, Andrew King.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 16.
  • George Butterworth

    The lads in their hundreds (A Shropshire Lad)

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • George Butterworth, Songs from A Shropshire Lad: Williams / Burnside.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Henry Wood

    Fantasia on British Sea Songs

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Philips.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Moment Musicaux No. 6 in C major Op. 16

    Performer: Gerard Aimontche (piano).
  • Johann Strauss II


    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • Johann Strauss: Famous Waltzes: Boskovsky.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Bushra El-Turk


    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • LSO Live.
  • Bushra El-Turk

    Dramaticule III (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Atlas Ensemble.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D BWV1050 (1st movement)

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Director: John Butt.
    • Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos.
    • Linn Records.
    • 4.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Die Liebende Schreibt, Op. 86 No. 3

    Performer: Gemma Summerfield (soprano). Performer: Sebastian Wybrew (piano).
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    At the ball Op.38 No.3

    Performer: Gareth Brynmor John (baritone). Performer: Sebastian Wybrew (piano).
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in D major, HWV 349, 'Water Music' (Alla hornpipe)

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
  • Percy Grainger

    The Lost Lady Found (A Lincolnshire Posy)

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Ich wollt meine Lieb' ergösse sich Op. 63 No. 1

    Performer: Gemma Summerfield (soprano). Performer: Gareth Brynmor John (baritone).
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Non più andrai (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Music Arranger: Johann Went. Ensemble: Mozart Ensemble of the Vienna Volksoper.
    • Nimbus.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Courtly Dances from Gloriana

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Benjamin Britten: Works for Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Selbstgespräch, WoO 149

    Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout. Singer: Mark Padmore.


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