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British Youth Opera, Hannah Kendall, Renee Fleming, Lydia Dobson

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. Guests include British Youth Opera, Hannah Kendall and Renee Fleming.

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of chat, arts news and live performance. Sean's guests include members of British Youth Opera, along with their conductor Lionel Friend and director James Hurley before their new season. Composer Hannah Kendall talks with Sean ahead of the world premiere of her piece at the BBC Proms, performed by Chineke!. Renée Fleming talks to Sean down the line ahead of her upcoming performance at the Proms, and our next BBC Introducing Artist, cellist Lydia Dobson, performs live in the studio.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni (Overture)

    Orchestra: Norwegian National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Mozart Overtures Sir Colin Davis Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 15.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni (Ho Capito)

    Performer: Felix Kemp. Performer: Michael Papadopoulos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni (Ah who will help me find him)

    Performer: Samantha Clarke. Performer: Michael Papadopoulos.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op 64 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto - Symphony No. 5 & The Hebrides.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 3.
  • Henri Duparc

    Chanson Triste

    Performer: Samantha Clarke. Performer: Michael Papadopoulos.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Shepherd Girl's Dance (The Mountain King)

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • World Encores: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Jansons.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Silent Noon

    Performer: Felix Kemp. Performer: Michael Papadopoulos.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Pygmalion, acte de ballet, RCT 52: Ouverture

    Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie.
    • Aparté.
    • 101.
  • Hannah Kendall

    Vera

    Ensemble: Royal College of Music Composers Ensemble.
  • Hannah Kendall

    Regina Caeli

    Performer: Choir of Merton College, Oxford. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
    • Delphian.
    • DCD34144.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in A major, K402 (Allegro moderato)

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA68092.
    • 7.
  • Richard Strauss

    Frühling (Four Last Songs)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: Houston Symphony. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • The Opera Album 2002.
    • Virgin.
    • 15.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Souvenir de Florence, Op.70: I. Allegro con spirito

    Ensemble: Ophélie Gaillard. Ensemble: Novus String Quartet.
    • Tchaikovsky: String Quartet & Souvenir de Florence.
    • Aparté.
    • 5.
  • Thomas Tallis

    If ye love me

    Ensemble: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in D major, H XVIII 2 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester.
    • Leif Ove Andsnes - a portrait.
    • EMI.
    • 9.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve (Roméo et Juliette)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Renee Fleming: Arias from manon lescaut, la bohème, madama butterfly, turandot,.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio and Allegro

    Performer: Lydia Dobson. Performer: Jonathan Dobson.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Variations on one string

    Performer: Lydia Dobson. Performer: Jonathan Dobson.

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