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Nadine Benjamin, Ronald Samm, William Sieghart, Daisy Evans, Van Kuijk Quartet

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of chat, arts news and live performance. Sean's guests include Nadine Benjamin, Ronald Samm, Daisy Evans and the Van Kuijk Quartet.

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of chat, arts news and live performance. Sean's guests include soprano Nadine Benjamin and tenor Ronald Samm who sing live in the studio ahead of performing at the launch of the Voice of Black Opera competition. Opera director Daisy Evans talks to Sean about her new production of Purcell's King Arthur at the Barbican, and the Van Kuijk Quartet perform music from their latest CD. And to mark National Poetry Day, Sean talks to its founder William Sieghart.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Flute Concerto in G major: I. Allegro

    Performer: Alexis Kossenko. Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs.
    • Aparte.
  • Richard Wagner

    Winterstürme from Die Walküre

    Performer: Ronald Samm. Performer: Cyrill Ibrahim.
  • Florence Price

    Night

    Performer: Nadine Benjamin. Performer: Cyrill Ibrahim.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    'Vissi d'arte' (Tosca)

    Performer: Nadine Benjamin. Performer: Cyrill Ibrahim.
  • Trad.

    'You can tell the world'

    Music Arranger: Margaret Bonds. Performer: Nadine Benjamin. Performer: Cyrill Ibrahim.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005: I. Adagio

    Performer: Antje Weithaas.
  • Gerald Finzi

    As I lay in the early sun

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: John Mark Ainsley.
    • Naxos.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 101: IV. Allegro molto

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur: 'Fairest Isle'

    Performer: Paul O’Dette. Performer: Laurence Dreyfus. Singer: Sylvia McNair. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur, Act III: 'What power art thou' from the Frost Scene

    Singer: Stephen Varcoe. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Purcell - King Arthur.
    • ERATO.
    • 18.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Romance (The Gadfly)

    Performer: Chloë Hanslip. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Mann.
    • Chloe.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 9.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet: I. Allegro moderato - très doux

    Ensemble: Van Kuijk Quartet.
  • Biagio Marini

    Anzoletta del ciel senza pecca'

    Ensemble: I Musicali Affetti. Ensemble: RossoPorpora Ensemble.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka No 1 in B flat major

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in E flat major, Op.33 No.2 'The Joke': I. Allegro moderato

    Ensemble: Van Kuijk Quartet.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet: IV. Vif et agité

    Ensemble: Van Kuijk Quartet.
  • Sean Cooney

    Carriage 12

    Ensemble: The Young'uns.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Allegro appassionato, Op 43

    Performer: Natalie Clein. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Hyperion.

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