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Vikingur Olafsson, Sir John Tomlinson and Alice Coote, Julian Rachlin

Sean Rafferty's guests include pianist Vikingur Olafsson, violinist Julian Rachlin, as well as Alice Coote and John Tomlinson. Part of Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news, with live music from Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson. Sir John Tomlinson and Alice Coote join us down the line from The Met in New York, and violinist Julian Rachlin performs live for us.

Part of Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture - marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, BBC Radio 3 charts the cultural impact, legacy and cost of this moment in time, across the following century, to the present day.

2 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Sta nell'Ircana (Alcina)

    Conductor: Harry Bicket. Singer: Alice Coote. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 – opening Toccata

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
  • Thomas Adès

    The Exterminating Angel: Interlude

    Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Thomas Adès

    The Exterminating Angel: If Nobile Was Dead

    Performer: Alice Coote. Performer: John Tomlinson. Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Richard Wagner

    Das Rheingold: 'The Bridge leads you...'

    Performer: John Tomlinson. Singer: Alice Coote. Singer: Colin Lee. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Parry.
    • Great Operatic Arias Vol. 2.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Philip Glass

    Etude no.3

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
  • Béla Bartók

    Three Hungarian Folksongs from Czík

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
  • Edward Elgar

    Kindly Do Not Smoke

    Performer: Roderick Williams. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Chandos.
    • 23.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no.104 in D 'London' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Haydn Edition.
    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 8.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata no.4 in A minor - 1st movement

    Performer: Julian Rachlin. Performer: Julius Drake.
  • Boris Leonidovich Pasternak

    Two Preludes

    Performer: Eldar Nebolsin.
    • Danacord.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24 - Slow Movement

    Performer: Julian Rachlin. Performer: Julius Drake.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata for Violin and Piano no.10 in G major Op.96 - first movement

    Performer: Julian Rachlin. Performer: Julius Drake.

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