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Alexander Sitkovetsky, Victor Hochhauser, Nicholas McCarthy

Sean Rafferty's guests include Russian music promoter Victor Hochhauser, and violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky. Part of Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. His guests include music promoter Victor Lilian Hochhauser, who has an extraordinary history of introducing Russian artists into British cultural life. Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky plays live for us before performing Elgar with the English Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Nicholas McCarthy performs live as he continues his national tour of solo recitals.

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

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Così fan tutte (Overture)

    Conductor: Teodor Currentzis. Orchestra: MusicAeterna.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sarabande (from Partita in D minor, BWV 1004)

    Performer: Alexander Sitkovetsky.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17, 'Little Russian' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Tchaikovsky; Mussorgsky.
    • Onyx.
    • 3.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Pirin Suite (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Alexander Sitkovetsky.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    L'Incoronazione di Dario (Sinfonia)

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • A Tale of Two Seasons.
    • Avie.
    • 1-3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'Amour

    Performer: Alexander Sitkovetsky.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade No 1 in D major (4th mvt, Rondo (Allegro))

    Orchestra: Gewandhaus Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    O clap your hands together

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Paul McCartney

    Back in the U.S.S.R.

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • EMI.
  • Gustav Holst

    Jupiter (The Planets)

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Holst: The Planets Suite.
    • Chandos.
    • 013.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Crude furie (Serse)

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
    • Handel - Opera Arias: Furore.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Cello Sonata (Andante)

    Performer: Nicholas McCarthy.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K.364

    Performer: Igor Oistrakh. Performer: David Oistrakh. Orchestra: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • BBC.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in B minor, BWV 855a

    Performer: Nicholas McCarthy.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Vite (from Piano Trio Op.3)

    Ensemble: Trio Sōra.


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