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Alessio Bax, Annilese Miskimmon, Michael Collins

Sean Rafferty presents, with guests including pianist Alessio Bax and clarinettist Michael Collins, both of whom play live for us. Plus opera director Annilese Miskimmon.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of chat, arts news and live performance. His guests include pianist Alessio Bax, who performs live before a recital at Wigmore Hall in London, and opera director Annilese Miskimmon, whose production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly opens at Glyndebourne this weekend. Plus clarinettist Michael Collins plays live before heading to Gloucestershire to perform a concert with the Carducci Quartet this weekend.

2 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Overture)

    Director: Emmanuelle Haïm. Orchestra: Le Concert d’Astrée.
    • G. F. Handel: Cleopatra: Arias from Giulio Cesare: Natalie Dessay/Emmanuelle Hai.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 1.
  • Alessandro Marcello

    Concerto for oboe and strings in D minor, transc for harpsichord (Adagio)

    Performer: Alessio Bax.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - Vogliatemi bene (excerpt)

    Performer: Olga Busuioc. Performer: Joshua Guerrero. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Un bel dì vedremo (Madam Butterfly)

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Orchestra: Royal Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Edward Downes.
    • CONIFER.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Contredanses for piano (No 1-7)

    Performer: Alessio Bax.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Prelude for the Left Hand, Op 9 No 1

    Performer: Alessio Bax.
  • Bernhard Crusell

    Clarinet Concerto in E flat Major, Op 1 (3rd mvt, Rondo Allegretto)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
    • The Three Clarinet Concertos.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 003.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No 12 in F major, Op 96, 'American' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Dvorak: American Quartet/Piano Quintet: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Robert Lucas Pearsall

    Lay a garland on her hearse

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Andrea Falconieri

    Chaconne in G major

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Simos Papanas. Performer: Emmanuele Forni. Performer: Michael Metzler. Performer: Naoki Kitaya.
    • ERATO.
  • Arthur Young

    It was a lover and his lass

    Singer: Cleo Laine. Ensemble: Johnny Dankworth Seven.
    • Wordsongs: Cleo Laine.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La valse

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • EMI.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 315, 'Summer' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Vivaldi: Nigel Kennedy, Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Bagatelles for clarinet and piano (No 3, Carol)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
  • Henri Rabaud

    Solo de concours, Op 10

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le spectre de la rose (Les nuits d'été)

    Singer: Karen Cargill. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete: SCO/Ticciati.
    • Linn.
    • 2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op 167 (2nd mvt, Allegro animato)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Praeludium)

    Performer: Noemi Bodden. Orchestra: Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra.
    • Grieg, Dvorak, Elgar: Works for Strings: Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra, Conrad Van.
    • Telarc.

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