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Jamie's pick of 2018 music festivals

Summer is festival time in the music world, and Jamie takes listeners on a tour of some of the best music festivals around.

Summer time is festival time in the music world, and tonight Jamie takes listeners on a tour of some of the best music festivals around. From Mull to Massachusetts, via Salzburg, Edinburgh and West Cork; Jamie has the inside story, news on headline acts and the places to be in this week's festival focus.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 8 (Veni creator spiritus)

    Singer: Juliane Banse. Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Singer: Melanie Diener. Singer: Lisa Larsson. Singer: Yvonne Naef. Singer: Birgit Remmert. Singer: Anthony Dean Griffey. Singer: Stephen Powell. Singer: Askar Abdrazakov. Singer: Alfred Muff. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Mahler Symphony No. 8.
    • Sony Music.
    • 1.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Prologue)

    Orchestrator: Sid Ramin. Orchestrator: Irwin Kostal. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • New York New York: The Best of Bernstein.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Augusta Read Thomas

    Words of the Sea (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Selected Works For Orchestra.
    • Nimbus Alliance.
    • 002.
  • Paul Mealor

    Lady, When I Behold The Roses

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • A Tender Light.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)

    Singer: Miah Persson. Singer: Christine Rice. Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Mozart: Tutto Mozart!: Bryn Terfel/Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Garden Scene (L' Enfant et les sortileges)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Ravel: L'enfant Et Les Sortileges.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Garth Knox

    Ockeghem Fantasy

    Performer: Garth Knox. Performer: Johannes Eva. Performer: Julien Heichelbech. Performer: Marie Petit. Performer: Cyprien Busolini. Performer: Aurélien Grais.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in F Major K30, 1st mvt.

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Mozart Violin Sonatas K301 304 379 & 481.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Egberto Gismonti


    Performer: Joanna MacGregor. Music Arranger: Joanna MacGregor. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia.
    • Joanna MacGregor: Live in Buenos Aires.
    • Warner Classics and Jazz.
    • 10.
  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    Serenade for Solo Guitar

    Performer: David Tannenbaum.
    • Gubaidulina: Guitar Works.
    • NAXOS.
    • 2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Ave Maria, Op 37 No 6

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Agnus Dei.
    • Erato.
  • Henry Purcell

    When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Elin Manahan Thoms: Eternal Light.
    • Heliodor.
  • Sally Beamish

    The Wise Maid

    Performer: Robert Irvine.
    • Bridging The Day.
    • BIS.
    • 10.
  • Donald Grant

    Lament for Mulroy

    Ensemble: Elias String Quartet.
    • Elias String Quartet: Haydn/Schumann.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
    • 10.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 44 No 1 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Navarra String Quartet.
    • Mendelssohn: Complete String Quartets.
    • Champs Hill.
    • 7.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasia in D minor, K 397

    Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout.
    • Mozart Keyboard Music Vol 4.
    • 024.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Annen Polka, Op 117

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • The Blue Danube.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Rune Tonsgaard Sorensen

    Shine You No More

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • Last Leaf.
    • ECM.
    • 8.
  • Fanny Mendelssohn

    Wenn ich in deine Augen sehe

    Performer: Eugene Asti. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Singer: Sophie Daneman.
    • Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets - 3: Daneman, Connolly, Padmore, Loges, Asti.
    • Hyperion.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Elegy (Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings)

    Performer: Radek Baborák. Singer: Ian Bostridge. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Britten Illuminations Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 14.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Triana (Iberia Book 2)

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • Yuja Wang - Fantasia.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Robert Schumann

    String Quartet in A major, Op 41 No 3 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Doric String Quartet.
    • Schumann: String Quartets 1-3.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.


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