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Curtis Stigers, Sofka Zinovieff, Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, and a tribute to Oliver Knussen

Sean Rafferty presents, with live music from jazz singer Curtis Stigers and the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet. Sofka Zinovieff talks about her new novel and we remember Oliver Knussen.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Sean is joined by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Leila Josefowicz, and George Benjamin to pay tribute to the composer and conductor Oliver Knussen who died today. Live music comes from jazz singer Curtis Stigers, who is performing a series of Sinatra-inspired concerts around the UK this week with Ronnie Scott's Big Band. The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, who play at Buxton International Festival on Thursday, are also live in studio with three Argentinian pieces perfect for a summer evening. Plus author Sofka Zinovieff talks about the music in her new novel Putney, which is centred around the grooming of a 13 year old girl by a (fictitious) English composer.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Oliver Knussen

    Where the Wild Things Are - Overture and I am Max

    Librettist: Maurice Sendak & Oliver Knussen. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • Knussen/Sendak: Higglety Pigglety Pop! - Where the Wild Things Are.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Violin Concerto, Op. 30: II. Aria

    Performer: Leila Josefowicz. Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • Oliver Knussen: Autumnal.
    • NMC Recordings.
    • 602.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto no. 5, Op.4`5

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4: AAM, Rechard Egarr.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • George Gershwin

    They Can't Take That Away From Me

    Performer: Curtis Stigers. Performer: Robin Aspland.
  • Rube Bloom

    Don't Worry 'Bout Me

    Performer: Curtis Stigers. Performer: Robin Aspland.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Harold Arlen

    One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)

    Performer: Curtis Stigers. Performer: Robin Aspland.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Preludio (The Birds)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Antiche Danze, Arie I & III etc: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Flourish with Fireworks

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K537 "Coronation" - 3rd mvt: Allegretto

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Linn.
  • Ariel Ramírez

    Alfonsina y el mar

    Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
  • John Dowland

    Come again, sweet love doth now invite

    Performer: Thomas Dunford. Singer: Iestyn Davies.
    • Flow my tears: Iestyn Davis.
    • 18.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring (Part 2: Sacrifical Dance)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring: Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 14.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Danza de la moza donosa (Danzas Argentinas, Op 2)

    Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    La muerte del Angel

    Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.


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