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Vasily Petrenko, Gemma Summerfield, Ziazan

A lively mix of chat, arts news and live performance. Sean Rafferty's guests include conductor Vasily Petrenko, with live music from singers Ziazan and Gemma Summerfield.

Conductor Vasily Petrenko speaks to Sean Rafferty ahead of his Prom with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, with a programme including Elgar’s In the South overture and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. Sean's guests also include Ziazan, who describes her singing as a mixture of soprano and contralto, inspired by the singers of the so-called Golden Age of singing. Ziazan performs live in the studio ahead of an appearance at the Arcola Theatre for the Mosaic Opera Showcase. There's also live music from the young soprano Gemma Summerfield, winner of the final Chilcott Award for her 'poise, her artistry and her commitment to text, as well as for the beauty of her voice' (Iain Burnside).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Anon. 16th Century

    Mignonne, allons voir si la rose

    Performer: Ziazan.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Symphony no. 1 in E major Op.26; 4th movement Vivace

    Performer: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Vasily Petrenko.
    • LAWO.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No.2 in E flat major Op.63 (3rd movement)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Onyx Classics : ONYX 4165.
    • Onyx Classics.
    • 3-4.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in A minor, D 804, 'Rosamunde' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Schubert/Takacs Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Émile Paladilhe


    Performer: Ziazan.
  • Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian

    Nightingale, you sing my sorrow (from '1000 Songs')

    Performer: Ziazan.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.36; 4th movement

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra.
    • Beethoven for all.
    • Decca.
    • 004.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Amadigi di Gaula (Overture)

    Ensemble: Barokksolistene. Director: Bjarte Eike.
    • London Calling: Barokksolistene.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Morning Dance (Romeo and Juliet, Suite No 3)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - Suites 1 - 3 (complete).
    • Chandos.
    • 16.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    A Sussex Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Abendempfindung, K.523

    Performer: Gemma Summerfield. Performer: Ian Tindale.
  • Claude Debussy

    Ariettes Oubliées; No.1 C'est l'extase

    Performer: Gemma Summerfield. Performer: Ian Tindale.
  • William Bolcom

    3 Rags: no.3 Incineratorag

    Ensemble: Aeolus Quartet.
    • Longhorn Music.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Symphony no.3 in G minor, Op.36 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Goritzki.
    • Louise Farrenc: Symphonies 1 and 3.
    • cpo.
    • 7.
  • Madeleine Dring

    Five Betjeman songs; No.2 Song of a Nightclub Proprietress

    Performer: Gemma Summerfield. Performer: Ian Tindale.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia (Cantata 'Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats' BWV42

    Performer: Orfeo 55. Performer: Nathalie Stutzmann.
    • BACH Une cantate imaginaire.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Waltz in G sharp minor

    Performer: Stephen Coombs.


  • Tue 14 Aug 2018 17:00

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