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Kristīne Balanas, Joshua Weilerstein and Gerard McBurney, Konya Kanneh-Mason

Katie Derham presents, with live music from violinist Kristine Balanas and pianist Konya Kanneh-Mason. Plus conductor Joshua Weilerstein and composer Gerard McBurney

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Her guests today include conductor Joshua Weilerstein and composer Gerard McBurney, who are collaborating along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a special BBC Prom exploring the sound of an orchestra this weekend. Violinist Kristīne Balanas performs live for us before heading west to the Welsh Marches for a number of concerts at the Presteigne Festival, and young pianist Konya Kanneh-Mason plays live for us ahead of a recital at the Southwell Music Festival in Nottinghamshire.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Zoltán Kodály

    Intermezzo (Hary Janos Suite, Op 35a)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Kodaly: "Hary Janos" Suite: Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 15.
  • Franz Liszt

    Annees de pelerinage - 2me annee, Italie S.161 Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

    Performer: Konya Kanneh-Mason.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Danse générale (Daphnis et Chloé)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream:Overture

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
  • György Ligeti

    Atmosphères

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
    • WARNER.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, Op 73, 'Emperor' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Beethoven: Piano Concertos No 5: Perahia/Haitink.
    • CBS.
    • 1.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Wonderful Town (Overture)

    Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Bernstein: Wonderful Town.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Overture: Fidelio

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Si dolce è'l tormento

    Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Monteverdi: Teatro d'Amore: L'Arpeggiata/Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 6.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody Op.79 no 1 in B minor

    Performer: Konya Kanneh-Mason.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone (1st mvt)

    Performer: Ian Brown. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music: Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • George Gershwin

    Oh, Lady be Good

    Lyricist: Ira Gershwin. Conductor: John Wilson. Ensemble: John Wilson Orchestra.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Stimmung: Model 42

    Choir: Theatre of Voices. Director: Paul Hillier.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Gondola Song, Op.1 no 6

    Music Arranger: Sándor Balogh. Singer: Anna Lucia Richter. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in F major, Op.3'4

    Orchestra: Combattimento. Director: Jan Willem de Vriend.
    • CHALLENGE CLASSICS.
  • Thomas Tomkins

    Music Divine, proceeding from Above

    Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonatensatz in C minor

    Performer: Kristine Balanas. Performer: Huw Watkins.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Spiegel im Spiegel

    Performer: Kristine Balanas. Performer: Huw Watkins.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet in F major, Op 96, 'American' (Finale)

    Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Dvorak: Quatuor op. 96 "Americain": Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.

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