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James Willshire, Sam Furness and Jack Furness

Sean Rafferty presents a Debussy-inspired performance from pianist James Willshire. Tenor Sam Furness, who is performing in the Trial By Jury Prom, sings live in the studio.

Pianist James Willshire performs pieces composed by, and inspired by, Debussy in the centenary year of the composer's death. James's new project with York Late Music, Ten New Debussys, sees him performing contemporary works, each inspired by an original Debussy piano opening.
Tenor Sam Furness is singing the part of The Defendant in the BBC Proms concert performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial By Jury, directed by Jack Furness, at Alexandra Palace. The comic one-act operetta premiered in 1875 - the same year that the majestic theatre at Alexandra Palace originally opened.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Reflets dans l'eau

    Performer: James Willshire.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto No 3 in G major, K 216 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Baiba Skride. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen.
    • Sony.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Dies irae (Requiem)

    Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Anja Harteros. Singer: Sonia Ganassi. Singer: Rolando Villazón. Singer: René Pape. Choir: Santa Cecilia Chorus. Conductor: Andres Maspero. Orchestra: Santa Cecilia Orchestra.
    • Verdi: Messa Da Requiem. Pappano.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G major for 2 mandolins, RV 532 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Jeroen van Keulen. Performer: Peter Katona. Performer: Zoltán Kocsis. Ensemble: Carducci String Quartet.
    • Vivaldi: Katona Twins.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 5 in E minor Op.64: 3rd mvt Valse (Allegro moderato)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
    • ONYX.
    • 003.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Villanelle (Les nuits d'été)

    Singer: Karen Cargill. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Linn.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (book 1)

    Performer: James Willshire.
  • Nicola LeFanu

    Souvenir du Petit Berger

    Performer: James Willshire.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (Má vlast)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • B. Smetana; Ma Vlast: Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Alfred Newman

    Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • BMG.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Hark, the hour of ten is sounding (Trial by Jury)

    Librettist: William Gilbert. Choir: Glyndebourne Chorus. Orchestra: Pro Arte Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.
    • Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 208.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    When first my old, old love I knew

    Performer: Sam Furness. Performer: David Eaton.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Onaway Awake Beloved

    Performer: Sam Furness. Performer: David Eaton.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No 1 in B flat major, Op 30 (Spring) - 3rd mvt

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Schumann - The Symphonies.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 003.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No 3 in D major, BWV 1054 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Director: Sir András Schiff.
    • Piano Masterworks The World's Favourite Piano Classics.
    • Decca.
    • 9.


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