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Piano Special: Llyr Williams, Jeremy Denk, Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen

Sean Rafferty presents a special piano-themed edition, with live music from four stellar pianists: Llyr Williams, Jeremy Denk, Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen.

Sean Rafferty presents a special piano-themed edition, with live music from four stellar pianists: Llyr Williams, Jeremy Denk, Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen, all of whom perform in London this week: Llyr Williams opens the 30th International Piano Series at London's Southbank Centre; Jeremy Denk performs at the Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; and Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen are the co-curators of the London Piano Festival, which takes place at Kings Place over the coming days.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    La rencontre imprevue (Overture)

    Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Director: Werner Ehrhardt. Ensemble: Sarband. Director: Vladimir Ivanoff.
    • Concerto Koln/Sarband: Dream of the Orient.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: Scherzo

    Performer: Llŷr Williams.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Theme and Variations in D Minor, Op. 18b

    Performer: Llŷr Williams.
  • Nicola Porpora

    In braccio a mille furie (Semiramide)

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Sacrificium.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pezzo capriccioso, Op 62

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • RCA.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Humoresque No 2 in D major, Op 87

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Sibelius Prokofiev: Violin Concerto.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Gaspard de la nuit: Ondine

    Performer: Charles Owen.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moment musicaux: No. 2

    Performer: Katya Apekisheva.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Eternal source of light divine (Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne)

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Singer: Iestyn Davies. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • EMI.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    March Past of the Kitchen Utensils (The Wasps)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy

    Petite Suite: Cortege

    Performer: Charles Owen. Performer: Katya Apekisheva.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Phaëton, Op 39

    Performer: Maya Iwabuchi. Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    • Saint-Seans: Orchestral Works: Neemi Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Variations on Rule Britannia

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • William Bolcom

    Graceful Ghost

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • Josquin des Prez

    De profundis / Requiem aeternam

    Choir: Cappella Amsterdam. Conductor: Daniel Reuss.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhauser: Pilgrims' Chorus

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Hamlet: Flourish and Dance Music

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • DG.

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