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English Touring Opera, Andris Nelsons, Julian Joseph

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include conductor Andris Nelsons, and singers from the English Touring Opera.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests include conductor Andris Nelsons, who'll be at the helm of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig when they give two concerts next week at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Also on the programme are singers and instrumentalists from English Touring Opera ahead of their triple bill of works by Purcell, Carissimi and Gesualdo which will be touring the UK throughout October. And with his new work Tristan and Isolde premiering at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall this week, jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph performs live in the studio with acclaimed jazz singer Cleveland Watkiss.

English Touring Opera's singers are: Susanna Fairbairn, Benjamin Williamson, Richard Dowling, Jorge Navarro-Colorado, Frederick Long, Alison Manifold, Nicholas Mogg and Sky Ingram.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Hamlet: The Hunt

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

    Io tacero

    Ensemble: English Touring Opera. Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny.
  • Henry Purcell

    When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

    Performer: Sky Ingram. Performer: Aileen Henry.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Tchaikovsky 6: Romeo and Juliet.
    • Orfeo.
    • 4.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 4 in E flat, 'Romantic' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • DG.
  • Giacomo Carissimi

    Jonah's Prayer (from Jonas)

    Performer: Jorge Navarro-Colorado. Performer: Aileen Henry.
  • Giacomo Carissimi

    Jonas - Final chorus

    Ensemble: English Touring Opera. Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • The Silver Violin: Nicola Benedetti.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Suite No 1 (Les toréadors)

    Orchestra: Bastille Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • 111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 1.
  • Jacques Arcadelt

    Il bianco e dolce signo

    Ensemble: Chanticleer.
    • Warner.
  • James Woodie Alexander

    Straight Street

    Composer: Jesse Whitaker. Music Arranger: Joseph H Hennings. Ensemble: Chanticleer.
    • Warner.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 (1st mvt)

    Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra.
    • Beethoven: The Symphonies: Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska.
    • BIS.
    • 5.
  • Julian Joseph

    I am the Boss (from Tristan and Isole)

    Performer: Renato Paris. Performer: Julian Joseph.
  • Richard Wagner

    Das Wiedersehen (Tristan und Isolde - An Orchestral Passion)

    Music Arranger: Henk de Vlieger. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Wagner: Tristan und Isolde/Overtures; Neeme Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Julian Joseph

    Tell me who you are (from Tristan and Isolde)

    Performer: Cleveland Watkiss. Performer: Ken Papenfus.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No 2 in E major, BWV 1053 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Christophe Rousset. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Bach: Harpsichord Concertos: Rousset/AAM/Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in A flat major, D 899 No 4

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Schubert: Impromptus, Op. 90 & 142; Murray Perahia.
    • CBS.
    • 4.

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