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Aleksey Semenenko, Inna Firsova, Rory McCleery, Alena Walentin

Sean Rafferty's guests include violinist Aleksey Semenenko and pianist Inna Firsova, countertenor and choral director Rory McCleery, and flautist Alena Walentin.

Violinist and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Aleksey Semenenko plays live in the studio with pianist Inna Firsova ahead of their performances at BBC Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend (Snape Maltings) and Wigmore Hall. Sean Rafferty speaks to Rory McCleery, the director of The Marian Consort, who are performing both Renaissance and 21st-century sacred works at the City of Derry International Choir Festival. Flautist Alena Walentin performs live in the studio with pianist Joseph Havlat ahead of their lunchtime concert at St John's Smith Square, which features music by Taktakishvili, Khachaturian, and Prokofiev.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Violin Sonata in A major, D574 'Grand Duo' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Performer: Inna Firsova.
  • William Byrd

    O salutaris hostia

    Choir: The Marian Consort. Director: Rory McCleery.
    • DELPHIAN.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Miserere

    Choir: Marian Consort. Director: Rory McCleery.
    • DELPHIAN.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Frühlingsstimmen

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • Johann Strauss: Famous Waltzes: Boskovsky.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy

    La plus que lente

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Performer: Inna Firsova.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    La campanella (from Violin Concerto No 2 in B minor, Op 7)

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Performer: Inna Firsova.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Sorochintsi Fair; Introduction (arr. Liadov)

    Composer: Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov. Conductor: Carlo Ponti. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra.
    • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Night on the Bare Mountain.
    • PENTATONE.
    • 17.
  • Thomas Tallis

    O nata lux

    Performer: Christian Forshaw. Music Arranger: Christian Forshaw. Choir: VOCES8.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 2 in D, Op 36; 3rd mvt, Scherzo

    Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker. Conductor: Philippe Jordan.
    • Wiener Symphoniker.
  • Franz Liszt

    A Faust Symphony (arr. for piano by Tausig)

    Performer: István Lajkó.
    • HUNGAROTON.
  • William Walton

    Henry V - scenes from the film; The Globe Theatre

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: William Walton.
    • EMI.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Kullervo, Op. 7: IV. Kullervo Goes to Battle

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7, Kullervo, Pohjola's Daughter, The Oceanides.
    • Lso Live.
    • 13.
  • Fikret Amirov

    Song of the Ashuge (6 pieces for flute and piano)

    Performer: Alena Walentin. Performer: Joseph Havlat.
  • York Bowen

    Flute Sonata Op 120 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Alena Walentin. Performer: Joseph Havlat.
  • Francesco Zappa

    Symphony in B flat ('Cello Symphony')

    Orchestra: New Dutch Academy Orchestra. Conductor: Simon Murphy.
    • PENTATONE.
  • Otar Taktakishvili

    Sonata for flute and piano (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Alena Walentin. Performer: Joseph Havlat.
  • Amit Tiefenbrunn

    La Mañana de San Juan (trad.)

    Composer: Eyal Leber. Composer: Marvin Dillmann. Composer: Erez Mounk. Composer: Murat Cakmaz. Composer: Nadav Ovadia. Composer: Bari Moscovitz. Ensemble: Ensemble NAYA.
    • Exaltation.
    • Naxos.
    • 13.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in C major, Op 56 No 2

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 5.

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