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Mary Bevan, Simon Mayor, John Kirkpatrick, Auric Quartet

Sean Rafferty's guests include soprano Mary Bevan, mandolinist Simon Mayor, folk musician John Kirkpatrick and the Auric Quartet.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Soprano Mary Bevan sings live for us and looks forward to a recital of music by Henry Purcell at the Hoxton Hall in East London. Mandolin virtuoso and poet Simon Mayor is joined by his long-term collaborator Hilary James to talk about their new anthology of poems and drawings, and folk musician John Kirkpatrick and The Auric String Quartet, who are performing at the inaugural Clun Valley Music Festival in Shropshire, play live in the studio.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Sweeter than Roses

    Performer: Mary Bevan. Performer: Dylan Perez.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Plaint

    Performer: Mary Bevan. Performer: Dylan Perez.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Trumpet Concerto in E flat major (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • Haydn, Hummel etc: Trumpet Concertos: Alison Balsom.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • Raffaele Calace

    Bolero

    Performer: Simon Mayor. Performer: Hilary James.
  • Simon Mayor

    Taxi Horn Rag

    Performer: Simon Mayor. Performer: Hilary James.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No 1, Op 23 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Xiayin Wang. Orchestra: Royal Scots Pipes and Drums. Conductor: Peter Oundjian.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Richard Strauss

    Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Strauss: Vier Letzte Lieder: Te Kanawa/Wiener Philharmoniker/Solti.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in C major Op. 46 No.1

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Di Provenza il mar (La Traviata)

    Singer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Philips.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D minor for 2 violins and organ, RV 565

    Performer: Georg Kallweit. Performer: Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir. Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Director: Georg Kallweit.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • George Butterworth

    Suite for String Quartet (2nd and 3rd mvts)

    Ensemble: The Auric String Quartet.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gavottes 1 and 2 (Suite for Solo Cello No 6, D major)

    Performer: John Kirkpatrick. Ensemble: The Auric String Quartet.
  • Trad.

    Willie the Waterboy

    Performer: John Kirkpatrick. Ensemble: The Auric String Quartet.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quintet for piano and winds in B flat, K452 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: Manchester Camerata.
    • CHANDOS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Let thy hand be strengthened, HWV 259

    Choir: Choir of Winchester Cathedral. Orchestra: Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Decca.

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