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Carlos Álvarez, Ann Wroe, Parker Quartet

Sean Rafferty presents, with live music from baritone Carlos Álvarez, who is singing the title role in Simon Boccanegra at the Royal Opera House, and the Parker Quartet.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes from baritone Carlos Álvarez, who is singing the title role in Simon Boccanegra at the Royal Opera House, and the Grammy Award-winning American ensemble the Parker Quartet. Plus poet Ann Wroe talks to Sean about her new book, which recounts the life of St Francis of Assisi in poems.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in G major TWV.50:1 (Grillen-Symphonie): 1st mvt; Etwas lebhaft

    Ensemble: Apollo’s Fire. Director: Jeannette Sorrell.
    • AVIE.
  • Miquel Ortega

    Mi corazon no puede con la carga

    Performer: Pello El Afrokán. Performer: Mark Packwood.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Mélodie (Souvenir d'un lieu cher arr Glazunov)

    Performer: Baiba Skride. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Tchikovsky: Souvenir Russe: Baiba Skride.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Monior d'Arras

    Ce fu en mai (Once in the month of May)

    Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King. Singer: Paul Hillier.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Four Short Prayers of St Francis

    Ensemble: DR VokalEnsemblet. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Non che non sei capace, K 419

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Music Arranger: Jonathan Biss. Ensemble: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Mario Venzago.
    • Signum.
  • Carlos Gardel

    Por Una Caneza (Tango)

    Performer: Pello El Afrokán. Performer: Mark Packwood.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Plebe! Patrizi! (Simon Boccanegra)

    Singer: Mirella Freni. Singer: Piero Cappuccilli. Singer: José van Dam. Singer: Nicolaï Ghiaurov. Singer: José Carreras. Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Coriolan Overture, Op 62

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Brahms: Symphony 4; Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 1.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    'Carmen' Fantasy (5th mvt)

    Performer: Sarah Chang. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Plácido Domingo.
    • EMI.
  • Florence Price

    Symphony in E minor: iv. Presto

    Ensemble: New Black Music Repertory Ensemble. Conductor: Leslie B.Dunner.
    • Albany records.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad. Ensemble: Amatis Piano Trio.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sibelius: Orchestral Works: Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in E flat, K428 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Parker Quartet.
  • György Kurtág

    Moment musical No 3, Capriccio

    Ensemble: Parker Quartet.
  • Pietro Locatelli

    Introduttione teatrale in D major, Op 4 No 1

    Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Locatelli: Introduttioni Teatrali - Chamber Music.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Parker Quartet.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 21 in E minor orch Dvorák

    Orchestrator: Antonín Dvořák. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Decca.


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