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Willard White and the Brodsky Quartet, Omar Sosa, Jessica Walker

Sean Rafferty presents, with live music from Sir Willard White and the Brodsky Quartet. We hear from Omar Sosa plus Jessica Walker talks about her new commission.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news, with live performances from Sir Willard White and the Brodsky Quartet ahead of their appearance at the Wimbledon International Music Festival. Plus pianist Omar Sosa and violinist Yilian Canizares are joined by Gustavo Ovalles prior to their gig at the London Jazz Festival tomorrow. And we hear from singer, academic and composer Jessica Walker about ‘Not Such Quiet Girls’ – a new commission marking the centenary of the end of World War I.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Contredanse (Zoroastre)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Glossa.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Wand of youth - suite no. 1 (Op.1a), Sun dance

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Elgar: The Wand of Youth etc.: LPO/Boult.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Al Piantadosi

    I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier

    Performer: James Holmes. Singer: Jess Walker.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Lullaby on an Ancient Irish Tune

    Performer: Philip Dukes. Performer: Sophia Rahman.
    • NAXOS.
  • Aaron Copland

    Old American Songs

    Performer: Willard White. Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
  • Franz Schubert

    Death and the Maiden

    Performer: Willard White. Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Etude-tableau in C minor, Op 39 No 1

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • DG.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Bartered Bride (Overture)

    Conductor: Georg Solti. Orchestra: Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall.
    • Wagner/Brahms/Smetana etc: Sir Georg Solti/Carnegie Hall Project.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Armide: Overture

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe (excerpt)

    Choir: Eric Whitacre Singers. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Virtual Choir 5. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Air with variations, 'The Harmonious Blacksmith' (Suite in E major, HWV 430)

    Performer: Philip Martin.
    • Hyperion.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Marche Slave, Op. 31

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • ORFEO.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    'Leggi almeno tiranna infedele' (Ottone)

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Orchestra: Ensemble Matheus. Conductor: Christophe Spinosi.
    • DECCA.
  • Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares

    Dos Bendiciones

  • Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares

    De La Habana y Otras Nostalgias

  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Phaëton (Chaconne in G major)

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Blow, Corelli, Finger, Marini: Chaconne: Musica Antiqua Koln.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares



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