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John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, New College Oxford, Novus Quartet

Sean Rafferty presents, with live music from the Choir of New College Oxford and the Novus String Quartet. Plus a joint interview with choral legends John Rutter and Bob Chilcott.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes from the choristers of New College, Oxford, whose busy Christmas season includes a concert at St John's Smith Square in London. The Novus String Quartet also play live and look forward to their Wigmore Hall recital on Sunday, and choral legends John Rutter and Bob Chilcott talk to Sean about two joint concerts with the BBC Singers and Concert Orchestra.

2 hours

Music Played

  • John Rutter

    Shepherd's Pipe Carol

    Conductor: John Rutter. Choir: Clare College Singers. Orchestra: Clare College Orchestra.
    • Carols from Clare: John Rutter.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Bob Chilcott

    The Shepherd's Carol

    Performer: The Cambridge Singers. Performer: Farnham Youth Choir. Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: John Rutter.
    • A Christmas Festival.
    • Collegium.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No 7 in G minor, BWV 1058

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Director: Sir András Schiff.
    • Piano Masterworks The World's Favourite Piano Classics.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Ceremony of Carols - Wolcum yole and There is o rose uem pastores laudavere

    Ensemble: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Robert Quinney.
  • John Gardner

    A gallery carol

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Robert Quinney.
  • John Gardner

    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Robert Quinney.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro

    Conductor: Johannes Klumpp. Orchestra: Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen.
    • Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 13, 16, 29 & 40.
    • Genuin.
    • 401.
  • Jeno Hubay

    Zephyr from "The Flower's Tale"

    Performer: Bogdan Vacarescu. Performer: Julian Jacobson.
    • Bogdan Vacarescu.
  • Maria Agata Szymanowska

    Romance à la nuit (Six Romances)

    Performer: Bart van Oort. Singer: Elisabeth Zapolska.
    • Acte Prealable.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • Puccini's Heroines: The Power of Love.
    • Warner.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • Giulini in America: Los Angeles Philharmonic/Giulini.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 4.
  • Richard Galloway

    2018 Breakfast Carol Competition No. 1 The Bee Carol

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Joy Williams

    The Bee Carol (2018 Breakfast Carol Competition, No.5)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
    • BBC recording.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet no 2 in A minor, op 13 MWV R 22 - 1st movement: Adagio - Allegro vivace

    Ensemble: Novus String Quartet.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    String Quartet No 1 in D major, op 11 - 2nd movement: Andante cantabile

    Ensemble: Novus String Quartet.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Pines of Rome (The Pines of the Villa Borghese)

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Edo de Waart.
    • Great Orchestral Showpieces, Vol.1.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise (Op.34'14)

    Performer: Johannes Moser. Performer: Christopher Glynn.

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