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Maxwell Quartet, Stefan Herheim, The Hermes Experiment

Sean Rafferty presents, with live music from new music ensemble The Hermes Experiment, who celebrate their fifth birthday with a concert in Clerkenwell, and the Maxwell Quartet.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes from new music ensemble The Hermes Experiment, who celebrate their fifth birthday with a concert in Clerkenwell on Friday, and the Maxwell Quartet, who perform at St John's Smith Square tomorrow. Plus an interview with opera director Stefan Herheim, whose production of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades opens at the Royal Opera House on Sunday.

Also, as part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music they love.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in B-Flat Major, Op. 4 No. 1, RV 383a: I. Allegro

    Conductor: Federico Maria Sardelli. Ensemble: Modo Antiquo.
    • Vivaldi: La stravaganza, Op. 4.
    • Dynamic.
    • 101.
  • Trad (arr. Maxwell Quartet)

    Drunk at night, Dry in the morning (from Niel Gow's Collection)

    Ensemble: Maxwell Quartet.
  • Florence Price

    Symphony No. 4 in D Minor: II. Andante cantabile

    Conductor: John Jeter. Orchestra: Fort Smith Symphony.
    • Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4.
    • Naxos.
    • 202.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Queen of Spades: Act 1 chorus - Nakonets-to Bog

    Choir: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • BR Klassik.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Queen of Spades: Act 2 aria 'Ya vas lyublyu'

    Singer: Alexey Markov. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • BR Klassik.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Queen of Spades: Act 3, scene 6 - Uzh polnoch blizitsya

    Singer: Tatiana Serjan. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • BR Klassik.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, III. Presto - Molto allegro vivace

    Orchestra: Die Kölner Akademie. Conductor: Michael Alexander Willens.
    • Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos.
    • BIS.
    • 203.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet in D major op 71 no 2 (2nd movement)

    Ensemble: Maxwell Quartet.
  • James Scott Skinner

    The Rosebud/Guardswell/Hurricane

    Performer: Maxwell String Quartet.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201: IV. Allegro con spirito

    Conductor: Johannes Klumpp. Orchestra: Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen.
    • Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 13, 16, 29 & 40.
    • Genuin.
    • 11.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Malambo (Estancia, Op.8a)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • Fiesta: Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Dudamel.
    • Deutsch Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • Giovanni de Macque

    La mia doglia s'avanza

    Conductor: Manfred Cordes. Ensemble: Weser-Renaissance Bremen.
    • Macque: Madrigali & Organ Works.
    • CPO.
    • 1301.
  • Edmund Finnis

    Elsewhere

    Performer: Daniel Pioro.
    • Bedroom Community.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Andante cantabile, arr. composer for str orch (with cello solo)

    Orchestra: Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice. Conductor: Michael Halász.
    • Russian Cello Concertos.
    • Naxos.
    • 901.
  • Meredith Monk

    Double Fiesta

    Ensemble: The Hermes Experiment.
  • Giles Swayne

    Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses

    Ensemble: The Hermes Experiment.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in A flat major, Op 34 No 1

    Performer: Janina Fialkowska.
    • Chopin Recital: Janina Fialkowska.
    • Atma Classique.
    • 2.
  • Trad.

    L'Hermite

    Ensemble: Vishtèn.
    • Distirbution Select.

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