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Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kurzak, Les Arts Florissants, Benjamin Appl

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music comes from Les Arts Florrisants directed by William Christie, plus baritone Benjamin Appl.

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Her guests today include the baritone Benjamin Appl performing the role of Aeneas in a performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with the LPO and Sir Roger Norrington on Wednesday. We also hear from Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak ahead of Richard Eyre's production of Bizet's Carmen at The Met, being broadcast both from 6.30pm on BBC Radio 3's Opera on 3 and Live in HD this Saturday. Plus live music from early music ensemble Les Arts Florrisants and their director William Christie.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Suite No 1 (Les toréadors)

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • The Best of Bizet.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bist du bei mir

    Performer: Benjamin Appl. Performer: Masumi Yamamoto.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondeau - Allegro from Violin Concerto no.3 in in G major K.216

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Langrée.
    • Mozart: Violin Concertos 1 & 3, Sinfonia Concertante.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 006.
  • Georges Bizet

    Flower aria (Carmen)

    Singer: Roberto Alagna. Orchestra: New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Minnie che dolce nome (La Fanciulla del West)

    Singer: Aleksandra Kurzak. Singer: Roberto Alagna. Orchestra: Sinfonia Varsovia. Conductor: Riccardo Frizza.
    • Sony.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 104 in D major, 'London' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Classical Players. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • J. Haydn: Symphonies nos. 103 & 104: Norrington.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • Traditional Swiss

    Les chèvres de Gruyères

    Performer: Luca Pianca. Performer: Christophe Sturzenegger. Singer: Marie‐Claude Chappuis.
    • Sony.
  • Jeanne-Renée de Bombelles, marquise de Travenet

    La romance du pauvre Jacques

    Performer: Marie‐Claude Chappuis. Performer: Masumi Yamamoto.
  • Henry Purcell

    Behold upon my bending spear (Dido and Aeneas)

    Performer: Marie‐Claude Chappuis. Performer: Benjamin Appl.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water Music Suite in D (Allegro; Alla hornpipe)

    Orchestra: The London Classical Players. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Handel: Water Music: London Classical Players/Norrington.
    • Virgin Veritas.
    • 10-11.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in D flat major, Op 64 No 1, 'Minute'

    Performer: Arthur Rubinstein.
    • RCA.
  • Michel Legrand

    The Windmills of Your Mind

    Music Arranger: Michail Tsygutkin. Ensemble: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • As Time Goes By.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 113.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman (Overture)

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Wagner: Halle/Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
    • 3.
  • Pierre Guédron

    Bien qu'un cruel martyr

    Performer: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Antoine Boësset

    N'espérez plus mes yeux

    Performer: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Sonatina in G major, Op 100 (4th mvt)

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Eduard Laurel.
    • James Ehnes, Eduard Laurel - Dvorak, Janacek, Smetana.
    • Analekta.
    • 10.
  • Pierre Guédron

    Belle qui m'avez blesse

    Performer: Les Arts Florissants.
  • Franz von Suppé


    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Suppe: Overtures and Marches.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.


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