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Howard Shelley, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, David Bintley

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Howard Shelley performs live in the studio, as do Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis and Seckou Keita.

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests today include the pianist and director Howard Shelley who performs live in the studio ahead of his concert with the London Mozart Players who celebrate their 70th anniversary at St John's Smith Square on Wednesday. We also hear from a stellar cast of musicians who number amongst their ranks Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kerry Andrews, Jim Molyneux, Beth Porter, Rachel Newton and Kris Drever. They'll be performing new musical commissions the book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris at the Queen Elizabeth Hall tomorrow. The Choreographer David Bintley joins us down the line from Birmingham, too, to speak about a production of Beauty and the Beast the Birmingham Royal Ballet company are due to take on tour.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Luigi Boccherini

    Symphony no. 19 in D major G.521, Op.43`6 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Pulcinella Orchestra.
    • Boccherini: Cello Concertos, Stabat Mater & Quintet.
    • Aparté.
    • 131.
  • Spell Songs Group

    Conker

    Performer: Julie Fowlis. Performer: Karine Polwart. Performer: Kris Drever. Performer: Rachel Newton. Performer: Seckou Keita. Performer: Beth Porter. Performer: Jim Molyneux.
  • Spell Songs Group

    Heartwood

    Performer: Julie Fowlis. Performer: Karine Polwart. Performer: Kris Drever. Performer: Rachel Newton. Performer: Seckou Keita. Performer: Beth Porter. Performer: Jim Molyneux.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 scherzo

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • DG.
  • Glenn Buhr

    Beauty and the Beast - Act 1 Pas de deux

    Performer: Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Petrushka (The Shrovetide Fair)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no. 41 in C major "Jupiter" K 551; 4th mvt: Finale

    Ensemble: Ensemble Appassionato - Mathieu Herzog. Conductor: Mathieu Herzog.
    • Naive.
  • Spell Songs Group

    Heron

    Performer: Karine Polwart. Performer: Julie Fowlis. Performer: Kris Drever. Performer: Beth Porter. Performer: Rachel Newton. Performer: Seckou Keita. Performer: Jim Molyneux.
  • Spell Songs Group

    A Blessing Spell

    Performer: Karine Polwart. Performer: Julie Fowlis. Performer: Kris Drever. Performer: Beth Porter. Performer: Rachel Newton. Performer: Seckou Keita. Performer: Jim Molyneux.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Keyboard Suite No 3 in D minor, HWV 428 (Allemande)

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 8.
  • Alberto Nepomuceno

    Symphony in G Minor, SN 6.11: III. Scherzo - Intermezzo - Scherzo

    Conductor: Fabio Mechetti. Orchestra: Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Nepomuceno: Symphony in G Minor, O Garatuja Prelude & Série brasileira.
    • Naxos.
    • 303.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Si dolce e 'l tormento

    Music Arranger: Jeannette Sorrell. Singer: Karim Sulayman. Ensemble: Apollo’s Fire. Director: Jeannette Sorrell.
    • AVIE.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version): II. Scherzo. Bewegt,

    Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, WAB 109 (Live).
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 201.
  • William Byrd

    Ave verum corpus (Gradualia, Vol 1)

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in B flat, K 137 second movement, Allegro di Molto

    Ensemble: London Mozart Players.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Concertino in G major Op.73 for piano and orchestra - Third movement - Rondo

    Ensemble: London Mozart Players.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    14 Songs Op.34: Vocalise

    Performer: Howard Shelley.

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