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Thomas Allen, Villiers Quartet, English Touring Opera

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news, including live performances by the Villiers Quartet and the English Touring Opera. Plus Sir Thomas Allen.

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news, including live performance from the Villiers Quartet ahead of a rendition of rarely played work by suffragette and composer, Ethel Smyth at St John's Smith Square this Sunday. We hear from Sir Thomas Allen ahead of his performance in Cosi Fan Tutte at the Royal Opera House, which opened yesterday. And English Touring Opera join us to perform live in the studio and talk about their Spring Season.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek

    Donna Diana (Overture)

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Panorama: Famous Overtures.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • William Sterndale Bennett

    String Quartet in G major: 1st mvt - Allegro Moderato

    Ensemble: Villiers Quartet.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Tarantelle for flute, clarinet and orchestra, Op 6

    Performer: Clara Novakova. Performer: Richard Vieille. Orchestra: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Conductor: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • Saint-Saens: La Muse et le Poete etc: Kantorow.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Cosi fan tutte: Act 2, no.26; Donne mie, la fate a tanti [aria]

    Singer: Thomas Allen. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Opus Arte.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)

    Singer: Hillevi Martinpelto. Singer: Alison Hagley. Singer: Thomas Allen. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • Simon Rattle on EMI Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Die Ruinen von Athen - incidental music Op.113: no.4; Turkish march

    Performer: Bogdan Vacarescu. Performer: Julian Jacobson.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sonata for trumpet and strings, Z 850

    Performer: Mark Bennett. Ensemble: The Purcell Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    String Quartet in E minor: 3rd mvt - Andante

    Ensemble: Villiers Quartet.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Quartet no 2 in A minor Op 13: 3rd mvt; Intermezzo

    Ensemble: Villiers Quartet.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Lezghinka (Gayaneh)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov.
    • EMI.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no.7 Andante Maestoso

    Performer: Alexander Ullman.
    • Rubicon Classics.
  • Franz Xaver Richter

    Grande Sinfonie No 7 in C major

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Richard Egarr.
    • Birth of the Symphony: Handel to Haydn.
    • AAM Records.
    • 5.
  • Max Bruch

    Kol nidrei Op.47 arranged for viola and orchestra

    Performer: Nils Mönkemeyer. Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Markus Poschner.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Idomeneo: Act 3, no 19b; Zeffiretti lusinghieri

    Performer: Galina Averina. Performer: Paul McKenzie.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Elizabeth I: "L'avverso mio destino" & "Ah! Fra poco, in faccia a morte"

    Singer: Montserrat Caballé. Singer: José Carreras. Singer: Valerie Masterson. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gianfranco Masini.
    • Philips.
  • Kurt Weill

    'Ich bin eine arme Verwandte' from Der Silbersee

    Performer: Galina Averina. Performer: Paul McKenzie.

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