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Florilegium, Nikolai Lugansky & Valery Gergiev

Sean Rafferty presents top class live music from some of the world's finest musicians. Today's guests include Florilegium, pianist Nikolai Lugansky and conductor Valery Gergiev.

Live music from pianist Nikolai Lugansky who performs with Oslo Philharmonic’s UK tour as part of their 100th anniversary celebrations (6-10 March) and early music ensemble Florilegium as they prepare for their concert at London's Wigmore Hall where they'll present works by composers who were in the employ of Frederick the Great of Prussia in the 18th century. And Sean meets conductor Valery Gergiev ahead of his concert with the Mariinsky Orchestra.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Malcolm Arnold

    Four Cornish Dances for orchestra, Op 91 (No 3)

    Performer: Hugh Bean. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Malcolm Arnold: Dances: Philharmonia, Thomson.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Claude Debussy

    Estampes for piano; no.3; Jardins sous la pluie

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Overture

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Symphony No. 4.
    • Mariinsky.
    • 1.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Dance of the Knights (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO Live.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.6, Romoe & Juliet Overture: Kirov Orchestra, Gergiev.
    • Philips.
    • 002.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    12 Studies Op.8 for piano; no.11 in B flat minor

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    13 Preludes Op.32 for piano; no.12 in G sharp minor

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    10 Preludes Op.23 for piano; no.7 in C minor

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Berlioz: La damnation de Faust.
    • Lso Live.
    • 3.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachiana brasileira No 5 (Aria)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Ensemble: Lynn Harrell & Instrumental Ensemble. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne: Kiri Te Kanawa.
    • Decca.
    • 14.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D major, Op 64 No 5, 'The Lark' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • BR Klassik.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351

    Conductor: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Richard Strauss

    Meinem Kinde, Op 37 No 3

    Singer: Karita Mattila. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Strauss: Orchestral Songs.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Helen Ostafew

    Requiem For Humanity; VIII Faith

    Performer: Dennis Vallenduuk. Choir: La Colombe. Conductor: Iassen Raykov.
    • La Colombe - Requiem For Humanity.
    • La Colombe.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 4 in B flat major, Op 60 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • The Beethoven Symphonies: Live from the Edinburgh Festival.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia in D Major, BWV 1045

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: Bernhard Forck.
    • J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 18.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Duetto in G major Wq150/h.598; Andante & Allegro

    Performer: Ashley Solomon. Performer: Bojan Čičić.
  • Johann Joachim Quantz

    Trio Sonata in E minor, QV 2:20; Affetuoso & Vivace

    Performer: Ashley Solomon. Performer: Bojan Čičić.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.
    • AVIE.
  • Eric Whitacre


    Ensemble: Youngstown State University Symphonic Wind Band. Conductor: Stephen Gage.
    • Naxos.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Je vais, d'un coeur aimant (Beatrice et Benedict)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict.
    • Lso Live.
    • 4.


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