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Jeremy Denk, Calidore String Quartet and Aeham Ahmad

Sean Rafferty presents music from Jeremy Denk and the Calidore String Quartet. And we talk to Syrian-Palestinian pianist Ahmad Aeham about his memoir: The Pianist of Yarmouk.

Live music today comes from pianist Jeremy Denk ahead of recitals at Wigmore Hall and Perth later this week. We also hear from the Calidore String Quartet who take part in the Tetbury Chamber Music Festival which runs from the 22nd to the 24th March. And Syrian-Palestinian pianist Aeham Ahmad became known after he dragged his piano in to the rubble of the bombed out streets of his neighbourhood of Yarmouk near Damascus; he joins us in the studio ahead of the publishing of his memoir: The Pianist of Yarmouk.

2 hours

Music Played

  • William Babell

    Concerto in 7 parts for sixth flute and four violins Op3 no.1

    Performer: Maurice Steger. Orchestra: La Cetra.
  • William Byrd

    My Ladye Nevells Booke: No 26, A Voluntarie, for my Ladye Nevell

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Magic Flute: Act 2 duet 'Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno'

    Ensemble: Vienna Chamber Symphony Quintet.
    • Naxos.
  • Aeham Ahmad

    Abu the Waterman

    Performer: Aeham Ahmad.
  • Aeham Ahmad

    Yarmouk Misses You

    Performer: Aeham Ahmad.
  • John Sheppard

    Agnus Dei (Missa Cantate)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
    • CORO.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in B minor Op 119 No 1

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • Robert Schumann

    Fantasie in C major Op 17, first movement

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Why fum'th in fight (Archbishop Parker's Psalter)

    Ensemble: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.
  • Francesco Cavalli

    Ombra mai fu from 'Xerse' (1654)

    Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Ensemble: Ensemble Artaserse.
    • ERATO.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Alles fühlt der Liebe; Der Hölle Rache (The Magic Flute)

    Singer: Edita Gruberová. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Singer: Peter Keller. Orchestra: Philharmonia Zürich.
    • Teldec.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer, mov 1: De l'aube a midi sur la mer

    Conductor: Jaap van Zweden. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • Decca Gold.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quartet in E flat major Op 74 (Harp) for strings, Second mvt - Adagio ma non troppo

    Ensemble: Calidore String Quartet.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Quartet no 2 - first movement

    Ensemble: Calidore String Quartet.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quartet Op 131 - final movement (mov 7)

    Ensemble: Calidore String Quartet.


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