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Steven Osborne, Tesla Quartet, Harry Bicket

Sean Rafferty presents top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians. Live music comes from pianist Steven Osborne and the Tesla Quartet.

Steven Osborne performs live for us as he prepares for recitals at Leeds Piano festival held at LSO St Lukes on the 5th April as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow on the 12th and-13th April. We also hear from the Tesla Quartet ahead of their concert at Wigmore Hall on the 7th April, and conductor Harry Bicket joins us in the studio as he prepares to conduct the English Concert's rendition of Handel's Semele at the Barbican on the 5th April.

2 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Where'er you walk (Semele)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Handel/Gluck/Mozart: Heroes: Andreas Scholl.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Claude Debussy

    The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

    Ensemble: Tesla Quartet.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Viola Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G9: II. Allegro

    Performer: Alfonso Leal Del Ojo. Director: Harry Bicket. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • Dall'Abaco, Porpora, Marcello, Tartini & Telemann: Concertos.
    • Signum Classics.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Caro!... Bella! (Giulio Cesare)

    Singer: Rosemary Joshua. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Harry Bicket.
    • Handel Duets: The English Concert.
    • Chaconne.
    • 12.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 5 in B flat major, D 485 (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8: OAE, Sir Charles Mackerras.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 3.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Quartet no. 3 Op.94 for strings: ii) Ostinato

    Ensemble: Tesla Quartet.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quartet in F major Op.135 for strings; iii) Lento assai e cantante

    Ensemble: Tesla Quartet.
  • Edward Elgar

    Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands: On the Alm (Hoch Alp)

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Elgar: The Black Night; Scenes From The Bavarian Highlands.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 014.
  • Ferdinand Ries

    Flute Quartet No. 2 in G Major, WoO 35: IV. Allegro vivace

    Ensemble: Ardinghello Ensemble.
    • Ries: Flute Quartets, Vol. 2.
    • CPO.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova. Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina. Director: Ottavio Dantone.
    • Onyx.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    6 German Dances K.567 no.6 in C major

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche - suite, arr. for saxophone/clarinet & orch.....: Brazileira

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Performer: Andee Birkett. Performer: Zeynep Özsuca Rattle. Ensemble: Tippett Quartet.
    • Decca Classics.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 7 in E major (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
    • Bruckner: Symphony No. 7.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    5 Preludes for guitar, W. 419: I. Andantino expressivo in E minor

    Performer: Stéphane de Carvalho.
    • Cathédrales.
    • Paraty.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no. 30 in E major Op.109 for piano; i) Vivace, ma non

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no. 31 in A flat major Op.110 for piano; iii) Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga: allegro ma non troppo

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio & Allegro, Op. 70 (Orch. E. Ansermet)

    Performer: Markus Maskuniitty. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Schumann, Saint-Saëns & Glière: Works for Horn & Orchestra.
    • Ondine.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a (Arabian Dance)

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite: Philharmonia/Tilson Thomas.
    • CBS.
    • 5.


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