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David Bintley’s Birmingham

In the first of a new series of the programme Katie Derham meets David Bintley whose remarkable time as Artistic Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet comes to end this summer.

In the first of a new series of the programme, Katie Derham meets David Bintley whose remarkable time as Artistic Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet comes to an end this summer after 24 years. Katie looks back on David's time with BRB and features music from his distinctive body of work for the company, such as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Still Life at the Penguin Café, Far From The Madding Crowd, and Edward II.
The programme also grabs an overview of Birmingham's thriving rich and varied dance culture, as featured in the BBC's recent "Dance Passion" week.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 6 Apr 2019 15:00

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cinderella, Act 1 (Cinderella's Departure for the Ball)

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Arthur Bliss

    Checkmate (Dance of the Four Knights)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • NAXOS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Nutcracker (Final Waltz and Apotheosis)

    Conductor: Mark Ermler. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Venkat Chalan

    Govinda Ninna

    Performer: Malathi Iyengar. Performer: Gurumurthy G. Performer: Nandakumar Unnikrishnan. Performer: N.R. Venkatachalan.
    • Bharatanatyam - 1 (Prayer Songs and Dance instruction).
    • MYTHILI.
    • 8.
  • Annie Mahtani

    5 Soldiers (extract)

    Performer: Annie Mahtani.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat Mater - Quando corpus morietur (excerpt)

    Singer: Barbara Bonney. Singer: Andreas Scholl. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
    • SONY CLASSICAL SK60277.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Soldier's Tale (Introduction)

    Narrator: Jeremy Irons. Ensemble: Columbia Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Soldier's Tale (The Devil's Dance)

    Narrator: Jeremy Irons. Ensemble: Columbia Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 13.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes Book 1, No 12 "Minstrels"

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
  • Simon Jeffes

    "Still Life" at the Penguin Cafe (Air a dancer)

    Conductor: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Decca.
  • Paul Reade

    Far From the Madding Crowd, Act 1 (Hiring Fair)

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Paul Murphy.
    • Black Box.
  • Paul Reade

    Far From the Madding Crowd, Act 1 (Bathsheba and Troy's: Swordplay pas de deux)

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Paul Murphy.
    • Black Box.
  • John McCabe

    Edward II (The Grim Reaper and Civil War)

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • HYPERION : CDA 67135/6.
    • HYPERION.
    • 14.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cinderella, Act 3 (Amoroso)

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Glenn Buhr

    Beauty and the Beast (extract)

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

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