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L'Arpeggiata, Jessica Duchen, Richard Watkins and Julius Drake

The innovative early music ensemble L'Arpeggiata join Tom Service to perform live in the studio. Novelist Jessica Duchen also visits to talk about her latest project, based on the music of Robert Schumann, and French horn player Richard Watkins plays live with pianist Julius Drake.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein


    Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Bernstein: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite, Slava!, CBS Music & A Bernstein Birth.
    • Naxos.
    • 201.
  • Nicola Matteis

    La dia spagnola

    Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata.
  • Trad.

    The Tailor and the Mouse

    Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Grande valse brillante, Op 18

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • Chopin - Complete Waltzes (Alice Sara Ott).
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 001.
  • Robert Schumann

    Langsam (2nd movement) from Violin Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Joshua Bell.
    • For the Love of Brahms.
    • SONY.
    • 004.
  • Aaron Copland

    Danzón cubano

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Aaron Copland: The World of Aaron Copland.
    • Decca.
    • 18.
  • John Playford


    Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata.
  • Trad.

    The Frog and the Mouse

    Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata.
  • John Playford

    Parson's farewell

    Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata.
  • Thomas Morley

    It was a lover and his lass

    Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata.
  • Clara Schumann

    Romance in F major, Op 21 No 2

    Performer: Jozef de Beenhouwer.
    • Complete Works for Piano.
    • Partridge.
    • 018.
  • Edward Gregson

    Horn Concerto (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Richard Watkins. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
    • Gregson: Dream Song etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 008.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Mendelssohn: Piano Trios, Opp. 49 & 66: Perlman : Ma : Ax.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D major, BWV 1050 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Jacques Zoon. Performer: Giuliano Carmignola. Performer: Ottavio Dantone. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart.
    • J.S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestra Mozart, Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Alexander Scriabin


    Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: Julius Drake.
  • Franz Strauss

    Nocturno, Op. 7

    Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: Julius Drake.
  • Fanny Hensel

    String Quartet in E flat major (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartets Op. 13 in A minor, Op. 80 in F minor:.
    • Virgin.
    • 8.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian) III. Scherzo

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
    • ONYX.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Reverie, Op 24

    Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: Julius Drake.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 31 in D major, K 297, 'Paris' (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Douglas Boyd. Orchestra: Musikkollegium Winterthur Orchestra.
    • W A Mozart, Clarinet Concerto: Fabio di Casola/Musikkollegium Winterthur/Boyd.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.


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