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Martin Simpson, Eric Lu

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music and arts news with live performance in the studio by folk musician Martin Simpson who speaks about his new album 'rooted'. And ahead of his Prom with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the pianist Eric Lu joins us in the studio.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia (Cantata No 29, 'Wir danken dir Gott, wir danken dir')

    Performer: Herman Stinders. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Robb Johnson

    More Than Enough

    Performer: Martin Simpson.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Queen Mab scherzo (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • DECCA.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor (4th mvt)

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen (Prelude; Hornpipe; Air; Rondeau; Overture)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Orchestra: Symphony of Harmony and Invention.
    • Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 1-5.
  • Martin Simpson

    Ken Small

  • Träd

    Joe Bowers

    Performer: Martin Simpson.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Dream of Gerontius: Prelude (concert version)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 77 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Echoes of Time: Lisa Batiashvili/Symphonieorchester des Beyerischen Rundfunks.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 3 (1st mvt - conclusion)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude No 15 in D flat major 'Raindrop'

    Performer: Eric Lu.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude No 4 in E minor

    Performer: Eric Lu.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aida (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • Verdi: Overtures and Preludes: Muti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 11.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Caro bell'idol moi, K 562; Corpo di Satanasso! (L'oca del Cairo, K 422)

    Performer: Sabine Devieilhe. Performer: Siobhan Stagg. Performer: Serena Malfi. Performer: Linard Vrielink. Performer: Nahuel di Pierro. Performer: John Chest. Ensemble: Ensemble Pygmalion. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon.
    • Libertà! Mozart & the opera.
    • Harmonia mundi.
    • 6.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo Op 117 No 1

    Performer: Eric Lu.
  • Claude Debussy

    Tarantelle styrienne

    Orchestrator: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.


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