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Wihan Quartet, Paul Merkelo, Joshua Bell

Sean Rafferty is joined by the Wihan Quartet, playing live in the studio, and by virtuoso trumpeter Paul Merkelo. The American violinist Joshua Bell also visits Sean to talk about the 60th anniversary of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields: he is Music Director of the London-based orchestra.

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Music Played

  • Josef Suk

    String Quartet No. 1 in B flat Op. 11; II. Intermezzo: Tempo di marcia

    Ensemble: Wihan Quartet.
  • Gideon Klein

    String Trio; I. Allegro

    Ensemble: Wihan Quartet.
  • Georg Frideric Handel

    Muzio Scevola, HWV 13, Act 3: "Spera, che tra le care gioie"

    Singer: Jakub Józef Orlinski. Conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev. Orchestra: Il Pomo d’Oro.
    • Erato.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: III. Presto

    Performer: Javier Perianes. Conductor: Josep Pons. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris.
    • Ravel: Concerto en sol, Le Tombeau de Couperin & Alborada del gracioso.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 110.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"; I. Andante - Con moto - Allegro

    Ensemble: Wihan Quartet.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 73 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Laura Samuel. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Michael Collins.
    • Weber: Clarinet Concertos etc.: Stirling/CLS/Collins.
    • Chandos.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Os Justi

    Ensemble: VOCES8.
    • A Choral Tapestry.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 101.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata A major, H.16.26

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI.
  • Trad.

    Christmas Eve Reel, Christmas in America, Old Christmas Eve

    Music Arranger: Jeannette Sorrell. Ensemble: Apollo’s Fire.
    • Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain.
    • Avie.
    • 001.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes Book 1; No. 8 La Fille aux cheveux de lin

    Performer: Paul Merkelo. Performer: Sergey Rybin.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D major, BWV 1050 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Henryk Szeryng. Performer: Jean‐Pierre Rampal. Performer: George Malcolm. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • J.S.Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos: Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 - III. Finale: Allegro energico

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Sony.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie espagnole; Habanera

    Performer: Paul Merkelo. Performer: Sergey Rybin.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Trumpet Concerto in E - iii Rondo

    Performer: Paul Merkelo. Orchestra: Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Marios Papadopoulous.
    • SONY.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Keyboard Suite No 3 in D minor, HWV 428 (Courante)

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.


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