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Fiona Talkington introduces Tristan and Isolde, retold in Julian Joseph's oratorio with a contemporary, multicultural backdrop to a libretto by Mike Phillips. Featuring the BBCCO.

With Fiona Talkington. Showcasing two composers as part of ‘1 in 5’, the BBC's focus on disability this month: Edward German, who was visually impaired at the end of his life, and Delius, who was both blind and paralysed.

But first, another chance to hear the Tristan and Isolde story, re-told with a contemporary, multi-cultural backdrop by Julian Joseph to a libretto by Mike Phillips. In this oratorio for modern times Isolde longs to escape to the Transylvanian countryside, where she meets Tristan and falls in love. What she doesn't realise at first is that she has met Tristan before when he was part of a street gang in London and she tended his injury. Tristan also harbours a dark secret concerning Isolde's former fiancee.

Julian Joseph Tristan and Isolde
Carleen Anderson – Isolde
Ken Papenfus – Tristan
Christine Tobin – Iuliana/Brigid
Cleveland Watkiss – Vasile
Renato Paris – Marko

Julian Joseph Trio - Julian Joseph (piano), Jerry Brown (kit), Mark Hodgson (bass)
Members of the Julian Joseph All Star Big Band
BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Clark Rundell

16.05
Delius Double Concerto
Phillipe Graffin (violin)
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor David Lloyd-Jones

16.25
Edward German Romeo and Juliet incidental music
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Wilson

16.35
Doreen Carwithen East Anglia Holiday
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland

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Music Played

  • Julian Joseph

    Tristan and Isolde

    Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer: Julian Joseph. Conductor: Clark Rundell. Ensemble: Julian Joseph Trio. Ensemble: Julian Joseph All Star Big Band. Singer: Carleen Anderson. Singer: Ken Papenfus. Singer: Christine Tobin. Singer: Cleveland Watkiss. Singer: Renato Paris.
  • Frederick Delius

    Double Concerto for violin and viola

    Performer: Philippe Graffin. Performer: Sarah-Jane Bradley. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Frederick Delius HIAWATHA, TONE-POEM FOR ORCHESTRA.
    • Dutton.
    • 8-10.
  • Edward German

    Romeo and Juliet incidental music

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Edward German HENRY VIII INCIDENTAL MUSIC AND DANCES.
    • Dutton.
    • 15.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    East Anglian Holiday

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • Doreen Carwithen: Film Music.
    • Dutton.
    • 6.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Musique pour faire plaisir

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Levon Parikian.

Broadcast

  • Thu 12 Nov 2020 14:00