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Pavarotti, Passion, & American Folk

Katie Derham interviews Nicoletta Mantovani & BBC Cardiff Singer of the World winner Andrei Kymach, with performances from Xuefei Yang, Joo Yeon Sir, and The Brother Brothers.

Katie Derham presents highlights from In Tune, featuring interviews with Pavarotti’s widow Nicoletta Mantovani, BBC Cardiff Singer of the Year Winner Andrei Kymach. Performances include acclaimed classical guitarist Xuefei Yang; a spirited take on Rossini by violinist Joo Yeon Sir & pianist Irena Andrievsky; and twins Adam & David Moss, known as The Brother Brothers, play American folk.

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19 minutes

Music Played

  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Le Fille du regiment: Act 1; Pour mon âme, quel destin!

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • DECCA 483489).
    • CD1/Tr4.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Boheme: Act 1; Che gelida manina

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DECCA 4834890.
    • CD1/Tr2.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Cruda, funesta smania... La pietade in suo favorea

    Singer: Andrei Kymach. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Ariane Matiakh.
  • Niño Ricardo

    Zambra Mora

    Music Arranger: Juan Martín. Performer: Xuefei Yang.
  • Mario Castelnuovo‐Tedesco

    Concert Rhapsody on Rossini’s ‘Barber of Seville’

    Music Arranger: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Joo Yeon Sir. Performer: Irina Andrievsky.
  • David Moss


    Ensemble: The Brother Brothers.
  • Peter Rowan

    Angel Island

    Ensemble: The Brother Brothers.
  • Changjun Xu

    Sword Dance

    Performer: Xuefei Yang.