In Tune - 14/07/09 Elin Manahan Thomas, Ashley Wass and Alexander Zemtsov

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world, including Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas singing in the studio ahead of her performance at the Cheltenham Festival 2009. Plus a preview of a Wigmore Hall recital from chamber musicians Ashley Wass (piano), Alexander Zemtsov (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello) and Denitsa Laffchieva (clarinet). 17:03 HANDEL Samson (Let the bright seraphim) Elin Manahan Thomas [soprano] The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Harry Christophers [conductor] HELIODOR 4765970 Track 12 5’09 17:08 VERDI La Traviata (Prelude to Act I) BBC Philharmonic Sir Edward Downes CHAN 9696 Track 1 3’30 17:13 DVORAK Bagatelle Op 47 No 5 (for 2 violins, cello and harmonium) Josef SUK [violin] Miroslav AMBROS [violin] Jiri BARTA [cello] Jan SIMON [harmonium] SUPRAPHON SU 3976-2 Track 9 4’30 17:18 LIVE HAYDN Hunting the hare Elin Manahan Thomas [soprano] Chris Glyn [piano] 2'21 SEGUE 17:21 LIVE HAYDN The rising of the lark Elin Manahan Thomas [soprano] Chris Glyn [piano] 2'01 SEGUE 17:23 LIVE HAYDN Away to the oaken grove Elin Manahan Thomas [soprano] Chris Glyn [piano] 1’27 17:29 LIVE HAYDN Loathe to depart Elin Manahan Thomas [soprano] Chris Glyn [piano] 2.56 17:35 LIVE HAYDN Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) Elin Manahan Thomas [soprano] Chris Glyn piano] 2’47 17:38 BRITTEN Peter Grimes (Sunday Morning) Joan Cross [Ellen Orford] Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Reginald Goodall EMI 7 64727 2 CD 2 Track 19 & 20 3’38 17:51 WAGNER Tristan and Isolde (Liebestod) BBC Philharmonic Edward Downes CDR Track 1 7’30 18:03 MONTI Czárdás Christian Lindberg [trombone] Roland Pöntinen [piano] BIS CD 258 Track 4 4’30 18:08 WILLIAM HAWLEY Labbra vermiglie e belle Chanticleer Director: Joseph Jennings TELDEC 0927 48556 2 Track 11 4’24 18:12 LIVE SCHUMANN Marchenerzahlungen op 132 (1st movement) Ashley Wass [piano] Alexander Zemtsov [viola] Denitsa Laffchieva [clarinet] 2’41 18:20 LIVE BEETHOVEN Trio in Bb op 11 2nd movement Ashley Wass [piano] Alexander Chaushian [cello] Denitsa Laffchieva [clarinet] Approx 5' 20 18:30 LIVE MOZART Trio no 2 in Eb K 498 Kegelstatt (Minuet) Ashley Wass [piano] Alexander Zemtsov [viola] Denitsa Laffchieva[clarinet] 5' 50 18:37 HOLST St Paul’s Suite The St Paul Chamber Orchestra Christopher Hogwood DECCA 470 191-2 CD 2 Tracks 1-4 12’30 18:52 HANDEL-HALVORSEN Passacaflia Nigel Kennedy [Violin] and Lynn Harrell[cello] EMI 7243 5 56963 2 8 Track 5 6’56