In Tune - 16/11/2009 Jonathan Dove, Lara St John

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Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. Composer Jonathan Dove comes into the studio to talk about productions of his Far Theatricals of the Day and Swanhunter and Canadian violinist Lara St John performs ahead of her concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 17.02 HUMPERDINCK Hansel und Gretel (overture) Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Donald Runnicles (conductor) TELDEC 4509 94549 2 CD 1 Track 1 7’48 17.11 BRIDGE Norse Legend (Pieces for viola & piano) Eniko Magyar (viola) Tadashi Imai (piano) NAXOS 8 572407 Track 13 3’30 17.15 LIVE MUSIC DOVE Far theatricals of Day (4th movement: Talk not to me of summer trees) Claire Seaton (soprano) Richard Wilberforce (countertenor) Matthew Long (tenor) Philip Tebb (bass) Andrew Sutton (horn) 2’13 17:25 DOVE Swanhunter: Swansong (extract – “I see you, and you do not see me…) Soppy Hat (Nicholas Sharratt) Mother (Frances Bourne) Swan (Elizabeth Cragg) (soprano) The Swanhunter Ensemble Stuart Stratford (conductor) Recording by Opera North from a rehearsal 1’54 17:33 DOVE Bless the lord, o my soul Vasari Singers Jeremy Backhouse (conductor) Signum Classics SIGCD059 Track 1 5’09 17.40 SCHUBERT Impromptu in A flat, D.899 no.4 David Fray (piano) VIRGIN 694489 0 Track 11 8’26 17.49 VIVALDI Concerto in F minor ‘Winter’ RV 297 (Four Seasons) Lara St John (violin) Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra Eduardo Marturet (conductor) ANCALAGON ANC 134 Tracks 10-12 8’45 18.03 J. STRAUSS arr. van Brink Light as a feather polka Polkastra ANCALAGON ANC 135 Track 3 2’29 18.06 PREVIN Good morning midnight Renée Fleming (mezzo-sopano) Andre Previn (piano) DG 471 028 2 Track 10 2’22 18.10 LIVE MUSIC JS BACH Gigue (from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004) Lara St John (violin) 2’51 18.20 LIVE MUSIC PAGANINI Violin Concerto No.2 (extracts from 2nd & 3rd movements) Lara St John (violin) Martin Kennedy (piano) 5'49 18.33 LIVE MUSIC LISZT arr. St John/Kennedy Totentanz (short version) Lara St John (violin) Martin Kennedy (piano) 5'26 18.41 BRITTEN Calypso; Tell me the Truth about Love Christine Brewer (soprano) Roger Vignoles (piano) WIGMORE LIVE WHL 0022 Tracks 10 + 12 7’32 18.50 PURCELL Suite no.1 in G, Z.660 Richard Egarr (harpsichord) HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907428 Tracks 1-4 3’57 18.55 ARTHUR SOMERVILLE A voice by the cedar tree (from Maud) David Wilson-Johnson (baritone) David Owen Norris (piano) Helios CDH55089 Track 2 4’05