In Tune - 26/05/2009 ENO and Navarra String Quartet

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. The Navarra String Quartet perform in the studio ahead of their Haydn Celebration concerts. The quartet's debut CD and concerts, built around Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, are to be illustrated by Australian artist Jamie Boyd. Plus English National Opera's production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, first seen at 2008's Aix-en-Provence Festival. Sean talks to director Elaine Tyler Hall about her staging of the opera in London and mezzo-soprano Fiona Murphy (Dorabella) and tenor Thomas Glenn (Ferrando) perform in the studio. 17:03 DEBUSSY Preludes Book 2 (Feux d’artifice) Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano) DG 427 391-2 T 12 4’30 17:07 POULENC Gloria Dei (Domine Deus, Agnus) Jessica Rivera (soprano) Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Bernard Haitink (conductor) CSO ReSound CSOR 901 908 T 5 6’08 17:15 LIVE HAYDN Introduction: Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross Navarra Quartet 6’33 17:25 LIVE HAYDN Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Word 7: Father into my Hands I commend my spirit) NB Exposition only Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross Navarra Quartet 2’33 17:32 LIVE RAVEL String Quartet (1st Movement) Navarra Quartet 7:58 17:41 JOHANN SAMUEL SCHROTER Piano Sonata in Op 1 No Luigi Gerosa (piano) Dynamic CDS 602 Ts 14-16 8’26 17:50 RAVEL Cinq melodies populaires grecques Gerald Finley (baritone) Julius Drake (piano) Hyperion CDA 67728 Ts 20-24 7’50 18:03 SCRIABIN Fantaisie in B minor, Op. 28 Xiayin Wang (piano) Naxos 8.570412 T 4 9’30” 18:13:10 LIVE MOZART Cosi fan Tutte (Act 1 No 11 Get away from me……) Fiona Murphy (mezzo-soprano) Dorabella Martin Fitzpatrick (piano) 3’01 18:22 LIVE MOZART Cosi fan Tutte (Act 1No 17 -The Love of an Angel) Thomas Glenn (tenor) Ferrando Martin Fitzpatrick (piano) 4’23 18:31 MOZART Cosi Fan Tutte (Finale Act 2 Happy is the Man…) Janice Watson (Fiordiligi) Diana Montague (Dorabella) Toby Spence (Ferrando) Christopher Maltman (Guglielmo) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Sir Charles Mackerras Chandos CHAN 3152 CD 3 T16 1’33 18:34 JANACEK Violin Concerto Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Philharmonia Orchestra Libor Pesek Virgin Classics VC 759076 2 T 7 11’54 18:48 PURCELL Sonata No 10 in D major Retrospect Trio Matthew Halls organ Linn CKD 332 Ts 44-48 5’47 18:54 ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers (Cavatina: Fate is cruel) Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano) : Isabella Geoffrey Mitchell Choir Philharmonia Orchestra Brad Cohen Chandos CHAN 3160 T 4 4’43”