In Tune - 27/05/2009 Royal Opera House and Xuefei Yang

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Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. Soprano Agneta Eichenholz, bass Michael Volle and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore join Sean to talk about Christof Loy's new production of Lulu by Alban Berg, at the Royal Opera House. The production opens on June 4, 2009 and is conducted by Antonio Pappano. Plus guitarist Xuefei Yang performing Beethoven in the studio ahead of her appearance at the 2009 Bath Music Festival. 17:03 GLUCK Air de Furies Les Talens Lyriques Christophe Rousset (director) VIRGIN 216574-2 Track 6 4:00 17:07 HUANG ZI Plum Blossoms in the Snow Xuefei Yang (guitar) EMI 206322-2 Track 19 2:06 17:10 BERG Lulu (Act 2, scene 1 ‘Sie glauben nicht, wie ich mich darauf freue’ & Kavatine: ‘Koenntest du dich fuer heute nachmittag nicht freimachen?’) Yvonne Minton (Grafin Geschwitz) Teresa Stratas ((Lulu) Franz Mazura (Dr. Schoen) Orchestre de l’Opera de Paris Pierre Boulez (conductor) DG 415 489-2 CD2, track 1 5:26 17:22 BERG Lulu (Act 3, scene 2 Nocturno - ‘Das ist der lezte Abend’) Yvonne Minton (Grafin Geschwitz) Teresa Stratas ((Lulu) Franz Mazura (Jack) Orchestre de l’Opera de Paris Pierre Boulez (conductor) DG 415 489-2 CD3 Track 14 4:01 17:30 PACIUS Ballad (Prinsessan av Cypern, Act 1) Agneta Eichenholz (Anemotis – mezzo-soprano) Tapiola Sinfonietta Ulf Soederblom (conductor) BIS CD 1340 Track 3 5:10 17:37 C. P. E. BACH Symphonie in G major, Wq.173 Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin HMC 901711 Track 13-15 8:09 17:45 PURCELL Thou knowest, Lord The Sixteen Harry Christophers (director) CORO COR16069 Track 14 3:52 17:50 SCHUMANN Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26: No.1 (Allegro) Piotre Anderszewski (piano) VIRGIN 267291-2 CD1, track 8 9:03 18:03 HAYDN Sinfonia in B major (Armida, Hob.1a:14) Haydn Sinfonietta Wien Manfred Huss (director) BIS CD 1818 CD2, track 6 5:17 18:09 SCHUMANN Der Knabe mit dem Wunderhorn, Op.30 No.1 (The boy with the magic horn) Simon Keenleyside (baritone) Graham Johnson (piano) HYPERION CDJ33102 Track 9 2:15 18:12 LIVE BACH 2 Minuets (Lute Suite in E major, BWV.1006) Xuefei Yang (guitar) 4:16 18:23 LIVE STEPHEN GOSS Blue Orchid (The Chinese Garden) Xuefei Yang (guitar) 2:56 18:30 LIVE GRANADOS, arr. XUEFEI YANG Selection of Valses (Valses Poeticos) Xuefei Yang (guitar) 4’17 18:36 SVENDSEN Karneval I Paris, Op.9 Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Ole Kristian Ruud (conductor) EMI 268161-2 CD2, track 1 12:29 18:50 ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers (Act 2: Rondo: Think of Your Country) Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano) Philharmonia Orchestra Brad Cohen (conductor) CHANDOS CHAN3160 Track 15 18:57: JOHANN STRAUSS, Sr. Kettenbruecke-Walzer, Op.4 Nos 1-3 Concerto Koeln ARCHIV 477 5420 Track 23 2:07