Monday 19 February 2018 1:00PM

Ashley Riches bass-baritone; Joseph Middleton piano

A Musical Zoo


  • Ashley Riches bass-baritone is a member of Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme
  • Joseph Middleton piano

Animal life in all its glory takes centre stage in Ashley Riches’s lunchtime programme. The British bass-baritone highlights the humour of the natural world with Ogden Nash’s Musical Zoo by Vernon Duke, composer of scores for Broadway and the Ballets Russes.

  • BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Die Forelle D550
        • Die Vögel D691
        • Der Alpenjäger D588
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
        • Le papillon et la fleur Op. 1 No. 1
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
        • La coccinelle
  • Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
        • La mort de la cigale
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Histoires naturelles
  • Vernon Duke (1903-1969)
        • Ogden Nash's Musical Zoo

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