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A journey around the world of fine music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century: sometimes relaxing, sometimes stimulating, always enjoyable.

 

 

Mariese Shallard

Matthew Toulmin


14th January

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  • Intro "A Journey through Scandanavia"
  • Kraus: Symphony in C, 'Violin obligato', VB 138. Urban Svensson, vln., Swedish CO/Petter Sundkvist.
  • Stenhammar: Two sentimental romances, Op.28. Ulf Wallin, vln., Malmo SO/Paavo Jarvi.
  • Halvorsen: Passacaglia in G minor, after Handel's Keyboard Suite, HWV432. Emma-Jane Murphy, vlc., Natsuko Yoshimoto, vln.
  • Grieg: Peer Gynt - Suite No. 1, Op.46. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Nielsen: Humoresque Bagatelles, FS22. Leif Ove Andsnes, pno.
  • Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus, Op.61 (Concerto for Birds & Orch.). Royal Scottish NO/Hannu Lintu.
  • Gade: Five Songs, Op.13. Danish National Radio Choir.
  • Kuhlau: Piano Sonatina in C, Op.55/1. Jeno Jando, pno.
  • Sibelius: Andante festivo, JS 34a. Lahti SO/Osmo Vanska.
  • outro

  • 7th January

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  • Docker: Tabarinage. Warner: Scrub, brothers, scrub ! Jacob: Cradl;e song. RTE Concert Orch/Ernest Tomlinson.
  • Henry VIII: Pastime with good company; Anon, 15th Cent: Hey trolly lolly lo. Oxford Camerata /Jeremy Summerly.
  • Sanz: Suite Espanol; Albeniz: Asturias Leyenda, from Suite Espanola. Gareth Koch, gtr.
  • Stradella: Sonata in D for tpt and strings. Jurgen Schuster, tpt, Cologne CO /Helmut Muller-Bruhl.
  • Strauss, Josef: Frauenherz Polka, Op.166; Flora - Polka Masur. Budapest Strauss Ens /Istvan Bogar.
  • Tchaikovsky: Morning Prayer, from Album for the Young, Op.39, No.1; Waltz Op.40, No.9. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky: Sad song; Song without words. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Holland: Sonata. Asmira Woodward-Page, vln, Scott Davie, pno.
  • Strozzi: L'Eraclito amoroso. Jane Edwards, sop, Erin Helyard, hpschd, Marshall McGuire, hp.
  • Cornysh: Blow thy horn, hunter; Ah Robin, gentle Robin; Farmer: Fair Phyllis. Oxford Camerata /Jeremy Summerly.
  • Part: Fratres. Sylke Schwab, sop., Beate Thiemann, sop., Rene Voskuler, ten., Uta Damm-Kuhner, alto, Thomas Kober, ten., Michael Timm, bass, Berlin Philharmonic Cellists/Simon Halsey.
  • Brubeck: Dream dust/Hold fast to dreams. John de Haan, ten., Cliff Jackson, pno.
  • Rodrigo: Zapateado, from 3 Spanish pieces. Julian Bream, gtr.
  • Torch: Shortcake Walk. BBC Concert Orch/Barry Wordsworth.

  • 31st December

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  • Lumbye: Champagne Galop. Danish RSO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
  • Intro
  • Anonymous: Nao tragais borzeguis pretos. Siobhan Stagg, sop., La Compania/Danny Lucin.
  • Anonymous: Folia: Rodrigo Martinez. Jordi Savall, viola da gamba, Arianna Savall, harp, Rolf Lislevand, gtr., Michael Behringer, org., Adela Gonzalez, casabeles.
  • Anonymous: A Florentine Dance Suite. La Compania/Danny Lucin.
  • Boccherini (arr. Kain): Introduction and fandango. Guitar Trek.
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat, Hob VIIe:1. Geoffrey Payne, tpt., Melbourne SO/Michael Halasz.
  • Strauss Jnr: Blue Danube Waltz, Op.314. Queensland Orch/Ola Rudner.
  • Piazzolla: Libertango. Benjamin Martin, pno., Richard Tognetti, vln., James Crabb, accordion, George Vassilev, gtr., Maxime Bibeau, db.
  • Veress: Four Transylvanian Dances. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Bernstein: Wonderful Town. Thomas Hampson, bar., Kim Criswell, sop., Audra McDonald, voc., Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Lehar (arr. Gamley): Paganini - Love live forever. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Strauss Jnr: Champagne Polka, Op.211. Vienna PO/Riccardo Muti.
  • Bizet: (reserve) Carmen: Habanera. Julia Migenes, sop., Radio France Chorus, NO of France /Lorin Maazel.
  • Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.1. RCO/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Simons: Peanut Vendor. Louis Armstrong, vocal & trumpet.
  • Traditional: Auld Lang Syne. Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians/Guy Lombardo.
  • outro

  • 24th December

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  • intro
  • Charpentier: Christmas oratorio, H.416: Nuit. Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No. 6, BWV248. Robert Holl, bass, Peter Schreier, ten., Helen Donath, sop., Marjana Lipovsek, m-sop., Andrea Ihle, sop., Eberhard Buchner, ten., Leipzig Radio Choir, Staatskapelle Dresden, Trompetenensemble Ludwig Guettler/Peter Schreier.
  • Schultz: Barcarole. Antony Gray, pno.
  • Praetorius (arr. Praetorius): Behold a Rose is Blooming; En natus est Emanuel; In dulci jubilo. Richard Wistreich, bass, Robin Jeffrey, lute, York Waits.
  • Schutz: Hodie Christus natus est, SWV315. Pro Cantione Antiqua, London Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble/Edgar Fleet.
  • Faure: Christmas, Op.43/1. John Mark Ainsley, ten., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Poulenc: Four Motets for Christmas. Robert Shaw Festival Singers/Robert Shaw.
  • Stokowski: Traditional Slavic Christmas Music. Bournemouth SO/Jose Serebrier.
  • Tchaikovsky (arr. Gamley): Decembre: Noel from The Seasons, Op.37b. London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Traditional: Gaudete. Gondwana Voices, Sydney Children's Choir/Lyn Williams.
  • Rutter: Shepherd's Pipe Carol. City of London Sinfonia, Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • James (arr. Pearce): Carol Of The Birds. Australian Youth Orch/Graham Abbott.
  • Saint-Saens: Une nuit a Lisbonne, Op.63: Barcarolle. Paris Orchl Ensemble/Jean-Jacques Kantorow.
  • Finzi: In terra pax, Op.39. Jane Manning, sop., John Noble, bar., John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Ives: (Edie's) Christmas Carol. Eric Trudel, pno., Matthew Plenk, ten.
  • Howard: Yuletide Pastoral, Op.33a. Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Anderson (in case) Sleigh Ride. Melbourne SO/Paul Mann.
  • outro

  • 17th December

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  • Respighi: Pines of Rome. St Cecilia Academy Orch/Antonio Pappano.
  • Hertel: Trumpet Concerto in D. Hakan Hardenberger, tpt., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34. London SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Granados: Danzas Espanolas: Andaluza, Op.37/5. John Williams, gtr.
  • Myers: The Deer Hunter: Cavatina. John Williams, gtr.
  • Field: Piano Sonata in A, Op.1/2, H8/2. Miceal O'Rourke, pno.
  • Bruch: Adagio on Celtic Themes, Op.56. Ofra Harnoy, vlc., London PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 67, Hold in remembrance Jesus Christ. Kurt Equiluz, ten., Paul Esswood, alto, Max van Egmond, bass, Leonhardt Consort, Hanover Boys' Choir, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Gustav Leonhardt.
  • Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in D, Op.109. James Kreger, vlc., Gerald Robbins, pno.
  • De Curtis: A Voice in the Night. Accordone.
  • Lauro: Four Venezuelan Waltzes. Craig Ogden, gtr.
  • Albeniz: Berceuse. Duo Horreaux-Trehard.

  • 10th December

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  • intro
  • Scarlatti A: Nisi Dominus. Susanne Ryden, sop., Ryland Angel, alto., Philharmonia Baroque Orch, Philharmonia Chorale/Nicholas McGegan.
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in F sharp minor, Hob.XV:26. Christophe Coin, vlc., Patrick Cohen, pno., Erich Hobarth, vln.
  • Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62. Qin Li-Wei, vlc., Melbourne SO/David Stanhope.
  • Haas: Seven Songs in Folk Style. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Bengt Forsberg, pno.
  • Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op.56a, "St. Anthony Chorale". London PO/Marin Alsop.
  • Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.2, Op.61. Chantal Juillet, vln., Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Koehne: The Persistence of Memory. David Nuttall, oboe, Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Barber: Adagio for strings, Op.11. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • outro

  • 3rd December

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  • intro "To Summer!"
  • Vivaldi: Four seasons, Concerto in G minor, RV315, Summer. Pinchas Zukerman, vln., Israel PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Prokofiev: Summer Day, Op.65b. New London Orch/Ronald Corp.
  • Alfven: Swedish Rhapsody No.1, 'Midsummer Vigil', Op.19. Swedish RSO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Hill: Come Again Summer. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Delius: In a Summer Garden. Welsh National Opera Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • De Curtis: Come back to Sorrento. Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Rome Opera House Orch, Florence May Festival Orch/Zubin Mehta.
  • Webern: Im Summerwind. Chicago SO/Bernard Haitink.
  • Ichiyanagi: Flowers Blooming in Summer. Alice Giles, harp, Arnan Wiesel, pno.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Varga): Flight of the Bumble Bee. Yale Cellos/Aldo Parisot.
  • Carr-Boyd: Balmoral Beach Rag. John Martin, pno., John Clarke, cornet.
  • Bennett: Summer Music. Kenneth Smith, fte.
  • Britten: The Last Rose of Summer. Steve Davislim, ten., Simone Young, pno.
  • outro

  • 26th November

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  • Hummel: Introduction, theme & variations in F, Op.102. Ernest Rombout, oboe, Concertgebouw CO.
  • Rodrigo: Invocacion y Danza. Pablo Sainz Villegas, gtr.
  • Bottesini: Fantasia on 'Beatrice di Tenda'. Thomas Martin, db., Anthony Halstead, pno.
  • Weill (arr. Bennett): Lady in the Dark - Symphonic Nocturne. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Balakirev: Nocturne No.2 in B minor. Danny Driver, pno.
  • Schumann: Adagio & Allegro in A flat, Op.70. James Sommerville, horn, Rena Sharon, pno.
  • Falla: La Vida Breve: Interlude & Dance. Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner.
  • Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades: Stay, I beg you. Zurab Sotkilava, ten., Zoya Smolyaninova, sop., Bolshoi Theatre Orch/Andrei Tchistyakov.
  • Rodrigo (arr. Romero): Sones en La Giralda. Pepe Romero, gtr., Denis Vigay, vlc., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Handel: Alceste - Gentle Morpheus. Emma Kirkby, sop., AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Weill: Lost in the Stars: Lost in the Stars. Lotte Lenya, sop., Studio Orch/Maurice Levine.
  • Traditional (arr. Hazell): Lullabye. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Welsh National Opera Orch/Gareth Jones.

  • 19th November

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  • Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock, D.965. Elly Ameling, sop., Joerg Demus, pno., Hans Deinzer, cl.
  • Mozart: Serenade No. 6 in D, K.239 "Serenata Notturna". Oldrich Vlcek, vln., Milan Kohout, vln., Svatopluk Vohanka, db., Prague CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Waxman: Carmen Fantasy. Jascha Heifetz, vln., RCA Victor Orch/Donald Voorhees.
  • Liszt: Piano concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124. Wilhelm Kempff, pno., London SO/Anatole Fistoulari.
  • Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op.81. Berlin PO/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Sullivan: Iolanthe Overture. Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Paganini: Variations on a theme by Paisiello. Eliot Fisk, gtr.
  • Vives: Dona Francisquita: por el humo se sabe donde esta el fuego. Jose Carreras, ten., English CO/Antoni Ros Marba.
  • Guridi: El caserio: Romanzia. Jose Carreras, ten., English CO/Antoni Ros Marba.
  • Ketelbey: In the Moonlight. Philharmonia Orch/John Lanchbery.
  • Rachmaninov: Prelude in G, Op.32/5 from the ballet 'At the Edge of Night'. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Bartok: An Evening in the Village. Robert Chamberlain, pno., Philip Miechel, cl.
  • Hyde: Lullaby. David Miller, pno., Wendy Dixon, sop.