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


16th September

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: Aureliano in Palmira - Overture. Geneva CO/Michael Hofstetter.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Judas Maccabeus, excerpts. Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Trio Elegiaque No.1 in G Minor. Beaux Arts Trio .
  • Schubert, Franz (arr. Webern, Anton):Die schoene Muellerin, D795, Op.25/10: Tranenregen. Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.
  • Faure, Gabriel: Nocturne in A flat, Op.33/3. Kun Woo Paik, pno.
  • Faure, Gabriel: Impromptu No.2 in F minor, Op.31. Kun Woo Paik, pno.
  • Stravinsky, Igor: Scherzo fantastique, Op.3. Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.
  • Edwards, Ross: A Flight of Sunbirds. Bonnie Brown, pno., Louisa Breen, pno.
  • Ponce, Manuel Maria: Concerto of the South. Andres Segovia, gtr. Symphony of the Air/Enrique Jorda.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: The Wand of Youth suite, No.2, Op.1b. Ulster Orch/Bryden Thomson.

  • 9th September

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  • Lassus, Orlande de: Lamentations of Jeremiah. European Vocal Ensemble, La Chapelle Royale/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • INTRO
  • Boccherini, Luigi: Cello sonata in D. Julius Berger, vlc., Stefan Johannes Bleicher, org.
  • Purcell, Henry: Chaconne in G minor. Australian String Quartet .
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Rondo in A Minor, K.511. Andras Schiff, pno.
  • Crusell, Bernhard Henrik: Clarinet Quartet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 4. Thea King, cl. Members of Allegri String Quartet .
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Eugene Onegin, Op.24: Waltz. Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Debussy, Claude: Images for orchestra, No. 2 (Iberia). Detroit SO/Paul Paray.
  • Reger, Max: Three Pieces, Op.79d. David Bollard, pno., Graham Wood, vln.
  • Carr-Boyd, Ann: Suite Veronese. Nicholas Parle, hpschd.
  • Gershwin, George: Lullaby. Pro Arte Guitar Trio .
  • outro

  • 2nd September

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  • Gibbons: Jubilate. Simon Preston, org., King's College Choir Cambridge, Jacobean Consort of Viols/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Intro
  • Handel: Concerto a due cori No.3 in F, HWV.334. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Sanz: Clarines y Trompetas. Barry Mason, gtr.
  • Weber: Concert Piece in F minor, Op.79. Nikolai Demidenko, pno., Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Sutherland: Clarinet Sonata. Deborah de Graaff, cl., Peter Sagar, pno.
  • Chausson: Poeme, Op.25. Gidon Kremer, vln., London SO/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Reger: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven, Op.86. London PO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Beach: Rendezvous. Emma Kirkby, sop., Paul Barritt, vln., James Lisney, pno.
  • Gershwin: Two Waltzes. John Martin, pno.
  • Wolf: Kennst du das Land? Mignon's Song. Amir Farid, pno., Siobhan Stagg, sop.
  • outro

  • 26th August

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  • Rossini: Edoardo e Cristina, Overture. Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Schumann: Adagio & Allegro in A flat, Op.70. Martha Argerich, pno., Mischa Maisky, vlc.
  • Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op.48/1. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.5: Adagietto. Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite. Stonnington SO/Brett Kelly.
  • Bizet: The Pearl Fishers: A cette voix....je crois entendre encore. Rolando Villazon, ten., Munich Radio Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Traditional: Farruca: Huajara. John Williams, gtr., Paco Pena, gtr., Inti-Illimani.
  • Mozart: Regina coeli K.108 (74d). Emma Kirkby, sop., AAM, Academy of Ancient Music Chorus, Westminster Cathedral Boys' Choir/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Beethoven: Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80. Evgeny Kissin, pno.
  • Holland: The scattering of the leaves. Tessa Birnie, pno.
  • Holland: Nocturne. Dulcie Holland, pno.
  • Sibelius: Piano Quartet in G minor, JS158. Jaakko Kuusisto, vln., Folke Grasbeck, pno., Taneli Turunen, vlc., Harri Viitanen, harmonium.

  • 19th August

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  • Beethoven: Egmont, Op.84: Overture. Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3, 5, 10, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21.. North German RSO/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Dvorak: Czech Suite, Op.39, B93. North German RSO/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Albeniz: Sonata for piano L'Automne (valse). Albert Guinovart, pno.
  • Kelly: Elegy for Strings, 'In Memorium Rupert Brooke'. Jun Yi Ma, vln., Tasmanian SO/Johannes Fritzsch.
  • Edwards: Veni Creator Spiritus: Ritmico. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Shostakovich: Moscow-Cheryomushki, Op. 105. Philadelphia Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Traditional: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/Ride Up in the Chariot. Kathleen Battle, sop., Unnamed Orch, Unnamed Choir/James Levine.
  • Traditional: There Is a Balm in Gilead. Jessye Norman, sop., Kathleen Battle, sop., Unnamed Orch/James Levine.

  • 12th August

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  • intro
  • Bach JC: Oboe Quartet in B flat. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Massimo Paris, vla., Antonio Salvatore, vln., Vito Paternoster, vlc.
  • Haydn: O coelitum beati, Hob.XXIIIa:G9. Ann Monoyios, sop., Geoffrey Lancaster, org., Mathias Ritter, sop., Jonas Will, alto, Daniel Ruller, ten., Tafelmusik, Tolz Boys' Choir/Bruno Weil.
  • Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G minor. Christian Tetzlaff, vln., Leif Ove Andsnes, pno.
  • Ginastera: String Quartet No.1, Op.20. Simon Bolivar String Quartet.
  • Mahler: Ruckert Lieder. Janet Baker, contr., New Philharmonia Orch/Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Takemitsu: Uninterrupted Rests. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Vine: Piano Trio 'The Village'. Benaud Trio.
  • Elgar: In Moonlight. Natalie Clein, vlc., Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Theodorakis: Three Epitafios. John Williams, gtr.
  • outro

  • 5th August

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  • Potter: Variations on a popular tune. National SO of Ireland /Robert Houlihan.
  • Vaughan Williams: The Solent. RLPO /Paul Daniel.
  • Bartok: Romanian folk dances. Avi Avital, mandolin, Kammerakademie Potsdam.
  • Ohguri: Legend for orchestra. Osaka PO /Tatsuya Shimono.
  • Lundvik: Nocturnes. The Resonants /Helen Swan.
  • Brian: Overture - For Valour. Chorus and Orch of English National Opera /Martyn Brabbins.
  • Proch: Homesick for Switzerland; The Captive Nightingale. Elena Xanthoudakis, sop, Jason Xanthoudakis, cl, Clemens Leske, pno.
  • Hadley, Arr Vaughan Williams: Part 1, Cantata - Fen and Flood. Mary Bevan, sop, Leigh Melrose, bar, Joyful Company of Singers, Bournemouth SO /Paul Daniel.
  • Villa Lobos: No.4, from Five Preludes for Guitar. John Williams, gtr.
  • Greenaway: Feud Suite. Louise Page, sop, narrator, Sally Greenaway, pno, String Quintet.
  • Taki, Arr Tien: Moonlight over the deserted castle. Adrian Tien, carilloneur.
  • Cobb, Rachmaninov: Russian Rag. Russ Conway, pno.

  • 29th July

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  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite. Concertgebouw Orch, Amsterdam/Bernard Haitink.
  • intro
  • Holst: Ode to Death, Op. 38 (H144). City of London Sinfonia, London Symphony Chorus/Richard Hickox.
  • Elgar: Cello concerto in E minor, Op.85 - Adagio - Moderato. Li-Wei Qin, vlc., Adelaide SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Bax: Tintagel. Ulster Orch/Bryden Thomson.
  • Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit (The ox on the roof), Op.58. London SO/Antal Dorati.
  • Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata. Leslie Howard, pno., Paul Coletti, vla.
  • Turina (arr. Kain): 2nd Dance from Danzas fantasticas, Op.22. Guitar Trek.
  • Villa-Lobos: Symphony No.4 "To Victoria". Sao Paulo SO/Isaac Karabtchevsky.
  • Strauss R: Die Frau ohne Schatten. Placido Domingo, ten., Hildegard Behrens, sop., Sumi Jo, sop., Robert Gambill, ten., Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone, Elzbieta Ardam, m-sop., Albert Dohmen, bar., Julia Varady, sop., Eva Lind, sop., Reinhild Runkel, m-sop., Vienna PO, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Boys' Choir/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Agnew: Dance of the Wild Men. Larry Sitsky, pno.
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite. Concertgebouw Orch, Amsterdam/Bernard Haitink.
  • outro

  • 22nd July

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  • Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, RV.565. Edvard Skerjanc, Eleonora Turovsky, vlns., Alain Aubut, vlc., I Musici de Montreal/Yuli Turovsky.
  • Puccini: Madam Butterfly: Love Duet. Mirella Freni, sop., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Mercury (arr. Buc): Bohemian Rhapsody. Benaud Trio.
  • Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast Suite, Op.51. Helsinki PO/Leif Segerstam.
  • Rachmaninov: Elegy in E flat minor, Op.3/1 Prelude in B flat, Op.23/2. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Rodrigo: Palillos y Panderetas. Castile and Leon SO/Max Bragado Darman.
  • Schubert: Night Song in the Forest, D.913. BBC Singers, Members of City of London Sinfonia/Jane Glover.
  • Brumby: Borromeo Suite. Gerhard Mallon, fte., Julian Byzantine, gtr.
  • Beach: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.150. Trio Anima Mundi.
  • Bottesini: Grand Duo concertante for Violin & Double Bass. Joshua Bell, vln., Edgar Meyer, db., Saint Paul CO/Hugh Wolff.
  • Grieg: Ave Maris Stella. Ansan City Choir/Lawrence Kaptein.