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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.

 

 


16th July

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  • Mozart: Symphony No. 6 in F, K43. The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Field: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.1/3, H8/3. Benjamin Frith, pno.
  • Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Capriccio diabolico (Homage to Paganini), Op.85. Andres Segovia, gtr.
  • Verdi: Don Carlos: Spuntato ecco il di. La Scala Chorus, Milan, La Scala Orch, Milan/Claudio Abbado.
  • Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov): Salammbo: Chorus of Priestesses. London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Claudio Abbado.
  • Dean: Komarov's fall. Berlin PO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasia on Russian Themes, Op.33. Nathan Milstein, vln., Unnamed Orch/Robert Irving.
  • Boieldieu: La Dame blanche: Chut, chut…D'ici voyez ce beau domaine. Magdalena Kozena, m-sop., Jean-Christophe Keck, ten., Mahler CO/Marc Minkowski.
  • Gounod: Cinq Mars: Nuit resplendissante. Magdalena Kozena, m-sop., Mahler CO/Marc Minkowski.
  • Rossini: Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra in C. Attilio Pecile, cl., Orch of the Angelicum Milan/Massimo Pradella.
  • Strauss Jnr: Die Gemuthlichen, Op.70, Waltz. CSSR State PO/Alfred Walter.
  • Suppe: Boccaccio: Florenz hat schoene Frauen. Julia Migenes, sop., Manfred Schmidt, ten., Cologne RSO/Curt Cremer.
  • Strauss R: Wiegenlied, Op.41/1. Placido Domingo, ten., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Jose Carreras, ten., Vienna Symphony, Gumpoldskirchner Children's Choir/Steven Mercurio.
  • Gurney: Sleep. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Malcolm Martineau, pno.

  • 9th July

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  • Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri - Cycle of seven Cantatas, BuxWV75, Upon the knees. Fretwork, Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Zelenka: Concerto a 8 in G, ZWV186. Collegium 1704/Vaclav Luks.
  • Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F, Op.75. Klaus Thunemann, bsn., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op.53. Dame Janet Baker, m-sop., London PO, John Alldis Choir/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Koehne: A Closed World of Fine Feeling. Timothy Kain, gtr.
  • Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky - Film Score. Eugenia Gorohovskaya, m-sop., St Petersburg Chamber Choir, St Petersburg PO, Chorus of St Petersburg Teleradio Co., St Petersburg Chorus Capella 'Lik'/Yuri Temirkanov. The Battle on the Ice Tracks 9-14
  • Schumann: Papillons, Op.2. Stephanie McCallum, pno.
  • Ravel: Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet. Geoffrey Collins, fte., Alice Giles, harp, Dean Newcomb, cl., Goldner String Quartet.
  • Finzi: Prelude for String Orchestra. Bournemouth SO/David Hill.
  • outro

  • 2nd July

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  • Lully: Les amants magnifiques. Agnes Mellon, sop., Isabelle Poulenard, sop., Michel Verschaeve, bass, Gilles Ragon, ten., Michel Laplenie, ten., Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Handel: Dixit Dominus. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Musiciens du Louvre, Musiciens du Louvre Choir/Marc Minkowski.
  • Mussorgsky (arr. Shostakovich): Songs and Dances of Death. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar., Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Rossini: Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture. LCP/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Ives: Set of Four Ragtime Dances. New England Orch/James Sinclair.
  • Falla (arr. Thomas): La Vida Breve: Spanish dance No.1. Brodsky Quartet.
  • Butterley: Lawrence Hargrave Flying Alone. Stephanie McCallum, pno.
  • Weber: Finale Clarinet quintet in B flat, Op.34. Eduard Brunner, cl., Hagen String Quartet.
  • Takemitsu: Dreamtime. Melbourne SO/Hiroyuki Iwaki.
  • Debussy: Prelude a l'Apres-midi d'un Faune. Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester.
  • outro

  • 25th June

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  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.6/6. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Schubert: Rondo in A, D.438. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Brandenburg Orch/Roy Goodman.
  • Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Ballet Pastorale. Philharmonia Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Verdi: Don Carlos: Per me giunto e il di supremo. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar., Rotterdam PO/Valery Gergiev.
  • Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa: O, Marija, Marija (Act.2). Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar., Rotterdam PO/Valery Gergiev.
  • Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Op.102. Daniel Barenboim, pno.
  • Boieldieu: Le calife de Bagdad: Overture. Munich Radio Orch/Kurt Redel.
  • Mozart: Adagio and Rondo in C, K617. Ensemble Vienna-Berlin.
  • Beach: Chanson d'amour. Emma Kirkby, sop., Charles Medlam, vlc., James Lisney, pno.
  • Beach: Romance. Paul Barritt, vln., James Lisney, pno.
  • Sibelius: Finlandia, Op.26. Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler.
  • Sondheim: A Little Night Music: Send in the Clowns. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, London SO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Tchaikovsky: Cradle song, Op.16/1. Roger Vignoles, pno., Inessa Galante, sop.

  • 18th June

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  • Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast, Suite, Op.51. New Zealand SO/Pietari Inkinen.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.40. Cristina Ortiz, pno., Stuttgart RSO/Moshe Atzmon.
  • Donizetti L'Elisir d'amore Rolando Villazon, ten, Ildar Abdrazakov, bass, Montreal Metropolitan Orch/Yannick Nezet-Seguin
  • Bizet Carmen Je suis Escamillo, Rolando Villazon, ten, Ildar Abdrazakov, bass, Montreal Metropolitan Orch/Yannick Nezet-Seguin
  • Arban: Carnival of Venice. Sergei Nakariakov, tpt., Alexander Markovich, pno.
  • Albinoni: Violin Concerto in F, Op.9/10. Tanja Becker-Bender, vln., European Chamber Soloists/Nicol Matt.
  • Benjamin: Cotillon. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Albeniz: Bajo la Palmera, Op.232/3. John Williams, gtr., Julian Bream, gtr.
  • Granados: Danzas Espanolas: Zambra, Op.37/11. John Williams, gtr., Julian Bream, gtr.
  • Lehar Paganini Girls were made to love and kiss, Stuart Burrows, ten, Nat Phil Orch/Robin Stapleton
  • Sieczynski Vienna, City of my dreams, Stuart Burrows, ten, Nat Phil Orch/Robin Stapleton
  • Faure (arr. Walden): Pavane, Op.50. Amy Dickson, sax., London Session Orch/Chris Walden.
  • Godard: Jocelyn - Angels Guard Thee. Leigh Harrold, pno., Greta Bradman, sop.

  • 11th June

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  • Boccherini: Nightwatch in Madrid, Op.30/6. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Handel: Zadok the Priest, HWV258. New College Choir, Oxford, King's Consort/Robert King.
  • Handel: My Heart is inditing, HWV261. New College Choir, Oxford, King's Consort/Robert King.
  • Walton (arr. McKie): Coronation march, Orb & Sceptre. Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Telemann: Concerto for trumpet, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in D. Crispian Steele-Perkins, tpt., Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon.
  • Beethoven: Violin Sonata in F, Op.24, 'Spring': Allegro. Duo Sol.
  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet, fantasy overture in B minor. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Janacek: String Quartet No.1 - Kreutzer. Flinders Quartet.
  • Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op.11. David Drury, org., Cantillation.
  • Strauss R: Gentle Song. Edita Gruberova, sop., Friedrich Haider, pno.
  • Holland: Nocturne. Dulcie Holland, pno.
  • outro

  • 4th June

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  • Delalande: Symphonies for the King's Supper. Musica Florea/Marek Stryncl.
  • Bach CPE: Cello Concerto in A, Wq.172. Anner Bylsma, vlc., OAE/Gustav Leonhardt.
  • Vaughan Williams (arr. Jacob): English Folk song suite. London SO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Debussy: Suite Bergamasque. John Chen, pno.
  • Strauss R: Three hymns, Op.71. Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Bartok: Transylvanian Dances Sz.96. Budapest Festival Orch/Ivan Fischer.
  • Stanhope: Air for oboe and cor anglais. Shefali Pryor, oboe, Alexandre Oguey, cor ang.
  • Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno., Baltimore SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Giovinazzo: The Ponar Forest. Michael Kieran Harvey, pno., Aaron Barnden, vln., Deborah Kayser, sop., Caerwen Martin, vlc.
  • Miriam Hyde: Andante Calmo. Robert Chamberlain, pno., Megan Stirling, fte., David Griffiths, cl.
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  • 28th May

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  • Beethoven: Wellington's Victory, Op.91. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Paganini: The Witches Dance Op.8. Salvatore Accardo, vln., London PO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Albeniz: Suite espagnola, Op.47/5: Asturias. Milos Karadaglic, gtr.
  • Schumann C: Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op.20. Micaela Gelius, pno.
  • Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody, Op.21/1. Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Haydn: Divertimento in F, Hob.XV:40. Beaux Arts Trio.
  • Wagner R: Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Was duftet doch der Flieder. Kurt Moll, bass, Munich Radio Orch/Kurt Eichhorn.
  • Wagner R: Tannhauser: O Furstin. Wolfgang Windgassen, ten.
  • Ketelbey: Suite Romantique. Czechoslovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Rodgers (arr. Bennett): Suite. Melbourne Youth Orch/Peter Bandy.
  • Traditional (arr. Kim): Cossack Lullaby. Aida Garifullina, sop., ORF SO/Cornelius Meister.

  • 21st May

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  • Gounod: Faust: Ballet Music. New Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K.511. Andras Schiff, pno.
  • Kabalevsky: The Comedians, Op.26. Moscow SO/Vasily Jelvakov.
  • Puccini: Turandot: Non Piangere Liu!. Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass, Monserrat Caballe, sop., London PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Glinka: A Life for the Tsar: Polonaise. Bolshoi Chorus, Bolshoi SO/Alexander Lazarev.
  • Blyth: 103.5 Intermezzo for Orchestra. Emerald Orch/Andrew Blyth.
  • Schubert (arr. Tognetti): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D810 - Death and the Maiden. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Sondheim: A Little Night Music: Send in the Clowns. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, London SO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Ketelbey: In the Moonlight. Czechoslovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Strauss Jnr: Vienna Blood: Gruess dich gut du liebes Nestor. Rene Kollo, ten., Ingeborg Hallstein, sop., Dagmar Koller, sop., Benno Kusche, bar., Graunke SO/Anton Paulik.
  • Traditional: Andalucia Cubana. Paco Pena, gtr.
  • Barrios: Caazapa - Aire Popular Paraguayo. Alan Rinehart, gtr.
  • Keiser: Fredegunda: Lasciami piangere. Joyce Di Donato, m-sop., Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis.
  • Shostakovich: Dances of the Dolls: Lyric Waltz. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Busoni: Berceuse from Elegien. Geoffrey Tozer, pno.