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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


13th May

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  • intro
  • Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op.7/5. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Iona Brown.
  • Dufay: Nuper Rosarum Flores. Huelgas Ensemble/Paul van Nevel.
  • Gibbons: O clap your hands. The Sarum Consort/Andrew Mackay.
  • Paganini (arr. Busoni): La campanella. Isador Goodman, pno.
  • Myaskovsky: Symphony No.21 in F sharp minor, Op.51. New Philharmonia Orch/David Measham.
  • Weber: Piano concerto No.1 in C, Op.11. Nikolai Demidenko, pno., Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude No.1. Craig Ogden, gtr.
  • Lovelock: Trumpet Concerto. Geoffrey Payne, tpt., Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Koyama: Kobiki-Uta for Orchestra. Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony/Ryuske Numajiri.
  • Greenbaum: New Roads, Old Destinations. John Martin, pno.
  • Schubert: Du bist die Ruh', D776. Amir Farid, pno., Siobhan Stagg, sop.
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  • 6th May

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  • Titov: The Angel Cried Out. Chanticleer.
  • Intro
  • Bortniansky: With my voice I cried out to the Lord. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier.
  • Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor, overture. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C, Op. 119. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Catherine Hewgill, vlc.
  • Borodin: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances, excerpts. Swiss Romande Orch, Lausanne Youth Chorus, Lausanne Rado Chorus/Ernest Ansermet.
  • Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov): Night on Bald Mountain. Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrouchka. Evgeny Kissin, pno.
  • Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two), Op.16. Queensland SO/Vladimir Verbitsky.
  • Rachmaninov: Etude-Tableau in C minor, Op.39/1. Etude-Tableau in A minor, Op.39/2 Etude-Tableau in E flat minor, Op.39/5 Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Rachmaninov: . Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Rachmaninov: . Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Liadov: Ballade in D minor, Op.21b. Slovak PO/Stephen Gunzenhauser.
  • outro

  • 29th April

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  • Rossini: Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Vivaldi: In furore iustissimae irae, RV626. Carla Huhtanen, sop., Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon.
  • Liszt: Transcendental Studies, S139: Harmonies du soir. Nelson Freire, pno.
  • Britten: Four sea interludes from Peter Grimes, Op.33a. ROHO/Benjamin Britten.
  • Wieniawski: Polonaise brillante No.2 in A, Op.21. Maxim Vengerov, vln., Ian Brown, pno.
  • Offenbach: La belle Helene: Au mont Ida trois deesses. Juan Diego Florez, ten., Bologna Theatre Orch/Roberto Abbado.
  • Beethoven: Theme and Variations in E flat , Op.44. Florestan Trio.
  • Edwards: Gallipoli Symphony: The Trenches Are Empty Now. William Barton, didjeridu, Queensland SO/Jessica Cottis.
  • Brumby: Gardens of the Villa Taranto. Peter Lynch, gtr., Jane Rayner, fte.
  • Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 in F, Op.102. Michael Houstoun, pno., New Zealand SO/Christopher Lyndon Gee.
  • Falla (arr. Grigoryan): Four Spanish Pieces. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Leonard Grigoryan, gtr.

  • 22nd April

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  • Cimarosa: L'Armida immaginaria, Overture. Toronto CO/Kevin Mallon.
  • Bach: English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV808. Judith Lambden, pno.
  • Schumann: Introduction and Allegro Appassionato in G, Op.92. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., London SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter, Op.49. BBC SO/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Villa-Lobos: Chorus No.1, 'Tipico'. Sonia Rubinsky, pno.
  • Villa-Lobos: Chorus No.5, 'Alma Brasileira'. Sonia Rubinsky, pno.
  • Janacek: Conte for Cello & Piano. Mikhail Rudy, pno., Gary Hoffman, vlc.
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade melancolique in B minor, Op.26. Maxim Vengerov, vln., London SO/Mstislav Rostropovitch.
  • Hyde: Fantasy Trio in B minor (Violin, Cello and Piano). Benaud Trio.
  • Caccini (arr. Mercurio): Ave Maria. Sumi Jo, sop., Gurzenich-Orchester/James Conlon.
  • Gounod: St. Cecilia Mass: Sanctus. Sumi Jo, sop., Gurzenich-Orchester, Cologne Philharmonic Choir/James Conlon.

  • 15th April

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  • intro
  • Bach CPE: Trio sonata in E minor, Wq.155. London Baroque.
  • Durante: Concerto per quartetto No.1 in F minor. European Community CO/Eivind Aadland.
  • Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito, K621: Parto, parto, ma tu, ben mio. Marilyn Horne, m-sop., ROHO/Henry Lewis.
  • Mendelssohn Fanny: Sehnsucht, Op.9/7. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Barbara Bonney, sop.
  • Ravel: Three songs. Julian Clarkson, bar., Susan Gritton, sop., Nicola Jenkin, sop., Nicolas Robertson, ten., Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Gershwin: Second Rhapsody. Freddy Kempf, pno., Bergen PO/Andrew Litton.
  • Panufnik: Sinfonia Votiva (Symphony No.8). Boston Symphony/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Copland: Clarinet Concerto. Andreas Ottensamer, cl., Rotterdam PO/Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
  • Greenbaum: 90 Minutes Circling the Earth. Melbourne SO/Brett Kelly.
  • Holland: Nocturne & At the Fountain. Dulcie Holland, pno.

  • 8th April

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  • intro
  • Marais: First suite 'Airs pour les Driades & les Bergers'. Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall.
  • Dufay: Rite majorem. Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No.4 in B Minor. Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players.
  • Purcell: Indian Queen - Instrumental Music. Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon.
  • Rossini: Otello, Overture. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Stenhammar: Ithaca, Op.21. Hakan Hagegaerd, bar., Swedish RSO/Kjell Ingebretsen.

  • 1st April

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  • intro
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op.6/3. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in G minor. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Smetana: Memories of Bohemia in the Form of Polkas, Op. 13. Sir Andras Schiff, pno.
  • Holst: Perfect Fool - Ballet Music. London PO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Arne: Three Songs By the Rushy-fringed Bank, Brightest Lady Thrice upon thy Finger's Tip, Where the Bee Sucks Emma Kirkby, sop., AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Strauss R: Horn Concerto No.1 in E flat, Op.11. Myron Bloom, horn, Cleveland Orch/George Szell.
  • Bartok: Hungarian Sketches, Sz.97. Budapest Festival Orch/Ivan Fischer.
  • Mills: Clarinet Quintet, 'A Little Diary'. David Thomas, cl., Flinders Quartet.
  • Charlton: Mosaic. Karin Schaupp, gtr., Tasmanian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Stenhammar: Two sentimental romances, Op.28. Ulf Wallin, vln., Malmo SO/Paavo Jarvi.
  • outro

  • 25th March

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  • Intro
  • Bach (arr. Mozart): Five Fugues. Hagen Quartet.
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in F, Op.6/9. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Schubert: Song of the Spirits above the Waters, D.714. BBC Singers, Members of City of London Sinfonia/Jane Glover.
  • Ravel: La Valse. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Vovka Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Caturia: Three Cuban dances. New World Symphony/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Strauss Jnr: Die Fledermaus: Czardas. Renee Fleming, sop., English CO/Jeffrey Tate.
  • Respighi: Ballad of the Gnomes. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Franck: Psyche and Eros, from Symphonic Poem "Psyche". Melbourne SO/Willem van Otterloo.
  • Gershwin: Preludes for Piano. Donna Coleman, pno.
  • Finzi: Two Sonnets for Tenor and Orchestra. James Gilchrist, ten., Bournemouth SO/David Hill.
  • Grieg: Lyric Pieces: Once upon a time, Op.71/1. Gerard Willems, pno.
  • Piazzolla (arr. Boyd): Café 1930. Rupert Boyd, gtr., Laura Metcalf, vlc.
  • outro