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Illuminations: Pauline Viardot: Diva, Pianist, Composer, Muse
Illuminations: Pauline Viardot: Diva, Pianist, Composer, Muse

August 13th, 2020

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Illuminations: Zubin Mehta
Illuminations: Zubin Mehta

August 6th, 2020

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Illuminations: Gerald Moore
Illuminations: Gerald Moore

July 30th, 2020

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6th August

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  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Dardanus: Orchestral Suite. English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Orchestral suite No.3 in D, BWV1068. English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald von: Don Juan. English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Bach, CPE: Flute Concerto in D minor, Wq.22, H425. Robert Aitken, flute, Vancouver Chamber Orchestra/John Eliot Gardiner
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Minuet for a Symphony in C, K409. English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Concerto for Three Pianos in F, K242. Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano, Melvyn Tan, fortepiano, Robert Levin, fortepiano English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Interview with John Elliot Gardiner - with musical excerpts (English). Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Schubert, Franz: Symphony No 5, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Berlioz, Hector: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14. Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Hebrides Overture, London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Schumann, Robert: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120. Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Brahms: Serenade No 2, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Massenet, Jules: Don Quichotte. Monte Carlo National Opera Orch/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Ziehrer, Carl Michael: Fan Polonaise, Op.525. Vienna PO/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Holst, Gustav: The Planets, Op.32. Monteverdi Choir, Philharmonia Orch/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Dardanus: Orchestral Suite. English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

  • 30th July

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  • Schubert, Franz: Das Heimweh (Homesickness), D456. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Moore, Gerald: The Unashamed Accompanist - The Role of the Pianist. Gerald Moore, piano & voice.
  • Schubert, Franz: Die schoene Muellerin, D795, Op.25 - Wohin? Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar. Gerald Moore, piano.
  • Schubert, Franz: Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Winterreise, D.911. - Der Lindenbaum. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Moore, Gerald: The Unashamed Accompanist - Knowledge of the Lyrics. Gerald Moore, piano & voice.
  • Schubert, Franz: Die schoene Muellerin, D795, Op.25 - Das Wandern. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar. Gerald Moore, piano.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Vergebliches Standchen, Op.84/4. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. Gerald Moore, piano.
  • Moore, Gerald: The Unashamed Accompanist - The Melody. Gerald Moore, piano & voice.
  • Moore, Gerald: The Unashamed Accompanist - Creating the Mood. Gerald Moore, piano & voice.
  • Schubert, Franz: Die schoene Muellerin, D795, Op.25/10: Tranenregen. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar. Gerald Moore, piano.
  • Schubert, Franz: Der Einsame, D.800. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Moore, Gerald: The balance between the Accompanist and Soloist.
  • Schubert, Franz: Erlkonig, D.328. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Viola Sonata No.2 in E Flat, Op.120/2. Gerald Moore, pno., William Primrose, vla.
  • Moore, Gerald: The Unashamed Accompanist - Transposition. Gerald Moore, piano & voice.
  • Schubert, Franz: Der Einsame, D.800. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Der Einsame, D.800. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Moore, Gerald: The Unashamed Accompanist - Concluding Comments.
  • Rossini: Serate Musicali - no. 9, La Regata Veneziana. Victoria de los Angeles & Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sopranos. Gerald Moore, piano.
  • Rossini: Serate Musicali - no. 10, La Pesca. Victoria de los Angeles & Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sopranos. Gerald Moore, piano.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Buffo di due Gatti, cat duet. Victoria de los Angeles & Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sopranos. Gerald Moore, piano.
  • Schubert: An die Musik, D547. Gerald Moore, piano.

  • 23rd July

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  • Puccini, Giacomo: Madam Butterfly. Jussi Bjoerling, ten., Mario Sereni, bar., Piero de Palma, ten., Victoria de los Angeles, sop. Rome Opera House Chorus, Rome Opera House Orch/Gabriele Santini.
  • Franchetti, Alberto: Germania - Studenti! Udite. Enrico Caruso, ten., Salvatore Cottone, pno.
  • Leoncavallo, Ruggiero: Pagliacci: Vesti la Giubba. Enrico Caruso, ten.
  • Wolf, Hugo: Morike Lieder: Im Fruhling. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Sviatoslav Richter, pno.
  • Dean, Brett: Bliss. Barry Ryan, bar., David Corcoran, ten., Erkki Veltheim, vln., Henry Choo, ten., Jane Parkin, sop., Kanen Breen, ten., Lorina Gore, sop., Merlyn Quaife, sop., Peter Coleman-Wright, bar., Shane Lowrencev, bass, Taryn Fiebig, sop., Theresa La Rocca, sop. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch, Opera Australia Chorus/Elgar Howarth.
  • Gershwin, George: Porgy and Bess: Bess You is my Woman Now. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Lesley Garrett, sop. Unnamed Orch/Philip Ellis.
  • Mussorgsky, Modest: Prayer and Death from Boris Godonov Paul Robeson
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri: Symphony No.13 in B Flat minor, Op.113 - Babi Yar. Adrian Tamburini, bass-baritone Babi Yar Chorus/Mark Shiell.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Rinaldo - Venti, turbini. Graham Pushee, alto. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Griselda. Caitlin Hulcup, m-sop., Christopher Saunders, ten., David Hansen, alto., Miriam Allan, sop., Russell Harcourt, alto., Tobias Cole, alto. Orch of the Antipodes/Erin Helyard.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Julius Caesar: My gracious destiny....Ah you breezes. Andreas Scholl, alto. Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone.
  • Purcell, Henry: From Rosy Bow'rs. Alfred Deller, alto., Wieland Kuijken, bass viol, William Christie, hpschd.
  • Purcell, Henry: They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships. James Bowman, alto., Michael George, bass King's Consort, King's Consort Choir/Robert King.
  • Flecha, Mateo, the elder: Las Ensaladas: La Negrina. Andrew King, ten., Christopher Robson, alto, Isabel Palacios, m-sop., Joseph Cornwell, ten., Michael George, bass, Simon Grant, bass New London Consort/Philip Pickett.
  • Rodgers, Richard: Carousel: The highest judge of all. Samuel Ramey, bass Royal PO/Paul Gemignani.
  • Thomas, Ambroise: Le Caid - Song of the Drum Major. Samuel Ramey, bass London PO/Julius Rudel.

  • 16th July

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  • Puccini, Giacomo: Tosca: Vissi d'arte. Maria Callas, sop. La Scala Orch, Milan/Victor de Sabata.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: La Fille du Regiment: pour ce contrat fatal. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. Royal Opera House Chorus, Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Richard Bonynge.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Rusalka: Song to the Moon. Renee Fleming, sop. London SO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Aida: O patria mia. Leontyne Price, sop. Rome Opera House Orch/Oliviero de Fabritiis.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Caro nome. Monserrat Caballe, sop. Barcelona SO/Gianfranco Masini.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Phaedra, Op.93. Dame Janet Baker, m-sop. English CO/Steuart Bedford.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Song of the Earth. Christa Ludwig, m-sop., Fritz Wunderlich, ten. New Philharmonia Orch, Philharmonia Orch/Otto Klemperer.
  • Viardot-Garcia, Pauline: Havanaise. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: O don fatale. Shirley Verrett, m-sop. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Il trovatore: Stride la vampa!. Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Marilyn Horne, m-sop. London Opera Chorus, National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Bellini, Vincenzo: I Puritani: A te o caro. Ermonela Jaho, sop., Juan Diego Florez, ten., Nicola Ulivieri, bass-baritone, Nikola Mijailovic, bar. Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Giuseppe Verdi SO, Milan/Riccardo Frizza.
  • Mills, Richard: The Love of the Nightingale: The Nightingale's Song. Emma Matthews, sop. Monte Carlo PO/Brad Cohen.
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri: Seven Romances on Verses by Blok, Op.127. Taryn Fiebig, sop. Trioz .
  • Smetana, Bedrich: The Kiss: Vendulka's Lullaby. Nicole Car, sop. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Andrea Molino.
  • Korngold, Erich: Dead City - Mariettas Lied, Op.12. Cheryl Barker, sop. Queensland SO/Guillaume Tourniaire.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Sea Pictures, Op.37. Sarah Connolly, m-sop. Bournemouth SO/Simon Wright.
  • Mussorgsky, Modest: Boris Godunov: Skucno Marine. Elina Garanca, m-sop. Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Roberto Abbado.
  • Canteloube, Joseph: Songs of the Auvergne: Brezairola. Malcolm Martineau, pno., Susan Graham, m-sop.
  • Rodgers, Richard (arr. Hurst, Michael):The Sound of Music: Climb Every Mountain. Jacqueline Dark, m-sop. Tasmanian SO/Guy Noble.

  • 9th July

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  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Te Deum and Benedictus, Op.34. London Symphony Chorus, Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Te Deum and Benedictus, Op.34. London Symphony Chorus, Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel: Ballade in A minor, Op.33.. Royal Liverpool PO/Grant Llewellyn.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38. John Shirley-Quirk, bar., Peter Pears, ten., Yvonne Minton, m-sop. King's College Choir Cambridge, London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Benjamin Britten.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis. Philharmonia Orch/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Luonnotar, Op.70. Helen Juntunen, sop. Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble/Osmo Vanska.
  • Holst, Gustav: Hymn of Jesus, Op.37, BBC Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
  • Bliss, Sir Arthur: A Colour Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Dyson, George: St Paul's Voyage to Melita, Neil Mackie, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley
  • Finzi, Gerald: Dies natalis, Op.8. Martyn Hill, ten. City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Howells, Herbert: Requiem, The Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer
  • Ferguson, Howard: The Dream of the Rood for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra, Op.19. Anne Dawson, sop. London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Richard Hickox.
  • Janacek, Leos: Glagolitic Mass. Peter Svensson, ten., Randi Stene, m-sop., Tina Kiberg, sop., Ulrik Cold, bass Danish National Radio Choir, Danish National RSO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Bennett: One Equal Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, Paul Spicer

  • 2nd July

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  • Luzzaschi: Quivi sospiri. Les Cris de Paris, Geoffrey Jourdain
  • Stock track sound of tempest
  • Liszt :A Symphony to Dante's Divine Comedy Opus 109. Berlin Philharmonic, Daniel Barenboim
  • Rossini: Otello, Gondoliers song
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Francesca da Rimini. Marilyn Horne, m-sop., Martin Katz, pno.
  • Liszt: Symphony on the Divine Comedy Ops 109: andante amoroso. excerpt, Berline Philharmonic, Daniel Barenboim.
  • Daniel Arnaut: Chanson do'ill mot son plan and prim, Various.
  • Dowland, John: Go Crystal tears. Ensemble Orlando Gibbons .
  • Mercadante: Francesca da Rimini: Belle alme che vedete: Leonor Bonilla, soprano, International Oechestra of Italy, Fabio Luisa, conductor
  • Mercandante: Francesca da Rimini: Assiso di Ginevra al fianco: Aya Wakizono, mezzosoprano, International Orchestra of Italy, Fabio Luisi conductor
  • Mercadante: FRancesca da Rimini: Ah! T'invola: Leonor bonilla, soprano, Aya Aakizono, messo soprano. International Orchestra of Italy, Fabio Luisi, conductor
  • Rachmaninoff: Francesca da Rimini: Yes I would not like her if Guinevere did not take pity on Lancelot: Misha Didyk,tenor, Svetla Vassileva, Orchestra of Russia, Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
  • Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini: Pace Pace, anima catra, piccolo columba: Leyla Gencer, soprano, Anna Gasparini, mezzosoprano, Orchestra and choir Guiseppe Verdi from the theatre of Trieste, Franco Capuana, conductor.
  • Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini: Paolo Datemi Pace cd 2: Renato Cioni, tenor, Orchestra and Choir Giuseppe Verdi of the Theatre of Trieste, Franco Capuano, conductor
  • Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini: Perche volete voi ch'io rinnovi, Renato Cioni, tenor.
  • Granados, Enrique: Dante symphonic poem, Paolo e Dante, Nancy Fabiolo Herrera, Adrian Leaper conductor
  • Francesca da Rimini. Opus 32: The USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, conductor

  • 25th June

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    18th June

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  • Schumann C: Two Polomnaises from Four Polonaises, Op.1. Susanne Grutzmann, pno.
  • Schumann C: Scherzo in D minor, Op.10. Susanne Grutzmann, pno.
  • Herz, Henri: Final movement Polonaise from Piano Concerto No.8 in A flat, Op.218. Howard Shelley, pno. Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Schumann C: Impromptu in G, Op.9, Souvenir de Vienne. Susanne Grutzmann, pno.
  • Schumann C: Piano concerto in A minor, Op.7. Angela Cheng, pno. Women's Philharmonic/JoAnn Falletta.
  • Schumann, Clara: Le Ballet des Revenants. Uriel Tsachor, pno
  • Joachim, Joseph: Romance in B flat, Op.2/1. Ian Brown, pno., Michiko Kamiya, vln.
  • Schumann C: Andante from Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17. Miwako Abe, vln., Rohan de Korte, vlc. Darryl Coote, pno.
  • Schumann C: Lieder: If you love for Beauty. The Violet. Barbara Bonney, sop., Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Schumann C: Variations de Concert, Op.8. Susanne Grutzmann, pno.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Variations on a theme by Schumann in F sharp minor, Op.9. Daniel Barenboim, pno.
  • Schumann C: Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op.20. Micaela Gelius, pno.
  • Schumann, Clara: Concert Piece in F minor. Ambache CO & Ensemble/Diana Ambache.

  • 11th June

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