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This week on Illuminations: Marlene Dietrich
This week on Illuminations: Marlene Dietrich

September 19th, 2019

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This Week on Illuminations: Clara Schumann
This Week on Illuminations: Clara Schumann

September 12th, 2019

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19th September

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  • Hollander: Illusions, Dietrich, Gordon Jenkins Orch.
  • Schulze: Falling in Love Again, Marlene Dietrich, orch. Burt Bachrach

  • 12th September

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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.

  • 5th September

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    29th August

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  • Traditional: The Nightingale. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Victoria de los Angeles, sop.
  • Farruca by Turina, Gerald Moore at the piano
  • Donde Lieta Usci from La Bohome
  • Granados, Enrique: Goyescas No.4: The Lover and the Nightingale. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. New Philharmonia Orch/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Madam Butterfly: Love Duet. Jussi Bjoerling, ten., Victoria de los Angeles, sop. Rome Opera House Orch/Gabriele Santini.
  • Voi lo sapete, O Mama from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. London SO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Acis and Galatea, HWV49: As when the dove laments her love. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. London SO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Era piu calmo, Piangea contando and Ave Maria from 'Othello' by Verdi
  • Madre, unos ojuelos vi by Toldra
  • 'Diche tuere Halle' from Tanhausser

  • 22nd August

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  • Haydn: The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Barbara Bonney, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Haydn: The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Barbara Bonney, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Haydn: The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Barbara Bonney, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Beethoven: Fidelio. Alastair Miles, bass, Christiane Oelze, sop., Kim Begley, ten., Michael Schade, ten., Matthew Best, bass, Hillevi Martinpelto, sop., Franz Hawlata, bass, Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Beethoven: Fidelio. Alastair Miles, bass, Christiane Oelze, sop., Kim Begley, ten., Michael Schade, ten., Matthew Best, bass, Hillevi Martinpelto, sop., Franz Hawlata, bass, Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Rossini: Le Comte Ory. John Aler, ten., Sumi Jo, sop., Gilles Cachemaille, bass, Diana Montague, m-sop., Gino Quilico, bar., Raquel Pierotti, m-sop., Maryse Castets, sop., Lyon Opera Orch, Lyon Opera Chorus/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Michael Myers, ten., Jean-Philippe Lafonte, bar., Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon/John Eliot Gardiner
  • Schumann: Night Song, Op.108. Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Charlotte Margiono, sop., Rodney Gilfrey, ten., Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/ John Eliot Gardiner
  • Verdi: Requiem. Alastair Miles, bass, Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Luba Organosova, sop., Luca Canonici, ten., Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Faure: Requiem, Op.48. Catherine Bott, sop., Gilles Cachemaille, bass, Monteverdi Choir, ORR, Salisbury Cathedral Boy Choristers/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Saint-Saens: Flowers and the trees, Op.68/2. Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Verdi: Falstaff. Jean-Philippe Lafont, bar., Anthony Michaels-Moore, bar., Hillevi Martinpelto, sop., Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Lehar: The Merry Widow. Barbara Bonney, sop., Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Bo Skovhus, bar., Cheryl Studer, sop., Rainer Trost, ten., Vienna PO, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Boulanger: Psalm 24. London SO, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., North German RSO/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress, Ian Bostridge, ten., Deborah York, sop., Bryn Terfel, Bass, Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop, Monteverdi Choir, London SO/John Eliot Gardiner
  • Haydn: The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Barbara Bonney, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

  • 15th August

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  • Strauss R: 2001, A Space Odyssey: Also Sprach Zarathustra. Melbourne SO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No.1. Melbourne SO/Sir Bernard Heinze.
  • Massenet: Thais - Meditation. Leonard Dommett, vln., Melbourne SO/Sir Bernard Heinze.
  • Faure: Pavane, Op.50. Melbourne SO/Willem van Otterloo.
  • Sibelius: Finlandia, Op.26. Melbourne SO/Hiroyuki Iwaki.
  • Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition. Melbourne SO/Markus Stenz.
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op.15. Garrick Ohlsson, pno., Melbourne SO/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Dvorak: Carnival Overture,Op.92, B.169. Melbourne SO/Tadaaki Otaka.

  • 8th August

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  • Verdi: La Traviata: Sempre libera. Dame Nellie Melba, sop.

  • 1st August

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  • Schubert, Franz: Lullaby, D498. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Erlkonig, D.328. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Fantasia in C, D.760 - The Wanderer. Kathryn Selby, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Piano Sonata No.13 in A, D664. Jayson Gillham, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Piano Sonata No.21 in B Flat, D960. Geoffrey Saba, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Fantasia in F minor, D.940. Darryl Coote, pno., Max Cooke, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Impromptu in G flat, D.899/3. Ronald Farren-Price, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Impromptu in A flat, D.899/4. Ian Holtham, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Moment musical in A flat, D.780/6. Ronald Farren-Price, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Waltz in C, Op.50/1, D779. Michel Dalberto, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Andantino in C, D348. Ian Munro, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz (arr. Liszt, Franz): Schwanengesang, D.957 - Serenade. Yuri Rozum, pno.

  • 25th July

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  • Verdi: La traviata: Ah, fors' e lui. Dame Nellie Melba, sop., /Walter B Rogers.
  • Puccini: La Boheme - C'e Rodolfo - Entrate. Dame Nellie Melba, sop., John Brownlee, bar., Aurora Rettore, sop., Browning Mummery, ten., ROHO/Vincenzo Bellezza.
  • Puccini: La Boheme - Donde lieta usci. Dame Nellie Melba, sop., John Brownlee, bar., Aurora Rettore, sop., Browning Mummery, ten., ROHO/Vincenzo Bellezza.
  • Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95, B178 'From the New World': Scherzo. Melbourne SO/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Rossini : Will iam Tell Overture Monash Academy Orchestra/ Jeffrey Crellin
  • Borodin: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances. Melbourne Youth Orch/Peter Bandy.
  • Sterndale Bennett: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.1. Malcolm Binns, pno., London PO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Gounod: Mireille: Heureux petit berger. Lorina Gore, sop., Tasmanian SO/Marko Letonja.
  • Schubert: Symphony No.8 in B minor, D759 - Unfinished. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.