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October 19th

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                                             Sir Malcolm Sargent

 

 

 

He was loved by the audience but hated by orchestras. That was the enigma that surrounded Sir Malcolm Sargent who died 50 years ago this year.

In this edition of Illuminations, John Wilkinson will look at the life of this great British conductor and will include a number of Sargent’s live performances from his beloved Proms.

 

Sir Malcolm Sargent’s Final Address to the Proms

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12th October

Show Playlist
  • Weber: Der Frieschutz: Und ob die Wolke sie verhulle. Sutherland, sop., London Symphony Orch/Bonynge
  • Haydn: Se ti perdo, Joan Sutherland, Goldsborough Orchestra/Charles Mackeeras
  • Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor, Mad Scene. Joan Sutherland, sop., Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent garden/Tullio Serafin.
  • Rossini: Semiramide - Bel Raggio. Joan Sutherland, sop., Orchestra and Chorus of te Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
  • Bellini: La sonnambula: Ah! Non giunge uman pensiero. Joan Sutherland, sop., Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Delibes: Lakme: Bell song. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Elizabethan Sydney Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia: Era desso il figlio mio. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Elizabethan Sydney Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Bellini: Norma: Deh! Con te liprendi...Mira, o Norma. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Margreta Elkins, m-sop., Elizabethan Sydney Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Verdi: Prelude to La traviata. National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Verdi: La traviata. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., National PO, London Opera Chorus/Richard Bonynge.
  • Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Malcolm Donnelly, bar., Australian Opera Chorus, Elizabethan Sydney Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann: Chere enfant que j'appelle..... Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Gabriel Bacquier, bar., Swiss Romande Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Poulenc: Dialogues of the Carmelites - My daughters, I wanted to save you. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Elizabethan Sydney Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Bellini: I Puritani: Qui la voce soave ... vien diletto. Joan Sutherland, sop., Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Moninari-Pradelli
  • Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop.,Australian Opera Chorus, Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Home Sweet Home, Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 5th October

    Show Playlist
  • Christine, Chevalier, Willemetz. Valentine; Chevalier, voc.
  • : Ma Pomme. Maurice Chevalier, voc., Unnamed Orch/Roger Desormiere.
  • Trenet, Chaullac. Douce France, Charles Trenet, voc.
  • Trenet: La Mer, Beyond the Sea. Charles Trenet, voc., Unnamed Orch.
  • Monnot,Piaf. Hymne A L'amour. Edith Piaf, voc.
  • Louiguy: La Vie en Rose. Edith Piaf, voc., Unnamed Ensemble.
  • Emer: L'Accordeoniste. Edith Piaf, voc.
  • Trenet, Misrak, Hess. Vous qui passez sans me voir, Jean Sablon , voc.
  • Traditional. Sur le pont d'Avignon, Jean Sablon, voc.
  • Mireille/ Nohain. Plus rien, je n'ai plus rien qu'un chien.( I've nothing left but my dog). Jean Sablon, voc.Clement Doucet, piano.
  • Padilla, Pearly, Boyer, Charles. Ca cést Paris.From the Moulin Rouge review Ca cést Paris. Mistinguett, voc.
  • Rose, Dubin, Tobias. Cést un petit rien.( Pretty little thing) Mistinguett, Jean gabin, voc.
  • Bixio etc. Dans les bouges la nuit. Mistinguett, voc.
  • Hornez , Bettil. Cést si bon, Yves Montand, voc.
  • Kosma, Prevert. Les feuilles mortes. (Autumn leaves), Yves Montand, voc.
  • : Si J'etais Blanche. Josephine Baker, voc.
  • Hornez, Misraki. De temps en temps, Josephine Baker, voc.
  • ; Ignace, Fernandel, voc.
  • Oberfeld, Manse. L'ámour incompris. Fernandel, voc.
  • Mireille, Nohain. Papa n'á pas voulu, ( Papa wouldn''t like it) Mirewille, voc, piano.
  • ; Le temps q'uneHirondelle, Mireille, voc.
  • Mireille, Nohain. Couches dans le foin, Pills, Tabet, voc. Tabet, piano.
  • Lenoir: Speak to me of love. Lucienne Boyer, voc., Unnamed Ensemble.
  • Brassens, Aragon. Il n'ý a pas d'ámour heureux. Brassens, voc.
  • Bixio: Le Chaland qui Passe. Lys Gauty, voc., Unnamed Ensemble.
  • ; Loin de toi.(far from you) Lys Gauty, voc.
  • Charlys, Vandair. Ou sont tous mes amants. Frehel, voc.
  • Tranchant, Les prenoms effaces. Jean Tranchants, voc.
  • Brassens/Aragon. Il n'y a pas d'amour. Georges Brassens, voc.
  • Olivier. J'attendrai, Tino Rossi voc.
  • Contet/Durand. Bolero, Georges Guetary, voc.
  • Aznavour. Parce que, Charles Aznavour, voc.

  • 28th September

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    21st September

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    14th September

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    7th September

    Show Playlist
  • Korngold Gluck das mir verblieb from Die Tote Stadt Renee Fleming E,C.O/ Jeffrey Tate
  • Korngold Serenade from Midsimmer Nights Dream Rundfunk Chor Berlin , DeutschesSymphonie Orchester Berlin/ Gerd Albrecht
  • Korngold I know a bank from Midsimmer Nights Dream Rundfunk Chor Berlin , DeutschesSymphonie Orchester Berlin/ Gerd Albrecht
  • Korngold Main Title from Captain Blood LSO/Previn
  • Korngold Meeting on the ocean , Peter and Arabella from Captain Blood LSO/Previn
  • Korngold Finale from Captain Blood LSO/Previn
  • Korngold Main Title from Prince and the Pauper LSO/ Previn
  • Korngold Flirtation from Prince and the Pauper LSO/ Previn
  • Korngold Flirt , Feast , Poor Peoples Feast Gold Moscow S.O.// William Stromberg
  • Korngold The battle , the duel the victory epilogue and end cast Moscow S.O.// William Stromberg
  • Korngold Main title from Elizabeth and Essex LSO/Previn
  • Korngold Essex Victory March from Elizabeth and Essex LSO/Previn
  • Korngold Elizabeth the Queen from Elizabeth and Essex LSO/Previn
  • Korngold Darling and Finale from Elizabeth and Essex LSO/Previn
  • Korngold Main Title from The Sea Hawk LSO /Previn
  • Korngold The Duel and Freedom from The Sea Hawk LSO /Previn
  • Korngold Main Title from The Sea Wolf BBC PO/ Rumon Gamba
  • Korngold Love Scene from The Sea Wolf BBC PO/ Rumon Gamba
  • Korngold Flirtation Drake meets Randy and invites her for a Buggy ride from Kings Row National PO/ Charles Gerhardt
  • Korngold Vienna from Kings Row National PO/ Charles Gerhardt
  • Korngold Elise from Kings Row National PO/ Charles Gerhardt
  • Korngold Main Title from Devotion Moscow SO/ William Stromberg
  • Korngold Love Music from Between 2 worlds Rundfunk Sinfonie orchester Berlin/ John Mauceri
  • Korngold Main Title , Venice , March ,Love Scene and Finale from Escape Me Never National PO/ Charles Gerhardt
  • Korngold Main Title from Deception National PO/ Charles Gerhardt
  • Korngold Epilogue and Finale from Prince and the Pauper LSO/ Previn

  • 31st August

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    24th August

    No available playlist