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This week on Illuminations: History Of The MSO Part 2
This week on Illuminations: History Of The MSO Part 2

July 25th, 2019


This week on Illuminations: The life of Sir Andre Previn
This week on Illuminations: The life of Sir Andre Previn

July 18th, 2019


This week on Illuminations: FRENCH FEMALE COMPOSERS
This week on Illuminations: FRENCH FEMALE COMPOSERS

July 8th, 2019


18th July

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  • Previn: The Pleasure of Your Company. Hans Backenroth, bass, Johan Lufcrantz, perc., Jacob Fischer, gtr., Jan Lundgren, pno.
  • Loewe: Get Me to the Church on Time. Andre Previn, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Loewe: Overture. Gigi, MGM Studio Orch/Andre Previn.
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 - Classical. London SO/Andre Previn.
  • Gershwin (arr. Grofe): Rhapsody in Blue. Andre Previn, pno., Pittsburgh SO/Andre Previn.
  • Previn: A Streetcar Named Desire: I want magic!. Renee Fleming, sop., Metropolitan Opera Orch/James Levine.
  • Previn: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., Lambert Orkis, pno.
  • Mozart: Piano Trio in E, K.542. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., Andre Previn, pno., Daniel Muller-Schott, vlc.
  • Elgar: Allegro Molto. Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55. Royal PO/Andre Previn.
  • Previn: Final M'ment. Piano Concerto. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Royal PO/Andre Previn.
  • Previn: Signing Off,

  • 11th July

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  • Farrenc, Louise: Sextet in C minor Op.40, Allegro, Les Vents Francais, Eric Le Page, pno
  • Farrenc, Louise: Etudes Op.26 No.17 in E flat minor, Jean-Frederic Neuburger, pno
  • Farrenc, Louise: Nonet for strings and wind in E flat major, Op.38: Scherzo, Guillaume Sutre, vln. Miguel da Silva, vla. Francois Salque, vlc. Vincent Pasquier, db. Philippe Bernold, fte. Francois Leleux, ob. Romain Guyot, cl. Gilbert Audin, bsn. Andre Cazalet, horn.
  • Farrenc, Louise: Symphony No.3 in G minor: Scherzo & Finale, North German Radio Symphony, Hannover/ Johannes Goritzki
  • Chaminade, Cecile: Arabesque, Op.61, Danielle Laval, pno.
  • Chaminade, Cecile: Flute Concertino in D for flute and piano, Op.107, James Galway, fte. Phillip Moll, pno.
  • Chaminade, Cecile: L'Ondine, Op.107, Cecile Chaminade, pno.
  • Bonis, Mel: Piano Quartet No.2 in D, Op.124: Finale, Mozart Piano Quartet
  • Bonis, Mel: Eleve-toi mon ame, Marion Gomar, m-sop., Francoise Tillard, pno. Francine Trachier, vln.
  • Bonis, Mel: Toccata for Organ, Op.97, Georges Lartigau, org.
  • Boulanger, Lili: Nocturne for Violin and Piano, Olivier Charlier, vln. Emile Naoumoff, pno
  • Boulanger, Lili: Faust et Helene, BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier
  • Boulanger, Lili: Pie Jesu, Isabelle Sabrie, sop. Olivier Charlier, vln. Aude Perin Dureau, vln. Magali Demesse, vla. Raphaelle Semezis, vlc. Eric LeBrun, org. Francis Pierre, harp. Emille Naoumoff, cond.
  • Tailleferre, Germaine: Arabesque for Clarinet and Piano, Victoria Soames Samek, cl. Julius Drake, pno.
  • Tailleferre, Germaine: Suite for 6 Piano Pieces: No.6, Pastorale, Andrew West, pno.
  • Tailleferre, Germaine: Six French Songs, No.1, Fidelity, Eniko Butkai, sop. Till Alexander Korber, pno.
  • Tailleferre, Germaine: Piano Trio, 1916-17, revised 1978: Moderato, Tres anime, Morgensten Trio
  • Tailleferre, Germaine: Sonata for Harp: Perpetuum Mobile, Valerie Milot, harp

  • 4th July

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  • Purcell, Henry: Remember me Lord our offences, Z50, The Choir of the King's Consort, Robert King
  • Purcell, Henry: Te Deum. Taverner Choir, Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott.
  • Boyce, William: Solomon. Bronwen Mills, sop., Howard Crook, ten. Parley Of Instruments, Parley Of Instruments Choir/Roy Goodman.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Messiah: Oh Thou that Tellest, Marjorie Thomas, Luton Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: The Creation, Hob.XXI:2 - The Heavens are Telling. Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, Sydney Philharmonia Orch, Sydney Philharmonia Symphonic Choir/Antony Walker.
  • Wesley, Samuel Sebastian: The Wilderness. Magdalen College Choir, Oxford/John Harper.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Elijah, Op.70, Harold Williams, Isobel Baille, Gladys Ripley, James Johnston, Huddersfield Choral Society, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: St. Matthew Passion, BWV244, Kathleen Ferrier, Walter Ludwig, Harald Proglhof, Anny Felbermayer, Vienna Singerverin, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan
  • Sullivan: The Light of the World, Kinder Children's Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Concert Orchestra, John Andrews
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60, B112. Czech PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Parry: Three movements from Suite moderne, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rumon Gamba

  • 27th June

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    20th June

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  • Schumann: Abegg Variations, Op.1. Imogen Cooper, pno.
  • Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9. Ian Holtham, pno.
  • Schumann: Fantasy in C, Op.17. Stephanie McCallum, pno.
  • Schumann: Die Lotosblume, Op.25/7. Joerg Demus, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben, Op.42. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Dame Janet Baker, m-sop.
  • Schumann: Symphony No.1 in B flat, Op.38, Spring. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Schumann: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Schumann: String Quaret In A, Op41/3 Zehetmair Quartet
  • Schumann: Piano quintet in E flat, Op.44. Leif Ove Andsnes, pno., Artemis Quartet.
  • Schumann: Paradise and the Peri, Op.50, Part 3. Barbara Bonney, sop., Neill Archer, ten., Christoph Pregardien, ten., Cornelius Hauptmann, bass, Gerald Finley, bass-baritone, Bernarda Fink, m-sop., Alexandra Coku, sop., Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Schumann: Piano concerto in A minor, Op.54. Helene Grimaud, pno., Berlin SO/David Zinman.
  • Schumann: Piano Trio No.2 in F, Op.80. Beaux Arts Trio.
  • Schumann: My lovely star, Op.101/4. Elly Ameling, sop., Joerg Demus, pno.
  • Schumann: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.97, Rhenish. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.posth: II Langsam. Joshua Bell, vln., Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • Schumann: Abegg Variations, Op.1. Imogen Cooper, pno.

  • 13th June

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  • Godard: Les Guelfs: La Bas au Palais, Veronique Gens.soprano, Bavarain Radio chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra, Ulf Schirmer
  • Godard: Dante- Edgaras Montevidas, tenor (Dante, Veronique Gens, soprano (Beatrice), Jean-Francois la Pointe, baritone (Simone), Rachel Frankel, mezzo soprano (Gemma), Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra, Ulf Schirmer,Conductor
  • Tischenko: Dante Symphony Number One-Among the Live" St Petersberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Kochnev, conductor

  • 6th June

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  • Haydn: Symphony No.101 in D, Hob.I:101 - Clock. CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.
  • Grieg: Peer Gynt - Suite No. 1, Op.46. Zelman SO/Mark Shiell.
  • Mozart: Overture - Magic Flute, K620. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat Op.55, 'Eroica'. CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Overture, Op.21. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op.70. Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Yvonne Kenny, sop., Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Lynne Dawson, sop., John Connell, bass, Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Jean Rigby, m-sop., Kim Begley, ten., Jamie Hopkins, treb., Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Academy St Martin in the Fields Chorus/Sir Neville Marriner.

  • 30th May

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  • Grainger: Country Gardens. City of Birmingham SO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Grainger: Blithe Bells. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Scott: Symphonic Dance No.1, arr. 2 pianos. Percy Grainger, pno., Cyril Scott, pno.
  • Grieg: Norwegian folk songs, Op.66, six excerpts. Percy Grainger, pno.
  • MP3 file of wax disc of Joseph Taylor singing Brigg Fair
  • Grainger: Brigg Fair. The Consort of Melbourne/Peter Tregear.
  • Grainger: Danny Boy (Irish Tune from County Derry). Monteverdi Choir, English Country Gardiner Orch/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Grainger: Australian Up Country Song. Academy St Martin in the Fields Chorus/Richard Hickox.
  • Grainger: Molly on the Shore. City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Grainger: The Warriors. City of Birmingham SO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy. Eastman Wind Ensemble/Frederick Fennell.
  • Grainger: Hill Song No.1. Melbourne SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Grainger: Sea Song. Penelope Thwaites, pno.
  • Grainger (arr. Rathburn): Train Music. City of Birmingham SO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Grainger: Marching Song of Democracy. Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orc/Clark Rundell.
  • Grainger: Gamelan Anklung. Woof! - Percussion Group.
  • Grainger: Eastern Intermezzo. Woof! - Percussion Group.
  • Grainger: Country Gardens. Woof! - Percussion Group.

  • 23rd May

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  • Various: Leaning on a Lamp Post. George Formby, voc., Various.
  • Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in D, Op.109. Gerald Moore, pno., Jacqueline du Pre, vlc.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat Op.55, 'Eroica'. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Verdi: Nabucco. Tito Gobbi, bar., Giovanni Foiani, bass, Dora Carral, sop., Bruno Prevedi, ten., Elena Souliotis, sop., Carlo Cava, bass, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna State Opera Orch/Lamberto Gardelli.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Berlioz: Damnation of Faust, Op.24: D'amour l'ardente flamme. Yvonne Minton, m-sop., Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Bizet: Carmen Suite 2. French NO/Seiji Ozawa.