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  • 9.00 AM

    ORCHESTRAS AROUND THE WORLD Montreal Symphony Orchestra

    Berlioz, H. Overture: Le corsaire, op 21 (1844).Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.8:08

    Prokofiev, S. Suite from Lieutenant Kij, op 60 (1934).Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.20:21

    Ravel, M. Concerto for the left hand (1931).Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pf; Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.19:13

    Bizet, G. Symphony in C (1855).Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.32:34

  • 10.30 AM


    Beethoven, L. Trio in B flat for clarinet, cello and piano, op 11 (1797).James Campbell, cl; Yuli Turovsky, vc; Luba Edlina, pf.23:36

    Danzi, F. Wind quintet in B flat, op 56 no 1 (pub. 1821).Vega Wind Quintet.12:34

    Shostakovich, D. String quartet no 11 in F minor, op 122 (1966).Borodin String Quartet.18:01

  • 11.30 AM


    Holst, G. Suite no 1 in E flat for military band.Central Band of RAF/Imogen Holst.9:58

    Stanhope, D. Folksongs for band, suite no 1.Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble/Robert Hower.16:15

  • 12.00 PM

  • 1.00 PM

  • 2.00 PM


    Bartk, B. Two portraits, op 5 (1911).Mihly Szcs, vn; Budapest PO/Mikls Erdlyi.12:30

    Franaix, J. Fifteen portraits of children (c1980).Toulouse National CO/Alain Moglia.18:37

    Gnattali, R. Corta Jaca; Schottisch, from Portraits (1957).Robin Hill, gui; Peter Wiltschinsky, gui.8:19

    Godowsky, L. Portrait, from Waltz masks (1911).Ilona Prunyi, pf.6:23

    Holland, D. DSH self portrait (1992).Philippa Robinson, cl.5:25

  • 3.00 PM


    Grieg, E. Peer Gynt, op 23 (1874-75; concert version arr. Hungnes).Marita Solberg, sop; Kari Postma, sop; Hilde Haraldsen Sveen, sop; Ingebjrg Kosmo, mezz; Hkan Hagegrd, bar; Torbjrn, bar; Iikka Leppnen, bass-bar; Bergen Vocal Ensemble; Arve Moen Bergset, Hardanger fiddle; Bergen PO/Ole Kristian Ruud.1:52:42

    Liszt, F. Piano sonata in B minor (1852-53).Sviatoslav Richter, pf.29:10

  • 5.30 PM

    ARTS IN FOCUS with Rebecca Gill
  • 6.00 PM


    Godowsky, L. Passacaglia, after Schubert (1927).David Stanhope, pf.17:52

    Mertz, J. Serenade after Schubert (1845).Paolo Lambiase, gui; Piero Viti, gui.5:57

    Ernst, H. Erlknig, after Schubert, op 26 (1854).Ilya Gringolts, vn; Ashley Wass, pf.4:12

    Czerny, C. Fantasy no 1, from Three brilliant fantasies after Schubert, op 339 (1836).Barry Tuckwell, hn; Daniel Blumenthal, pf.16:17

    Liszt, F. Allegro con spirito, from Soires de Vienne, S427, after Schubert's Valse caprice no 6 in A minor (1852).Vladimir Horowitz, pf.7:09

  • 7.00 PM


    Kander, J. Excerpts from Chicago (1975).Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon, Mary McCarty, Jerry Orbach, voices; members of the original Broadway cast.18:30

    Various. Losing my mind, from Follies; I dreamed a dream, from Les Miserables; Last night of the world, from Miss Saigon.Michael Ball, ten.12:03

    Bernstein, L. Excerpts from On the town (1944).Nancy Walker, Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Cris Alexander, voices; members of the original Broadway cast.18:20

  • 8.00 PM


    Hindemith, P. Kammermusik no 1, op 24 no 1 (1922).Konstanty Kulka, vn; Kim Kashkashian, va; Norbert Blume, va d'amore; Lynn Harrell, vc; Ronald Brautigam, pf; Leo van Doeselaar, org; Royal Concertgebouw O/Riccardo Chailly.15:11

    Walton, W. Viola concerto (1928/36/61).Nobuko Imai, va; London PO/Jan Latham-Koenig.26:21

    Toch, E. Burlesken for piano, op 31 (1923).Daniel Blumenthal, pf.9:28

    Weill, K. Alabama song, from The rise and fall of Mahagonny (1928).Carole Farley, sop; Roger Vignoles, pf.2:48

    Hindemith, P. Concert music for string orchestra and brass instruments, op 50 (1930).Royal Concertgebouw O/Kurt Masur.15:39

    Foss, L. Passacaglia (1940).Scott Dunn, pf.6:22

    Hindemith, P. Symphony in B flat (1951).Philharmonia O/Paul Hindemith.16:53

    Beethoven, L. Grosse Fuge in B flat, op 133 (1826).Australian CO/Stephen Kovacevich.16:06

  • 10.00 PM


    Beach, A. Theme and variations in A minor for flute and string quartet, op 80 (1920).Ambache.20:49

    Mendelssohn, F. String octet in E flat, op 20 (1832).Daniel Hope, vn; Lucy Gould, vn; Sophie Besancon, vn; Christian Eisenberger, vn; Pascal Siffert, va; Stewart Eaton, va; William Conway, vc; Kate Gould, vc.31:01

    Schumann, R. Adagio and allegro in A flat, op 70 (1849).Lin Jiang, hn; Benjamin Martin, pf.8:28

    Markevitch, I. The musical offering, after J.S. Bach (1950).Hans van Loenen, fl; Rmy Baudet, vn; Jeroen Reuling, vc; Dirk Luijmes, hpd; Arnhem PO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.51:58

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