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    Gluck, C. Excerpts from Iphignie en Tauride (1779; arr. Triebensee).Albion Ensemble.20:26

    Berlioz, H. Love scene, from Romeo and Juliet, op 17 (1839).Sydney SO/Robert Pikler.16:55

    Night of intoxication and infinite ecstasy, from The Trojans (1890).Franois Pollet, sop; Gary Lakes, ten; Montral SO/Charles Dutoit.7:58

    Skryabin, A. Poem of ecstasy, op 54 (1905-08).Patrick Addinall, tpt; BBC Philharmonic/Vassily Sinaisky.20:50

    Rachmaninov, S. Piano concerto no 3 in D minor, op 30 (1909).Vladimir Ashkenazy, pf; London SO/Anatole Fistoulari.42:43

  • 11.30 AM

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    Grainger, P. Danny boy.Roger Webster, cornet; Grimethorpe Colliery Band/Robert Childs.3:12

    Anderson, L. The typewriter.Allentown Band/Ronald Demkee.1:59

    Rimmer, W. March: Knight of the road.Skelerup Woolston Band.3:00

    Sousa, J.P. Humoresque on Jerome Kern's Look for the silver lining.Allentown Band/Ronald Demkee.8:27

    Howarth, E. Cops and robbers.Buy-As-You-View Band/Robert Childs.4:59

  • 12.00 PM

  • 1.00 PM


    Prokofiev, S. Sonata no 1 in F minor, op 1 (1907/09).Boris Berman, pf.7:53

    Sinfonietta, op 5/48 (1909/15/29).Scottish NO/Neeme Jrvi.19:58

    Four tudes, op 2 (1909).Roger Woodward, pf.10:23

    Autumnal sketch, op 8 (1910/15/34).Scottish CO/Jos Serebrier.7:43

    Four pieces, op 3 (1911).Boris Berman, pf.4:34

    Four pieces, op 4: Reminiscences; Ardour; Despair; Suggestion diabolique; (1910-12).Ivo Janssen, pf.10:13

    Piano concerto no 1 in D flat, op 10 (1912).Martha Argerich, pf; Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.15:56

  • 2.30 PM


    Handel, G. Tobit, compiled by John Chistopher Smith. Libretto by Thomas Morell.Maya Boog, sop; Linda Perillo, sop; Barbara Hannigan, sop; Alison Browner, mezz; Knut Schoch, ten; Stephen Macleod, bass; Junge Kantorei; Frankfurt Baroque O/Joachim Carlos Martini.2:36:22

    Haydn, J. String quartet in A, op 3 no 6.Kodly Quartet.15:36

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  • 6.00 PM

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  • 8.00 PM


    Donizetti, G. Una furtiva lagrima, from L’elisir d’amore (1832).Luciano Pavarotti, ten; Metropolitan Opera O/James Levine.4:13

    Mayr, S. Divertimento in G flat for two clarinets, basset horn, bassoon and two horns (rev. Ballola).Camerata Strumentale Italiana.20:20

    Bellini, V. Casta diva, from Norma (1831).Joan Sutherland, sop; Elizabethan Sydney O/Richard Bonynge.11:12

    Donizetti, G. String quartet no 10 in G minor (1821).Revolutionary Drawing Room.13:12

    Rossini, G. Cujus animam; Pro peccatis; Fac ut portem, from Stabat Mater, op 123 (1832).Katia Ricciarelli, sop; Lucia Valentini Terrani, sop; Dolmacio Gonzalez; ten; Ruggero Raimondi, bass; Philharmonia Ch & O/Carlo Maria Guilini.17:10

    Donizetti, G. Ballet music from Les martyrs.Philharmonia O/Antonio de Almeida.14:28

    Verdi, G. Ascolta. O dei, from Ernani (1844).Thomas Hampson, bar; O of the Age of Enlightenment/Richard Armstrong.6:19

    Ernani! Ernani, involami, from Ernani.Leona Mitchell, sop; National PO/Kurt Herbert Adler.6:21

    Donizetti, Giuseppe. Sonata for two clarinets (1821).Dieter Klcker, cl; Waldemar Wandel, cl.12:44

  • 10.00 PM


    Weber, C.M. Overture to Der Freischtz, op 77 (1817-21).Berlin PO/Herbert Von Karajan.10:34

    Sibelius, J. String quartet in D minor, op 56, [Voces intimae] (1909).Melos Quartet.30:38

    Ireland, J. Mai-dun, symphonic rhapsody (1920-21).Eric Parkin, pf; London PO/Bryden Thomson.13:41

    Schumann, R. Frauenliebe und -leben, op 42 (1840).Bernarda Fink, mezz; Roger Vignoles, pf.20:26

    Mozart, W. Divertimento no 10 in F, K247 (1776).Swedish CO/Petter Sundkvist.36:21

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