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THE DEFINING YEARS Music from the Classical era

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  • 12.00 AM

  • 6.00 AM

  • 9.00 AM

    MUSIC OF THE DANCE Nordic dances

    Peterson-Berger, W. Three new dance poems (1924).Olof Hjer, pf.10:02

    Riisager, K. Six dances, from the ballet Twelve by the Mail, op 37 (1939).Helsingborg SO/Thomas Dausgaard.11:13

    Saeverud, H. Tunes and dances from Siljustl, op 21 (1942).Jan Henrik Kayser, pf.12:15

    Sibelius, J. Five country dances, op 106 (1925).Nils-Erik Sparf, vn; Bengt Forsberg, pf.18:37

  • 10.00 AM

    THE DEFINING YEARS Music from the Classical era

    Bach, C.P.E. The resurrection and ascension of Jesus, Wq240 (1774-78)Hillevi Martinpelto, sop; Christoph Prgardien, ten; Peter Harvey, bass; Collegium Vocale, Ghent; O of the Age of Enlightenment/Philippe Herreweghe.1:15:44

    Sonata in G, Wq 133, [Hamburg] (1786).Konrad Hnteler, fl; Anner Bijlsma, vc; Jacques Ogg, fp.9:21

    Double concerto in E flat, Wq47 (1788)Eric Lynn Kelly, hpd; Jos van Immerseel, fp; Collegium Aureum.19:15

  • 12.00 PM

  • 1.00 PM

    WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide
  • 2.00 PM


    Biber, H. Mystery sonatas (c1676): no VII, The scourging of Jesus; no VIII, The crowning of Jesus with thorns; no IX, Jesus carries his cross; no X, The crucifixion.Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.28:35

    Mahler, G. Symphony no 2 in C minor, [Resurrection] (1884-86/93-96).Emma Matthews, sop; Michelle DeYoung, mezz; Sydney Philharmonia Choirs; Sydney SO/Vladimir Ahskenazy.1:23:54

  • 4.00 PM


    Bach, J.S. Brandenburg concerto no 2 in F, BWV1047 (1720).Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall.12:19

    Vivaldi, A. Violin concerto in B minor, RV390.Capella Savaria; Jaap Schrder, vn & dir.13:40

    Corelli, A. Concerto grosso in G minor, op 6 no 8 (pub.1714).English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.14:02

    Telemann, G. Double concerto in E minor.Penelope Evison, fl; Clas Pehrsson, rec; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble.12:58

  • 5.00 PM


    Hymns: Crown Him with many crowns; When morning gilds the skies; At the name of Jesus; O perfect love.Choir of Wells Cathedral; Rupert Gough, org; Malcolm Archer, cond.13:23

    Byrd, W. Te Deum (1585-95).Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.10:00

    Bruckner, A. Mass in C (1842).Ludmila Kuznetzova, mezz; Ludmila Golub, org.12:27

    Bach, J.S. Cantata, BWV18: As the rain and sun (c1714).Paul Esswood, alto; Kurt Equiluz, ten; Max van Egmond, bass; Vienna Boys' Choir; Vienna Chorus; Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.14:20

  • 6.00 PM

  • 7.00 PM


    Mozart, W. Non pi andrai, from The marriage of Figaro, K492 (1786).Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bass-bar; Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.3:44

    E'amore un ladroncello, from Cos fan tutte, K588 (1790).Cecilia Bartoli, mezz; Vienna O/Gyrgy Fischer.3:25

    Mascagni, P. Tu qui, Santuzza? from Cavalleria rusticana (1890).Renata Tebaldi, sop; Rina Corsi, sop; Lucia Dani, mezz; Jussi Bjrling, ten; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino O/Alberto Erede.13:10

    Puccini, G. Vecchia zimarra, from La bohme (1896).Valerian Ruminski, bass; Royal PO/Charles Rosenkrans.1:58

  • 7.30 PM


    Debussy, C. La mer (1903-05).Lyon NO/Jun Mrkl.24:53

    Mahler, G. Symphony no 4 in G (1892-1910).Sylvia McNair, sop; Berlin PO/Bernard Haitink.58:32

  • 9.00 PM

    NEW HORIZONS Orchestral music of the 1990s

    Edwards, R. Symphony no 1, [Da pacem Domine] (1991).Adelaide SO/Richard Mills.27:20

    Mills, R. Violin concerto (1992).Barbara Jane Gilby, vn; Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.22:46

    Norgǻrd, P. Symphony no 6, [At the end of the day] (1998-99).Danish National SO/Thomas Dausgaard.33:20

  • 10.30 PM

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