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DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Aspects of early music

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    FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am
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    DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Aspects of early music

    Anon. En la mar ay una torre; La novia entre flores.Renaissance Players/Winsome Evans.10:11

    Nau, S. Pavan and galliard.Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Band/Peter Holman.7:05

    Flecha, M. [El Viejo] La Bomba.Ensemble Clment Janequin/Dominique Visse.11:02

    Campra, A. Suite from Tancrde (1702).La Grande curie et La Chambre du Roy/Jean-Claude Malgoire.11:05

    Charpentier, M-A. Chant joyeux du temps de Pques.Le Concert Spirituel/Herv Niquet.12:32

  • 10.00 AM


    Grieg, E. Three orchestral pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfar, op 56 (1872/92).West German RSO, Cologne/Eivind Aadland.16:53

    Mozart, W. Clarinet concerto in A, K622 (1791).Jack Brymer, cl; Royal PO/Thomas Beecham.31:17

    Beethoven, L. Symphony no 2 in D, op 36 (1801-02).West-Eastern Divan O/Daniel Barenboim.34:20

  • 11.30 AM


    Rebel, J-F. Sonata no 8 in D minor (1713).Andrew Manze, vn; Jaap ter Linden, bass viol; Richard Egarr, hpd.11:21

    Charpentier, M-A. In navitatem D.N.J.C. canticum (1683-85).Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.15:07

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    YOUNG VIRTUOSI Alumni series: pianist Jeremy So
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    Wieniawski, H. Lgende in G minor, op 17 (1859).Alexander Markov, vn; Dmitriy Cogan, pf.7:07

    Wieniawski, J. Piano concerto in G minor, op 20 (1858).Hamish Milne, pf; BBC Scottish SO/Michal Dworzynski.28:42

    Wieniawski, H. Fantaisie brillante in A minor on themes from Gounod’s Faust, op 20 (pub. 1868).Andrei Korsakov, vn; USSR TV & Radio Large SO/Vladimir Fedoseyev.18:03

  • 4.00 PM

    FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm Today's program features.

    Debussy, C. Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1892-94).Royal Concertbouw O/Bernard Haitink.11:07

    Chopin, F. Barcarolle in F sharp, op 60.Vladimir Ashkenazy, pf.08:45

    Mozart, W. Clarinet quintet in A, K581, mvt 3 (1789).Australia Ensemble.07:20

    Werner, G. November, from Musicalisher Instrumental-Calendar (1748).Concilium Musicum/Paul Angerer.08:44

    Kashif, T. The Queen symphony, mvt 2 (2002).London Voices; London Oratory School Schola; Royal PO/Tolga Kashif.07:39

    Tchaikovsky, P. Waltz of the flowers, from The nutcracker (1892).Adelaide SO/Jos Serebrier.06:38

    Danzi, F. Sinfonia concertante in B flat, op 41, mvt 2 (1814).Paul Meyer, cl; Franz Liszt CO/Jean-Pierre Rampal, fl & dir.10:14

    Sculthorpe, P. Little suite for strings (arr. Nelson).Melbourne Mandolin O/Slava Iourgaev.07:20

    Bellini, V. Concerto in E flat (pub. 1941).Diana Doherty, ob; Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.06:40

  • 7.00 PM

  • 8.00 PM


    Rameau, J-P. Castor and Pollux. Opera in five acts. Libretto by Pierre-Joseph Bernard. First performed Paris, 1737, revised 1754.

    Rameau, J-P. CASTOR:Jeffrey Thompson, ct POLLUX: Hadleigh Adams, bass TLARE: Celeste Lazarenko, sop PHOEB: Margaret Plummer, sop JUPITER: Paul Goodwin-Groen, bass Cantillation; O of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.2:19:14

    Two brothers have the same mother, but different fathers: Castor is mortal and Pollux immortal. Castor is in love with the beautiful Télaire,who loves him but is engaged to Pollux. Télaire’s wicked sister Phoebe also loves Castor. Pollux offers Télaire to Castor, Castor dies defending her from a kidnapping organized by Phoebe. Phoebe offers to bring Castor back to life, if Télaire renounces him but Pollux goes to his father Jupiter for help. Pollux takes the reluctant Castor’s place in the underworld. But Jupiter releases Pollux, gives Castor and Télaire immortality and only Phoebe goes to Hades.

  • 10.30 PM


    Wagenaar, J. Overture: Cyrano de Bergerac, op 23 (1897).Hague Residency O/Alain Lombard.14:31

    Stravinsky, I. Suite from The firebird (1919; transcr. Soulima Stravinsky, Achatz).Dag Achatz, pf.19:48

    Stravinsky, I. Waltz, from Three easy pieces.Katia Labque, pf; Marielle Labque, pf.1:47

    Tchaikovsky, P. Symphony no 5 in E minor, op 64 (1888).London SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.47:01

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