6:00 SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC
with Stephen Wilson
9:00 WHAT'S ON IN MUSIC
Our weekly guide to musical events in and around Sydney
9:05 ORCHESTRAS AROUND THE WORLD
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Prepared by Andari Anggamulia
Turina, J. Danzas fantásticas, op 22 (1920). Jésus López-Cobos, cond.
Telarc 80574 15
Offenbach, J. Cello concerto in G (1850). Ofra Harnoy, vc; Erich Kunzel, cond.
RCA RD 71003 21
Rossini, G. La boutique fantasque, op 40 (arr. Respighi 1919). Jésus López-Coboz, cond.
Telarc 80396 42
Cincinnati SO (all above)
10:30 SMALL FORCES
Prepared by Paul Hopwood
Arensky, A. Piano trio no 2 in F minor, op 73 (1905). Borodin Trio.
Chandos CHAN 8924 38
Bach, J. Christian Quintet in D for flute, oboe, violin, viola and continuo, op 11 no 6 (1774). Members of Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Teldec 8.41062 14
11:30 ON PARADE
Music that's band
Prepared by Owen Fisher
Forsyth, M. Lennox Bridge march. Parramatta City Brass Band/Jonathan Gatt.
Private recording 5
Handel, G. Handel's air. GUS (Footwear) Band Quartet.
LP Columbia SCX 6312 2
Weinberger, J. Polka and fugue, from Schwanda the bagpiper. George Boyer, org; Allentown Band/Ronald Demkee.
Allen Organ Company AOC 031-00089 9
Bach, J.S. Jesu, joy of man's desiring, from Cantata, BWV147. Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain/Stanley Boddington.
LP Virtuosi VR 7609 3
James, H. Carnival of Venice. Roger Webster, cornet; Grimethorpe Colliery Band/Ronald Childs.
Concert CDs GRIM 2015 3
12:00 URBAN JAZZ LOUNGE
with Leita Hutchings
13:00 SATURDAY POT-POURRI
with Randolph Magri-Overend
15:00 OPERETTA IN THE AFTERNOON
Prepared by Elaine Siversen
Straus, O. The chocolate soldier. Operetta in three acts. Libretto by Rudolf Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson after George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the man. First performed Vienna, 1908.
NADINA POPOFF: Caroline Stein, sop
COLONEL POPOFF: Helmut Berger, voice
ALEXIUS SPIRIDOFF: John Dickie, ten
BUMERLI: Johannes Martin Kränzle, bar
AURELIA POPOFF: Gertraud Wagner, sop
MASCHA: Martina Borst, mezz
Händel Collegium Köln; WDR Cologne RO/Siegfried Köhler.
Capriccio C5089 1:28
In 1885, Serbia and Bulgaria are at war. Nadina Popoff, daughter of the Bulgarian Colonel Popoff, is engaged to Major Alexius Spiridoff. Bumerli, a soldier, who has escaped the battle, climbs in through her bedroom window. He is in a Serbian uniform but tells Nadina that he is a Swiss mercenary. She threatens to call for help but he points his revolver at her. When he puts it down, she grabs it and threatens him but he shows her that he has only chocolates in his ammunition pouch. Amused, Nadina calls him ‘little chocolate soldier’. Some Bulgarian soldiers arrive in pursuit of Bumerli who has hidden and Nadina assures them that she has not seen the intruder. Nadina's mother, Aurelia, and her young cousin, Mascha, find civilan clothes for Bumerli so that he can escape and each, unknown to the others, slips a photo of herself into his jacket pocket.
The heroes are being welcomed home after the war is over. Nadina finds that Alexius is not the hero she imagined but is boastful and self-centred. The ladies are embarrassed when Popoff tells them of a Swiss soldier in the Serbian army who told them a very funny story of escaping from a battle by hiding in a house where he was sheltered by three ladies who all fell in love with him. Bumerli returns and secretly returns the borrowed clothes to the ladies. Alone with Nadina, Bumerli confesses that he was drawn back by his love for her but he will now leave as she is to be married. Nadina asks for the return of her photograph but Bumerli had not looked in the pocket. When the ladies retrieve the photos, Nadina has Mascha’s instead and flies into a jealous fury when she finds a compromising message on the back. She declares that she no longer loves Alexius and the wedding is cancelled. Alexius challenges Bumerli to a duel thinking that he will not accept but when Bumerli accepts, Alexius, terrified, thinks he might be happier with Mascha instead. It is soon revealed that Bumerli is the son of a wealthy Swiss businessman and therefore a suitable husband for Nadina.
The waltz dream; Piccolo! piccolo!, from A waltz dream (1908). David Hughes, ten; Rita Williams Singers; Michael Collins and his O.
EMI 3 89163 2 8
Lehár, F. Excerpts from The merry widow (1905). Thomas Round, ten; John Kentish, ten; Denis Dowling, bar; Sadlers Wells Ch & O/William Reid.
EMI 5 75996 2 35
June Bronhill, sop (2 above)
17:30 STAGING MUSIC
with Angela Cockburn
18:00 SOCIETY SPOT
Classical Guitar Society
Prepared by Sue McCreadie
19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Prepared by Sue Jowell
A musical Christmas stocking
20:00 INFLUENCES AND CONNECTIONS
Prepared by Calogero Panvino
Hovhaness, A. Vijag (1946). Martin Berkofsky, pf; Sergei Podobedov, pf.
Black Box BBM1103 4
Sessions, R. Sonata no 2 (1946). Peter Lawson, pf.
Virgin VC 7 59316 2 15
Hovhaness, A. Alleluia and fugue, op 40b (1941). Strings of the Philharmonia O/David Amos.
Crystal Classics 810 10
Khachaturian, A. Suite no 2 from Spartacus (1943). Scottish NO/Neeme Järvi.
Chandos CHAN 8927 21
Hovhaness, A. Lousadzak, op 48 (1945). Keith Jarrett, pf; American Composers O/Dennis Russell Davies.
Musicmasters 7021-2-C 16
Symphony no 2, op 132, Mysterious mountain (1955). Royal Liverpool PO.
Telarc 80604 20
Fantasy on Japanese woodprints, op 211 (1965). Ron Johnson, mar; Seattle Symphony.
Naxos 8.559717 14
Gerard Schwarz, cond (2 above)
Mihr (1945). Martin Berkofsky, pf; Atakan Sari, pf.
Black Box BBM1103 9
22:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME
Prepared by Rex Burgess
Bach, C.P.E. Flute concerto in A, Wq168 (c1753). Rachel Brown, fl; Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman.
Hyperion CDA67226 19
Schubert, F. The shepherd on the rock, D965 (1828). Jennifer Bates, sop; Nigel Westlake, cl; David Bollard, pf.
Tall Poppies TP011 12
O'Carolan, T. Carolan's dream. Harp Consort/Andrew Lawrence-King.
DHM 2 77375 2 19
Janácek, L. Lachian dances (1925). Rochester PO/David Zinman.
Apex 79677 2 20
Strauss, R. Aus Italien, op 16 (1886). Slovak PO/Zdenék Kosler.
Naxos 8.550342 42