3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN
6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST
including Arts Calendar at 7.30am
with Troy Fil
9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC
Composer focus: Richard Strauss
Prepared by Rex Burgess
Strauss, R. Introduction and moonlight music, from Capriccio (1942; arr. 1945). Vienna PO/André Previn.
DG 437 790-2 14
Finale, from Salome, op 54 (1907). Jane Eaglen, sop; Israel PO/Zubin Mehta.
Sony SK 60042 15
Parergon on Symphonia domestica, op 73 (1925). Gary Graffman, pf; Vienna PO/André Previn.
DG 449 188-2 21
Three songs of Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet, op 67a (1918). Dawn Upshaw, sop; Margo Garrett, pf.
Musicmasters 7045-2-C 7
Death and transfiguration, op 24 (1888-89). BBC NO of Wales/Kazushi Ono.
BBC Music BBCMM366 25
10:30 CONCERT HALL
Prepared by Paul Hopwood
Wagner, R. Overture: Rule Britannia (1837). Hong Kong PO/Varujan Kojian.
LP Marco Polo 6.220114 12
Krommer, F. Clarinet concerto in E flat, op 36 (1803). Walter Boeykens, cl; New Belgian CO/Jan Caeyers.
Harmonia Mundi HMA 1901433 22
Beethoven, L. Symphony no 6 in F, op 68, Pastoral (1808). Philharmonia O/Otto Klemperer.
EMI CDC 7 47188 2 46
12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES
with Robert Vale
Jazz of many colours, some old, some new and all designed to inform and stimulate the senses
13:00 AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Produced by Simon Moore
Highlights and previews of the month's concerts including interviews with the key players
14:00 OPUS ONE
Prepared by Angela Bell
Puccini, G. Preludio sinfonico, op 1 (1882). London SO/Antonio Pappano.
EMI 5 57159 2 9
Grieg, E. Four piano pieces, op 1 (1861). Einar Steen-Nøekleberg, pf.
Naxos 8.550881 13
Dvorák, A. Quintet in A minor, op 1 (1861). Ladislav Kyselak, va; Vlach Quartet, Prague.
Naxos 8.553376 30
Sor, F. Six divertimenti, op 1 (c1810). Norbert Kraft, gui.
Naxos 8.554196 16
Ruchman, S. Quartet in F sharp minor, op 1. Alyce Cognetta Bertz, vn; Igor Kalnin, vn; Ah Young Sung, va; Arnold Choi, vc.
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Sullivan, A. Suite from The tempest, op 1 (1861). BBC PO/Richard Hickox.
Chandos CHAN 9859 28
16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE
including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm
with Tom Forrester-Paton
19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES
with Peter Mitchell
The stars of American jazz from bebop on, mainly small group low temperature jazz
20:00 AT THE OPERA
Prepared by Colleen Chesterman
Meyerbeer, G. Les Huguenots. Opera in five acts. Libretto by Eugene Scribe and Emile Deschamps. First performed Paris, 1836.
MARGUERITE de VALOIS: Joan Sutherland, sop
RAOUL de NANGIS: Anson Austin, ten
MARCEL: Clifford Grant, bass
VALENTINE: Amanda Thane, sop
LE COMPTE de NEVERS: John Pringle, bar
Australian Opera Ch; Australian Opera and Ballet O/Richard Bonynge.
Opera Australia OPOZ56007CD 3:00
The Count de Nevers, a Catholic leader, has a banquet and invites Raoul de Nangis, a Huguenot, and his retainer, Marcel. In a song contest Raoul toasts an unknown beauty whom he rescued from attackers. He is shocked to see Nevers greeting this woman in the garden and suspects there is a liaison. Meanwhile Queen Marguerite de Valois plans to end the religious divide by arranging a meeting between Raoul and the woman he saved, She is Valentine, daughter of Catholic leader St Bris, who is promised to Nevers. She had come to his garden to ask him to release her. Raoul misunderstands the Queen’s intentions and rejects Valentine. In Paris Nevers prepares for marriage to Valentine. The populace is restless, disturbed by the presence of Royalist and Huguenot soldiers. Marcel delivers to Valentine’s father a challenge from Raoul to fight a duel. The Catholic noblemen conspire to kill Raoul but Valentine has overheard the plot. As she loves Raoul, she warns Marcel who brings his troops. The fight is averted when the Queen arrives but the marriage of Valentine and Nevers goes ahead. Raoul is devastated when he hears from the Queen that Valentine had asked Nevers to release her. Raoul seeks Valentine to learn the truth, but the Catholic noblemen arrive and she hides him. He overhears them plan a massacre of the Huguenots on St. Bartholomew night. Only St Nevers refuses and he becomes a prisoner as the others go to battle. Valentine releases Raoul but cannot stop him rushing to defend his cause. He finds the Huguenot leaders, ignorant of the massacre that has begun, and summons them to battle. Raoul and Marcel take refuge in a churchyard where Valentine finds them. She begs Raoul to adopt her faith and marry her as Nevers has met a noble death. He refuses to sacrifice his religion and she decides to fight as a Huguenot. They are driven back to a churchyard and here they are found by the Catholics who massacre those who do not escape. Raoul, who has been severely wounded, is supported by Marcel and Valentine when they are found by her father. St. Bris and his troops. Raoul, Valentine, and Marcel are killed. Too late St. Bris discovers that he has murdered his own daughter.
Festival march for the centenary of Schiller’s birth (1859). NDR RPO Hanover/Michail Jurowski.
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23:30 CLASSICAL MANDOLIN
Prepared by Brian Drummond
Capponi, R. Sonata. Caterina Lichtenberg, mand; Mirko Schrader, gui.
Schwann 3-6435-2 11
Paisiello, G. Mandolin concerto in C. Ugo Orlandi, mand; I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
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