Recorded by Fine Music sound engineer
Brahms, J. Sonata in E flat, op 120 no 2 (1894). Catherine McCorkill, cl; Ben Martin, pf. 22
Schumann, R. Symphonic études, op 13 (1834-35). Ivo Janssen, pf. 35
Fine Music recordings (2 above)
Macpherson, J. McPherson's lament and variations.
9:00 CLASSICAL JUKEBOX
Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend
Shostakovich, D. Jazz suite no 2 (1938). Royal Concertgebouw O/Riccardo Chailly.
Decca 433 702-2 24
Tchaikovsky, P. Sleeping beauty, op 66 (1888-89; arr. Litton). Dallas SO/Andrew Litton.
Delos DE 3196 28
Rachmaninov, S. Piano concerto no 2 in C minor, op 18. Leif Ove Andsnes, pf; Berlin PO/Antonio Pappano.
EMI 4 74813 2 3 33
Trad. Pretty Peggy. 1
Jordi Savall, treble fiddle. (2 above Alia Vox AVSA 9865
SPOTLIGHT ON THE WALLFISCH FAMILY
Strauss, R. Romanze in F (1883). Raphael Wallfisch, vc; Scottish NO/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 10236 10
Rossini, G. String sonata no 3 in C (1804). Elizabeth Wallfisch, vn; Marshall Marcus, vn; Richard Tunnicliffe, vc; Chi-chi Nwanoku, db.
Hyperion CDA66595 11
Leighton, K. Fantasy on an American hymn tune, op 70 (1974). Janel Hilton, cl; Raphael Wallfisch, vc; Peter Wallfisch, pf.
Chandos CHAN 9132 20
Marini, B. Sonata prima, Semplice; Sonata terza, Variata. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vn; Richard Tunnicliffe, vc; Paula Chateauneuf, theorbo; Paul Nicholson, hpd.
Hyperion CDA66985 9
Dvorák, A. Slavonic dances, op 46 (1878): nos 8, 3. Raphael Wallfisch, vc; Linn Hendry, pf.
Chandos CHAN 6552 9
Schubert, F. Rondo in A, D438 (1816). Elizabeth Wallfisch, vn; Brandenburg O/Roy Goodman.
Hyperion CDA66840 14
Respighi, O. Adagio with variations (1920). Raphael Wallfisch, vc; Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Tamás Vásáry.
Chandos CHAN 8913 10
Bach, J.S. Violin concerto in D minor, BWV1052 (1735-40). O of the Age of Enlightenment/Elizabeth Wallfish, vn & dir.
Virgin 5 45095 2 23
Donizetti, G. Allegro, from Sonata in F. Heinz Holliger, ob; Gabriel Burgin, pf.
Philips 426 288-2 3
6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC
with David Garrett
Tchaikovsky, P. Serenade in C for strings, op 48 (1880). Moscow Virtuosi/Vladimir Spivakov.
RCA 09026 61964 2 29
11:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Prepared by Maureen Meers
Porter, C. Excerpts from Silk stockings (1955). Hildegarde Neff, Don Ameche, voices.
DRG CD-19118 19
Gay, N. Excerpts from Me and my girl (1937). Robert Lindsay, Maryann Plunkett, George S. Irving, Jane Connell, voices.
TER MUS C No.5 12
Bock, J. Excerpts from Fiddler on the roof (1964). Zero Mostel, Maria Karnilova, voices.
RCA RCD1-7060 18
12:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL
Farewell, Heinrich Schiff 1951-2016
Prepared by Sheila Catzel
Vivaldi, A. Sonata in B flat, RV45. Jaap ter Linden, vc continuo; Ton Koopman, hpd.
Philips 434 124-2 12
Strauss, R. Romance in F (1883). Gewandhaus O/Kurt Masur.
Philips 426 262-2 9
Haydn, J. Cello concerto no 1 in C, Hob.VIIb:1 (c1761-65). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner.
Philips 420 923-2 23
Beethoven, L. Cello sonata no 1 in F, op 5 no 1 (1796). Till Fellner, pf.
Philips 462 601-2 22
Geminiani, F. Sonata in C, op 5 no 3 (pub. 1746). Jaap ter Linden, vc continuo; Ton Koopman, hpd. Philips 434 124-2 10
Heinrich Schiff, vc (5 above)
Chopin, F. Piano concerto no 2 in F minor, op 21 (1830). Nikolai Demidenko, pf; Philharmonia O/Heinrich Schiff.
Hyperion CDA66647 32
14:00 AT THE OPERA
Prepared by Elaine Siversen
Keiser, R. Croesus. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Lucas von Bostel after Herodotus. First performed, Hamburg, 1730.
CYRUS, King of Persia: Johannes Mannov, bass CROESUS, King of Lydia: Roman Trekel, bass ATIS, son of Croesus: Werner Güra, ten
ELMIRA, Princess of Medes: Dorothea Röschmann, sop
ELIATES: Markus Schäfer, ten ORSANES: Klaus Häger, bass CLERIDA: Salomé Haller, sop
RIAS Chamber Choir; Akademie für Alte Musik/ René Jacobs.
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2908250.79 3:08
The Persian king, Cyrus, declares war on Croesus, King of Lydia. Croesus is defeated and taken prisoner. He is about to be put to death when his son Atis, who previously was unable to speak, suddenly finds he has the power of speech and shouts at his father’s captors. Croesus is spared but taken to Cyrus who imprisons him. Meanwhile, Atis and Halimacus, his interreter, hatch a plot. Atis will pretend to be a captured Persian soldier who closely resembles the Prince but, unlike him, can speak. Assuming the name of Ermin, Atis returns to the Lydian court to bring the news of the king’s capture. Prince Eliates has been left in charge and sets about finding a ransom for Croesus.
Elmira, who, with her mother, the former Queen of Media, has been rescued by Croesus after their country has been conquered by Cyrus, is in love with Atis and he with her. Prince Orsanes desires Elmira, who spurns him; he himself is desired by Clerida, but he spurns her, and Clerida is desired by Eliates, to whom she is indifferent. Orsanes, seeing a way to further his own ambitions, suggests that ‘Ermin’ should pretend to be Atis, and can then declare himself, via Halimacus, unfit to rule because of his speechlessness, and cede the throne to Orsanes. He must also kill Atis. ‘Ermin’ agrees and next day appears at court as the dumb Prince. Elmira is upset when ‘Ermin’ gives
her a letter in Atis' handwriting in which he says that he is happy for her to take ‘Ermin’ as a lover. Atis then reveals his true identiy but she is confused and does not believe him.
Despite being offered a ransom, Cyrus prepares to execute Croesus. Atis offers himself as an alternative victim, but Cyrus is implacable. Solon, the philosopher, points out that, as Croesus' pride caused him to fall so may Cyrus’ pride. Cyrus relents, a chastened Croesus is restored to his throne, Elmira and Atis embrace, Orsanes is discomfited, Clerida turns to Eliates and everyone rejoices.
Handel, G. Dunque, i lacci d’un volto . Ah! crudel, from Rinaldo, HWV7a (1711). Renée Fleming, sop; O of the Age of Enlightenment/Harry Bicket.
Decca 475 547-2 8
17:30 BAROQUE FESTIVAL
Prepared by Marilyn Schock
Soler, A. Sonatas: in D minor; in C sharp mino; in F; in G. Alicia de Larrocha, pf.
Decca 433 920-2 20
Bach, J.S. Prelude and fugue in C minor, BWV537, (aft. 1723; transcr. d’Albert). Piers Lane, pf.
Hyperion CDA67709 8
18:00 IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
with Maureen Meers
Nostalgic music and artists from the 30s, 40s and 50s and occasionally beyond, in a trip down many memory lanes
19:00 JAZZ IN CONCERT
André Previn in New York
with Rob Thomas
20:00 CHAMBER CONTRASTS
Presented by Nicholas Young
Brahms, J. Cello sonata no 2 in F, op 99 (1886). Leonard Rose, vc; Jean-Bernard Pommier, pf.
Virgin VJ 91571-2 30
Mozart, W. String quartet no 16 in E flat, K428 (1783). Guarneri Quartet.
Philips 426 392-2 29
21:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Prepared by Rex Burgess
Arensky, A. Overture to The dream on the Volga (1891). Ukraine NSO/Theodore Kuchar.
Naxos 8.554843 7
Rorem, N. Cello concerto (2002). Wen-Sinn Yang, vc; Royal Scottish NO/José Serebrier.
Naxos 8.559315 25
Ravel, M. Daphnis et Chloé, complete ballet (1912). Royal Opera House Ch; London SO/Pierre Monteux. Decca 478 2826 52
22:30 ULTIMA THULE
Ambient and atmospheric music