Prepared by Rex Burgess
Wagner, R. Prelude to Parsifal (1882). Philharmonia O/Yuri Simonov.
Collins 12072 14
Nielsen, C. String quartet no 3 in E flat, op 14 (1897-98). Kontra Quartet.
BIS CD-503/4 31
Mozart, W. Sonata in C for piano duet, K521 (1787). Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Franz, pf.
DG 435 042-2 25
Schumann, R. Dichterliebe, op 48 (1840). Olaf Bär, bar; Geoffrey Parsons, pf.
EMI CDC 7 47397 2 29
Beethoven, L. Quartet in A, op 18 no 5 (1798/1800). Tokyo String Quartet.
RCA 09026 61284 28
Schoenberg, A. Symphonic poem: Pelleas and Melisande, op 5 (1902-03). Paris O/Daniel Barenboim.
CBS MK38557 43
Poulenc, F. Pavane, from Suite française d'après Claude Gervaise. André Previn, pf.
Philips 456 934-2 2
6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC
with Terry McMullen
9:00 ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Prepared by Denis Patterson
Mozart, W. Serenade no 11 in E flat, K375 (1781).
DG 478 5185 24
Piano concerto no 20 in D minor, K466 (1785). Richard Goode, pf.
Nonesuch 7559-79439-2 29
Kreisler, F. Violin concerto in C in the style of Vivaldi (c1905). Gil Shaham, vn.
DG 439 933-2 11
Ives, C. Symphony no 3, The camp meeting (1904).
DG 457 911-2 23
Weber, C.M. Clarinet concerto no 2 in E flat, op 74 (1811). Charles Neidich, cl.
DG 435 875-2 21
Orpheus CO (all above)
11:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Prepared by Sue Jowell
Oscars for best original scores
12:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL
Shostakovich: The lighter side
Prepared by Paolo Hooke
Shostakovich, D. Excerpts from The bedbug (1929; arr. Shostakovich, Solin). Rustem Hayroudinoff, pf.
Chandos CHAN 9907 19
Excerpts from the ballet, The limpid stream, op 39 (1935; rev. Rozhdestvensky). Royal Stockholm PO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
Chandos CHAN 9423 31
Jazz suite no 2 (1938). Royal Concertgebouw O.
Decca 433 702-2 24
Excerpts from film score, The gadfly, op 97 (1955). Philadelphia O.
Decca 452 597-2 31
Riccardo Chailly, cond (2 above)
14:00 AT THE OPERA
Prepared by James Nightingale
Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Kashchey the immortal: an autumn tale. Opera in one act. Libretto by the composer. First performed Moscow, 1902.
KASHCHEY: Alexander Arkhipov, ten
PRINCESS: Irina Zhurina, sop
KASHCHEYEVNA: Nina Terentieva, mezz
PRINCE IVAN KOROLEVITCH: Vladislav Verestnikov, bar
THE STORM KNIGHT: Vladimir Matorin, bass
Yurlov Academic Choir; Bolshoi TO/Andrey Chistiakov.
Brilliant Classics 94657 1:05
The enchanter Kashchey has imprisoned a princess, who pines for her lover, Prince Ivan. In a mirror Kashchey sees the prince approaching and also sees a vision of his daughter Kashcheyevna. He becomes afraid for his immortality which depends on her shedding no tears.He sends the Storm Knight to her. Kashcheyevna gives Ivan a magic potion and prepares to kill him with a sword, but the arrival of the Storm Knight wakes the prince. The Storm Knight, also a prisoner of Kashchey, takes his revenge by telling the prince about the captivity of the princess and flying him to Kashchey’s realm. The princess lulls Kashchey to sleep. The Storm Knight and Ivan arrive and the lovers plan to escape, rejecting Kashcheyevna's offer to free the princess if the prince will stay with her. Kaschey awakes. The princess kisses Kashcheyevna who bursts into tears, turning into a weeping willow and causing the death of Kashchey.
Stravinsky, I. Mavra. Opera in one act. Libretto by Boris Kochno after Pushkin. First performed Paris,1922.
PARASHA: Susan Belinck, sop
MOTHER: Mary Simmons, mezz
NEIGHBOUR: Patricia Rideout, cont
HUSSAR: Stanley Kolk, ten
CBC SO/Igor Stravinsky.
Sony SM3K 46 291-302 28
In the small Russian town of Kolomna at the beginning of the 19th century, Parasha, sits with her needlework thinking of her lover, a handsome Hussar, who suddenly appears at the window. They lament their difficulty in meeting. Parasha has an idea. Her mother’s cook has died and she is unable to find a new one even though the neighbours are helping in the search. Parasha suggests that the Hussar disguise himself as a woman, and she will hire him as the cook. The plan succeeds until one day Parasha’s mother opens the kitchen door and finds the cook shaving. A neighbour runs in raising a hue and cry. The Hussar jumps out of the window and runs off with Parasha in pursuit. The conclusion of the opera is that she must have found him as neither of them has returned.
Balakirev, M. Overture to King Lear. BBC PO/Vassily Sinaisky.
Chandos CHAN9667 11
16:00 MAJOR AUSTRALIAN WORKS
Prepared by Albert Gormley
Williamson, M. Temples, from Five preludes (1968). Antony Gray, pf.
ABC 472 902-2 4
Piano concerto no 3 in E flat (1962). Malcolm Williamson, pf; London PO/Leonard Dommett.
Lyrita SRCD.280 32
Sculthorpe, P. String quartet no 16 (2005). Goldner String Quartet.
Tall Poppies TP206 22
Williamson, M. Violin concerto (1965). Ronald Thomas, vn: West Australian SO/Thomas Mayer.
LP ABC/WRC S 4930 26
Sculthorpe, P. Piano concerto (1983). Ian Munro, pf; Australian Youth O/Diego Masson.
Tall Poppies TP113 25
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
Sarah Vaughan in Paris & Copenhagen
with Ken Weatherley
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
Bruch, M. String quartet in E, op 10 (pub. 1860). Mannheim String Quartet.
cpo 999 460-2 29
21:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Copland, A. Four dance episodes, from Rodeo (1942). Detroit SO/Antal Dorati.
Decca 430 705-2 20
Giuliani, M. Guitar concerto, op 30. Dagoberto Linhares, gui; Camerata Cassovia/Johannes Wildner.
Naxos 8.550483 25
Tchaikovsky, P. Suite no 1 in D, op 43 (1879). NSO of Ireland/Stefan Sanderling.
Naxos 8.550644 38
22:30 ULTIMA THULE
Ambient and atmospheric music