3:00 MASTER CONCERT: HONOURING DR DVORáK
Prepared by Robert Wells
Dvorák, A. Symphony no 8 in G, op 88 (1889). Cleveland O/Christoph von Dohnányi.
Decca 414 422-2 36
Stabat Mater, op 58 (1877). Livia Aghora, sop; Marga Schiml, mezz; Aldo Baldin, ten; Prague Philharmonic Choir; Czech PO/Jirí Belohlávek.
Chandos CHAN 8985/86 1:26
Overture: In nature's realm, op 91 (1891). BBC PO/Stephen Gunzenhauser.
Naxos 8.550600 14
TELEMANN AT HOME
Telemann, G. Suite in A minor, Les plaisirs. Marion Verbruggen, rec; O of the Age of Enlightenment/Monica Huggett.
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907093 30
Fantasy no 4 in G, TWV33. Joseph Payne, hpd.
LP Vox SVBX 5447 4
6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC
with Robert Small
9:00 THE SYMPHONY
Presented by Jarred Mattes
Medtner, N. Knight errant, op 58 no 2 (1940). Dmitri Alexeev, pf; Nikolai Demidenko, pf.
Hyperion CDA66654 11
Delibes, L. Coppélia, ballet (1870). Thomas Kelly, cl; Sidney Sax, vn; Frederick Riddle, va; National PO/Richard Bonynge.
Decca 460 418-2 1:31
Shostakovich, D. Piano trio in E minor, op 67 no 2 (1944). Trio Wanderer.
Harmonia Mundi HMG 501825 29
Britten, B. Plymouth town - ballet (1931). BBC SO/Grant Lewellyn.
Decca 478 5364 27
Bartók, B. Violin concerto no 2 (1939). Anne-Sophie Mutter, vn; Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa.
DG 431 626-2 38
Prokofiev, S. Symphony no 5 in B flat, op 100 (1944). Leningrad PO/Mariss Jansons.
Chandos CHAN 8576 38
11:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Prepared by Maureen Meers
Sondheim, S. Excerpts from Anyone can whistle (1964). 12
Herman, J. Excerpts from Mame (1966).
Columbia SK 60959 12
Excerpts from Dear world (1969).
Sony Broadway SK 48220 16
original Broadway cast (3 above)
Sondheim, S. Excerpts from Sweeney Todd (1979).
Masterworks Broadway 82876-68639-2 11
Angela Lansbury, voice (all above)
12:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL
Legendary Russian conductors: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Prepared by Paolo Hooke
Tchaikovsky, P. Symphony no 6 in B minor, op 74, Pathétique (1893).
DG 419 745-2 44
Shostakovich, D. Symphony no 8 in C minor, op 65 (1943).
Melodiya/BMG 74321 29406-2 1:04
Leningrad PO/Yevgeny Mravinsky (2 above)
14:00 AT THE OPERA
Prepared by Elaine Siversen
Gluck, C. Orfeo ed Euridice. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi. First performed Vienna, 1762.
EURIDICE: Nancy Argenta, sop
ORFEO: Michael Chance, ct
AMORE: Stefan Beckerbauer, treb
Stuttgart Chamber Choir; Tafelmusik/Frieder Bernius.
Sony SX2K 48040 1:23
The grieving Orfeo resolves to go to Hades to find his deceased wife, Euridice. The god, Amor, appears and announces that the other gods, moved by Orfeo’s grief, have decided to allow him to bring Euridice back on condition that he does not look at her until they have returned. At the entrance to Hades, the Furies bar Orfeo’s way but he calms them by playing his lyre and singing an eloquent song of his grief. They relent and allow Orfeo to pass into the Underworld. In the Elysian Fields, the Blessed Spirits dance and the Shades bring in his veiled wife. On the journey to the upper world, Euridice becomes agitated because Orfeo will not look at her and fears that he no longer loves her. Unable to resist her anguished pleas, Orfeo turns and as he embraces her, she dies once more. Overcome with grief, Orfeo plans to take his own life. Amor appears saying that because Orfeo has passed the test of faith and constancy, Euridice is restored to life.
Suite from Don Juan (1761). Rhenish CO/Jan Corazolla.
Christophorus CHE 0064-2 19
16:00 WITH STRINGS ATTACHED
Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend
Piazzolla, A. Aconagua, concerto for bandoneon, string orchestra and percussion (1979). James Crabb, accordion; Benjamin Martin, pf; Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
Chandos CHAN 10163 24
Tchaikovsky, P. Serenade in C for strings, op 48 (1880). London PO/Vladimir Jurowski.
LPO LPO-2009AUS 32
Rota, N. Concerto for strings (1964-65). Accademia Bizantina/Carlo Chiarappa.
Denon CO-78916 15
Elgar, E. Introduction and allegro for strings, op 47 (1904-05). BBC SO/Andrew Davis.
Teldec 9031-73279-2 15
Villa-Lobos, H. String quartet no 2 (1915). Danubius Quartet.
Marco Polo 8.223394 22
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
Ten part invention
with Peter Nelson
20:00 IN CONVERSATION
with Michael Morton-Evans
21:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Prepared by Frank Morrison
Elgar, E. Wand of youth, suite no 1, op 1a (1907). Welsh National Opera O/Charles Mackerras.
Argo 433 214-2 20
Monn, M. Cello concerto in G minor. Jacqueline du Pré, vc; London SO/John Barbirolli.
EMI CZS 5 68132 2 23
Sibelius, J. Symphony no 4 in A minor, op 63 (1911). Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
EMI CDM 7 69244-2 39
22:30 ULTIMA THULE
Ambient and atmospheric music