3:00 SCENES FROM THE COUNTRY
Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend
Rodrigo, J. Concierto pastoral (1977). Patrick Gallois, fl; Philharmonia O/Ion Marin.
DG 435 767-2 24
Franck, C. Pastorale in E, op 19 (1860-62). Eric Lebrun, org.
Naxos 8.554698 9
Liszt, F. Pastorale, from Meyerbeer's The prophet (1849-50). Leslie Howard, pf.
Hyperion CDA66571/2 12
Chabrier, E. Pastoral suite (1888). Ulster O/Yan Pascal Tortelier.
Chandos CHAN 8852 19
Rossini, G. Prélude sémi-pastorale, from Album de château, Péchées de veillesse, bk 8 no 8 (c1860). Bruno Mezzena, pf.
Dynamic CDS 89 16
Nielsen, C. Pan and Syrinx, pastorale scene, op 49 (1917-18). Danish NO/Thomas Dausgard.
Da Capo 6.220518 9
Beethoven, L. Sonata no 15 in D, op 28, Pastorale (1801). Artur Schnabel, pf.
EMI CHS 7 63765 2 21
Ireland, J. Concertino pastorale (1939). London PO/Adrian Boult.
Lyrita SRCD 242 20
Beethoven, L. Symphony no 6 in F, op 68, Pastoral (1808). Scottish CO/Charles Mackerras.
Hyperion CDS44301/5 40
Alwyn, W. The million pound note waltz. Royal Northern Wind O/Mark Heran.
Naxos 8.572747 3
6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC
with Peter Poole
9:00 JOURNEY TO BAROQUE
Baroque from England
Presented by Andrew Dziedzic
Handel, G. Amaryllis suite (arr. Beecham). Royal PO/Yehudi Menuhin.
ASV RPO 8002 19
Blow, J. Fairest work of happy Nature; Flavia grown old (pub. 1689). John Mark Ainsley, ten; Paula Chateauneuf, theorbo.
Hyperion CDA66646 5
Locke, M. Incidental music for Thomas Shadwell's operatic version of The tempest (1674). Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Band/Peter Holman.
Hyperion CDA66667 16
Philips, P. Fantasia in G. Anneke Uittenbosch, hpd.
Etcetera KTC 1022 9
Croft, W. Te Deum in D (1709). Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London; Parley of Instruments/John Scott.
Hyperion CDA66606 32
Arne, T. Trio sonata no 2 in G (1757). Collegium Musicum 90.
Chandos CHAN 0666 10
Linley, T. the elder Elegy: He who could first two gentle hearts unbind; Ah! what avails the sprightly morn of life. Invocation/Timothy Roberts, hpd & cond.
Hyperion CDA66698 9
Purcell, H. Ayres and dances, from Dido and Aeneas, Z626 (1689). Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players/Geoffrey Lancaster.
ABC 456 667-2 17
11:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Prepared by Maureen Meers
Merrill, B. Excerpts from Take me along (1959). Walter Pidgeon, Jackie Gleeson, Eileen Herlie, Una Merkel, voices.
drg Sony 19116 18
Bricusse - Newley. Excerpts fro Stop the world and I want to get off (1961). Mike Holoway, Louise Gold, voices.
TER MUS C N38 12
Excerpts from The roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd (1965). Cyril Ritchard, Anthony Newley, voices.
RCA Victor 60351-2 19
12:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL
Thaxted’s famous musician
Prepared by Elaine Siversen
Holst, G. I vow to thee, my country (1921). Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne; Jonathan Bradley, org; Michael Leighton Jones, cond.
ABC 476 5095 3
Venus; Mercury, from The planets, op 32 (1914-16). Melbourne SO/Malcolm Sargent.
ABC 434 896-2 11
The hymn of Jesus, op 37 (1919). Hallé Youth Choir; Hallé Choir & O/Mark Elder.
Hallé HLL 7535 23
Ballet music from The perfect fool, op 39 (1918-22). BBC NO of Wales/Richard Hickox.
Chandos CHSA 5069 12
The evening watch, op 43 (1925). Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst.
Decca 430 062-2 4
Ballet: The golden goose, op 45 no 1 (1926). Guildford Choral Society; Philharmonia O/Hilary Davan Wetton.
Hyperion CDA66784 25
The morning of the year, op 45 no 2 (1926-27). Joyful Company of Singers; BBC NO of Wales/Richard Hickox.
Chandos CHSA 5069 21
Jupiter the bringer of jollity, from The planets, op 32 (1916). Queensland SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
ABC 481 2424 8
14:00 AT THE OPERA
Prepared by James Nightingale
Mercadante, S. Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio. Opera in one act. Libretto by Stefano Ferraro. First performed Cádiz, 1830.
DON CHISCIOTTE: Ugo Guagliardo, bass
SANCIO PANSA: Domenico Colaianni, bass
GAMACCIO: Richard Mirabelli, ten
BASILIO: Hans Ever Mogollon, ten
BERNARDO: Giulio Mastrototaro, bar
CHITERIA: Marisa Bove, sop
DON DIEGO: Filippo Polinelli, bass
San Pietro a Majella Choir; Czech Chamber Soloists/Antonino Fogliani.
Naxos 8.660313-3 1:42
The childhood friendship of Chiteria and Basilio has grown into love and they have promised to marry. Chiteria's father, Bernardo, decides to marry her to the rich Gamaccio despite his daughter’s pleas. He has fixed the date for the wedding which will be held at the home of Don Diego. Diego has invited his friend Don Quixote to attend. Basilio tries unsuccesfully to prevent the marriage.
On the wedding day, Basilio feigns suicide but, while everyone is in shock, he asks for the hand of Chiteria. Her father agrees. Scarcely has the marriage ceremony been completed than the suicide is revealed as a bluff. Garmaccio challenges Basilio to a duel but Don Quixote saves the situation by explaining that in love and war every tactic is allowed and that Garmaccio should find another wife.
Boismortier, J. de Don Quixote and the Duchess. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Charles Favart. First performed Paris, 1743.
DON QUICHOTTE: Stephan van Dyck, ten
SANCHO PANZA: Richard Biren, bar
ALTISIDORE: Meredith Hall, sop
DUKE/MERLIN: Paul Gay, bar
Le Concert Spirituel/Hervé Niquet.
Naxos 8.553647 1:01
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza visit the estate of the Duke and Duchess who recognise them and plan a hoax for their guests’amusement. The Duchess’ theatre is decorated as an enchanted forest and Don Quixote is to rescue Altisidora from the wizard Aspharador and a monster. The valorous knight believes that he is taking part in an actual adventure. When the monster appears (two disguised valets), Don Quixote slays it. Don Quixote wishes to leave but Altidisora offers him entertainment with birds, dryad and satyrs in the enchanted forest. Sancho, relishing the wine and food offered, does not want to leave. He declares that one of the maids is Dulcinea. The company corroborate this tale and devise new schemes to fool the knight. These include sending Don Quixote to an ‘enchanted’cave (a new scene in the theatre) to find Dulcinea who has disappeared; a fight with a dwarf and a giant (both puppets); the pretence that Don Quixote is changed to a bear and Sancho to a monkey. The Duke, who has been appearing as Merlin, ends the game but everyone’s emotions are sirred by the steadfastness and courage of Don Quixote. In a final tribute they crown him King of Japan.
16:30 FRENCH INSPIRATION
Prepared by Yvonne Laki
Chausson, E. Poème de l'amour et de la mer, op 19 (1882-90). Jessye Norman, sop; Lane Anderson, vc; Monte-Carlo PO/Armin Jordan.
Erato 2292 45368-2 27
Saint-Saëns, C. Introduction and rondo capriccioso, op 28. Leila Josefowicz, vn; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner.
Philips 454 440-2 9
Ravel, M. Trio in A minor (1914; orch. Tortelier). Ulster O/Yan Pascal Tortelier.
Chandos CHAN 9114 27
Debussy, C. Suite bergamasque (1905). Zoltán Kocsis, pf.
Philips 456 874-2 17
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
Woody Herman in Chicago
with Jeannie McInnes
20:00 CLASSICAL JUKEBOX
Presented by Randolph Magri-Overend
21:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Walton, W. Façade, suite. Chicago Pro Musica.
Reference Recording RR-16 21
Chopin, F. Piano concerto no 2 in F minor, op 21 (1830). Maria João Pires, pf; Monte Carlo National Opera O/Armin Jordan.
Erato 0630 12047-2 33
Fauré, G. Pavane, op 50 (1887). Sydney Philharmonia Choir & O/Antony Walker.
ABC 476 2876 6
Delibes, L. Sylvia, ballet (1856). Philharmonia O/Robert Irving.
EMI 1664462 22
22:30 ULTIMA THULE
Ambient and atmospheric music