2:00 THE ELECTRONIC AGE
Recorded by Belinda Webster
Vine, C. Cafe concertino (1984). Carl Vine, synthesizer. 8
Treloar, P. Night sounds at Ranthambhor (1988). Ros Dunlop, cl; tape realized by the composer. 17
Fine Music recordings (2 above)
Gross, E. Six moods in miniature (1972). Sydney Mandolins/Adrian Hooper.
Jade JADCD 1124 6
TIMOTHY DOWLING IN RECITAL
Serocki, K. Sonatine (1955). 6
Weber, C.M. Romanze. 7
Timothy Dowling, tb; Anthony Baldwin, pf (2 above)
Brahms, J. Rhapsody in B minor, op 79 no 1 (1879). Anthony Baldwin, pf. 7
Gaubert, P. Morceau symphonique (1912). 6
Hindemith, P. Sonata (1941). 10
Berghmans, J. La femme à barbe. 6
Pryor, A. Waltz caprice. 4
Timothy Dowling, tb; Anthony Baldwin, pf (4 above)
Fine Music recordings (7 above)
Jongen, J. Andante espressivo. Roger Benedict, va; Timothy Young, pf.
Melba MR 301126 5
GERARD WILLEMS AND DAVID MILLER IN RECITAL
Liszt, F. Vallée d'Obermann, from Années de pelerinage, bk 1 (1835); Un sospiro; Gnomenreigen (1863); Sonnetto di Petrarca CIV, from Années de pelerinage, bk 2 (1837-49); Rigoletto, concert paraphrase (1859). Gerard Willems, pf. 32
Bénédiction et serment, from Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1852); Grand concert fantasy on Bellini's La sonnambula (1839). Gerard Willems, David Miller, pf. 19
Fine Music recordings (2 above)
Chopin, F. Étude in E, op 10 no 3. Maurizio Pollini, pf.
Testament SBT 1473 4
Brahms, J. Sonata no 1 in E minor, op 38 (1862-65). Georg Mertens-Moussa, vc; Dean Cross, pf.
Fine Music recording 24
Field, J. Preludio, from Two album leaves in C minor. Míceál O'Rourke, pf.
Chandos CHAN 9315 1
ROBIN RUYS IN RECITAL
Berkeley, L. Prelude in A flat, op 23 no 6 (1945). 2
Coleridge-Taylor, S. Waltzes, from Valse suite three four, op 71: no 2 in A flat; no 6 in C minor; Scenes from an imaginary ballet, op 74. 19
Bridge, F. Rosemary, from Three sketches (1906). 3
MacDowell. E. Sea pieces (1898). 21
Robin Ruys, pf (4 above)
Boismortier, J. Sonata in D minor, op 14 no 2 (1726). Jonas Moham-Wild, baroque bn; Liz Huggett, vc. 7
Fine Music recordings (5 above)
6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC
with Terry McMullen
9:00 THE SYMPHONY
Very different Austrians
Presented by Oscar Foong
Dittersdorf, C. Excerpts from Sinfonia in A. Failoni O/Uwe Grodd.
Naxos 8.553975 15
Mozart, F. Piano concerto, op 14 (1808). Marylene Dosse, pf; Lübeck Pro Musica O/Matthias Kuntzsch.
Mediaphon 25407-168 28
Bruckner, A. Symphony no 4 in E flat, Romantic (1874/80). Melbourne SO/Hubert Soudant.
ABC 426 425-2 1:15
11:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Prepared by Annabelle Drumm
12:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL
Master key: D minor
Prepared by James Nightingale
Bach, J.S. Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV565 (bef. 1708). E. Power Biggs, org.
CBS MYK 44722 8
Mozart, W. Excerpts from Mass no 19 in D minor, K626, Requiem (1791). Sibylla Rubens, sop; Annette Markert, cont; Ian Bostridge, ten; Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bar; La Chapelle Royale; Collegium vocale Ghent; O des Champs-Élysées/Philippe Herreweghe.
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2908409.16 24
Albinoni, T. Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and continuo, op 9 no 2. Kirsten Barry, ob; Australian Brandenburg O/Paul Dyer.
ABC 476 284-0 12
Schubert, F. String quartet no 14 in D minor, D810, Death and the Maiden (1824). Pavel Haas Quartet.
Supraphon SU 4110-2 38
Bach, C.P.E. Rondo in D minor, Wq61 no 4 (1785). Danny Driver, pf.
Hyperion CDA67908 4
Schumann, R. Symphony no 4 in D minor, op 120 (1841). O Révolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner.
DG 479 1044 24
14:00 AT THE OPERA
Prepared by James Nightingale
Arnold, S. Polly. Ballad opera in three acts. Libretto by John Gay. First performed London, 1777. .
POLLY: Laura Albino, sop
MRS DUCAT: Eve McLeod, sop
JENNY DIVER: Marion Newman, mezz
CAWWAWKEE: Bud Roach, ten
MORANO: Matthew Grosfeld, bass
DUCAT: Jason Nedecky, bar
Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon.
Naxos 8.660247 1:19
Polly finds herself in the West Indies, where she is searching for her husband Macheath, who is serving his sentence of transportation. At her first port of call she finds herself sold to the plantation owner Ducat, who tries to force himself on her. At this moment she is saved by the news of fighting between the soldiers and the pirates. Then, assisted by Mrs Ducat, Polly escapes now disguised as a man. After roaming the island in search of Macheath, she falls asleep in a glade where she is discovered by the pirates. The leader of the pirates is the black Morano and his band includes his lover, Jenny Diver. Thinking quickly, Polly claims to be a new recruit and joins the pirate band. Soon after arriving at the pirate camp, the noble Indian prince, Cawwawkee, is brought in, having been captured by the pirates. Polly helps him to escape and joins him with the Indians. There is then a battle between the Indians and the pirates, in which Polly, still disguised as a youth, captures the pirate leader Morano as the Indians win the battle. Morano is sentenced to death and led away. Then the next prisoner is brought in, Morano’s lover, Jenny Diver, who begs for mercy revealing that Morano is really Macheath in disguise. Polly then reveals herself as Macheath’s wife and begs for mercy for him. Her wish is granted by the Indian leader but too late: the execution has already taken place. She falls into Cawwawkee’s arms in her despair, agrees to marry him and become an Indian princess.
Barton, A. The disappointment (1767; arr. Samuel Adler). Ballad comic opera in two acts and epilogue. Libretto by the composer. First performed 1767; revised version first performed Washington DC, 1976.
QUADRANT: Milford Fargo, ten
PARCHMENT: Arden Hopkin, voice
RATTLETRAP: William Sharp, bar
RACCOON: Joseph Bias, voice
MEANWELL: Tonio di Paolo, ten
WASHBALL: John Maloy, ten
MCSNIP: Richard Hudson, voice
TOPINLIFT: Richard Reif, bar
MOLL PLACKET: Elaine Bonazzi, mezz
LUCY: Ruth Denison, voice
TRUSHOOP: John Denison, voice
Eastman Philharmonia Chamber Ensemble/Samuel Adler.
LP Turnabout TV-S 34650 37
The humourists, Hum, Parchment, Quadrant and Rattletrap put on a magic show to convince a group of dupes to search for the treasure of Blackbeard the pirate. The greedy dupes, Raccoon, Washball, Trushoop and McSnip, are only too ready to believe in the veracity of this story and are easily drawn into the scheme to secretly dig up the treasure. The secret pact and their greed cause problems for all of the dupes, however. Trushoop is locked out of his home as he won’t explain to his wife the reason for his late return. Raccoon reveals the story to Moll Placket who decides to steal his wealth as soon as he has it. McSnip abuses and insults his employees at his tailor’s shop, believing that once he’s rich he won’t have to see them again, let alone be polite to them. Washball, thinking that he’s on the up, intervenes in the wedding of his niece, Lucy to her sweetheart, Meanwell, thinking that she could surely marry a richer man as the niece of a wealthy uncle. Later, the search party sets out and the frightened but determined dupes raise the treasure chest from the earth. They decide to store it at Washball’s house. The proximity of such great wealth brings Washball to attempt a betrayal of his company. Taking matters into his own hands, he informs the King’s tax collector of the expected windfall. With the King’s intervention the other treasure hunters would be excluded from the profits. So in front of the tax collector, the dupes open the chest to discover only bricks and stones. Their gullibility shames them into a resolution to never again act so foolishly and Washball gives Lucy and Meanwell his blessing, such as it is.
Handel, G. Concerto grosso in D minor, op 6 no 10 (1739). English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
Archiv 410 899-2 15
16:30 MUSIC OF THE 1920'S
Prepared by Gael Golla
Ravel, M. La valse (1921). Detroit SO/Paul Paray.
Mercury 478 5092 12
Poulenc, F. Trio (1926). Alex Oguey, ob; Gillian Smith, bn; Fiona McCabe, pf.
Fine Music concert recording 12
Elgar, E. The herald (1925); The prince of sleep (1925). London Symphony Ch/Vernon Handley.
Hyperion CDA67019 9
Milhaud, D. Sonatina (1922). Kurt Redel, fl; Noël Lee, pf.
Arion ARN 68238 9
Honegger, A. Pastorale d'été (1920). Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Tamás Vásáry.
Chandos CHAN 8993 8
Villa-Lobos, H. Francette et Pia. Duo Agostino.
Fine Music concert recording 15
Stravinsky, I. Wind octet (1922-23/52). Columbia Chamber Ensemble/Igor Stravinsky.
Sony SM3K 46 291-302 15
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
The Very Tall Band
with Rob Thomas
20:00 A FIELD GUIDE TO MUSIC
Presented by Michael Field
Beethoven, L. Conservation of the house overture. Leipzig Gewandhaus O/Kurt Masur.
Pentatone B004GX91RO 9
Beethoven, L. Egmont overture. Leipzig Gewandhaus O/Kurt Masur.
Pentatone B004GX91RO 9
Beethoven, L. Fidelio overture. Leipzig Gewandhaus O/Kurt Masur.
Pentatone B004GX91RO 6
Beethoven, L. Leonore no 3 overture. Leipzig Gewandhaus O/Kurt Masur.
Pentatone B004GX91RO 14
21:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Gounod, C. Overture: Like the breeze. Polish National RO/Richard Hayman.
Naxos 8.550473 5
Lalo, E. Symphonie espagnole in D minor, op 21 (1873). Aaron Rosand, vn; Baden-Baden RSO/Tibor Szöke.
Mediaphon 25407-155 33
Berlioz, H. Harold in Italy, op 16 (1834). Frank Avsenek, va; Ljubljana SO/Anton Nanut.
Stradivari SCD-6022 44
22:30 ULTIMA THULE
Ambient and atmospheric music