Prepared by Andrew Dziedzic
Wagner, R. A Faust overture (1840/43-44). Bamberg SO/Otto Gerdes.
DG 477 5445 11
Beethoven, L. Mephistopheles' song of the flea, op 75 no 3 (1809). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar; Gerald Moore, pf.
Orfeo C 140501 A 2
Berlioz, H. Mephistopheles' song, op 1 no 8 (1829). John Aler, ten; Gören Söllscher, gui.
DG 435 860-2 2
Mussorsgsky, M. Mephistopheles' song of the flea (1879). Anatoli Safiulin, bass; Nikolai Demidenko, pf.
Hyperion CDA66775 3
Roger-Ducasse, J. Symphonic fragment: In Marguerite's garden (1901-05); Interlude (1907-09). Rheinland-Pfalz PO/Leif Segerstam.
Marco Polo 8.223641 12
Liszt, F. Mephisto waltz no 3 (1883). Leslie Howard, pf.
Hyperion CDA66201 8
A Faust symphony (1854). Peter Seiffert, ten; Men of Ernst Senff Choir; Men of Prague Philharmonic Choir; Berlin PO/Simon Rattle.
EMI 5 55220 2 1:09
Schubert, F. Scene from Faust, D126b (1814). Janet Baker, mezz; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar; Members of RIAS Chamber Choir; Gerald Moore, pf.
DG 435 596-2 7
Gounod, C. Soldiers' chorus, from Faust (1859). Sons of Orpheus Choir/Eric Ericsson.
BIS CD-383 6
Sarasate, P. de Fantasy on Gounod's Faust (pub. 1874). Ruggiero Ricci, vn; Graeme McNaught, pf.
Dynamic CDS 94 11
Alkan, C-V. Grand sonata: The four ages, op 33 (1848). Marc-André Hamelin, pf.
Hyperion CDA66794 39
6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC
with Paul Roper
9:00 THE SYMPHONY
Presented by Joshua McNulty
Skryabin, A. Le poème de l’extase, op 54 (1908). Antal Dorati, cond.
Radio Nederland RCO08005 20
Hindemith, P. Kammermusik no 2, op 36 no 1 (1924-25). Konstanty Kulka, vn; Kim Kashkashian, va; Norbert Blume, va d'amore; Lynn Harrell, vc; Ronald Brautigam, pf; Leo van Doeselaar, org; Riccardo Chailly, cond.
Decca 433 816 2 19
Stravinsky, I. Song of the nightingale (1917). Pierre Boulez, cond.
Radio Netherlands RCO 05001 21
Mahler, G. Symphony no 1 in D, Titan (1885-88). Leonard Bernstein, cond.
Radio Nederland RCO 08005 57
Concertgebouw (all above)
11:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Prepared by Maureen Meers
Gershwin, G. Excerpts from Girl crazy (1930). Mary Martin, Jan Clayton, voices; members of original cast.
PLATCD 973 20
Lloyd Webber, A. Suite from The phantom of the opera (1986). O/Richard Hayman.
Naxos 8.578039-40 12
Berlin, I. Excerpts from Holiday Inn. Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, Corbin Bleu, voices; members of original cast.
Ghostlight Records 84512-02 18
12:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL
Prepared by Di Cox
Tchaikovsky, P. Fantasy overture: Romeo and Juliet (1880). London PO/Mstislav Rostropovich.
EMI 5 65709 2 23
Balakirev, M. Symphonic poem: Tamara (1867-82). BBC PO/Vassily Sinaisky.
Chandos CHAN 9727 21
Mozart, W. Piano concerto no 23 in A, K488 (1786). Wilhelm Kempff, pf; Bamberg SO/Ferdinand Leitner.
DG 479 1133 25
Tchaikovsky, P. Symphony no 1 in G minor, op 13, Winter daydreams (1866). USSR SO/Yevgeny Svetlanov.
Melodiya 74321170922 42
14:00 AT THE OPERA
Prepared by James Nightingale
Thomas, A. Hamlet. Opera in five acts. Libretto by Michael Carré and Jules Barbier after Shakespeare. First performed Paris, 1868.
HAMLET: Sherrill Milnes, bar
OPHÉLIE: Joan Sutherland, sop
CLAUDIUS: James Morris, bass
GERTRUDE: Barbara Conrad, mezz
LAERTE: Gösta Winbergh, ten
MARCELLUS: Keith Lewis, ten
HORATIO: Philip Gelling, bass
GHOST: John Tomlinson, bass
Welsh National Ch & O/Richard Bonynge.
Decca 482 6455 2:51
Following the hasty marriage of his mother, Gertrude, to his uncle, Claudius, Hamlet is entrusted with the care of his friend, Laertes’ sister, Ophelia to whom he is more or less betrothed. Soon after, he is visited by the Ghost of his father and the ghost reveals that Hamlet’s father was murdered by Claudius. Hamlet takes an oath to seek revenge but also to spare his mother. After the visitation, Hamlet’s behaviour becomes distant and erratic, even towards Ophelia, who wonders if he still loves her. Hamlet arranges a pantomime, The Murder of Gonzago, to entertain the court. It is a trick, however, the play chosen to embarrass Claudius and Gertrude. Claudius turns pale during the drama, confirming his guilt. Hamlet, pretending to have lost his mind, knocks Claudius’ crown from his head. His friends Horatio and Marcellus restrain him as the other members of the court flee. Hamlet witnesses Claudius and Polonius confirm the plot and in his madness spurns Ophelia, turning on his mother before being restrained by the appearance of the Ghost, who reminds him of his vow not to hurt her. Soon after, Ophelia, clearly having lost her mind, joins a group of peasants by the lake as they celebrate the arrival of Spring. Believing that Hamlet is approaching, she hides in the reeds, calling on the Willis to help her but falling further into the current in her maddened state. Hamlet encounters the gravediggers but is not told whose grave they are digging. Laertes then arrives, in a rage over Ophelia’s madness and death. Blaming Hamlet, he challenges him to a duel and they fight. As the sound of the funeral dirge is heard, Hamlet is mortally wounded. When the cortege appears, led by the King and Queen, Hamlet learns of Ophelia’s fate. He throws himself on the bier, but is reminded by the Ghost of his oath. Summoning all his last energy, Hamlet kills Claudius before collapsing, calling out to Ophelia as he dies.
Liszt, F. Symphonic poem no 10: Hamlet, S104 (1858). London PO/Bernard Haitink.
Philips 438 754-2 14
17:30 TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC
Prepared by Brian Drummond
Bassano, A. Pavane and galliard no 1. Fretwork.
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907478 3
Granados, E. El fandango de candil, from Goyescas, bk 1 (1911). Luis Fernando Pérez, pf.
Mirare MIR 138 6
Szymanowski, K. Nocturne and tarantella, op 28 (1915). Lydia Mordkovitch, vn; Marina Gusak-Grin, pf.
Chandos CHAN 8747 10
Rodrigo, J. Fandango. Pepe Romero, gui.
Decca 478 5669 4
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 A FIELD GUIDE TO MUSIC
Presented by Michael Field
Handel, G. An ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76. Carolyn Sampson, sop; James Gilchrist, ten; King's Consort & Choir/Robert King.
Hyperion CDA 67463 46
21:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Prepared by Rex Burgess
Sibelius, J. Incidental music to King Christian II, op 27 (1898). Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi.
DG 447 760-2 24
Belshazzar's feast, op 51 (1906). Lilli Paasikivi, mezz; Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä.
BIS CD-735 20
Symphony no 4 in A minor, op 63 (1911). Danish National RSO/Leif Segerstam.
Chandos CHAN 8943 40
22:30 ULTIMA THULE
Ambient and atmospheric music