3:00 COLIN FORBES PLAYS THE HARPSICHORD
Recorded by Edda Filson
Bach, J.S. Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV808, English (bef.1724-25). 14
Kuhnau, J. Biblical sonata, The battle between David and Goliath (1700). 12
Colin Forbes, hpd (2 above)
Fine Music recordings
Bach, J.S. Minuets I and II, from Partita no 1 in B flat, BWV825. Nicholas Parle, hpd.
MBS 26CD 3
THE DEFINING YEARS 1760-1840
The virtuoso pianist and the song cycle
Clementi, M. Sonata in G minor, op 8 no 1 (1782). Maria Tipo, pf.
EMI CDC 7 54766 2 11
Beethoven, L. To the distant beloved, op 98 (1816). Peter Schreier, ten; András Schiff, pf.
Decca 444 817-2 13
Hummel, J. Sonata in F minor, op 20 (pub. c1807). Ian Hobson, pf.
Arabesque Z 6566 21
Field, J. Piano concerto no 1 in E flat (1799). Míceál O'Rourke, p; London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.
Chandos CHAN 9368 20
Schumann, R. Frauenliebe und -leben, op 42 (1840). Waltraud Meier, mezz; Gerhard Oppitz, pf.
BMG 09026 68759 2 23
Czerny, C. Fantaisie suivie d'une romance variée, op 37. Daniel Blumenthal, pf.
Etcetera KTC 2023 20
BOCCHERINI AS SYMPHONIST
Boccherini, L. Symphony no 24 in A, G518 (pub. 1787). London FO/Ross Pople.
Hyperion CDA66904 20
Symphony in D, G490 (pub. ?c1775). Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini.
Harmonia HMC 901291 7
Sonata in C minor, mvt 3. Christian Benda, vc; Sebastian Benda, pf.
Naxos 8.554324 3
6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC
with Peter Poole
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 Annabelle Drumm
12:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL
Master key: A flat major
Prepared by James Nightingale
Bach, J.S. Prelude and fugue in A flat, BWV886 (1738-42). Angela Hewitt, pf.
Hyperion CDA67741/4 8
Schumann, R. Adagio and allegro in A flat, op 70 (1849). Lin Jiang, hn; Benjamin Martin, pf.
Melba MR 301116 8
Haydn, J. Keyboard trio in A flat, Hob.XV:14 (1790). Beaux Arts Trio.
Philips 454 098-2 22
Shostakovich, D. Quartet no 10 in A flat, op 118 (1964). Emerson String Quartet.
DG 463 284-2 22
Beethoven, L. Sonata no 31 in A flat, op 110 (1821-22). Dejan Lazic, pf.
Channel Classics CCS SA 30511 18
Hummel, J. Piano concerto no 5 in A flat, op 113 (1827). London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley, pf & dir.
Chandos CHAN 9558 30
14:00 AT THE OPERA
Opera oscura: Metastasio Englished
Arne, T. Artaxerxes. English opera in three acts. Libretto by composer, after Metastasio. First performed London, 1762.
ARTAXERXES: Christopher Ainslie, ct
ARTABANES: Andrew Staples, ten
ARBACES: Caitlin Hulcup, mezz
RIMENES: Daniel Norman, ten
MANDANE: Elizabeth Watts, sop
SEMIRA: Rebecca Bottone, sop
Classical Opera Company/Ian Page.
Linn CKD 358 2:18
Because he loves the Persian princess Mandane, Arbaces has been exiled from Persia by King Xerxes. He is leaving when his father, Artabanes, tells him that he has killed Xerxes and gives Arbaces the sword to get rid of. Artabanes tells the new king Artaxerxes that his (Artaxerxes') brother was the assassin, and has the brother executed. But then Arbaces is found with the murder weapon. Refusing to testify against his father, he is presumed guilty.
Having failed to persuade his son to escape from prison and lead a revolt, Artabanes plans with Rimenes (an army captain) to kill Artaxerxes, offering the hand of his daughter Semira (who is in love with Artaxerxes) as an inducement. Artaxerxes delegates to Artabanes responsibility for hearing Arbaces' trial. Artabanes orders the death penalty for his son, to the horror of Mandane and Semira.
Artaxerxes visits Arbaces in prison awaiting his fate, and sets him free. Artabanes and Rimenes then find the cell empty and, assuming that Arbaces has already been executed, decide to proceed with their plot by poisoning Artaxerxes at his coronation. During the ceremony, news arrives that Arbaces has defeated an insurrection. Artaxerxes offers him the poisoned cup in celebration and in acknowledgement of his innocence, whereupon Artabanes intervenes and confesses. Artaxerxes pardons and banishes him, and the two couples (Semira and Artaxerxes, and Mandane and Arbaces) are brought together.
Bach, J. Christian Perché tarda è mai la morte, from Artaserse (1760). Philippe Jaroussky, ct; Le Cercle de l'Harmonie/Jérémie Rhorer.
Virgin 5099969-456404 3
16:30 ROMANTIC CHAMBER
Prepared by Paul Hopwood
Alkan, C-V. Concert sonata in E, op 47 (1856). Yvan Cihiffoleau, vc; Olivier Gardon, pf.
Timpani IC 1013 32
Borodin, A. Sonata in B minor (1860). Ottó Kertész Jr, vc; Ilona Prunyi, pf.
Marco Polo 8.223172 22
Bruch, M. Kol nidrei, op 47 (1881). Jacqueline du Pré, vc; Gerald Moore, pf.
EMI CZS 5 68132 2 10
Debussy, C. Sonata for flute, viola and harp (1915). Members of Nash Ensemble.
Virgin VC 7 91148-2 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
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
with Rob Thomas
20:00 A FIELD GUIDE TO MUSIC
Presented by Michael Field
Mozart, W. Sinfonia concertante K364. Itzhak Perlman, vn; Pinchas Zukerman, vn; Israel Philharmonic/Zubin Mehta.
DGG 415482-2 32
Mozart, W. 1st movement: Violin concerto no 5 in A, K219. Gidon Kremer, vn; Vienna Philharmonic/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
DGG 453043-2 9
21:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Prepared by Stephen Matthews
Bach, W.F. Harpsichord concerto in A minor (1733). Harmonices Mundi/Claudio Astronio, hpd & dir.
Brilliant Classics 9407 15
Telemann, G. Orchestral suite in D (1735). Camerata Koln/Michael Schneider.
DHM 88985433232-17 22
Mozart, W. Serenade in D, K203. Mozart Ensemble, Amsterdam/Jaap Schröder.
Seon-Sony 88725463962 15
Schneider, G. Sinfonia concertante in D. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Iona Brown.
EMI 747 98 10 25
22:30 ULTIMA THULE
Ambient and atmospheric music