6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC
with Terry McMullen
9:00 SYMPHONY SERIES
Presented by Chloe Chung
Strauss, R. Don Quixote, op 35 (1897). Ulrich Koch, va; Mstislav Rostropovich, vc; Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
EMI 5 65701 2 44
Paganini, N. Violin concerto in E minor, op 6 (1815). Salvatore Accardo, vn; London PO/Charles Dutoit.
DG 423 717-2 40
Mozart, W. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K550 (1788). Royal Concertgebouw O/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Radio Nederland RCO11004 35
11:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Prepared by Maureen Meers
Herbert, V. Excerpts from Orange blossom (1922). Glenn Seven Allen, ten; Natalie Ballanger, voice; members of Light Opera of New York.
Albany Records TROY 1535 15
Excerpts from Natoma (1911). Teresa Rongholz, sop; Eastman-Dryden O/Donald Hunsberger.
Arabesque Recordings 2656 16
Excerpts from The only girl (1914). Kyle Erdos-Knapp, ten; Antoni Mendezona, sop; members of Light Opera of New York.
Albany Records Troy 1590 19
12:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL
Svetlanov conducts Tchaikovsky
Prepared by Paolo Hooke
Tchaikovsky, P. Suite no 4 in G, op 61, Mozartiana (1887).
Melodiya 74321 59054 2 28
Serenade for strings, op 48 (1880).
Melodiya 74321 37878 2 33
Symphony no 6 in B minor, op 74, Pathétique (1893). 46
USSR SO/Yevgeny Svetlanov (all above)
14:00 AT THE OPERA
Prepared by James Nightingale
Krása, H. Brundibár. Opera in two acts. Libretto by Adolf Hoffmeister, adapted into English by Tony Kushner. First performed Terezin, 1943.
PEPÍCEK: Ross Hauck, ten
ANINKU: Mauren McKay, sop
BRUNDIBÁR: Morgan Smith, bar
SPARROW: Holly Boaz, sop
CAT: David Korn, ten
DOG: Auston James, ten
Northwest Boychoir; Music of Remembrance/Gerard Schwarz.
Naxos 8.570119 31
Two penniless children, Aninku and Pepicek, wish to buy milk for their sick mother but they have no money. At the market, they notice that Brundibár (Bumblebee), the organ grinder receives money from passers-by whenever he plays. They sing a couple of songs and no one listens. They try dancing to Brundibár’s organ but he chases them away, proudly proclaiming himself a bully. That night the frightened children are visited by a sparrow, a cat and a dog who help them form a plan. Joined by the children of the village, they sing as a choir, drowning out Brundibár’s organ while the animals attack him. People give money to the singing children, filling Pepicek’s milk pail. Brundibár then demands a cut of their earnings but the children chase him off. After at last buying some milk for their mother, the children and their friends sing about friendship and the joy of working together to overcome tyranny.
Janácek, L. The Makropulos Affair. Opera in three acts. Libretto by the composer after the comedy by Karel Capek. First performed Brno, 1926.
EMILIA MARTY: Elizabeth Söderström, sop
ALBERT GREGOR: Peter Dvrosky, ten
Vienna State O Ch; Vienna PO/Charles Mackerras.
Decca 430 372-2 1:35
The singer Emilia Marty intervenes in a legal case concerning a disputed 100-year-old will. One of the parties to the will, Albert Gregor, is the descendant of the illegitimate son of a former Baron Prus; the other is the present baron. Emilia¹s interest is not so much in the document itself as in even more ancient papers with it. She eventually reveals that her real name is Elina Makropulos, born in 1575, daughter of a royal phyisican who had tried out an elixir on her which prolonged her life. She has lived for over 300 years, under various names, all with the initial E.M., and was the mother of Albert Gregor¹s ancestor. Feeling herself growing old, she is trying to find the formula to renew her life span, but when it is found she decides she is tired of life and gives the document to the daughter of a clerk in the lawyer¹s office, who burns it as Marty dies.
The ballad of Blaník. BBC Scottish SO/Ilan Volkov.
Hyperion CDA67517 8
16:30 ACCESSIBLE MODERNISM
Prepared by Albert Gormley
Pärt, A. Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten (2012). English CO/Nigel Short.
Decca 480 6386 6
Zwilich, E. Images (1986). Read Gainsford, pf; Heidi Louise Williams, pf; Florida State University SO/Alexander Jiminez.
Naxos 8.559656 18
Tavener, J. The protecting veil (1987). France Springuel, vc; I Fiamminghi/Rudolf Werthen.
Telarc 80487 39
Zwilich, E. Millennium fantasy (2000). Jeffrey Biegel, pf; Florida State University SO/Alexander Jiminez.
Naxos 8.559656 20
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
Portraits by Ellington
with Jeannie McInnes
20:00 A FIELD GUIDE TO MUSIC
Presented by Michael Field
Elgar, E. Theme and Nimrod, from Enigma variations. Vienna PO/John Eliot Gardiner.
DG 463265-2 10
2nd movement: Violin concerto. Hilary Hahn, vn; LSO/Colin Davis.
DG 0289474 50429 15
2nd movement: Symphony no 2. LSO. 20
Elegy. English CO. 10
Daniel Barenboim (2 above)
21:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Prepared by Simone Vitiello
Puccini, G. Prelude to Edgar, Act I (1892). Berlin RSO/Riccardo Chailly.
Decca 410 007-2 4
Mendelssohn, F. Violin concerto in E minor, op 64 (1844). Itzhak Perlman, vn; Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink.
EMI CMS 7 64922 2 28
Beethoven, L. Symphony no 3 in E flat, op 55, Eroica (1803). Sydney SO/Willem van Otterloo.
LP RCA VRL4 0190 51
22:30 ULTIMA THULE
Ambient and atmospheric music