6:00 SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC
with Stephen Wilson
9:00 WHAT'S ON IN MUSIC
Our weekly guide to musical events in and around Sydney
9:05 ORCHESTRAS AROUND THE WORLD
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Prepared by Frank Morrison
Schumann, R. Overture, scherzo and finale, op 52 (1841/45). Johannes Wildner, cond.
Naxos 8.550608 17
Smetana, B. Blanik, from Má vlast (1879). Antoni Wit, cond.
Naxos 8.550931 15
Varèse, E. Offrandes (1921). Maryse Castets, sop; Christopher Lyndon-Gee, cond.
Naxos 8.554820 7
Dvorák, A. Symphonic poem: The noon witch, op 108 (1896). Stephen Gunzenhauser, cond.
Naxos 8.557930-31 13
Moszkowski, M. From foreign lands, op 23 (1884). Antoni Wit, cond.
Naxos 8.553989 22
Polish National RSO (all above)
10:30 SMALL FORCES
Cilea, F. Sonata in D, op 38 (1894). Luca Signorini, vc; Francesco Nicolosi, pf.
Nuova Era 7191 19
Myslivecek, J. Wind octet no 3 in B flat. Harmoniemusik of London.
Virgin 5 61368 2 9
Paganini, N. Quartet no 7 in E, op 4 no 1 (1833). Anthea Gifford, gui; Mozart String Trio.
Denon CO 77069 25
11:30 ON PARADE
Music that's band
Prepared by Owen Fisher
Tchaikovsky, P. Finale, from Symphony no 4. Allentown Band/Ronald Demkee.
AMP 96197 10
Prokofiev, S. March in B flat, op 99. USSR Ministry of Defence Symphonic Band/Nicolai Sergeyev.
LP Melodiya ASAD 3107 2
Trad. O come, all ye faithful. Black Dyke Mills Band; Huddersfield Choral Society/Roy Newsome.
Chandos 8679 3
Steffe, W. Battle hymn of the Republic. Knightsbridge Band/Morton Gould.
LP Murray Hill Records 946-262 3
Cheetham, J. Keystone celebration. Summit Brass.
Summit DCD 127 6
12:00 URBAN JAZZ LOUNGE
with Leita Hutchings
13:00 THE ROMANTIC ORCHESTRA
Prepared by Brian Drummond
Tchaikovsky, P. Fantasy overture: Romeo and Juliet (1869/79/80). Concertgebouw O/Paul van Kempen.
Decca 480 8536 20
Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Symphonic suite: Scheherazade, op 35 (1888). Herman Krebbers, vn; Concertgebouw O/Kyrill Kondrashin.
Philips 400 021-2 44
Liszt, F. Symphonic poem no 6: Mazeppa (1851). Suisse Romande O/Neeme Järvi.
Chandos CHAN 9360 17
14:30 BASSOON TIME
Prepared by Derek Parker
Vivaldi, A. Bassoon concerto in B flat, La notte, RV501. Peter Whelan, bn; La Serenissima/Adrian Chandler.
Avie AV2344 9
Paganini, N. Double concerto (1831). Jose Vicente Castello, hn; Patrick De Ritis, bn; Würzburg PO/Enrico Calesso.
Naxos 8.573382 12
Haydn, M. Bassoon concertino in B flat, from Sinfonia, MH133 (1768-70). Makiko Kurabayashi, bn; Salzburger Hofmusik/Wolfgang Brunner.
cpo 777 538-2 5
15:00 OPERETTA IN THE AFTERNOON
Prepared by Elaine Siversen
Suppé, F. The beautiful Galatea. Operetta in one act. Libretto by ‘Poly Henrion’ (pseudonym of Leonhard Kohl von Kohlenegg). First performed Berlin, 1865.
GALATEA: Anna Moffo, sop
PYGMALION: René Kollo, ten
GANYMEDE: Rose Wagemann, mezz
MIDAS: Ferry Gruber, ten
Bavarian Radio Ch; Munich RO/Kurt Eichorn.
LP Eurodisc NCB EHO 138 39
The sculptor Pygmalion has fallen madly in love with his statue of Galatea and does not want to sell it to Midas, a patron of the arts. He prays to Venus, the goddess of the love, for the statue to be brought to life. His wish is granted but Galatea is unfaithful to Pygmalion with his servant, the handsome Ganymed. As well she does not reject Midas who offers her jewellery. Pygmalion successfully implores Venus to turn her back into stone and Pygmalion sells the statue to Midas.
Overture to The Queen of Spades (1864). Vienna PO/Zubin Mehta.
CBS MK 44932 8
Sullivan, A. Haddon Hall. Operetta in three acts. Libretto by Sydney Grundy. First performed London, 24 September 1892.
DOROTHY VERNON: Elsie Broadbent, sop
SIR GEORGE VERNON: Laurence Reed, bar
LADY VERNON: Jean Caldwell, cont
RUPERT VERNON: Lee Power, bar
JOHN MANNERS: Roy Foulsham, ten
Cheam Operatic Society Soloists & Choir; Southern FO/David Harding.
LP Pearl SHE 566/7 57
In 1660, Sir George Vernon, a Royalist, is in a property dispute with his cousin, Rupert Vernon, a Roundhead. Sir George fears that his family will lose Haddon Hall so he arranges a marriage between Rupert and his only surviving child, Dorothy. Dorothy is in love with John Manners, also a Royalist. On Dorothy's wedding day, John proposes that they elope but Dorothy says that her father will not allow their marriage unless John swears allegiance to Parliament but he will not compromise his principles. Lady Vernon and Dorothy urge Sir George to relent but he threatens to disown her. Rupert is shocked that he has been refused by Dorothy. Dorothy and John flee in a violent storm. When news is brought to Sir George that Dorothy has eloped with John Manners, Sir George gathers his men to chase after them with Rupert and his group of Puritans following.
Later, Rupert’s lawsuit has been resolved in his favour and he is now Lord of Haddon Hall. King Charles II has been restored to the throne and claims Haddon Hall as crown property. Rupert refuses to yield. Then John Manners enters with a warrant from the king, reinstating Sir George as Lord of Haddon Hall. He introduces Dorothy as his wife. She explains that she had followed her heart's counsel and her father forgives her.
Suite from Pineapple Poll (arr. Mackerras). Tasmanian SO/Charles Mackerras.
ABC 481 1143 20
17:30 STAGING MUSIC
with Angela Cockburn
18:00 SOCIETY SPOT
Folk Federation of NSW
with John Penhallow
19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Prepared by Annabelle Drumm
20:00 INFLUENCES AND CONNECTIONS
William Grant Still
Prepared by Paul Cooke
Coleridge-Taylor, S. Ballade in C minor, op 73 (1907). Marianne Thorsen, vn; Ian Brown, pf.
Hyperion CDA67590 13
Chadwick, G. Symphonic poem: Aphrodite (1912). Czech State PO/José Serebrier.
Reference RR-74 28
Varèse, E. Un grand sommeil noir (1906). Polish National RSO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
Naxos 8.557882 3
Still, W. Symphony no 1 (1930). Detroit SO/Neeme Järvi.
Chandos CHAN 9154 24
Gershwin, G. Variations on I got rhythm (1934). Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pf; Baltimore SO/Marin Alsop.
Decca 478 2189 9
Hanson, H. Poèmes érotiques, op 9 (1917-18). Thomas Labé, pf.
Naxos 8.559047 11
Still, W. And they lynched him on a tree (1940). Hilda Harris, mezz; William Warfield, narr; Leigh Morris Chorale; Plymouth Music Series/Philip Brunelle.
Collins Classics 14542 18
10:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME
Prepared by Paul Cooke
Spohr, L. Symphony no 9 in B minor, op 143, The seasons (1850). Slovak State PO/Alfred Walter.
Marco Polo 8.223454 27
Scott, C. Piano concerto no 1 in C (1913-14). John Ogden, pf; London PO/Bernard Herrmann.
Lyrita SRCD.251 40
Schubert, F. String quintet in C, D956 (1828). János Starker, vc; Sydney String Quartet.
LP 7 Records MLF 351 48