3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN
6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST
including Arts Calendar at 7.30am
with Troy Fil
9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC
Composer focus: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Prepared by Paul Cooke
Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Overture on Russian themes, op 28 (1866/80). Moscow SO/Igor Golovschin.
Naxos 8.553858 14
Capriccio espagnol, op 34 (1887; arr.). Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
Delos SE 3144 15
Enslaved by the rose, the nightingale (1865-66; arr. Tarkmann). Anna Netrebko, sop; Prague PO/Emmanuel Villaume.
DG 477 7639 3
Piano concerto in C sharp minor, op 30 (1883). Geoffrey Tozer, pf; Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitaienko.
Chandos CHAN 9229 13
S uma nejdot krasavitsa!, from The Tsar's bride (1899). Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar; Kirov O/Valery Gergiev.
Philips 438 872-2 5
Quintet in B flat for piano and winds (1876). Capricorn.
Hyperion CDA66163 29
10:30 CONCERT HALL
Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans
Glinka, M. Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila (1842). USSR Bolshoi TO/Yevgeny Svetlanov.
Melodiya SUCD 10-00166 5
Mozart, W. Sinfonia concertante no 2 in E flat, K364 (1779). Veronika Hagen, va; Salzburg Camerata Academica/Augustin Dumay.
DG 459 675-2 31
Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Symphonic suite: Scheherazade, op 35 (1888). Samuel Magad, vn; Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim.
Apex 2564 67429-0 48
12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES
with Robert Vale
13:00 IMPRESSIONISM IN MUSIC
Prepared by Albert Gormley
Debussy, C. Estampes (1903). Gordon Fergus-Thompson, pf.
ASV DCA 695 15
Nocturnes (1897-99). Philharmonia Ch & O/Carlo Maria Giulini.
EMI CDM 1 66432 2 26
Ravel, M. Rhapsodie espagnole (1907). Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez.
DG 439 858-2 17
Overture: Shéhérazade (1898). London SO/Claudio Abbado.
DG 427 314-2 14
Debussy, C. Perfumes of the night, from Images (1905-12). Royal Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink.
Philips 438 742-2 9
14:30 INFLUENCED BY JAZZ
Prepared by Gael Golla
Bernstein, L. Three dance episodes, from On the town (1944). Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
Naxos 8.559177 11
Ibert, J. Divertissement (1930). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
Decca 421 527-2 15
Copland, A. Piano blues for: Leo Smit, Freely poetic (1947); Andor Folde, Soft and languid (1934); William Kapell, Muted and sensuous (1948); John Kirkpatrick, With bounce (1928). James Tocco, pf.
Pro Arte CDD 183 11
Shostakovich, D. Jazz suite no 2 (1938). Royal Concertgebouw O/Riccardo Chailly.
Decca 433 702-2 24
Ravel, M. Piano concerto in G (1931). Yuja Wang, pf; Zurich Tonhalle O/Lionel Bringuier.
DG 479 5524 21
16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE
including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm
with James Hunter
19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES
with Peter Mitchell
20:00 AT THE OPERA
Prepared by Elaine Siversen
Rachmaninov, S. Francesca da Rimini, op 25. Opera in one act. Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky after Dante. First performed Moscow, 1906.
THE SHADE OF VIRGIL: Mikhail Maslov, ten
DANTE: Alexander Laptev, ten
FRANCESCA: Makvala Kasrashvili, sop
PAOLO: Vladimir Atlantov, ten
LANCIOTTO: Yevgeny Nesterenko, bass
Bolshoi Theatre Ch & O/Mark Ermler.
LP Melodiya C10 06745 48 1:03
In the first circle of hell, Dante learns the story of Paolo and Francesca. The lame Lanciotto Malatesta is overcome with jealousy, regretting that he had sent his handsome younger brother Paolo to woo Francesca, who was given to understand that Paolo was to be her bridegroom. Lanciotto pretends to leave Francesca, now his wife, in Paolo’s care but he watches as they read the story of Lancelot and Guinevere, which drives them to admit their love. As they kiss, Lanciotto kills them.
The miserly knight, op 24. Opera in three scenes. Libretto after Alexander Pushkin. First performed St Petersburg, 1906.
BARON: Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
ALBERT: Misha Didyk, ten
DUKE: Sergei Murzaev, bar
MONEY-LENDER: Peter Bronder, ten
BBC PO/Gianandrea Noseda.
Chandos CHAN 10544 59
The young knight, Albert, finds himself in debt because of his jousting and courtly pleasures. His father, a very wealthy but equally frugal baron, refuses to support his son's lifestyle. Albert tries to obtain a loan from a money-lender who instead offers him poison to murder his father. Albert is appalled. Albert’s father gloats over his treasure but realises that Albert could fritter it away on sensual pleasures.
Albert appeals to the Duke for help in obtaining money from his father. The Duke asks the Baron to support his son, but the Baron accuses Albert of wanting to steal from him. Albert, in hiding, overhears this and reveals his presence. He accuses his father of lying. When the the Baron and Albert are about to engage in a duel, the Duke banishes Albert from his court. Stressed by this confrontation, the Baron collapses, and, as he dies, his last request is not for his son, but for the keys to his chests of gold.
Introduction and three dances, from Aleko (1893). Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Exton EXCL-00018 14
22:30 RUSSIAN PIANO MASTERPIECES
Prepared by Miranda Luo
Tchaikovsky, P. Piano concerto no 3 in E flat, op 75 (1892). Mikhail Pletnev, pf; Philharmonia O/Vladimir Fedoseyev.
Virgin VC 7 91202-2 15
Rachmaninov, S. Étude-tableau in G minor, op 33 no 5 (1911). Sviatoslav Richter, pf.
Melodiya MA 00089 3
Medtner, N. Sonata in F minor, op 5 (1896-1903). Geoffrey Tozer, pf.
Chandos CHAN 9691 31
Shostakovich, D. Sonata no 2, op 61 (1943). Tatiana Nikolayeva, pf.
Hyperion CDA66620 31
Prokofiev, S. Toccata, op 11 (1912). Martha Argerich, pf.
DG 477 9523 4