Composer Of The Week

Weekdays 12:00 - 13:00, repeated the same day between 20:45 and 21:45

Composer of the Week is one of Radio 3's longest running programmes, now presented by Donald Macleod.

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1Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949), Letters from Berlin

1Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949), Letters from Berlin

2Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949), I Am Now Schoenberg's Right Hand

2Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949), I Am Now Schoenberg's Right Hand

3Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli

3Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli

4Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli

4Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli

5 LASTAndrea and Giovanni Gabrieli

5 LASTAndrea and Giovanni Gabrieli

Weekdays 12:00 - 13:00, repeated the same day between 20:45 and 21:45

Composer of the Week is one of Radio 3's longest running programmes, now presented by Donald Macleod.

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)

4/5.

By the 1930s, Bartok's international reputation as both a composer and pianist was at its peak, but in his homeland he was still struggling to gain the recognition he deserved.

Donald Macleod explores the years leading up to the Second World War when Bartok began to realise his future may lie elsewhere rather than in his beloved Hungary.

Cantata Profana

Tamas Daroczy (tenor)

Alexandru Agache (baritone)

Choir of Hungarian Radio and Television

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Georg Solti (conductor)

Wandering; Loafer's Song (Two and Three-part Choruses)

Chamber Chorus of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Antal Dorati (conductor)

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

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The Court of Louis XIV

3/5.

At Versailles, some 20,000 staff and courtiers were kept under the watchful eye of their King while he diverted them with a constant round of entertainments.

Presented by Donald Macleod.

Philidor: La Mariage de la Grosse Cathos: Air

London Oboe Band

Paul Goodwin (director)

Lully: Persée: Prologue (extract)

Laurent Slaars (tenor)

Robert Getchell (high-tenor)

Béatrice Mayo Felip (soprano)

Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset (director)

Hotteterre: 2 Airs Serieux

Wilbert Hazelzet (traverse)

Jaap ter Linden (viola da gamba)

Konrad JungHänel (theorbo)

Jacques Ogg (harpsichord)

Delalande: De Profundis, S23

Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra

Jeffrey Skidmore (director)

Lully: Isis: Scene du froid, scene des forges

Sophie Daneman (soprano)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie (director)

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The Court of Louis XIV

4/5.

Life at Versailles was a constant round of entertainment and extravagance and on special occasions, Louis' courtiers could look forward to his Grand Divertissements.

Presented by Donald Macleod.

Philidor: La Marche Royal

La Simphonie du Marais

Hugo Reyne (director)

Lully: Psyché; Prélude pour les trompettes; Chantons les plaisirs charmants

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie (director)

Lully: Le Divertissement Royal; Danse de Neptune; Les suivants de Neptune; Symphonie des Plaisirs; Prélude des Trompettes; Les Hommes et Femmes armés

Le Concert des Nations

Jordi Savall (director)

Desmarest: Te Deum de Paris

Le Concert Spirituel

Hervé Niquet (director)

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The Court of Louis XIV

5/5.

Donald Macleod focuses on the changes facing court music during the last years of the King's reign.

Campra: L'Europe Galante: Passepied I et II

La Petite Bande

Gustav Leonhardt (conductor)

Campra: Idoménée, Act II, extract

Marie Boyer (mezzo)

Jérôme Corréas (baritone)

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie (conductor)

Colasse: Cantique IV

Agnès Mellon, Sandrine Piau (soprano)

Benoit Thivel (alto)

Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset (director)

Mouret: Les Amours de Ragonde, Act III

Michel Verschaeve, Jean-Louis Serre, Jean-Louis Bindi (baritone)

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Gilles Ragon (tenor)

Sophie Marin-Degor, Noémi Rime (soprano)

Les Musiciens de Louvre

Marc Minkowski (director)

Lully: Répands charmante nuit

Guillemette Laurens (mezzo)

Capriccio Stravagante

Skip Sempre (harpsichord)

Agnès Mellon (soprano)

Sandrine Piau (soprano)

Benoît Thivel (alto)

Michel Verschaeve (baritone)

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor)

Sophie Marin-Degor (soprano)

Jean-Louis Bindi (baritone)

Noémi Rime (soprano)

Gilles Ragon (tenor)

Jean-Louis Serre (baritone)

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Ernst von Dohnányi (1877-1960)

1/5.

The Hungarian composer Ernst von Dohnányi was, for the first half of the 20th Century, the driving force behind the musical life of Hungary.

But thanks to a chain of events that no-one could have foreseen, he had to flee his native country, never to return.

Nowadays he is best known for two works - the witty Variations on a Nursery Theme and the exuberant Serenade for String Trio.

Donald Macleod introduces recordings of both pieces, the Variations reflecting Dohnányi's dual role as composer and pianist, in a recording made in 1956.

Cascade from 6 Piano Pieces

Ernst von Dohnányi (piano)

Wedding Waltz from Veil of Pierrette

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Matthias Bamert (conductor)

Serenade for String Trio

Schubert Ensemble of London

Variations on a Nursery Theme

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)

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Ernst von Dohnányi (1877-1960)

2/5.

Dohnányi was attracting notice as a virtuoso pianist within weeks of his graduation from the Budapest Academy, and at just 20, his performances were drawing critical acclaim from audiences in Berlin and London.

But his talents as a composer had not gone unnoticed.

Donald Macleod introduces the piece that brought him international recognition - his first piano concerto.

Winterreigen, Op 13, No 1 - 'Widmung'

Ernst von Dohnányi (piano)

Piano Quintet No 2 - 1st mvt

Martin Roscoe (piano)

Vanbrugh Quartet

Piano Concerto No 1

Howard Shelley (piano)

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Matthias Bamert (conductor)

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Ernst von Dohnányi (1877-1960)

4/5.

Despite Dohnányi's selfless dedication to the musical welfare of his country, events conspired against him.

He ill-advisedly made a decision which was to give his enemies the ammunition they needed to vilify his name, and as a result he was accused of having Nazi sympathies and branded a war criminal.

Donald Macleod introduces the work Dohnányi wrote in the midst of this nightmarish turmoil - his 2nd Symphony.

Impromptu and Landler from Six Pieces, Op 41

Ernst von Dohnányi (piano)

Symphony No 2

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Matthias Bamert (conductor)

He ill-advisedly made a decision which was to give his enemies the ammunition they needed to vilify his name, and as a result he was accused of Nazi sympathies and branded a war criminal.

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Ernst von Dohnányi (1877-1960)

5/5.

Unable to refute the pro-Nazi allegations made against him, Dohnányi knew he wouldn't be able to return to his native Hungary.

He decided to make his way to Argentina, but the accusations followed him, and his career as a concert pianist was almost destroyed.

He was saved by an offer of work in the United States and there lived out the remainder of his days.

Donald Macleod introduces works from Dohnányi's American years, including the Violin Concerto No 2 and the piece composed as an affectionate tribute to his adopted country - the American Rhapsody.

Three singular pieces - Nos 1&2

Ernst von Dohnányi (piano)

Violin Concerto No 2

Mark Kaplan

Barcelona and Catalonia National Symphony Orchestra

Lawrence Foster (conductor)

American Rhapsody

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Alun Francis (director)

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Constant Lambert (1905-1951) and Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971)

2/5.

Donald Macleod continues his journey through the lives and works of these two composers who were both contemporaries and friends.

He follows them along their different career paths.

Constant Lambert had a meteoric start and was already established by the age of 22, but it took Alan Rawsthorne considerably longer to make his mark, not least because he began training as both a dentist and an architect first.

Constant Lambert: Sonata for Piano

Ian Brown

Constant Lambert: Pomona

English Northern Philharmonia

David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)

Alan Rawsthorne: Excerpt from score for the film of Uncle Silas (arranged and orchestrated by Philip Lane)

BBC Philharmonic

Rumon Gamba (conductor)

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Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

2/5.

'If there's no sincerity in her feelings, then the final chord of my whole life has sounded!' From an early age, Weber loved women - even at 16, he was dedicating compositions to the fair sex of Hamburg.

After numerous affairs, he settled down with soprano Caroline Brandt - one of two lasting relationships in his life.

The other was with his friend, the clarinettist Heinrich Baermann, for whom Weber wrote some of his most popular music.

Seven Ecossaises

Eva Schieferstein (piano)

Silvana (extracts)

Hagen Opera

Gerhard Markson (conductor)

Clarinet Quintet

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)

Tokyo String Quartet

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Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

3/5.

Donald Macleod tells more tales of the skulduggery of 19th-century court life.

This programme talks about Weber's struggles against anti-German sentiment and his tense relations with colleagues in Dresden.

Jubel-Messe

Elisabeth Speiser (soprano)

Helen Watts (alto)

Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

Siegmund Nimsgern (bass)

Werner Keltsch Instrumental Ensemble

Gerhard Wilhelm (director)

Invitation to the Dance

Alexander Paley (piano)

Der Freischütz, Overture

Philharmonia

Neeme Järvi (conductor)

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Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

4/5.

Donald Macleod tells the story behind Weber's masterpiece Der Freischütz, a triumphant success from its first performance.

Der Freischütz (extracts)

Staatskapelle Dresden

Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

Euryanthe (extract)

Marek Janowski (conductor)

Donald Macleod tells the story behind Carl Maria von Weber's masterpiece Der Freischütz, a triumphant success from its first performance.

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Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

5/5.

In 1826, Weber was in London.

He was ill, close to death and desperate to do as much as he could to provide for his family in his remaining weeks.

Donald Macleod tells the story of Weber's final few months, including Oberon, his opera for London.

Oberon (extracts)

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Marek Janowski (conductor)

Die Drei Pintos - Entr'acte

Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra

John Georgiadis (conductor)

Euryanthe - Cavatina

Jessye Norman (Euryanthe)

Orchestra of Staatskapelle Dresden

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English Mystics

2/5.

Donald Macleod carries out some musical detective work, seeking out evidence of mystical thought laid down in the strata of English music over the last 500 years.

He considers visions and visionaries, and how in the 20th Century, mystical ideas in art and music expanded to include a Celtic element.

He begins with John Browne, a shadowy but remarkable contributor to the 15th-Century Eton Choirbook.

John Browne: Stabat iuxta

Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips (director)

Howells, Herbert: Hymnus Paradisi (excerpt - I Heard a Voice from Heaven)

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Julie Kennard (soprano)

RLPO and Choir

Vernon Handley (conductor)

Berkeley, Lennox: Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila, Op 27

Catherine Wyn-Rogers (contralto)

BBC NOW

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Bantock, Granville: Celtic Symphony

RPO

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English Mystics

3/5.

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the influence of mystical ideas on English composers over the last five centuries, focusing on some Catholic composers.

Byrd, William: Sing Joyfully

Cambridge Singers

John Rutter (director)

Philips, Peter: Fantasia 1582

Colin Booth (harpsichord)

Byrd, William: Infelix Ego

Oxford Camerata

Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

Elgar, Edward: The Dream of Gerontius (conclusion)

Gerontius....Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor)

Angel....Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo)

The Angel of the Agony....Michael George (bass)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra

Huddersfield Choral Society

Vernon Handley (conductor)

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5/5.

Some English Mystics

"If you do not overcome this need to understand, it will undermine your quest.

It will replace the darkness which you have pierced to reach God with clear images of something which, however good, however beautiful, however godlike, is not God."

Taking his cue from the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Donald Macleod concludes this series of programmes by considering the influence of some foreign mystical ideas on English music.

Dering, Richard: Ave Virgo gloriosa

Cambridge Singers

John Rutter (director)

Holst, Gustav: Savitri, Op 25

Felicity Palmer....Savitri (mezzo)

Philip Langridge....Satyavan (tenor)

Stephen Varcoe....Death (bass)

The Richard Hickox Singers

City of London Sinfonia

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Harvey, Jonathan: The Angels

Joyful Company of Singers

Peter Broadbent (conductor)

Tavener, John: Eternity's Sunrise

Patricia Rozario (soprano)

Academy of Ancient Music

Paul Goodwin (director)

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CPE Bach (1714 - 88)

2/5.

In Service

Donald Macleod charts Bach's sometimes difficult relationship with his first employer: King Frederick II of Prussia.

CPE Bach: Sonata in D, Wq 129: Vivace

Nancy Hadden (flute)

Lucy Carolan (harpsichord)

Erin Headley (viola da gamba)

CPE Bach: Cello Concerto in A, Wq 172

Hidemi Suzuki (cello and direction)

Bach Collegium Japan

CPE Bach: Trio in C, Wq 147: 2nd movt.

Wilbert Hazelzet (flute)

Alda Stuurop (violin)

Jacques Ogg (harpsichord)

Richte van der Meer (cello)

CPE Bach: Sonata No 1 in F, Prussian Sonatas, Wq 48/1

Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)

CPE Bach: Symphony in F, Wq 175

CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra

Hartmut Haenchen (conductor)

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CPE Bach (1714-88)

5/5.

Music for Connoisseurs and Amateurs

Bach's later years saw the publication of some of his most radical music, but his style began to be regarded as old fashioned, as younger composers like Haydn and Mozart came to the fore.

Presented by Donald Macleod.

CPE Bach: Sonata II in Em, 1st Movt., Für Kenner und Liebhaber, Book 4

Gabor Antalffy (harpsichord)

CPE Bach: Rondo I, Für Kenner und Liebhaber, Book 2

Inger Grudin-Brandt (fortepiano)

CPE Bach: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, Extract from Part 1

Stephan Genz (bass)

Ex Tempore

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

CPE Bach: Sinfonia in C, Wq 182/3

Capella Istropolitana

Christian Benda (conductor)

CPE Bach: Quartet in G, Wq 95

Wilbert Hazelzet (flute)

Wiel Peeters (viola)

Richte van der Meer (cello)

Ton Koopman (harpsichord)

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Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

2/5.

Poulenc's Poets

Poulenc was a familiar figure in Parisian literary circles.

Donald Macleod looks at how this circumstance encouraged Poulenc to write some 150 art songs.

Le Bestiaire

Jean-Christophe Benoit (baritone)

Maryse Charpentier (piano)

Soloists from the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire

Georges Prêtre (conductor)

Excerpt from Act 1 of Les Mamelles de Tirésias

Graham Clark (tenor)

Mark Oswald (baritone)

Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor)

Tokyo Opera Singers

Saito Kinen Orchestra

Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

Metamorphoses

Catherine Dubosc (soprano)

Pascal Rogé (piano)

Figure humaine

Accentus Chamber Choir

Laurence Equilbey (director)

4 poemès de Max Jacob

Francois le Roux (baritone)

Soloists from the National Orchestra of France

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Tu vois le feu du soir (Miroirs brulants)

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Graham Johnson (piano)

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Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

3/5.

Poulenc's Art

Poulenc was acquainted with many of the leading painters of the day - including Picasso, Derain and Jacques-Emile Blanche, and to a lesser extent Salvador Dali.

Donald Macleod examines how the visual arts became a source of inspiration to Poulenc both directly and indirectly in his music.

La Grenouillère

Gabriel Bacquier (baritone)

Jacques Fevrier (piano)

Jacques Villon (Le Travail du Peintre)

Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)

Inger Södergren (piano)

Sextet for piano and wind instruments

Pascal Rogé (piano)

Patrick Gallois (flute)

Maurice Bourgue (oboe)

Michel Portal (clarinet)

Amaury Wallez (bassoon)

André Cazalet (horn)

Concerto in Gm for Organ, String Orchestra and Timpani

Maurice Duruflé (organ)

French National Radio Orchestra

Georges Pretre

Bleuet

Antony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)

Graham Johnson (piano)

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Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

4/5.

Performing Partnerships

Poulenc was a successful pianist who partnered several singers during his performing career.

His longest serving collaborator was French baritone Pierre Bernac, but the roll call of artists he worked with includes several other notable singers.

Le Lac (8 Polish Songs)

Nicolai Gedda (tenor)

Dalton Baldwin (piano)

Tel jour, telle nuit

Francois le Roux (baritone)

Pascal Rogé (piano)

Les mamelles de Tirésias

Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Jean Paul Fouchécourt (tenor)

Tokyo Opera singers

Saito Kinen Orchestra

Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

Excerpt from Act 2, Les dialogues des Carmelites

Catherine Dubosc (soprano)

Jean Luc Viala (tenor)

Lyon Opera Orchestra

Kent Nagano (conductor)

Excerpt from La voix humaine

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Suisse Romande Orchestra

Armin Jordan (conductor)

Pablo Picasso (Le travail du peintre)

Pierre Bernac (baritone)

Francis Poulenc (piano)

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Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

5/5.

The Face Behind the Music

Poulenc's music illustrates the contradictory forces of a colourful and eclectic character.

He drew on a wide range of formative influences, which Donald Macleod considers.

Hotel

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Graham Johnson (piano)

4 motets for a time of penitence

Accentus Chamber Choir

Laurence Equilbey (director)

Sonata for flute and piano

Patrick Gallois (flute)

Pascal Rogé (piano)

Le bal masqué

José van Dam (baritone)

Peter Csaba (violin)

Hervé Derrien (cello)

Ruth Vissier (oboe)

Jean-Michel Bertelli (clarinet)

Carlo Colombo (bassoon)

Pascal Savignon (cornet)

Eric Sammut (drum)

Alain Planès (piano)

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Heinrich Schütz

1/5.

Donald Macleod looks at the influence Martin Luther had on the life and music of his compatriot Schütz - who was born in Saxony in 1585, just 39 years after Luther died.

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, SWV 380; Das ist je gewisslich wahr, SWV 388

Candimino Choir

Tauno Satomaa (conductor)

Wie wenn der Adler, SWV 434; Vier hirtinnen, SWV ANH 1

Weser Renaissance

Manfred Cordes (director)

The Christmas Story, SWV 435

The Evangelist - Paul Agnew (tenor)

The Angel - Ann Crookes (soprano)

Herod - Michael McCarthy

Oxford Camerata

Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

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Heinrich Schütz

2/5.

Schütz made two visits to Venice - to train with Giovanni Gabrieli, and learn more about the music of Monteverdi and Grandi.

Donald Macleod finds out how these visits influenced Schütz's own music.

Es Steh Gott auf, SWV 356

Nigel Rogers, Charles Daniels (tenor)

With the Purcell Quartet

Italian Madrigals, SWV 1, 2, 3, 5, 11 & 15

The Consort of Musicke

Anthony Rooley (director)

Symphoniae Sacrae 1, SWV 263-266

John Potter, Douglas Nasrawi (tenor)

With Concerto Palatino

St Matthews Passion, SWV 479

Hilliard Ensemble

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Heinrich Schütz

3/5.

Schütz was Kapellmeister of the Elector of Saxony for 57 years.

Donald Macleod looks at what the 17th Century job entailed and the relationship Schütz had with his employer.

Nunc Dimittis, SWV 432

The Sixteen

Harry Christopher (director)

Psalm 98, 1 and 84 (SWV 35, 28 & 29)

Laurence Cummings (organ)

Oxford Camerata

Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

Opus 12 Symphoniae Sacrae 3 - The Lord is My Shepherd, SWV 398; Mein Sohn, warum hast du uns das getan, SWV 401; Come Holy Ghost, SWV 417

Cantus Cölln and Concerto Palatino

Konrad Junghanel (conductor)

Der 100 Psalm, SWV 493

Tapiola Chamber Choir

Paul Hillier (conductor)

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Heinrich Schütz

4/5.

Schütz had the misfortune to live through Europe's Thirty Year War of 1618-1648.

Donald Macleod looks at the effect the war had on Schütz's life and music.

Dulcissime et Benignissime Christe Cantiones Sacrae, No 15, Op 4

Dreden Kreuzchor

Rudolf Mauersberger (conductor)

Syncharma Musicum, SWV 49

Weser-Renaissance Bremen

Manfred Cordes (director)

Da Pacem Domine, in diebus nostris, SWV 465

Dresden Kreuzchor and Capella Fidicinia

Rudolf Mauersberger (director)

Kleine geistliche Konzerte

Eile Mich Gott, SWV 282

Schaffe in mir, SWV 291

O süsser O freundlicher, SWV 285

Wann UNSRE Augen, SWV 316

Agnes Mellon (soprano)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Peter Kooy (bass)

Collegium Vocale

Philippe Herreweghe (director)

Geistliche Chor Music

Tröstet, tröstet mein Volk, SWV 382

Ein Kind ist uns geboren, SWV 384

Herzlich lieb hab ich dich O Herr, SWV 387

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Heinrich Schütz

5/5.

Featuring part of the extraordinary setting Schütz made of the longest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 119, which constitutes his Swansong; and the beautiful funeral music he wrote for the ruler of Reuss, his Musikalische Exequien.

Symphoniae Sacrae 2, Op 10

Ich Danke Dir, SWV 347; Hutet euch, SWV 351; Freut euch des herrn SWV 367

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

James Bowman (alto)

Nigel Rogers (tenor)

Stephen Varcoe (bass)

The Purcell Quartet

Musikalische Exequien

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers (director)

Der Schwangesang (Dsain und Chet), SWV 485; Deutsches Magnificat, SWV 494

The Tapiola Chamber Choir

Paul Hillier (conductor)

20081027

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

1/5.

1907-1908

Donald Macleod explores Mahler's last years, focusing on his departure from Europe to America.

The composer had received invitations to conduct in the US for over 20 years, and finally accepted in 1907 before personal tragedy struck with the death of his daughter Maria from illness, heart problems of his own and difficulties in his marriage.

Nevertheless, after a Viennese farewell performance of his Second Symphony (The Resurrection) Mahler set sail for New York.

Symphony No 4 (1st mvt)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Claudio Abbado (conductor)

DG 447 023-2 CD 5 - Tr 1

Ablosung im Sommer; Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz (Lieder und Gesange)

Stephen Genz (baritone)

Roger Vignoles (piano)

Hyperion CDA67392 - Trs 4, 5

Symphony No 2 (3rd, 4th mvts)

Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

Sony Classical SM2K 47 573 CD2 - Trs 2, 3

Von der Schonheit; Der Trunkene im Fruhling (Das Lied von der Erde)

Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)

Julius Patzak (tenor)

Bruno Walter (conductor)

Decca Legends 466 576-2 - Trs 4, 5

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

5/5.

Legacy

Donald Macleod appraises Mahler's legacy in the US as, following his untimely death, a whole series of American-based conductors built on his work with the New York Philharmonic, championed his cause and began to channel his music towards its popularity today.

Das irdische Leben (Das Knaben Wunderhorn)

Jennie Tourel (mezzo-soprano)

New York Philharmonic

Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

Sony Classical SM2K 47 576 CD2 - Tr 10

Symphony No 6 (1st mvt)

Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor)

NYP 9807/08 CD 6 - Tr 1

Symphony No 3 (5th, 6th mvts)

Pacific Boychoir

San Francisco Girls' Chorus

Women of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

San Francisco Symphony 821936-003-2 CD 2 - Tr 2

20081124

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of little-known German composer Johann Pachelbel.

1/5.

He examines how history has treated Pachelbel, given that there is only a handful of documents from which to re-construct his life story.

In his music, Donald considers how in the 17 century, Pachelbel's position in the central region of Germany allowed him to blend the intellectual style of the north with the lyrical mode of the south.

Canon and Gigue

London Baroque

Harmonia Mundi, HMA 19951539 - Tr 10

Jauchzet Gott alle Lande

Cantus Colln

Konrad Junghanel (conductor)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472773052 - Tr 16

Musicalische Ergotzung (Partie No 6)

Les Cyclopes

Pierre Verany, PV794111 - Trs 1-6

Aria tertia (Hexachordum Apollinis)

Antoine Bouchard (organ)

Dorian, DOR93180 - Tr 2 (Complete Organ Works Vol 3)

Jauchzet dem Herrn

La Capella Ducale

Musica Fiata

Roland Wilson (director)

Ricercar RIC255 - Tr 8

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Constant Lambert (1905-1951) and Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971)

3/5.

Donald Macleod looks at how the Second World War affected the two composers.

Alan Rawsthorne: A Rose for Lidice

National Youth Chamber Choir

Michael Brewer (conductor)

Alan Rawsthorne: Symphonic Studies

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

David Lloyd Jones (conductor)

Constant Lambert: Aubade Héroique

English Northern Philharmonia

Constant Lambert: Safe Convoy, Excerpt from Merchant Seamen Suite

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

Alan Rawsthorne: Street Corner Overture

Pro Arte Orchestra

Alan Rawsthorne (conductor)

Alan Rawsthorne: Concerto No 1 for Piano and Orchestra (Excerpt)

London Philharmonic

Matthias Bamert (conductor)

Donald Macleod looks at how the Second World War affected this week's composers.

Constant Lambert: Aubade Héroïque

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 July 199019900702

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: 04 July 1990

Previous in series: 29 June 1990

Broadcast history

02 Jul 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

09 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 July 199019900709

First broadcast on 1990-07-02

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: 04 July 1990

Previous in series: 29 June 1990

Broadcast history

02 Jul 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

09 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 October 199119911003

Producer: J.

THORNLEY

Next in series: BIZET

Previous in series: PURCELL

Broadcast history

03 Oct 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-10-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 04 July 199019900704

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: DELIUS

Previous in series: 02 July 1990

Broadcast history

04 Jul 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

11 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 04 July 199019900711

First broadcast on 1990-07-04

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: DELIUS

Previous in series: 02 July 1990

Broadcast history

04 Jul 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

11 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 09 December 199119911209

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: 10 December 1991

Previous in series: CHARLES IVES

Broadcast history

09 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

16 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 09 December 199119911216

First broadcast on 1991-12-09

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: 10 December 1991

Previous in series: CHARLES IVES

Broadcast history

09 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

16 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 December 199119911210

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: 11 December 1991

Previous in series: 09 December 1991

Broadcast history

10 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

17 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 December 199119911217

First broadcast on 1991-12-10

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: 11 December 1991

Previous in series: 09 December 1991

Broadcast history

10 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

17 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 December 199119911211

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: 12 December 1991

Previous in series: 10 December 1991

Broadcast history

11 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

18 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 December 199119911218

First broadcast on 1991-12-11

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: 12 December 1991

Previous in series: 10 December 1991

Broadcast history

11 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

18 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 December 199119911212

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: 13 December 1991

Previous in series: 11 December 1991

Broadcast history

12 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

19 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 December 199119911219

First broadcast on 1991-12-12

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: 13 December 1991

Previous in series: 11 December 1991

Broadcast history

12 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

19 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 December 199119911213

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: THE COURT OF CATHERINE THE GREAT

Previous in series: 12 December 1991

Broadcast history

13 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

20 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 December 199119911220

First broadcast on 1991-12-13

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: THE COURT OF CATHERINE THE GREAT

Previous in series: 12 December 1991

Broadcast history

13 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

20 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 18 January 199019900118

Producer: R.

ABBOTT

Next in series: BENTZON

Previous in series: 20 December 1989

Broadcast history

18 Jan 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

25 Jan 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-01-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 18 January 199019900125

First broadcast on 1990-01-18

Producer: R.

ABBOTT

Next in series: BENTZON

Previous in series: 20 December 1989

Broadcast history

18 Jan 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

25 Jan 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-01-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990052119900521

21 May 1990

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: 23 May 1990

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

21 May 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

28 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990052319900523

23 May 1990

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: 24 May 1990

Previous in series: 21 May 1990

Broadcast history

23 May 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990052419900524

24 May 1990

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: 25 May 1990

Previous in series: 23 May 1990

Broadcast history

24 May 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990052519900525

25 May 1990

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: GLINKA

Previous in series: 24 May 1990

Broadcast history

25 May 1990 08:35-09:30 (RADIO 3)

01 Jun 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1991052719910527

27 May 1991

Producer: C.

MARSHALL

Next in series: 28 May 1991

Previous in series: BAX THE GARDEN OF FAND

Broadcast history

27 May 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1991052819910528

28 May 1991

Producer: C.

MARSHALL

Next in series: 29 May 1991

Previous in series: 27 May 1991

Broadcast history

28 May 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1991053019910530

30 May 1991

Producer: C.

MARSHALL

Next in series: 31 May 1991

Previous in series: 29 May 1991

Broadcast history

30 May 1991 08:35-09:40 (RADIO 3)

06 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1991053119910531

31 May 1991

Producer: C.

MARSHALL

Next in series: CHOPIN

Previous in series: 30 May 1991

Broadcast history

31 May 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 August 199019900820

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: 23 August 1990

Previous in series: DELIUS

Broadcast history

20 Aug 1990 08:35-09:30 (RADIO 3)

27 Aug 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-08-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 August 199019900827

First broadcast on 1990-08-20

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: 23 August 1990

Previous in series: DELIUS

Broadcast history

20 Aug 1990 08:35-09:30 (RADIO 3)

27 Aug 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-08-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 21 May 199019900528

First broadcast on 1990-05-21

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: 23 May 1990

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

21 May 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

28 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 August 199019900823

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: FRANK MARTIN

Previous in series: 20 August 1990

Broadcast history

23 Aug 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Aug 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-08-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 August 199019900830

First broadcast on 1990-08-23

Producer: J.

ROLES

Next in series: FRANK MARTIN

Previous in series: 20 August 1990

Broadcast history

23 Aug 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Aug 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-08-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 May 199019900530

First broadcast on 1990-05-23

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: 24 May 1990

Previous in series: 21 May 1990

Broadcast history

23 May 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 May 199019900531

First broadcast on 1990-05-24

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: 25 May 1990

Previous in series: 23 May 1990

Broadcast history

24 May 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 25 June 199019900625

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: 26 June 1990

Previous in series: GLINKA

Broadcast history

25 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 25 June 199019900702

First broadcast on 1990-06-25

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: 26 June 1990

Previous in series: GLINKA

Broadcast history

25 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 25 May 199019900601

First broadcast on 1990-05-25

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: GLINKA

Previous in series: 24 May 1990

Broadcast history

25 May 1990 08:35-09:30 (RADIO 3)

01 Jun 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 June 199019900626

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: 27 June 1990

Previous in series: 25 June 1990

Broadcast history

26 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 June 199019900703

First broadcast on 1990-06-26

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: 27 June 1990

Previous in series: 25 June 1990

Broadcast history

26 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 June 199019900627

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: HANS E8SLER

Previous in series: 26 June 1990

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 15:10-16:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 May 199119910603

First broadcast on 1991-05-27

Producer: C.

MARSHALL

Next in series: 28 May 1991

Previous in series: BAX THE GARDEN OF FAND

Broadcast history

27 May 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 February 199119910228

Producer: PRODUCER UNKNOWN

Next in series: MOZART

Previous in series: GLUCK

Broadcast history

28 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Mar 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 February 199119910307

First broadcast on 1991-02-28

Producer: PRODUCER UNKNOWN

Next in series: MOZART

Previous in series: GLUCK

Broadcast history

28 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Mar 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 June 199019900628

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: 29 June 1990

Previous in series: HANS E8SLER

Broadcast history

28 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 June 199019900705

First broadcast on 1990-06-28

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: 29 June 1990

Previous in series: HANS E8SLER

Broadcast history

28 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 May 199119910604

First broadcast on 1991-05-28

Producer: C.

MARSHALL

Next in series: 29 May 1991

Previous in series: 27 May 1991

Broadcast history

28 May 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 June 199019900629

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: 02 July 1990

Previous in series: 28 June 1990

Broadcast history

29 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 June 199019900706

First broadcast on 1990-06-29

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: 02 July 1990

Previous in series: 28 June 1990

Broadcast history

29 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 May 199119910605

First broadcast on 1991-05-29

Producer: C.

MARSHALL

Next in series: 30 May 1991

Previous in series: 28 May 1991

Broadcast history

05 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 30 May 199119910606

First broadcast on 1991-05-30

Producer: C.

MARSHALL

Next in series: 31 May 1991

Previous in series: 29 May 1991

Broadcast history

30 May 1991 08:35-09:40 (RADIO 3)

06 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 May 199119910607

First broadcast on 1991-05-31

Producer: C.

MARSHALL

Next in series: CHOPIN

Previous in series: 30 May 1991

Broadcast history

31 May 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Arthur Sullivan Te Deum19911002

First broadcast on 1988-12-30

Producer: A.

MUSSETT

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BERLIOZ

Broadcast history

30 Dec 1988 08:35-09:25 (RADIO 3)

06 Jan 1989 23:00-23:50 (RADIO 3)

02 Oct 1991 09:35-12:10 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1988-12-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bax The Garden Of Fand19910513

Producer: D.

GALLAGHER

Next in series: 27 May 1991

Previous in series: POULENC

Broadcast history

13 May 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

20 May 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bax The Garden Of Fand19910520

First broadcast on 1991-05-13

Producer: D.

GALLAGHER

Next in series: 27 May 1991

Previous in series: POULENC

Broadcast history

13 May 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

20 May 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-05-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bentzon19900316

Producer: R.

LAYTON

Next in series: SAMUEL BARBER

Previous in series: 18 January 1990

Broadcast history

16 Mar 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

23 Mar 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-03-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bentzon19900323

First broadcast on 1990-03-16

Producer: R.

LAYTON

Next in series: SAMUEL BARBER

Previous in series: 18 January 1990

Broadcast history

16 Mar 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

23 Mar 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-03-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bizet19911104

Producer: M.

EMERY

Next in series: CHARLES IVES

Previous in series: 03 October 1991

Broadcast history

04 Nov 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Nov 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

11 Nov 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

13 Nov 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-10-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bizet19911106

First broadcast on 1991-11-04

Producer: M.

EMERY

Next in series: CHARLES IVES

Previous in series: 03 October 1991

Broadcast history

04 Nov 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Nov 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

11 Nov 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

13 Nov 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-10-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bizet19911111

First broadcast on 1991-11-04

Producer: M.

EMERY

Next in series: CHARLES IVES

Previous in series: 03 October 1991

Broadcast history

04 Nov 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Nov 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

11 Nov 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

13 Nov 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-10-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bizet19911113

First broadcast on 1991-11-04

Producer: M.

EMERY

Next in series: CHARLES IVES

Previous in series: 03 October 1991

Broadcast history

04 Nov 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Nov 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

11 Nov 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

13 Nov 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-10-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bliss 2/519910730

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: PURCELL

Previous in series: VIVALDI

Broadcast history

30 Jul 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Aug 1991 23:34-00:34 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bliss 2/519910806

First broadcast on 1991-07-30

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: PURCELL

Previous in series: VIVALDI

Broadcast history

30 Jul 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Aug 1991 23:34-00:34 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19900423

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: SAMUEL BARBER

Broadcast history

23 Apr 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Apr 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-04-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19900424

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

24 Apr 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-04-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19900425

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

25 Apr 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-04-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19900426

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

26 Apr 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-04-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19900427

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: 21 May 1990

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

27 Apr 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-04-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19900430

First broadcast on 1990-04-23

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: SAMUEL BARBER

Broadcast history

23 Apr 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Apr 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-04-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19900501

First broadcast on 1990-04-24

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

24 Apr 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-04-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19900502

First broadcast on 1990-04-25

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

25 Apr 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-04-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19900503

First broadcast on 1990-04-26

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

26 Apr 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-04-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19900504

First broadcast on 1990-04-27

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: 21 May 1990

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

27 Apr 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 May 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-04-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19950918

First broadcast on 1994-10-10

Producer: M.

DONAT

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: RAMEAU 5/5

Broadcast history

10 Oct 1994 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

18 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19950919

First broadcast on 1994-10-11

Producer: M.

DONAT

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

11 Oct 1994 09:00-10:05 (RADIO 3)

19 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19950920

First broadcast on 1994-10-12

Producer: M.

DONAT

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

12 Oct 1994 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

20 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19950921

First broadcast on 1994-10-13

Producer: M.

DONAT

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

13 Oct 1994 09:00-10:05 (RADIO 3)

21 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brahms19950922

First broadcast on 1994-10-14

Producer: M.

DONAT

Next in series: ARNOLD 1/5

Previous in series: BRAHMS

Broadcast history

14 Oct 1994 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

22 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1994-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Charles Ives19911122

Producer: A.

CHEEVERS

Next in series: 09 December 1991

Previous in series: BIZET

Broadcast history

22 Nov 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Nov 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Charles Ives19911129

First broadcast on 1991-11-22

Producer: A.

CHEEVERS

Next in series: 09 December 1991

Previous in series: BIZET

Broadcast history

22 Nov 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Nov 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-11-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Chopin19910606

Producer: C.

PORTBURY

Next in series: HENRY VIII 1/5

Previous in series: 31 May 1991

Broadcast history

06 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

13 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Chopin19910613

First broadcast on 1991-06-06

Producer: C.

PORTBURY

Next in series: HENRY VIII 1/5

Previous in series: 31 May 1991

Broadcast history

06 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

13 Jun 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Delius19900710

Producer: D.

GALLAGHER

Next in series: DELIUS

Previous in series: 04 July 1990

Broadcast history

10 Jul 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

17 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-07-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Delius19900713

Producer: D.

GALLAGHER

Next in series: DELIUS

Previous in series: DELIUS

Broadcast history

13 Jul 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-07-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Delius19900717

First broadcast on 1990-07-10

Producer: D.

GALLAGHER

Next in series: DELIUS

Previous in series: 04 July 1990

Broadcast history

10 Jul 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

17 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-07-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Delius19900719

Producer: D.

GALLAGHER

Next in series: DELIUS

Previous in series: DELIUS

Broadcast history

19 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

23 Sep 1991 07:00-08:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-07-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Delius19900720

Producer: D.

GALLAGHER

Next in series: 20 August 1990

Previous in series: DELIUS

Broadcast history

20 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-07-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Delius19910923

First broadcast on 1990-07-19

Producer: D.

GALLAGHER

Next in series: DELIUS

Previous in series: DELIUS

Broadcast history

19 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

23 Sep 1991 07:00-08:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-07-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Dohnanyi19950904

Producer: M.

ROWLINSON

Next in series: DOHNANYI

Previous in series: MENDELSSOHN

Broadcast history

04 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-07-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Dohnanyi19950905

Producer: M.

ROWLINSON

Next in series: DOHNANYI

Previous in series: DOHNANYI

Broadcast history

05 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

23 Mar 1996 16:00-17:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-07-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Dohnanyi19950906

Producer: M.

ROWLINSON

Next in series: DOHNANYI

Previous in series: DOHNANYI

Broadcast history

06 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-07-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Dohnanyi19950907

Producer: M.

ROWLINSON

Next in series: DOHNANYI

Previous in series: DOHNANYI

Broadcast history

07 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-07-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Dohnanyi19950908

Producer: M.

ROWLINSON

Next in series: PARRY 1/5

Previous in series: DOHNANYI

Broadcast history

08 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-07-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Elgar 1/519960101

First broadcast on 1994-01-03

Producer: N.

WILKINSON

Next in series: ELGAR 2/5

Previous in series: STRAUSS

Broadcast history

03 Jan 1994 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

01 Jan 1996 12:30-13:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1993-12-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Elgar 2/519960102

First broadcast on 1994-01-04

Producer: N.

WILKINSON

Next in series: ELGAR 3/5

Previous in series: ELGAR 1/5

Broadcast history

04 Jan 1994 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

02 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1993-12-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Elgar 3/519960103

First broadcast on 1994-01-05

Producer: N.

WILKINSON

Next in series: ELGAR 4/5

Previous in series: ELGAR 2/5

Broadcast history

05 Jan 1994 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

03 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1993-12-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Elgar 4/519960104

First broadcast on 1994-01-06

Producer: N.

WILKINSON

Next in series: ELGAR 5/5

Previous in series: ELGAR 3/5

Broadcast history

06 Jan 1994 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

04 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1993-12-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Elgar 5/519960105

First broadcast on 1994-01-07

Producer: N.

WILKINSON

Next in series: 10 January 1994

Previous in series: ELGAR 4/5

Broadcast history

07 Jan 1994 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

05 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1993-12-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Frank Martin19900912

Producer: P.

HINDMARSH

Next in series: IBERT

Previous in series: 23 August 1990

Broadcast history

12 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

14 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

19 Sep 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

21 Sep 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-08-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Frank Martin19900914

First broadcast on 1990-09-12

Producer: P.

HINDMARSH

Next in series: IBERT

Previous in series: 23 August 1990

Broadcast history

12 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

14 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

19 Sep 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

21 Sep 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-08-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Frank Martin19900919

First broadcast on 1990-09-12

Producer: P.

HINDMARSH

Next in series: IBERT

Previous in series: 23 August 1990

Broadcast history

12 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

14 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

19 Sep 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

21 Sep 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-08-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Frank Martin19900921

First broadcast on 1990-09-12

Producer: P.

HINDMARSH

Next in series: IBERT

Previous in series: 23 August 1990

Broadcast history

12 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

14 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

19 Sep 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

21 Sep 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-08-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Glinka19900619

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: GLINKA

Previous in series: 25 May 1990

Broadcast history

19 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

26 Jun 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Glinka19900620

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: GLINKA

Previous in series: GLINKA

Broadcast history

20 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

27 Jun 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Glinka19900622

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: 25 June 1990

Previous in series: GLINKA

Broadcast history

22 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jun 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Glinka19900626

First broadcast on 1990-06-19

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: GLINKA

Previous in series: 25 May 1990

Broadcast history

19 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

26 Jun 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Glinka19900627

First broadcast on 1990-06-20

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: GLINKA

Previous in series: GLINKA

Broadcast history

20 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

27 Jun 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Glinka19900629

First broadcast on 1990-06-22

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: 25 June 1990

Previous in series: GLINKA

Broadcast history

22 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jun 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gluck19910218

Producer: J.

HAYES

Next in series: GLUCK

Previous in series: LISZT

Broadcast history

18 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

25 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gluck19910219

Producer: J.

HAYES

Next in series: GLUCK

Previous in series: GLUCK

Broadcast history

19 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

26 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gluck19910220

Producer: J.

HAYES

Next in series: GLUCK

Previous in series: GLUCK

Broadcast history

20 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

27 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gluck19910221

Producer: J.

HAYES

Next in series: GLUCK

Previous in series: GLUCK

Broadcast history

21 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

28 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gluck19910222

Producer: J.

HAYES

Next in series: 28 February 1991

Previous in series: GLUCK

Broadcast history

22 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Mar 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gluck19910225

First broadcast on 1991-02-18

Producer: J.

HAYES

Next in series: GLUCK

Previous in series: LISZT

Broadcast history

18 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

25 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gluck19910226

First broadcast on 1991-02-19

Producer: J.

HAYES

Next in series: GLUCK

Previous in series: GLUCK

Broadcast history

19 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

26 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gluck19910227

First broadcast on 1991-02-20

Producer: J.

HAYES

Next in series: GLUCK

Previous in series: GLUCK

Broadcast history

20 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

27 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gluck19910228

First broadcast on 1991-02-21

Producer: J.

HAYES

Next in series: GLUCK

Previous in series: GLUCK

Broadcast history

21 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

28 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gluck19910301

First broadcast on 1991-02-22

Producer: J.

HAYES

Next in series: 28 February 1991

Previous in series: GLUCK

Broadcast history

22 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Mar 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Hans E8sler19900627

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: 28 June 1990

Previous in series: 27 June 1990

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Hans E8sler19900704

First broadcast on 1990-06-27

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: 28 June 1990

Previous in series: 27 June 1990

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Jul 1990 23:00-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-06-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Heinrich Schutz19911223

Producer: G.

DIXON

Next in series: HEINRICH SCHUTZ

Previous in series: THE COURT OF CATHERINE THE GREAT

Broadcast history

23 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Heinrich Schutz19911224

Producer: G.

DIXON

Next in series: SCHUTZ

Previous in series: HEINRICH SCHUTZ

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Dec 1991 23:00-23:55 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Heinrich Schutz19911230

First broadcast on 1991-12-23

Producer: G.

DIXON

Next in series: HEINRICH SCHUTZ

Previous in series: THE COURT OF CATHERINE THE GREAT

Broadcast history

23 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Heinrich Schutz19911231

First broadcast on 1991-12-24

Producer: G.

DIXON

Next in series: SCHUTZ

Previous in series: HEINRICH SCHUTZ

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Dec 1991 23:00-23:55 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Henry Viii 1/519910624

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: HENRY VIII 2/5

Previous in series: CHOPIN

Broadcast history

24 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Henry Viii 2/519910625

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: HENRY VIII 3/5

Previous in series: HENRY VIII 1/5

Broadcast history

25 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 Jul 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Henry Viii 2/519910702

First broadcast on 1991-06-25

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: HENRY VIII 3/5

Previous in series: HENRY VIII 1/5

Broadcast history

25 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 Jul 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Henry Viii 3/519910626

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: HENRY VIII 4/5

Previous in series: HENRY VIII 2/5

Broadcast history

26 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 Jul 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Henry Viii 3/519910703

First broadcast on 1991-06-26

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: HENRY VIII 4/5

Previous in series: HENRY VIII 2/5

Broadcast history

26 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 Jul 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Henry Viii 4/519910627

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: HENRY VIII 5/5

Previous in series: HENRY VIII 3/5

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Jul 1991 23:30-23:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Henry Viii 4/519910704

First broadcast on 1991-06-27

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: HENRY VIII 5/5

Previous in series: HENRY VIII 3/5

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Jul 1991 23:30-23:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Henry Viii 5/519910628

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: VIVALDI

Previous in series: HENRY VIII 4/5

Broadcast history

28 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Jul 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Henry Viii 5/519910705

First broadcast on 1991-06-28

Producer: C.

SAYERS

Next in series: VIVALDI

Previous in series: HENRY VIII 4/5

Broadcast history

28 Jun 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Jul 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-06-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ibert19900925

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: IBERT

Previous in series: FRANK MARTIN

Broadcast history

25 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-09-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ibert19900926

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: IBERT

Previous in series: IBERT

Broadcast history

26 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-09-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ibert19900928

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: MONTEVERDI 1/5

Previous in series: IBERT

Broadcast history

28 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-09-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ibert19901002

First broadcast on 1990-09-25

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: IBERT

Previous in series: FRANK MARTIN

Broadcast history

25 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-09-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ibert19901003

First broadcast on 1990-09-26

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: IBERT

Previous in series: IBERT

Broadcast history

26 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-09-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ibert19901005

First broadcast on 1990-09-28

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: MONTEVERDI 1/5

Previous in series: IBERT

Broadcast history

28 Sep 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-09-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Irving Berlin19960212

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: IRVING BERLIN

Previous in series: JANACEK

Broadcast history

12 Feb 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-02-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Irving Berlin19960213

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: IRVING BERLIN

Previous in series: IRVING BERLIN

Broadcast history

13 Feb 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Irving Berlin19960214

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: IRVING BERLIN

Previous in series: IRVING BERLIN

Broadcast history

14 Feb 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-02-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Irving Berlin19960215

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: IRVING BERLIN

Previous in series: IRVING BERLIN

Broadcast history

15 Feb 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Irving Berlin19960216

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: MACHAUT

Previous in series: IRVING BERLIN

Broadcast history

16 Feb 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Janacek19960129

Producer: A.

GATEHOUSE

Next in series: JANACEK

Previous in series: PROKOFIEV 5/5

Broadcast history

29 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Janacek19960130

Producer: A.

GATEHOUSE

Next in series: JANACEK

Previous in series: JANACEK

Broadcast history

30 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Janacek19960131

Producer: A.

GATEHOUSE

Next in series: JANACEK

Previous in series: JANACEK

Broadcast history

31 Jan 1996 12:00-12:55 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Janacek19960201

Producer: A.

GATEHOUSE

Next in series: IRVING BERLIN

Previous in series: JANACEK

Broadcast history

01 Feb 1996 12:00-12:55 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Liszt19910211

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MOZART

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

18 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Liszt19910212

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: LISZT

Broadcast history

12 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

19 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Liszt19910213

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: LISZT

Broadcast history

13 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

20 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Liszt19910214

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: LISZT

Broadcast history

14 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

21 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Liszt19910215

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: GLUCK

Previous in series: LISZT

Broadcast history

15 Feb 1991 08:35-09:30 (RADIO 3)

22 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Liszt19910218

First broadcast on 1991-02-11

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MOZART

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

18 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Liszt19910219

First broadcast on 1991-02-12

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: LISZT

Broadcast history

12 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

19 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Liszt19910220

First broadcast on 1991-02-13

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: LISZT

Broadcast history

13 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

20 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Liszt19910221

First broadcast on 1991-02-14

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: LISZT

Broadcast history

14 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

21 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Liszt19910222

First broadcast on 1991-02-15

Producer: A.

LYLE

Next in series: GLUCK

Previous in series: LISZT

Broadcast history

15 Feb 1991 08:35-09:30 (RADIO 3)

22 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-02-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Martinu19901211

Producer: PRODUCER UNKNOWN

Next in series: MASSENET

Previous in series: SAINT-SAENS

Broadcast history

11 Dec 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

18 Dec 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-12-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Martinu19901218

First broadcast on 1990-12-11

Producer: PRODUCER UNKNOWN

Next in series: MASSENET

Previous in series: SAINT-SAENS

Broadcast history

11 Dec 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

18 Dec 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-12-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Massenet19910117

Producer: J.

THORNLEY

Next in series: MOZART

Previous in series: MARTINU

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

24 Jan 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Massenet19910124

First broadcast on 1991-01-17

Producer: J.

THORNLEY

Next in series: MOZART

Previous in series: MARTINU

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

24 Jan 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mendelssohn19950901

Producer: PRITCHARD, C

Next in series: DOHNANYI

Previous in series: MENDELSSOHN

Broadcast history

01 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-07-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monteverdi 1/519901015

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: MONTEVERDI 2/5

Previous in series: IBERT

Broadcast history

15 Oct 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

22 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monteverdi 1/519901022

First broadcast on 1990-10-15

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: MONTEVERDI 2/5

Previous in series: IBERT

Broadcast history

15 Oct 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

22 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monteverdi 2/519901016

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: MONTEVERDI 3/5

Previous in series: MONTEVERDI 1/5

Broadcast history

16 Oct 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

23 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monteverdi 2/519901023

First broadcast on 1990-10-16

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: MONTEVERDI 3/5

Previous in series: MONTEVERDI 1/5

Broadcast history

16 Oct 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

23 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monteverdi 3/519901017

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: MONTEVERDI 4/5

Previous in series: MONTEVERDI 2/5

Broadcast history

17 Oct 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

24 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monteverdi 3/519901024

First broadcast on 1990-10-17

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: MONTEVERDI 4/5

Previous in series: MONTEVERDI 2/5

Broadcast history

17 Oct 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

24 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monteverdi 4/519901018

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: MONTEVERDI 5/5

Previous in series: MONTEVERDI 3/5

Broadcast history

18 Oct 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

25 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monteverdi 4/519901025

First broadcast on 1990-10-18

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: MONTEVERDI 5/5

Previous in series: MONTEVERDI 3/5

Broadcast history

18 Oct 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

25 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monteverdi 5/519901019

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: WALTON

Previous in series: MONTEVERDI 4/5

Broadcast history

19 Oct 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

26 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monteverdi 5/519901026

First broadcast on 1990-10-19

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: WALTON

Previous in series: MONTEVERDI 4/5

Broadcast history

19 Oct 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

26 Oct 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910128

Producer: S.

PLAISTOW

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MASSENET

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

08 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910129

First broadcast on 1991-01-28

Producer: S.

PLAISTOW

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MASSENET

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

08 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910130

First broadcast on 1991-01-28

Producer: S.

PLAISTOW

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MASSENET

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

08 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910131

First broadcast on 1991-01-28

Producer: S.

PLAISTOW

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MASSENET

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

08 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910201

First broadcast on 1991-01-28

Producer: S.

PLAISTOW

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MASSENET

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

08 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910204

First broadcast on 1991-01-28

Producer: S.

PLAISTOW

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MASSENET

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

08 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910205

First broadcast on 1991-01-28

Producer: S.

PLAISTOW

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MASSENET

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

08 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910206

First broadcast on 1991-01-28

Producer: S.

PLAISTOW

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MASSENET

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

08 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910207

First broadcast on 1991-01-28

Producer: S.

PLAISTOW

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MASSENET

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

08 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910208

First broadcast on 1991-01-28

Producer: S.

PLAISTOW

Next in series: LISZT

Previous in series: MASSENET

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

31 Jan 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Feb 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

05 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

08 Feb 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19910410

Producer: J.

WALKER

Next in series: POULENC

Previous in series: 28 February 1991

Broadcast history

10 Apr 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-04-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19960108

Producer: A.

SELLORS

Next in series: MOZART

Previous in series: ZELENKA

Broadcast history

08 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19960109

Producer: A.

SELLORS

Next in series: MOZART

Previous in series: MOZART

Broadcast history

09 Jan 1996 12:00-12:55 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19960110

Producer: A.

SELLORS

Next in series: MOZART

Previous in series: MOZART

Broadcast history

10 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19960111

Producer: A.

SELLORS

Next in series: MOZART

Previous in series: MOZART

Broadcast history

11 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mozart19960112

Producer: A.

SELLORS

Next in series: PROKOFIEV 1/5

Previous in series: MOZART

Broadcast history

12 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Parry19950927

Producer: P.

HINDMARSH

Next in series: PARRY

Previous in series: PARRY 1/5

Broadcast history

27 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-09-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Parry19950928

Producer: P.

HINDMARSH

Next in series: PARRY

Previous in series: PARRY

Broadcast history

28 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-09-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Parry19950929

Producer: P.

HINDMARSH

Next in series: GRIEG

Previous in series: PARRY

Broadcast history

29 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-09-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Parry 1/519950925

Producer: P.

HINDMARSH

Next in series: PARRY 1/5

Previous in series: DOHNANYI

Broadcast history

25 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-09-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Parry 1/519950926

Producer: P.

HINDMARSH

Next in series: PARRY

Previous in series: PARRY 1/5

Broadcast history

26 Sep 1995 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-09-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Prokofiev 1/519960122

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: PROKOFIEV 2/5

Previous in series: MOZART

Broadcast history

22 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-16.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Prokofiev 2/519960123

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: PROKOFIEV 3/5

Previous in series: PROKOFIEV 1/5

Broadcast history

23 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-16.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Prokofiev 3/519960124

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: PROKOFIEV 4/5

Previous in series: PROKOFIEV 2/5

Broadcast history

24 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-16.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Prokofiev 4/519960125

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: PROKOFIEV 5/5

Previous in series: PROKOFIEV 3/5

Broadcast history

25 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Prokofiev 5/519960126

Producer: P.

LAMBERT

Next in series: JANACEK

Previous in series: PROKOFIEV 4/5

Broadcast history

26 Jan 1996 12:00-13:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1996-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Purcell19910814

Producer: C.

PRITCHARD

Next in series: PURCELL

Previous in series: PURCELL

Broadcast history

14 Aug 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

21 Aug 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-08-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Purcell19910816

Producer: C.

PRITCHARD

Next in series: 03 October 1991

Previous in series: PURCELL

Broadcast history

16 Aug 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

23 Aug 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-08-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Purcell19910820

First broadcast on 1991-08-13

Producer: C.

PRITCHARD

Next in series: PURCELL

Previous in series: BLISS 2/5

Broadcast history

20 Aug 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-08-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Purcell19910821

First broadcast on 1991-08-14

Producer: C.

PRITCHARD

Next in series: PURCELL

Previous in series: PURCELL

Broadcast history

14 Aug 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

21 Aug 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-08-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Purcell19910823

First broadcast on 1991-08-16

Producer: C.

PRITCHARD

Next in series: 03 October 1991

Previous in series: PURCELL

Broadcast history

16 Aug 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

23 Aug 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-08-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Rimsky19911230

-KORSAKOV

Producer: D.

GALLAGHER

Next in series: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

Previous in series: SCHUTZ

Broadcast history

30 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

06 Jan 1992 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

26 Dec 1994 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-12-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Rimsky19911231

-KORSAKOV

Producer: D.

GALLAGHER

Next in series: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

Previous in series: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

Broadcast history

31 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

07 Jan 1992 23:30-00:35 (RADIO 3)

27 Dec 1994 09:00-10:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-12-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Saint19901204

-SAENS

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: MARTINU

Previous in series: WALTON

Broadcast history

04 Dec 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

11 Dec 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-11-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Saint19901211

-SAENS

First broadcast on 1990-12-04

Producer: E.

BLAKEMAN

Next in series: MARTINU

Previous in series: WALTON

Broadcast history

04 Dec 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

11 Dec 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-11-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Samuel Barber19900413

Producer: SPICER, P

Next in series: BRAHMS

Previous in series: BENTZON

Broadcast history

13 Apr 1990 09:35-12:00 (RADIO 3)

02 Dec 1996 21:40-22:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1988-12-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Schutz19911226

Producer: G.

DIXON

Next in series: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

Previous in series: HEINRICH SCHUTZ

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 Jan 1992 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Court Of Catherine The Great19911219

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: HEINRICH SCHUTZ

Previous in series: 13 December 1991

Broadcast history

19 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

26 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-12-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Court Of Catherine The Great19911226

First broadcast on 1991-12-19

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: HEINRICH SCHUTZ

Previous in series: 13 December 1991

Broadcast history

19 Dec 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

26 Dec 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-12-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Vivaldi19910722

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: VIVALDI

Previous in series: HENRY VIII 5/5

Broadcast history

22 Jul 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jul 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Vivaldi19910723

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: VIVALDI

Previous in series: VIVALDI

Broadcast history

23 Jul 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jul 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Vivaldi19910725

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: VIVALDI

Previous in series: VIVALDI

Broadcast history

25 Jul 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Aug 1991 22:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Vivaldi19910726

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: BLISS 2/5

Previous in series: VIVALDI

Broadcast history

26 Jul 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 Aug 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Vivaldi19910729

First broadcast on 1991-07-22

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: VIVALDI

Previous in series: HENRY VIII 5/5

Broadcast history

22 Jul 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

29 Jul 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Vivaldi19910730

First broadcast on 1991-07-23

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: VIVALDI

Previous in series: VIVALDI

Broadcast history

23 Jul 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

30 Jul 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Vivaldi19910801

First broadcast on 1991-07-25

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: VIVALDI

Previous in series: VIVALDI

Broadcast history

25 Jul 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

01 Aug 1991 22:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Vivaldi19910802

First broadcast on 1991-07-26

Producer: K.

BOLTON

Next in series: BLISS 2/5

Previous in series: VIVALDI

Broadcast history

26 Jul 1991 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

02 Aug 1991 23:35-00:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Walton19901126

Producer: C.

POPE

Next in series: WALTON

Previous in series: MONTEVERDI 5/5

Broadcast history

26 Nov 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 Dec 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-03-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Walton19901127

Producer: C.

POPE

Next in series: SAINT-SAENS

Previous in series: WALTON

Broadcast history

27 Nov 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Dec 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-03-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Walton19901203

First broadcast on 1990-11-26

Producer: C.

POPE

Next in series: WALTON

Previous in series: MONTEVERDI 5/5

Broadcast history

26 Nov 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

03 Dec 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-03-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Walton19901204

First broadcast on 1990-11-27

Producer: C.

POPE

Next in series: SAINT-SAENS

Previous in series: WALTON

Broadcast history

27 Nov 1990 08:35-09:35 (RADIO 3)

04 Dec 1990 23:30-00:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-03-07.

0120041108

Donald Macleod goes in search of Mozart the keyboard player, a young man who arrived in Vienna in 1781 and whose brilliance as performer, composer and impresario turned a city upside down in what was to become one of the most remarkable decades in musical history.

Twelve Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman' K265 (excerpt)

András Schiff (piano)

Concerto for two Pianos no 10 in E flat K365 (finale)

Alfred Brendel, Imogen Cooper (pianos)

ASMF

Neville Marriner (conductor)

Sonata for Two Pianos K448 (2nd movement)

Ingrid Haebler, Ludwig Hoffman (pianos)

Fantasia in D minor, K397

Emil Gilels (piano)

Piano Concerto No 12 in A major K414

Howard Shelley (piano)LONDON Mozart Players.

0120041122

The first in a series of programmes introduced by Donald Macleod featuring music by "The Father of British Music".

Today, compositions from Byrd's early years, including works written when he was Organist and Master of the Choristers at Lincoln Cathedral.

Sing joyfully

Cambridge Singers/John Rutter

Sermone blando

Cardinall's Musick/The Frideswide Consort/Andrew Carwood

Christus resurgens

Cardinall's Musick

Clarifica me pater III

Davitt Moroney (organ)

Fantasia in Am

Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)

In nomine a 5 No 5

Fretwork

Attolite portas

Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood

Domine quis habitabit

De lamentatione Jeremiae prophetae a 5

0120041206

Donald Macleod introduces Debussy's formative years when he fell under the spell of the symbolist poets, encountered Javanese gamelan and the ENGLISH pre-Raphaelites - and fell in love for the first time.

Musique from the Vasnier Songbook

Dawn Upshaw (soprano)

James Levine (piano)

C'est l'extase langoureuse; Chevaux de bois from Ariettes Oubliéees

Sylvia McNair (soprano)

Roger Vignoles (piano)

La Damoiselle Elue

Maria Ewing (Damoiselle)

Brigitte Balleys (recitante)LONDON Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Prelude a L'Apres-midi d'un Faune

Cleveland Orchestra

Pierre Boulez (conductor).

0120050103

Donald Macleod looks at how Tippett got started on a musical career and how his interest in opera began to blossom.

Music

Martyn Hill (tenor)

Andrew Ball (piano)

Second Symphony

Bournemouth Symphony orchestra

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Three of the Ritual dances from the Midsummer Marriage

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

0120050110

Donald Macleod spends this week celebrating the splendour of Bach's genius.

Bach's first biographer, Johan Nikolaus Forkel, said Bach's music 'is not merely agreeable, like other composers', but transports us to the regions of the ideal.

It does not arrest our attention momentarily, but grips us the stronger; the more often we listen to it, so that, after a thousand hearings, its treasures are still inexhaustible and yield fresh beauties to excite our wonder'.

Nin seid ihr wohl gerochen (final chorus) from CHRISTMAS Oratorio, BWV 248 (Part VI)

Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

Passacaglia and Fugue in Cm, BWV 582

Simon Preston (organ)

Sauer organ of St Peter, Waltrop

Cantata: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51

Christine Schäfer (soprano)

Hannes Kothe and Ute Hartwich (trumpets)

Musica Antiqua Köln

Reinhard Goebel (director)

Trio Sonata in Dm, BWV 527

The Rare Fruits Council

Immortal Bach (Knut Nystedt)

Holst Singers

Stephen Layton (conductor).

0120050124

In today's programme, we hear what is possibly the most famous song written by the most famous writer of songs, Franz Schubert, and Donald Macleod discovers how a coffee grinder helped inspire Schubert's famous Death and the Maiden Quartet.

Erlkönig

Thomas Quasthoff baritone and Charles Spencer piano

12 Valses Nobles, Op 77

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

String Quartet in D minor, D810, Death and the Maiden

Amadeus Quartet

Norman Brainin and Siegmund Nissel (violins)

Peter Schidlof (viola)

Martin Lovett (cello).

0120050228

Alan Hovhaness set a unique course for himself through the waters of 20th century music, and although he changed tack several times, it was always in response to some shift in his inner sense of direction.

He was never diverted by the powerful currents that swept through the musical world of the last century.

Donald Macleod begins his survey of the work of this remarkable composer.

Monadnock, Op 2

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ken Young (conductor)

String Quartet No 3, Op 208 No 1, Reflections on my Childhood

Shanghai Quartet

Symphony No 1, Exile Symphony, Op 17SEATTLE Symphony Orchestra

Gerard Schwartz (conductor).

0120050314

At the age of 15, Muzio Clementi was bought from his father in Rome by Peter Beckford and brought to ENGLAND, which became his base for the rest of his long and busy life.

With Donald Macleod.

Sonatina: Opus 36 no 1

Daniel Blumenthal (piano)

Great National Symphony

Philharmonia Orchestra

Claudio Scimone (conductor)

Sonata in D, Opus 40 No 3

Pietro De Maria (piano).

0120050404

Mantua in its heyday was host to one of the most brilliant courts in late Renaissance Italy.

Thats where Claudio Monteverdi wrote what would prove to be the worlds first operatic masterpiece, LOrfeo.

Donald Macleod raises the curtain on Monteverdis dramatic music, from his most powerfully expressive madrigals to his lavish ballets and highly original operas.

De la Bellezza le dovute lodi

Monteverdi ChoirENGLISH Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Cruda Amarilli, che col nome ancora

O Mirtillo, Mirtillo, anima mia

Tamo mia vita

Concerto Italiano

Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

LOrfeo extracts

Act III: Possente spirto

Act IV complete

Orfeo....Ian Bostridge

Euridice....Patrizia Ciofi

Proserpina....Veronique Gens

Pluto....Lorenzo Regazzo

Spirits....Malcolm Bennett, Paul ThompsonEUROPEan Voices

Les Sacqueboutiers

Le Concert dAstree

Emmanuelle Haim (director).

0120050411

Donald Macleod sorts fact from fiction in the life of the great Spanish composer and pianist.

Did he really stow away on a ship bound for the Americas?

Improvisation in F sharp

Isaac Albeniz (piano)

Pavana capricho

Bajo la palmera (Cantos de Espagna)

Alicia de Larrocha (piano)

Albeniz (orch Trayter): Concierto Fantastico

Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Enrique Batiz (conductor)

Iberia Book 1

0120050425

Donald Macleod explores the life and works of the composer often referred to as Haydn's wife.

Sonata in C, G17

Richard Lester (cello)

David Watkin (cello)

Cello Concerto, no 6 in D

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

Collegium Musicum Zurich

Paul Sacher

Symphony in C, op 37, no 1

Academia Montis Regalis Baroque Orchestra

Luigi Mangiocavallo (director).

0120050516

Donald Macleod looks at the historical background of Smetana's childhood when Czech Nationalism was beginning to come of age.

The rekindled interest in Czech culture and history is reflected in a lot of Smetana's work, most notably in his opera Libuse, part of which we hear in today's programme.

Polka in F sharp, Op 7, No 1

William Howard (piano)

Libuse Overture

The Cleveland Orchestra

Christoph Von Dohnanyi (conductor)

Libuse's Prophecy

Libuse, the Bohemian Princess....Gabriela Benackova Capova (soprano)

Prague National Theatre

Chorus and Orchestra

Zdenek Kosler (conductor)

Characteristic Pieces, Op 1, No 3 and 4

Ivan Klansky (piano)

Vyehrad from Má Vlast

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Rafael Kubelik (conductor).

0120050711

The American composer-lyricist Cole Porter changed the face of popular songwriting for good with some of the 20th century's most witty and sophisticated songs.

Donald Macleod begins his exploration of Porter's glamorous life and sparkling music with songs from his early years and his only foray into serious music with the ballet Within the Quota.

Let's Do It

Jane Wyman and Cary Grant

I'm a Gigolo

Cole Porter

I've a Shooting Box in Scotland, from See America First

Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby

Within the QuotaLondon Sinfonietta

John McGlinn (conductor)

Let's Do It; Let's Misbehave, from Paris

Irene Bordoni

Irving Aaaronson's Commanders

What Is this Thing Called Love? from Wake Up and Dream

George Metaxa

You've Got that Thing; You Don't Know Paree; The Tale of the Oyster; I'm Unlucky at Gambling; You Do Something to Me, from Fifty Million Frenchmen

Howard McGillin, Susan Powell, Jason Graae, Kay McClelland, Kim Criswell

Orchestra New England

James Sinclair (music director).

0120050725

In the course of his lengthy career, Gluck wrote over 50 operas, but only a mere handful are ever performed today.

Yet he is regarded as a major figure in the development of modern opera.

Donald Macleod looks at the life and music of the man who fundamentally reformed the nature of opera.

Extracts from:

La Clemenza di Tito

Cecilia Bartoli

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin

Bernhard Forck (director)

Le Cinesi

Sivene....Isabelle Poulenard

Tangia....Anne Sofie von Otter

Lisinga....Gloria Banditelli

Silango....Guy de Mey

Orchestra of the Schola Cantorum basiliensis

Rene Jacobs

L'Innocenza Giustificata

Cappella Coloniensis

Christopher Moulds (director)

Don Juan

Tafelmusik

Bruno Weil (conductor).

01*20050613

Vaughan Williams in the 1920s

In 1919 Ralph Vaughan Williams, by now nearly 50 years old, was demobilised from the British Army.

His widow Ursula has since written that his work as a medical orderly on the French front had given him a vivid awareness of how men died.

But undaunted by his experiences, he returned to pick up from where hed left off in 1914, immersing himself in British musical life, and beginning a decade of composition that would become one of his most prolific.

The expressive range of his music developed, and his compositions reached new heights of visionary, mystical, ardour.

Donald Macleod looks into this hugely significant period for one of Britain's greatest composers.

Down Ampney, Come Down, O Love Divine

Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

Christopher Allsop (organ)

Richard Marlow (director)

String Quartet No 1 in Gm

Maggini Quartet

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Neville Marriner (conductor)

O Clap Your Hands, Psalm 47

Corydon Singers and Orchestra

Matthew Best (conductor).

01A Musical Legend20050214

Donald Macleod talks to Jeremy Summerly about Palestrina's legendary status, and some of the myths that surround his name.

Palestrina: Missa Brevis: Agnus Dei II

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips (director)

Palestrina: Stabat Mater

Musica Contexta

Simon Ravens (director)

Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli: Kyrie & GloriaOXFORD Camerata

Jeremy Summerly (director)

Palestrina: Song of Songs: Si ignoras teOXFORD Camerata

Palestrina: Song of Songs: Vox dilecti mei; Surge, propera amica; Surge, amica mea

The Cambridge Singers

John Rutter (director)

Palestrina: Song of Songs - Adiuro vos filiae

Pro Cantione Antiqua

Bruno Turner (director)

Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli - SanctusOXFORD Camerata

01An Electrifying Blend Of Genius And Fantasy20041227

Donald Macleod begins a week in the company of Antonio Vivaldi, one of the most prolific and influential composers of all time.

L'Estro Armonico, Op 3

Concerto No 1 in D (for four obligato violins), RV 549

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

Trio Sonata, Op 1 No 9 in A, RV 75

Sonnerie

Zeffiretti, che sussurrate

Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano)

Il Giardino Armonico

Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

La primavera (Spring) from the Four Seasons, Op 8 No1, RV 269

Andrew Manze (violin)

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Ton Koopman (conductor)

Stabat Mater, RV621

Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor)

Ensemble 415

Chiara Banchini (director).

01Bach In Cothen
01Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959), A Creative Identity20090928

Born in the watchtower overlooking the small town Policka on the Bohemian-Moravian border, Bohuslav Martinu readily acknowledged that his unusual birthplace formed a significant influence on his music.

Presented by Donald Macleod.

The Opening of the Wells (excerpts)

Petr Messiereur, Jan Kvapil (violin)

Jan Talich (viola)

Stanislav Bogunia (piano)

Kühn Mixed Chorus

Supraphon 11 0767 2 231 CD1 Tr 1

A Memory; Footsteps in the Snow (Nipponari, Nos 3 and 5)

Dagmar Pickova (soprano)

Prague Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohavek (conductor)

Supraphon 1110902 CD1 Trs 6, 8

Obrocák (Borová)

Radoslav Kvapil (piano)

Unicorn Kanchana DKPCD9140 CD1 Tr 1

Duo concertante for two violins and orchestra, H264

Bohuslav Matousek, Régis Pasquiér (violin)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

Hyperion CDA 67671 CD1 Trs 4-6

La revue de cuisine

Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble

Bis CD 653 CD1 Trs 8-11.

Martinu acknowledged that his odd birthplace formed a significant influence on his music.

01Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788), The Belligerent Flautist20110523

Donald Macleod on CPE Bach's work as a harpsichordist at the court of Frederick the Great.

Imagine being JS Bach's son, growing up in a gigantic shadow with a great weight of expectation on your shoulders, and trying to earn a living as a composer.

These days, almost inevitably, the career of Carl Philip Emmanuel, Johann Sebastian's second son - and those of the other Bach children - are almost entirely obscured by the reputation of their father.

But CPE Bach is the man of whom Mozart said, "he is the father, we are the children.

Those of us who know anything at all learned it from him".

This week, Donald Macleod discovers that there's more to CPE Bach than his famous name.

In Monday's programme, CPE finds a job at the court of the famously belligerent Frederick the Great of Prussia.

When Frederick wasn't busy annexing parts of Europe, he liked nothing better than to play the flute, so an important part of CPE Bach's duties was to provide pieces for the king to perform, and to accompany him when he did.

Music in the programme includes the Concerto for Flute in D minor, and an organ sonata written for Frederick's equally musical sister, Anna Amalia.

01Chopin The Pole20041018

Donald Macleod begins a week of programmes looking at the multifaceted personality of a man who charted so many new waters for the piano.

Today, an exploration of the complex tensions between Chopin's Polish roots and his career pursued largely at the heart of the PARISian aristocracy.

Prelude no.4 in E minor

Maria João Pires (piano)

DG 437 817-2 t7

Fantasia on Polish Airs Op.13

Emmanuel Ax (piano), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

Sony SK633731 t4

Polonaise Op.53 (1842)

Maurizio Pollini (piano)

DG 413 795-2 t6

Songs Hymn from the Tomb Op.74'17 (1836)

Dumka (1845)

Melodia (Elegy)Op.74'9 (1847)

Urszula Kryger (mezzo), Charles Spencer (piano)

Hyperion CDA67125 t11, 16, 19

Scherzo no.1 Op.20 (1831-2)

Stephen Hough (piano)

Hyperion CDA67456 t2

Mazurka Op.17 no.4

Murray Perahia (piano)

Sony SK64399 t9.

01Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

01Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
01Drottningholm, Pilgrimage To Drottningholm
01Early Life20041101

Donald Macleod charts the life of French composer Vincent d'Indy.

Although his entire life was subject to Cesar Franck's influence as a teacher and spiritual guide, d'Indy became a well respected theorist, writer and teacher in his own right.

He was a tireless champion of French music and did more than anyone else to further its appeal both in FRANCE and abroad.

Although relatively few works get heard regularly, as a composer he left a body of work which includes thirteen operas, several music dramas, songs, chamber music, piano works and symphonies.

La querelle d'amour

BBC Singers/Ron Corp

Symphonie Cévenole

Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)/Charles Dutoit

Poéme de montagnes

Jean Doyen (piano).

01Early Promise20050117

Lili Boulanger was one of the most talented composers of her generation.

She was born into one of the most distinguished musical families of the nineteenth century.

Her father, Ernest, and grandfather, Frédéric, were both teachers at the PARIS Conservatoire, and her elder sister Nadia was also a composer and latterly a teacher of international standing.

Her mother, Raïssa, a charismatic RUSSIAn princess, had been a student in Lili's father's class at the Conservatoire.

When her sister Nadia entered the PARIS Conservatoire aged ten, young Lili accompanied her, and by the age of five Lili was sitting in on harmony classes and a year later was attending Louis Vierne's organ classes.

By Nadia's own admission, what took years for her to learn about composition, Lili mastered in months.

By the age of eighteen Lili Boulanger had decided she wanted to devote her energies to composition, and two years later she became the first woman ever to win the prestigious Prix de Rome competition with her cantata Faust et Hélène.

With Donald Macleod.

Lili Boulanger: Renouveau

Christine Friedek (soprano)

Regine Böhm (mezzo soprano)

Bernhard Gärtner (tenor)

Sabine Eberspächer (piano)

Heidelberg Madrigal Choir

Gerald Kegelmann (conductor)

Nadia Boulanger: Élégie

Rebecca de Pont Davies (mezzo contralto)

Claire Toomer (piano)

Lili Boulanger: Nocturne

Pierre Fournier (cello)

Ernst Lush (piano)

Lili Boulanger: Attente

Mitsuko Shirai (mezzo-soprano)

Hartmut Höll (piano)

Lili Boulanger: Reflets

Lili Boulanger: Faust et Hélène.

Lynne Dawson (soprano)

Bonaventura Bottone (tenor)

Jason Howard (baritone)

BBC Philharmonic

Yan Pascal Tort (conductor).

01Edward Elgar20090420

The influence of the Malvern Hills on Elgar, with a visit to his grave and a former home.

Stephen Johnson joins Donald Macleod to explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of the music of Edward Elgar.

They investigate the influence of the Malvern Hills on the composer, visiting his grave and one of his former homes on the steep hillside in Little Malvern, and climb right to the summit of the Herefordshire Beacon and its British Camp earthworks, the setting that inspired Elgar's Caractacus.

Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

  • Alexander Gibson (conductor)
  • Andrew Davis (conductor)
  • Jacqueline Du Pre (cello)
  • Richard Hickox (conductor)
  • bbc symphony orchestra
  • bournemouth sinfonietta
  • chandos 241-4 cd2, trs 12-14

    woodland interlude (caractacus)

  • chandos 241-4, cd1 tr 16

    adagio - moderato (cello concerto in e minor)

  • chandos 9156 cd1, tr 12

    cockaigne overture (in london town)

  • emi classics 556 219, tr 1

    three bavarian dances

  • john barbirolli (conductor)
  • london symphony orchestra
  • norman del mar (conductor)
  • royal scottish national orchestra
  • teldec 9031-73279-2, tr 1

  • 01Edward Elgar (1857-1934), The Edwardian Golden Summer20111107

    Donald Macleod focuses on Elgar's work during the Edwardian Golden Summer in 1914.

    By the end of the Great War, Sir Edward Elgar couldn't compose any music to celebrate peace, disillusioned as he was by the whole period, which Donald Macleod explores in conversation with Terry Charman from the Imperial War Museum.

    At the outbreak of war, Elgar was noted for being more concerned about his beloved horses, than for any soldiers fighting.

    Little did anyone know how many horses or people would die in this conflict, which lasted more than the predicted three months.

    Elgar did do his bit though, joining the Special Reserve, conducting charity concerts to raise much needed funds, and composing the odd bit of jingoistic music to rally the people.

    It is the Great War period back at home in Great Britain, with Zeppelin raids, German cruisers shelling Whitby and Scarborough, to xenophobic riots in London, which Donald Macleod explores tracing how these events affected the life and music of Sir Edward Elgar.

    1914, and in the age of Empire and British supremacy at sea, it was the Edwardian Golden Summer.

    Few people realised that war was looming, and commissions were coming in for Elgar, such as from the Sons of Clergy Festival at St.

    Paul's Cathedral, for which he composed his anthem Give unto the Lord.

    Soon, with motor vehicles requisitioned, and the unmistakable increase of men in khaki, the Great War had begun.

    Elgar soon received his first war commission in aid of the Belgian Fund, writing a work for narrator and orchestra, Carillon.

    But many of Elgar's most fierce supporters were German, including Hans Richter, to whom he dedicated his Three Bavarian Dances.

    01England's Greatest Composer *20050627

    Donald Macleod examines Purcell's reputation, and explains why he thinks he deserves to be championed above all his compatriots.

    Purcell: Trumpet Overture (from The INDIAn Queen)

    The Purcell Simfony

    Catherine Mackintosh (director)

    Purcell: From Rosy Bow'rs

    Nancy Argenta (soprano)

    Nigel North (baroque guitar)

    Richard Boothby (viola da gamba)

    Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)

    Purcell: Suite from the play, The Virtuous Wife

    The Parley of Instruments

    Peter Holman (conductor)

    Purcell: Sonata No 9 in F, The Golden SonataLONDON Baroque

    Purcell: Three Parts on a Ground

    Taverner Players

    Andrew Parrott (director)

    Purcell: Welcome to All the Pleasures

    Taverner Consort and Choir

    01Enrique Granados (1867-1916), The Maja And The Nightingale

    01Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950), At Ease With The Locals
    01Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950), Moeran's Ghost
    01Five First Nights - Rome, Saturday 27 January, 184920050307

    Donald Macleod recreates the premières of five different Verdi operas in five different cities.

    In the heady months of 1848, a year of upheavals across Europe, Verdi writes The Battle of Legnano for the Teatro ARGENTINA, and demonstrates his political sympathies via a powerful historical subject.

    Arrigo....José Carreras (tenor)

    Rolando....Matteo Manuguerra (baritone)

    Lida....Katia Ricciarelli (soprano)

    Frederick Barbarossa....Nicolai Ghiuselev (bass)

    Mayor of Como....Franz Handlos (bass)

    Austrian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

    Lamberto Gardelli (conductor).

    01Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

    01Frank Bridge20110801

    Donald Macleod is joined by Paul Hindmarsh to discuss Bridge's early musical inspiration.

    Donald Macleod is joined by Paul Hindmarsh, one of the most passionate advocates of Bridge's music, for the first of five programmes looking back on the composer's life and works. For the last century Bridge has defied every attempt to pigeon-hole his style. Today a look at his early musical inspiration, and the incredible breadth of influences from which he drew.

    Donald Macleod is joined by Paul Hindmarsh, one of the most passionate advocates of Bridge's music, for the first of five programmes looking back on the composer's life and works.

    For the last century Bridge has defied every attempt to pigeon-hole his style.

    Today a look at his early musical inspiration, and the incredible breadth of influences from which he drew.

    01Handel Enjoyed The Support Of Several Patrons During His Career, Particularly In The Early Years, An20050509

    d this week Donald Macleod looks at the music the composer wrote in connection with these supporters.

    When Handel arrived in Rome in 1707, ecclesiastics and noble families controlled the machinery of patronage, and it was in these circles that Handel would find admirers, among them, the rich and influential Cardinal Pamphili.

    Dixit Dominus (extract)

    Choir and Orchestra of Westminster Abbey

    Simon Preston (conductor)

    Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (extract)

    Deborah YORK (soprano)

    Gemma Bertagnolli (soprano)

    Sara Mingardo (alto)

    Nicholas Sears (tenor)

    Concerto Italiano

    Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

    Delirio Amoroso, Aria, Per te lasciai la luce

    Magdalena Kozena (soprano)

    Les Musiciens du Louvre

    Marc Minkowski (conductor).

    01Herold, Adam And Delibes, The Beginnings Of French Romantic Ballet20111017

    Donald Macleod focuses on the life and work of Ferdinand Herold.

    The Golden Age of Romantic French Ballet is a period which saw huge developments in the art form, from composers starting to write original music, to the role of female dancers taking more prominence.

    Tchaikovsky after hearing one such ballet from the period, Sylvia by Lėo Delibes, said that "Had I known that music, I would not have written Swan Lake".

    Delibes had other huge successes, Coppélia and Lakmé, but his output may never have come to fruition without the encouragement of his mentor Adolphe Adam.

    Adam was another significant figure in the world of romantic works for the stage, especially his ballet Giselle.

    However Giselle, Sylvia and Coppélia were certainly not the beginnings of Romantic French Ballet, a position which has been allotted by some, to Ferdinand Herold.

    Composer of the Week looks at the life and works of Herold, Adam and Delibes.

    In the first episode exploring the life and music of Ferdinand Herold, Donald Macleod follows the composer's early footsteps.

    With a string of successes in Paris notably as a pianist, and as a composer of piano concertos such as his second in E flat major, Herold soon won the Prix de Rome and would be setting off for Italy to soak up the Italian cultural heritage.

    It was in Milan where Herold composed his first work for the stage, premiered in front of the entire court of the King of Naples, Joachim Murat.

    However, still required to satisfy the regulations of the Prix de Rome, he was obliged to send the odd composition back to Paris for assessment, such as his second Symphony.

    Once Herold returned to Paris, his career focused upon music for the stage.

    It is in ballet and opera comique, that we see him make his greatest mark, such as La somnambule, considered by some as the prototype of 19th century romantic ballets.

    01Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Looking West

    01Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909), Early Years20100920

    Donald Macleod begins with works from Albeniz's formative years.

    Although he's responsible for some of the best known Spanish guitar pieces in the repertoire, Isaac Albéniz didn't actually write any of them originally for that instrument.

    They are in fact all transcriptions and arrangements of some of the wealth of piano music he produced throughout his career.

    This week Donald Macleod introduces a selection of Albéniz's piano music, both in its original form and in a variety of other guises, including his masterpiece 'Iberia'.

    There's also a chance to hear Albéniz's two pieces for piano and orchestra, his only purely orchestral work and extracts from his rarely performed operas, which came to fruition thanks to an intriguing collaboration with an English businessman with a passion for poetry.

    From an early age, Albéniz made a good living as a highly respected pianist in his native Spain, and it wasn't long before his reputation spread to France and Britain.

    At first, composition followed in the wake of his performing career, though not for long.

    As well as producing a large quantity of elegant salon music, Albéniz began writing more Spanish-style pieces, in which he adapted traditional dances with their characteristic rhythms and tunes.

    In programme one, Donald Macleod introduces a selection of these works from Albéniz's formative years, including one of just two pieces he wrote for piano and orchestra - his Rapsodia Española.

    Donald Macleod begins with works from Albeniz's formative years.

    01Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), 186520110815

    Donald Macleod on the year 1865, a time of public acclaim and private grief for Brahms.

    Donald Macleod takes the microscope to five calendar years in the life and work of Brahms.

    Today he looks at 1865, a year of public acclaim and private grief.

    01Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), The Father Of The Symphony
    01Journey To The First Symphony20041129

    Danish composer Carl Nielsen started sketching his first symphony during his travels in Europe in 1890, completing it when he was only 27.

    Donald Macleod looks at five of Nielsen's six symphonies this week, each of which marks a stage in the composer's life.

    Fynsk forår - Springtime on Funen - Op 42 [excerpt]

    Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

    Sommersang - Summer Song

    Elisabeth Rehling (soprano)

    Dorte Kirkeskov (piano)

    Sang bag Ploven - Song behind the Plough

    Jørgen Klint (bass)

    Rosalind Bevan (piano)

    String Quartet No 1 in Gm [excerpt]

    Zapolski Quartet

    Symphony No 1

    LSO

    André Previn (conductor).

    01Journeyman20041213

    Donald Macleod presents five programmes exploring the first half of Haydn's career, beginning with a look at his earliest employers.

    Die Schöpfung, Stimmt an die Saiten

    Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Choir

    Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor)

    Sonata in G, Hob XVI/11, Menuetto

    Anthony Kooiker (piano)

    String Quartet in B flat, Op 1 No 1

    Hagen Quartet

    Divertimento in E flat, Hob XIV/1

    Haydn Sinfonietta Wien

    Manfred Huss (conductor)

    Symphony No 6 (Le Matin)

    Concentus musicus Wien

    Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor).

    01Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), A Composer For Poland20111010

    Donald Macleod focuses on the years Szymanowski spent at Tymoszowka and his Stabat Mater.

    Following Chopin's death in 1849, Poland was on the lookout for a worthy successor.

    When, some fifty years later, Karol Szymanowski produced some preludes at the age of only 14, it seemed as if a new talent had emerged that could unite Poland's musical past with a musical future.

    But although Szymanowski wanted to release Polish music from what he identified as its lethargy and provincialism, his vision of music exceeded purely geographical boundaries.

    An inveterate and keen traveller, his music would find references in Debussy, Wagner and Richard Strauss, Scriabin, and Stravinsky, as well as the rhythms of his native country.

    The politics of history played its part in Szymanowski's musical development.

    When he was born in 1882, Poland as we know it didn't really exist, it had been carved up by Russia, Austria and Prussia, effectively wiped off the map, at the end of the 18th century.

    Szymanowski grew up in the Ukraine, in an area that had been part of the kingdom of Poland's eastern borderlands.

    These days it's still the Ukraine, to the east of a line due south from Kiev to Odessa, on the Black Sea.

    01Kurt Weill (1900-1950), Dessau And Berlin20091019

    Donald Macleod explores Kurt Weill's formative years.

    Including Mack the Knife.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Kurt Weill, focusing on the composer's formative years.

    Mack the Knife (The Threepenny Opera - Moritat)

    Louis Armstrong, Lotte Lenya

    Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars

    Sony Classical MHK 60647 Tr 22

    Dur: 3m11s

    String Quartet (1918) 1st mvt

    Leipzig String Quartet

    DG Gold MDG30710712 Tr 1

    Dur: 6m05s

    Symphony No 1

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    Marin Alsop (conductor)

    Naxos 8557199 Tr 4

    Dur: 26m50s

    Frauentanz

    Rosemary Hardy (soprano)

    Ensemble Modern

    HK Gruber (conductor)

    Largo 5114 Tr 5

    Dur: 10m58s.

    01Louis Spohr (1784-1859)20091214

    With Donald Macleod.

    Overture, Op 12.

    Clarinet Concerto No 1.

    Sonata (Alruna, Wo0 15).

    Donald Macleod reassesses Louis Spohr's reputation, arguing that we should give him more credit than he often receives.

    01Lucca20050207

    Giacomo Puccini was born in Lucca in 1858 into an illustrious musical family.

    He represented the fifth generation of a dynasty of musicians, who had all succeeded, father to son, to the post of organist and church composer at the Cathedral of San Martino.

    Puccini wasn't a child prodigy by any stretch of the imagination.

    His school reports show that his childhood interests lay more in larking about with his friends and bird-catching than in pursuing serious study.

    However his mother, Albina, wasn't prepared to give up on him and it's due to her efforts that he began to study with one of his late father's pupils, Carlo Angeloni at the music institute in Lucca.

    It's whilst he was there that he began to compose and his early compositions readily show that his interests were going to lie in the theatre rather than the church.

    O soave fanciulla (Act 1, La Bohème)

    Roberto Alagna (tenor)

    Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)Royal Opera House Orchestra

    Richard Armstrong (conductor)

    Messa di Gloria (Gloria)

    José Carreras (tenor)

    Hermann Prey (baritone)

    The Ambrosian Singers

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Claudio Scimone (conductor)

    Excerpt from Le Villi (Act 1)

    Nanà Gordaze (soprano)

    Josè Cura (tenor)

    International Orchestra of Italy

    Bruno Aprea (conductor)

    Capriccio SinfonicoBERLIN Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Riccardo Chailly (conductor).

    01Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)20090209

    Featuring two groundbreaking sonatas, the first ever song-cycle and two tiny canons.

    Donald Macleod explores the musical landscape of Beethoven's last 12 years, known as his late period, focusing on two ground-breaking sonatas, the first ever song-cycle and a couple of tiny canons - and in the composer's personal life, which saw the beginning of a long and acrimonious custody battle.

    Kurz ist der Schmerz, WoO 166 (1815)

  • berlin classics bc 2082-2
  • cd 1 tracks 3-6.

    featuring two groundbreaking sonatas, the first ever song-cycle and two tiny canons

  • cd 2 track 35

    brauchle, linke, woo 167 (1815)

  • cd 2 track 36

    sonata no 4 in c for piano and cello, op 102 (1815)

  • cd 2 tracks 1-2

    an die ferne geliebte, op 98 (1816)

  • deutsche gramophon 453 010-2
  • deutsche gramophon 453 794-2
  • members of the kammerchor der berliner singakademie
  • mstislav rostropowitsch (cello)
  • peter schreier (tenor)
  • philips 464 677-2
  • svjatoslav richter (piano)
  • track 1

    piano sonata no 28 in a, op 101 (1815-16)

  • walter olbertz (piano)
  • wilhelm kempff

  • 01Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)
    01Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (1838-1920), The Mother City - Cologne20110307

    Donald Macleod explores Bruch's relationship with the city of his birth, Cologne.

    Donald Macleod looks at Bruch's relationship with the city of his birth, Cologne.

    He had a very promising start as a student of Hiller, and then embarked on a career in the wider world, caught up in the battle between conservative and revolutionary forces in music in the late 19th century.

    Bruch grew increasingly bitter over the years that he was not able to base himself in Cologne permanently, as the right job offer never came, and the success or otherwise of his works there would always matter hugely to him.

    01Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837-1910)

    01Mother - Spain And Visions Of Childhood20050221

    Donald Macleod surveys the music Ravel wrote in connection with the people around him, beginning today with pieces associated with the composer's mother, and the Basque heritage which was so important to him.

    Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera/Chanson populaires No 1: Chanson espagnole

    Teresa Berganza (mezzo-soprano)

    Dalton Baldwin (piano)

    Ma mère l'Oye

    Pascal Rogé and Denise-Francoise Rogé (piano)

    Rapsodie espagnole

    Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Seiji Ozawa (cond)

    Le tombeau de Couperin (extract - Toccata)

    Angela Hewitt (piano)

    L'Enfant et les sortilèges [excerpt]

    L'Enfant....Pamela Helen Stephen

    Squirrel....Rinat Shaham

    New LONDON Children's ChoirLONDON Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

    André Previn (cond).

    01Musical Colossus20041115

    Wagner extended his art into politics and philosophy, morality and psychology, but today Donald Macleod focuses on his purely musical achievements.

    Die Walküre: Prelude to Act III (The Ride of the Valkyries)

    Birgit Nilsson

    Brigitte Fassbaender

    Helga Dernesch

    Berit Lindholm

    Vera Schlosser

    Vera Little

    Helen Watts

    Claudia Hellmann

    Marilyn Tyler

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

    Der Fliegende Holländer, Act I, Introduction

    Hans Sotin

    Peter Seiffert

    Choir and Orchestra of the Deutschen Oper, BERLIN

    Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

    Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I

    Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    Tristan und Isolde: Act II, Scene 2

    Peter Hofmann

    Hildegard Behrens

    Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    Lohengrin: Prelude to Act IIIBERLIN Philharmonic Orchestra

    Lorin Maazel (conductor).

    01New York20041011

    At the beginning of the 21st century George Gershwin remains one of the most popular composers the UNITED STATES has ever produced.

    His music has universal appeal and his orchestral works are regularly played in concert halls the world over.

    Unlike many composers, there was no starving in a garret for Gershwin.

    Fame and success came early on in his lifetime.

    His parents were emigres from RUSSIA, who arrived in NEW YORK by boat in the 1890s.

    By 1919, aged twenty, Gershwin had already produced his first million seller hit, a song called Swanee.

    Taken up by Al Jolson and put into his own revue Sinbad, the song brought the house down, and the young composer's career took off.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Duration:

    1 hour

    Playlist - Composer of the Week - Gershwin

    There's a boat that's leavin for NEW YORK (Porgy and Bess)

    Damon Evans (tenor), LONDON Philharmonic, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    EMI CDS 7 49568 1/2/4, CD3 Track 12

    Swanee

    Al Jolson

    Columbia Legacy CK 53419, Track 13

    From Now On (la la Lucille)

    George Gershwin (piano roll)

    Elektra Nonesuch 78559 79370-2, Track 3

    Lullaby

    Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    Decca 417 362-2, Track 2

    I'll build a stairway to Paradise

    Georges Guétary, MGM Studio Orchestra, Johnny Green (conductor)

    EMI CD ODEON 29/A&A, CD1 Track 5

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Louis Lortie (piano), Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    Decca 425 111-2, Track 2

    Hang on to Me (Lady be Good)

    Lara Teeter (Dick), Ann Morrison (Susie), Orchestra, Eric Stern (conductor)

    Elektra Nonesuch 7559 79308-2, Track 2

    Fascinating Rhythm (Lady be Good)

    John Pizzarelli (Jeff), Lara Teeter (Dick), Ann Morrison (Susie), Ensemble, Orchestra, Eric Stern (conductor)

    Nonesuch Elektra 7559 79308-2, Track 6.

    01Paul Dukas (1865-1935)

    01Richard Wagner, The Saxon Windbag
    01Robert Schumann (1810-1856), A Law Unto Himself20120102

    Donald focuses on Schumann's formative years and discovers his career doubts.

    Born 200 years ago on 8th June 1810 in provincial Saxony, Robert Schumann's story is about as Romantic with a capital R as it gets - dead at 46, a love life worthy of the opera stage, his final years incarcerated in a mental asylum.

    The young Robert Schumann showed promise as a pianist, had great talent as a literary writer and critic, and composed sparkling often perplexing music. Yet, hand in hand with these qualities was a gaucheness that made Schumann misunderstood. For much of his life he was fought over by opposing factions - his parents over his vocation, his father-in-law and bride-to-be over his marriage, critics and performers undecided about his music and skills as a conductor.

    Donald Macleod sources the fascinating first-hand account of a man who knew Schumann well, his first biographer Wilhelm Von Wasielewski. Schumann's better-known pieces such as 'Carnaval' and 'Liederkreis Op.24' join company with rarely heard works including the astonishing oratorio 'Paradise and the Peri'. The ideal introduction to Schumann or a chance to re-evaluate a great composer in this his bicentennary year.

    Donald Macleod in 'A Law unto Himself' unravels Schumann's formative years and discovers how as a young man he couldn't make up his mind whether to become a lawyer, writer, pianist or composer.

    01Romania To Paris20050502

    Donald Macleod looks at the life and work of George Enescu, who died 50 years ago this week.

    A violin prodigy, Enescu's fame during his lifetime rested on his career as a virtuoso performer.

    But by his late teens he had already won royal patronage as a composer, in 1899 writing two works that proved a turning point in his music: a violin sonata and an impressive Octet.

    Impressions d'Enfance, Vieux mendiant and Ruisselet au fond du jardin

    Anne Solomon (violin)

    Dominic Saunders (piano)

    Second violin sonata, extract MVTIII

    Adelina Oprean (violin)

    Justin Oprean (piano)

    Octet, orchestral version

    Kremerata Baltica

    Gidon Kremer (director).

    01Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

    01Sibelius - The Rest Is Silence? (the Years 1925-1957)
    01St Petersburg20050418

    Although he lived in America for almost thirty years Igor Stravinsky referred to the loss of his homeland RUSSIA and its language as the greatest crisis in his life as a composer.

    Donald Macleod examines the impact of Stravinsky's exile from RUSSIA and the music his birthland inspired.

    Scherzo a la russe

    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

    David Atherton (conductor)

    Petrushka: 1st tableau

    City of BIRMINGHAM Symphony Orchestra,

    Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

    Three Songs (Recollections of my Childhood)

    Phyllis Bryn Julson (soprano)

    Ensemble InterContemporain

    Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    Sonata in F sharp m (2nd movement)

    Martin Jones (piano)

    The Firebird (suite)

    Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Erich Leinsdorf (conductor).

    01The Man Who Didn't Belong20050321

    Donald Macleod looks at Elgar's life.

    Celebrated as the greatest ENGLISH composer since Purcell, Elgar never felt part of the society he epitomised.

    Elgar: Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') for orchestra, Theme only

    BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis

    Elgar: Froissart Op 19

    BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

    Edward Downes (conductor)

    Elgar: Five Part-songs from the Greek Anthology, Op 45

    The Finzi Singers

    Paul Spicer (conductor)

    Elgar: Cello Concerto

    Paul Tortelier (cello)LONDON Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sir Adrian Boult (conductor).

    01Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    0220041109

    In 1784, Mozart was at the height of his powers.

    He was newly wed and happy, and he composed a spectacular series of six Piano Concertos and one of the greatest chamber works in the entire repertoire.

    Donald Macleod tells the story of this annus mirabilis.

    Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat, K449

    Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano)ENGLISH Baroque Soloists

    John Eliot Gardiner (director)

    Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

    Murray Perahia (piano)

    Neil Black (oboe)

    Thea King (clarinet)

    Anthony Halstead (horn)

    Graham Sheen (bassoon)

    Piano Concerto no 15 in B flat, K450 (finale)

    Robert Levin (fortepiano)

    Academy of Ancient Music

    Christopher Hogwood (conductor).

    0220041123

    Donald Macleod introduces music written by William Byrd during his time in LONDON as Gentleman and Organist of the Chapel Royal, and compositions for Byrd's numerous benefactors, including Queen Elizabeth.

    Emendemus in melius

    Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood

    Domine, secundum actum meum

    Rejoice unto the Lord

    Robin Blaze (countertenor)/Concordia

    The Queen's Alman

    Sophie Yates (harpsichord)

    Browning my dear

    Skip Sempe/Capriccio Stravagante

    Passing Measures Pavan & Galliard

    Christopher Hogwood (virginal)

    Walsingham

    Christopher Hogwood

    Crowned with flow'rs and lilies

    Anna Crookes (soprano)/Concordia.

    0220041207

    Donald Macleod introduces works inspired by the paintings of Whistler, the poetry of Pierre Louys and the plays of Maurice Maeterlinck.

    Playlist

    Fantoches from Fetes Galantes

    Veronique Gens (soprano)

    Roger Vignoles (piano)

    VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 545360-2

    T.13

    Chansons de Bilitis

    T9-11

    Nocturnes

    Stephen Coombs and Christopher Scott

    HELIOS CDH 55014

    Pelleas et Melisande: Act IV: Sc3 & 4

    Pelleas - Didier Henry

    Melisande - Colette Alliot-Lugaz

    Choir and Orchestre symphonique de Montreal

    DECCA 430 503-4

    CD2 T9-13.

    0220041228

    Vivaldi's reputation was made and sealed at the Ospedale della Pieta, a Venice orphanage where he had opportunities to demonstrate his skills as composer and director of music.

    He quickly made the house orchestra a fine performing group, which in turn was able to give premieres of his steady stream of compositions.

    Donald Macleod tells the story of this remarkable symbiotic relationship.

    La Stravaganza - Concerto in G, Op 4 No 3, RV 301

    Andrew Watkinson (violin)

    City of LONDON Sinfonia

    Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)

    Concerto for Violin, Strings, and Basso Continuo, RV 235

    Giuliano Carmignola (violin)

    Venice Baroque Orchestra

    Andrea Marcon (conductor)

    Dixit Dominus, RV 595

    Susan Gritton, Catrin Wyn-Davies (sopranos)

    Catherine Denley (alto)

    Kings Consort

    Choir of the King's Consort

    Robert King (conductor)

    Flute Concerto Op 10 No 2 in Gm, RV 439, 'La notte'

    Sebastien Marq (recorder)

    Ensemble Matheus

    Jean-Christophe Spinosi (conductor).

    0220050104

    Donald Macleod looks at Tippett's association with Morley College in LONDON, of which he was musical director during the war years, and his relationship with FRANCEsca Allinson, the one woman with whom Tippett contemplated marriage.

    Concerto for Double String orchestra

    Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Michael Tippett (conductor)

    Two Madrigals - The Windhover and The Source

    The Finzi Singers

    Paul Spicer (director)

    The Hearts Assurance

    Peter Pears (tenor)

    Noel Mewton Wood (piano).

    0220050111

    Today Donald Macleod looks at two of Bach's works which have a hint of the Italian about them; and also at one of the towering pinnacles of western art and, indeed, human achievement - the St Matthew Passion.

    Italian Concerto in F, BWV97, from Clavier Übung bk II

    Angela Hewitt (piano)

    St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (excerpt from Pt II - the Betrayal)

    Bach Collegium Japan

    Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

    Evangelist....Gerd Türk

    Jesus....Peter Kooy

    Brandenberg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV 1051

    La Petite Bande

    Sigiswald Kuijken (director).

    0220050125

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

    2.

    Schubert had a close circle of artistic friends whose good opinion of his music was valued by the composer.

    One of his friends, the poet Franz von Schober, wrote the words to the song, "An die Musik", and collaborated with Schubert on his opera, "Alfonso and Estrella".

    An die Musik

    Bryn Terfel (baritone)

    Malcolm Martineau (piano)

    Alfonso and Estrella - Finale of Act 1

    Adolfo....Theo Adam (bass)

    Estrella....Edith Mathis (soprano)

    Mauregato....Hermann Prey (baritone)

    Rundfunkchor and Staatskapelle BERLIN

    Otmar Suitner (conductor)

    Fantasie in F minor, Op 103

    Anne Queffélec and Imogen Cooper (piano)

    Lazarus, D689

    Jemima....Simone Nold (soprano)

    Lazarus....Scot Weir (tenor)

    Maria....Sibylla Rubens (soprano)

    Martha....Camilla Nylund (soprano)

    Nathanael....Kurt Azesberger(tenor)

    Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart and Bach Collegium Stuttgart

    Helmuth Rilling (conductor).

    0220050301

    Not many composers have destroyed a thousand-odd works by their 30th birthday, but that's how it was with Alan Hovhaness.

    His output was staggeringly prolific, but it wasn't until the 1940s that he felt confident of the work he was producing.

    Donald Macleod examines how the composer's work blossomed during this period.

    Prayer to St Gregory

    Ulster Orchestra

    Paul Young (trumpet)

    Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)

    Symphony No 8 Arjuna

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Ken Young (conductor)

    Twelve Armenian Folksongs

    Sahan Arzruni (piano)

    Vision from High Rock, Op 123

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Rumon Gamba (conductor).

    0220050315

    Donald Macleod looks at the relationship between Muzio Clementi and three great composers of his time, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.

    Sonata in B flat, Op 24, No 2

    Nikolai Demidenko (piano)

    Symphony in B flat, Op 18LONDON Mozart Players

    Matthias Bamert (conductor)

    Sonata Op 34, No 2

    Christopher Szaja Sager.

    0220050405

    When Monteverdi lost both his wife and his favourite pupil within six months of one another, he buried himself in his work.

    It resulted in an extraordinary collection of madrigals on the themes of love and death.

    In spite of his grief, he also completed an opera and a ballet for the lavish wedding celebrations for the Duke of Mantuas son.

    Donald Macleod introduces these works which helped establish Monteverdis reputation, both in Italy and the rest of Europe.

    Monteverdi: Dara la notte il sol

    Concerto Italiano

    Rinaldi Alessandrini (director)

    Monteverdi: Lamento dArianna

    Monteverdi: Ballo della Ingrate

    Red Byrd

    Parley of Instruments

    Peter Holman.

    0220050412

    Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the life and works of Albeniz, and asks whether he really had piano lessons from Franz Liszt.

    Sonata No 4 (last movement)

    Albert Guinovart (piano)

    Cordoba (Cantos de Espagna)

    Ricardo Requejo (piano)

    Albeniz (orch Hallfter) Rapsodia espagnola

    Alicia de Larrocha (piano)LONDON Philharmonic Orchestra

    Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos (conductor)

    Iberia Book 2

    Raphael Orozco (piano).

    Isaac Albeniz (1860 - 1909)

    2/5.

    0220050426

    Boccherini is largely known today for just one work, his Minuet from the E major String Quintet.

    His contribution to the development of chamber music was remarkable, where he introduced various innovations and composed a total of 489 pieces.

    String Quintet in E, op 11, no 5, G275

    Isaac Stern and Cho-Liang Lin (violin)

    Jaime Laredo (viola)

    Yo-Yo Ma and Sharon Robinson (cello)

    String Quintet, op 29, no 2,1st movement

    Sigiswald Kuijken, Alda Stuurop (violin)

    Anner Bylsma, Wieland Juijken (cellos)

    Lucy van Dael (viola)

    Cello Concerto in B flat, G482, (arr Grützmacher)

    Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

    Pinchas Zukerman (director).

    0220050517

    Bedrich Smetana did not have an easy life.

    His beloved Katerina, his first wife, died after just a few years of marriage, following the path of three of their four children.

    Donald Macleod presents the Trio in Gm that Smetana wrote in memory of his oldest and favourite child, Bedriska.

    Album Leaves No 1 for Katerina Kolarova

    Ivan Klansky (piano)

    Trio for piano, violin and cello in Gm, Op 15

    Guarneri trio: Ivan Klansky (piano)

    Cenek Pavlik (violin)

    Marek Jerie (cello)

    Souvenir de Boheme Op 12, No 2

    Radoslav Kvapil (piano)

    Hakon Jarl

    Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Rafael Kubelik (conductor).

    0220050712

    Donald Macleod introduces three musicals that firmly established Porter's reputation as one of the most important songwriters of the day.

    Love for Sale (from The New Yorkers)

    Elizabeth Welch

    Mister and Missus Fitch

    Pearl Bailey

    Night and Day; After You, Who?; I've Got You Under my Skin (from Gay Divorce)

    Fred Astaire

    It's Bad for Me; Solomon; The Physician, from Nymph Errant

    Gertrude Lawrence

    I Get a Kick out of You; All Through the Night; There'll always be a Lady Fair; Where are the Men? You're the Top; Anything Goes (from Anything Goes)

    Kim Criswell, Cris Groenendaal, Frederica von Stade

    Ambrosian Chorus

    London Symphony Orchestra

    John McGlinn (conductor).

    0220050719

    Donald Macleod examines the opera that transformed Gluck's standing - both among his contemporaries and for all time, and looks at the radical re-working Gluck undertook for the premiere in Paris, where the castrato voice had already fallen out of fashion.

    Extracts from:

    Orfeo ed Euridice

    Orfeo....Derek Lee Ragin

    English Baroque Soloists

    John Eliot Gardiner (director)

    Orphee et Eurydice

    Orphee....Richard Croft

    Eurydice....Mireille Delunsch

    L'Amour....Marion Harousseau

    Les Musiciens du Louvre

    Marc Minkowski (director).

    02*20050614

    Vaughan Williams in the 1920s

    In 1921 and 1922 Vaughan Williams composed a series of fine works which paint a picture of a composer really finding his voice.

    He was never a professing CHRISTIAN, and yet a powerful theme emerging here is one of uniquely spiritual music, giving rise to the notion of Vaughan Williams as a CHRISTIAN agnostic.

    Donald Macleod focuses on this sublime group of works.

    Motion and Stillness, from Four Poems by Fredegond Shove

    Benjamin Luxon (baritone)

    David Willison (piano)

    Mass in Gm (Sanctus)

    Corydon Singers

    Matthew Best (conductor)

    The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains (exc)

    from The Pilgrim's Progress, Act IV Sc 2

    Roderick Williams (tenor)

    Mark Padmore (tenor)

    Jeremy White (tenor)

    Gerald Finley (baritone)

    Susan Gritton (soprano)

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

    Richard Hickox (conductor)

    Symphony No 3 Pastoral

    LPO

    Adrian Boult (conductor)

    Margaret Price (soprano).

    02A Mighty Call From The North20041130

    Donald Macleod traces Nielsen's life and work up to 1911, when the composer would be at the peak of his creative self-confidence.

    Song: Jens Vejmand - Jens the roadmender

    Jørgen Klint (bass)

    Rosalind Bevan (piano)

    Helios Overture

    Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    Hymnus Amoris - Hymn to Love, Op 12 [excerpt]

    Kirsten Schultz (soprano)

    Bodil Gøbil (sopranno)

    Tonny Landy (tenor)

    Bent Norup (bass-baritone)

    Mogens Schmidt Johansen (bass)

    Hans Christian Andersen (bass)

    Danmarks Radios Symphoniorkester

    Mogens Wöldike (conductor)

    Symphony No 3 'Sinfonia Espansiva'

    San Francisco Symphony

    Herbert Blomstedt (conductor).

    02Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)20111101

    Donald Macleod explores Alessandro Scarlatti's first period in Naples.

    Continuing our series on Alessandro Scarlatti, Donald Macleod focuses on the composer's first period in Naples, where he influenced the course of Neapolitan Opera.

    As opera became less popular in Rome due to Papal decree, Alessandro Scarlatti soon moved to Naples to pursue his career for the stage.

    Donald Macleod surveys this period in Naples, where Scarlatti composed around 70 operas.

    We'll hear Le violette from Pirro e Demetrio, which had an international success.

    Although Scarlatti greatly influenced the course of opera in Naples, he still relied upon other work to survive, including his appointment as the Maestro of the Royal Chapel.

    He composed over sixty cantatas during this period, frequently for the entertainment of Cardinals Ottoboni and Pamphili in Rome.

    We'll hear the cantata Gia lusingato appieno, linked in narrative to James II of England.

    02Alexandr Grechaninov (1864-1956), Grechaninov Takes On Cui And Wins20110913

    Donald Macleod on how Grechaninov became popular with some of his early published songs.

    He was considered a revolutionary in the realms of sacred music, and his life nearly spanned an entire century living through the privations of the Bolshevik uprising, and eventually emigrating to the USA - Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Aleksandr Grechaninov.

    After leaving the St Petersburg Conservatory, Grechaninov had a number of his early songs published.

    Some of these became very popular including Lullaby opus 1 no.5, which is sung in today's programme by Paul Robeson.

    However, the critic Cesar Cui, who had also published a book on Russian songs, categorised these works by Grechaninov as third rate.

    Grechaninov confronted Cui and found out that he'd never heard his songs, and subsequently demanded an apology from him.

    During his early career, Grechaninov would have to rely on teaching young musicians in order to survive financially.

    Although at times he would disagree with the parents of his students, he would go on to compose a number of songs and piano works for children, including his twelve piano pieces Historiettes opus 118, and Six songs opus 31, including one about a trumpet-playing jackdaw.

    During this early period in his career, Grechaninov started to turn his attention to sacred music, and he composed his first Liturgy of St John Chrysostom opus 12.

    He would go on to compose a number of works for the Church, and prove to be something of a revolutionary in this arena.

    02And He Awakes The Music Of Our Souls20050503

    From the turn of the century to 1914, Enescu was beginning to assume a central role in the musical life of Romania.

    When not touring internationally as a violinist or conducting in the capital Bucharest, Pele castle in the mountains of Sinaia was his refuge for composition.

    Donald Macleod explores the influences revealed in Enescu's music at this point in his career.

    Romanian Rhapsody No 2

    George Enescu Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra

    Cristian Mandeal (conductor)

    Sept Chansons de Clément Marot

    Sarah Walker/Roger Vignoles

    Symphony No 1, extract MVTIII

    Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

    Lawrence Foster (conductor)

    First Piano Quartet, extract MVTI

    Yvonne Piedemonte (piano)

    Members of the Voces String Quartet.

    02Bach In Cothen
    02Bereavement20050118

    In 1899 Lili Boulanger's beloved father, Ernest, died in the middle of a conversation with her.

    The impact of this traumatic event was profound and Lili keenly missed him.

    Life in the Boulanger family home altered dramatically, and his room there was kept locked for five years.

    It was then necessary for Lili's elder sister Nadia to supplement the family income, which she did by studying with Gabriel Fauré.

    Fauré.would often come to the house and hear Lili singing some of her own songs.

    She had perfect pitch and Fauré, whilst accompanying her on the piano, would marvel at her talents.

    Many of Lili's finest works are tinged with grief, and Nadia Boulanger said of her sister, "I believe that her whole talent was rooted in her first knowledge of grief.

    When our father died, she was six years old.

    And at six she understood what death was; that it is the grief of surviving someone you love."

    With Donald Macleod.

    Lili Boulanger: les Sirènes

    Christine Friedek (soprano)

    Sabine Eberspächer (piano)

    Heidelberg Madrigal Choir

    Gerald Kegelmann (conductor)

    Nadia Boulanger: Three Songs (1910)

    Rebecca de Pont Davies (mezzo-contralto)

    Claire Toomer (piano)

    Lili Boulanger: Pour les Funerailles d'un Soldat

    Vincent le Texier (baritone)

    Namur Symphony Chorus

    Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra

    Mark Stringer (conductor)

    Lili Boulanger: Theme and Variations (for piano solo)

    Émile Naoumoff (piano)

    Lili Boulanger: Clairières dans le Ciel (songs 1 to 5)

    Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano)

    Kevin Murphy (piano).

    02Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)20091103

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Carl Nielsen, Denmark's best-known composer.

    He dicusses Nielsen's relationship with the Royal Theatre, affected by his attempt to gain recognition as conductor there, and which ultimately led to his resignation.

    But his work as composer for the stage was constantly in demand and while he was still a violinist with the Theatre Orchestra, he wrote the first of his two operas.

    With an excerpt from Saul and David, which was inspired by a Renaissance painting of David and Goliath, plus a complete performance of another visually inspired work - the symphony Nielsen subtitled 'The Four Temperaments'.

    Graeshoppen

    Canzone-Koret

    Frans Rasmussen (conductor)

    Danacord DACOCD 368 Tr 5

    Song for the May Festival of the Kolding Grammar School

    Song of the Siskin

    Danacord DACOCD 368 Tr 12

    Saul og David (excerpt)

    Saul....Aage Haugland (bass)

    David....Peter Lindroos (tenor)

    Jonathan....Kurt Westi (tenor)

    Mikal....Tina Kiberg (soprano)

    Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

    Chandos CHAN 8911/12 CD1 Trs 7-9

    Symphony No 2

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Osmo Vanska (conductor)

    BIS-CD-1289 Trs 1-4.

    Donald Macleod introduces two of Nielsen's works inspired by paintings.

    02Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788), Fathers And Sons20110524

    Donald Macleod explores the relationship between CPE Bach and his famous father.

    "In composition and keyboard playing, I never had any other teacher than my father." It could so easily have gone horribly wrong: one of the greatest musical minds the world has ever known, teaching his musical offspring himself.

    But Johann Sebastian Bach clearly had very special qualities and seems to have remained on good terms with all of his children.

    In today's programme, Donald Macleod explores the relationship between CPE Bach and his famous father.

    Polonaise in Gm

    Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    RCA GD71969 T1

    Sonatina no.6 in Dm

    Christopher Hogwood (clavichord)

    L'Oiseau Lyre 4441622 T6

    Magnificat

    Arleen Auger, Helen Watts, Kurt Equiluz, Wolfgang Schone

    Stuttgart Bach Collegium, Gachinger Kantorei, Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

    Hanssler Classics CD98970 T1-9

    Sonata in G major Wq56 no.2

    Inger Grudin-Brandt (clavichord)

    BIS CD142 T6.

    02Chopin The Teacher20041019

    Teaching was as much a necessity as a calling for Chopin as he struggled to make ends meet in his new-found PARISian home.

    Donald Macleod reveals the genius, impatience and eccentricity exhibited by the composer in his lessons, as testified by the fascinating accounts of his many pupils.

    Prelude No 7 in A

    Maria João Pires (piano)

    Ballade No 3 in A flat

    Stephen Hough (piano)

    Etudes, Op 10 (excerpts)

    Murray Perahia (piano)

    Nocturne, Op 9 No 2 (1830-31)

    Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    Waltz, Op 18 in E flat

    Piano Sonata No 2, Op 35 in B flat

    Ivo Pogorelich (piano).

    02Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

    02Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
    02Doctrine20041221

    While Tchaikovsky was not a regular attendee of services, he nonetheless retained a deep affection for the RUSSIAn Orthodox church.

    In his correspondence with his patron and friend Madam von Meck he broached some of the thornier issues associated with an acceptance of CHRISTIAN faith.

    Tchaikovsky: Hymn in Honour of SS Cyril and Methodius (1885)

    BBC Singers

    Bob Chilcott (conductor)

    Tchaikovsky: No 6 - Otche Nash (Our father), Nine Sacred Choruses

    Angel vopiyashe (The Angel Cried out )

    Tchaikovsky: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 41 (excerpts)

    No 6: Cherubic Hymn

    No 11: Posle slov Izriadno o presviatey

    No 14: Prichastniy stih (Hvalite Ghospoda)

    Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in Am, 2nd movement

    The Moscow Rachmaninov Trio

    Tchaikovsky: All-Night Vigil, Op 52 (excerpts)

    No 5: Svete tihiy

    No 8: Hvalite imia Ghospodne

    No 10: Ot yunosti moyeva

    Tchaikovsky: On coming SLEEP (Na son Gryaduschiy)

    02Drottningholm, Inside The Stradivarius
    02Enrique Granados (1867-1916), The Flirtations

    02Family Man20050215

    A look behind the legend, to discover something of Palestrina's domestic life.

    Presented by Donald Macleod with Jeremy Summerly.

    Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est

    Schola Cantorum of OXFORD

    Jeremy Summerly (director)

    Attr Palestrina: Ricercare Primi Toni

    Albert de Klerk (organ)

    Palestrina: Magnificat Primi Toni

    La Chapelle Royale

    Philippe Herreweghe (director)

    Palestrina: Lamentations - Lesson One for Maundy ThursdayOXFORD Camerata

    Palestrina: Petrarch Madrigals - Vergina sol'al mondo; Vergine chiara; Vergine, quante lagrime; Vergine, Tale è terra Akademia

    Ensemble Vocal Regional de Champagne-Ardenne

    Françoise Lasserre (director).

    02Father - Industry And Craftsmanship20050222

    Ravel's fascination with things mechanical and industrial was formed in the workshop of his father, an engineer and inventor.

    Donald Macleod looks at the pieces relating to this aspect of Ravel's heritage.

    Sites Auriculaires: Entre cloches

    Stephen Coombs, Christopher Scott (pianos)

    L'Heure Espagnole (extract)

    Jane Berbie (Concepcion)

    Jean Giraudeau (Torquemada)

    Gabriel Bacquier (Ramiro)

    Orchestre National de la RTF

    Lorin Maazel (conductor)

    Gaspard de la nuit

    Angela Hewitt (piano)

    Bolero

    LSO

    Pierre Monteux (cond).

    02Five First Nights - Venice, Sunday 6 March, 185320050308

    Donald Macleod recreates the premières of five different Verdi operas in five different cities.

    Verging on verismo, the tale of Violetta Valéry, a PARISian courtesan called La Traviata, is the shocking subject of Verdi's new opera - and is a famous failure on its first outing.

    Violetta....Tiziana Fabbricini (soprano)

    Alfredo....Roberto Alagna (tenor)

    Giorgio Germont....Paolo Coni (baritone)

    Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

    Riccardo Muti (conductor).

    02Francesco Cavalli, The Sacred Music Legacy2011080120110719

    Donald Macleod focuses on the publication of Cavalli's little-known sacred music.

    Donald Macleod focuses on the publications of Cavalli's sacred music, revealing his rise through the hierachy of St Mark's, Venice, and his relationship with the distinguished Monteverdi.

    Festive Overture

    The Art of Trumpet, Vienna

    Leonhard Leeb (director)

    Naxos 8.555879,

    track 13

    O quam suavis

    Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)

    Artaserse

    Virgin Classics 00946 34471121,

    track 3

    O bone Jesu, O Jesu amabilis

    Carys-Anne Lane (soprano)

    Rodrigo del Pozo (tenor)

    Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)

    Fred Jacobs (theorbo)

    Peter Holman (director)

    Hyperion CDA66970,

    track 8

    Messa Concertata (Kyrie)

    Seicento

    The Parley of Instruments

    track 1

    Canzona a 8; Canzona a 3

    Concerto Palatino

    Bruce Dickey, Charles Toet (directors)

    Harmonia Mundi 905219.20,

    disk 2 track 3

    disk 1 Track 5

    Vespero delli cinque laudate

    Coro Claudio Monteverdi di Crema

    Quoniam

    Ensemble of Renaissance Bassoons

    Ensemble de Saqueboutiers

    Bruno Gini (conductor)

    Dynamic CDS520, tracks 1-6

    02Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

    02Friends And Champions, Part 120050322

    Donald Macleod explores Elgar through three women who knew him.

    Elgar: Sea Pictures, No 2 In Haven (Capri)

    Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)LONDON Symphony Orchestra,

    Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)

    Elgar: Two Partsongs Op 26, The Snow and Fly Singing BirdLIVERPOOL Philharmonic Choir

    Royal LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sir Charles Groves (conductor)

    Elgar: Violin Concerto, 3rd Movt.

    Nigel Kennedy (violin)LONDON Philharmonic Orchestra

    Vernon Handley (conductor)

    Elgar (completed by Anthony Payne) Symphony No 3, 1st Movt

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    Paul Daniel (conductor).

    02Friends And Influence20041102

    Vincent d'Indy first met César Franck through fellow composer Henri Duparc.

    He became his pupil, and quickly developed an immense respect and admiration for Franck.

    Throughout his life d'Indy tirelessly championed the older composer's music and it was through Franck's circle that d'Indy met Charles Bordes, the man with whom he founded the influential Schola Cantorum.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Le Roy Loys

    BBC Singers/Ron Corp

    Prelude in Bm, Op 66

    Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet

    Deus Israel Conjungat vos

    Netherlands Radio Choir/Kenneth Montgomery

    Le chant de la cloche

    Maria Suchel (soprano)

    Anton Trommelen (tenor)

    Netherlands Radio Choir

    Netherlands Radio Orchestra

    Henk Spruit

    Istar

    Philharmonic Orchestra of the Loire Region/Pierre Dervaux.

    02Giuseppe Verdi, Nabucco, Aida20100720

    Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the operas of Verdi with the composer's only forays into 'exotic' subject-matter - Nabucco, his 3rd opera, and Aida, his 30th.

    Nabucco was Verdi's artistic break-through - a tremendous success, it made his name in Italy and all over Europe.

    Aida, written towards the other end of his long career, confirmed his reputation as the pre-eminent Italian composer of his day.

    Both works are best known for their choruses - Nabucco for 'Va pensiero', sung by the Hebrew slaves by the waters of Babylon; and Aida for the spectacular Triumph Scene from Act 2 scene 2, when the Egyptian troops return, victorious, to the city of Thebes.

    Composer: Verdi

    Title: Nabucco, extract from Part 1: 'O vinti, il capo a terra!'

    Performers: Tito Gobbi (Nabucco), Carlo Cava (Zechariah), Bruno Prevedi (Ishmael), Vienna

    Opera Orchestra, Lamberto Gardelli (Conductor)

    Label: Decca 417 407-2

    Track: 1: 10

    Duration: 1:00

    Title: Nabucco, Part 3 (complete)

    Performers: Giovanni Foiani (High Priest of Baal), Elena Suliotis (Abigail), Tito Gobbi (Nabucco),

    Walter Krautler (Abdallo), Carlo Cava (Zechariah), Chorus of the Vienna State Opera, Vienna

    Track: 2: 7 to 11

    Duration: 25:27

    Title: Aida, extract from Act 2 scene 2: 'Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside'

    Performers: Chorus: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

    Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (Conductor)

    Label: EMI 5 67613 2

    Track: 2: 8 to 1

    Duration: 10:53

    Title: Aida, Act 4 scene 2: 'La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse'

    Performers : Placido Domingo (Radames), Monserrat Caballe (Aida), Fiorenza Cossotto (Amneris),

    New Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (Conductor)

    Track: 3: 21 to 24

    Duration: 10:34.

    Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the operas of Verdi with Nabucco and Aida.

    02Handel's Most Regular Patron Between 1707-8 Was Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli, With Whom The Compos20050510

    er resided in splendour, dividing his time between the Palazzo Bonelli in Rome and the Prince's castle in Vignanello.

    Tu fedel? Tu costante?

    Emma Kirkby (soprano)

    Academy of Ancient Music

    Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

    Salve Regina

    Arleen Auger (soprano)

    Choir and Orchestra of Westminster Abbey

    Simon Preston (conductor)

    Clori Tirsi e Fileno (extract)

    Drew Minter (countertenor)

    Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

    Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

    La Resurrezione, Scene 1

    Angelo....Annick Massis

    Maddalena....Jennifer Smith

    Cleofe....Linda Maguire

    San Giovanni....Jon Mark Ainsley

    Lucifero....Laurent Naouri

    Les Musiciens du Louvre

    Marc Minkowski (conductor).

    02Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Wartime In Hollywood

    02In Search Of The Ideal Woman20041116

    Wagners vision of true love was immortalised in many of his operas, but his own journey towards the perfect marriage was long and difficult.

    Presented by Donald Macleod.

    Tannhäuser: Act II, 'Dir, Göttin der Liebe, soll mein Lied ertönen!'

    René Kollo

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

    Der Fliegende Holländer: Act II, Senta's Ballade

    Hildegard Behrens

    Josef Protschka

    Iris Vermillion

    Choir of the Vienna State Opera

    Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)

    Eine Sonate für das Album von Frau Mathilde Wesendonck

    Daniel Levy (piano)

    Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act I

    Orchestra of Dresden State Opera

    Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

    Siegfried Idyll

    The LONDON Classical Players

    Roger Norrington (conductor).

    02Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909), Paris And Fame20100921

    The life and music of this colourful Spanish composer, introduced by Donald Macleod.

    Soon after his marriage Albeniz moved to Madrid and continued his flourishing performing career there.

    A series of recitals at the 1888 Universal Exhibition in Barcelona caused such a sensation that he was invited to perform in Paris where he again received rave reviews.

    Donald Macleod introduces Albeniz's Concerto Fantastico which he'd played to great acclaim in both cities, together with another of his Spanish style piano works, and his charming, and very classical, fourth piano sonata.

    The life and music of this colourful Spanish composer, introduced by Donald Macleod.

    02Johan Svendsen (1840-1911)20110614

    Donald Macleod explores how nerve trouble proved a blessing in disguise for Svendsen.

    Nerve trouble proves to be a blessing in disguise, as Svendsen has to give up his violin career to pursue life as a composer and conductor, but not before a eventful trip to Iceland punctuated by champagne binges and sea sickness.

    With Donald Macleod.

    02John Rutter (b.1945)20091222

    Donald Macleod is in conversation with John Rutter, one of the world's most successful and popular living composers.

    John reveals his affection for his home town of Cambridge and its musical traditions, and discusses with Donald his attitude to religion alongside some of his many sacred choral works.

    Rutter: Be thou my vision

    The Cambridge Singers

    City of London Sinfonia

    John Rutter (conductor)

    Collegium, CDCD514 Track 1

    Rutter: Hymn to the Creator of Light

    The Choir of St Paul's Cathedral

    John Scott (conductor)

    Hyperion, CDA66994 Track 12

    Rutter: Shadows (Nos 1-IV)

    Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone)

    Stewart French (guitar)

    Naxos, 8.557922 Tracks 6-9

    Rutter: Wild Wood Carol

    Polyphony

    Stephen Layton (conductor)

    Hyperion CDA67245 Track 8

    Rutter: Suite Antique

    Duke Dobing (flute)

    Wayne Marshall (harpsichord)

    The City of London Sinfonia

    Collegium, COLCD117 Tracks 7-12.

    John Rutter tells Donald Macleod about his affection for his home town of Cambridge.

    02Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Esterhazy
    02Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)20090210

    With a seven-bar fugue for two violins, plus his last and possibly greatest piano sonata.

    Donald Macleod explores the music of Beethoven's last 12 years.

    Including a seven-bar fugue for two violins, a miniature set of variations on a Scottish folksong and, at the other end of the scale, Beethoven's last, and some would say greatest, piano sonata.

    Chiling O'Guiry, No 5 (Six National Airs Varied for piano with flute or violin, Op 105)

  • ambrosian singers
  • cecile licad (piano)
  • deutsche gramophon 453 772-2 - cd 5 tr 21

    bundeslied, op 122 (song of fellowship)

  • deutsche gramophon 453 772-2 - cd 6 tr 5

    eleven new bagatelles for piano, op 119

  • deutsche gramophon 453 794-2 - tr 3

    piano sonata no 32 in c minor, op 111

  • dg 449 740-2 - cd 2 trs 7-8.

    with a seven-bar fugue for two violins, plus his last and possibly greatest piano sonata

  • london symphony orchestra
  • lukas hagen, rainer schmidt (violins)
  • maurizio pollini (piano)
  • michael tilson thomas (conductor)
  • patrick gallois (flute)
  • rudolf buchbinder (piano)
  • warner classics 0927-40820-2 - trs 8-18

    duet for two violins, woo 34

  • 02Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)
    02Master Of The Chapel20041214

    As the new Vice-Kapellmeister to the court of Esterházy, Haydn enjoyed the support of Gregor Werner, the court Kapellmeister, but their relationship cooled as Haydn began to outshine his superior.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Acide e Galatea, Overture

    Haydn Sinfonietta Wien

    Manfred Huss (director)

    Baryton Trio in A, Hob.XI/5

    Geringas Baryton Trio

    Missa Cellensis, Hob XXII/5, Credo

    Susan Gritton

    Pamela Helen Stephen

    Mark Padmore

    Stephen Varcoe

    Collegium Musicum 90

    Richard Hickox (conductor)

    Symphony No 46

    The ENGLISH Concert

    Trevor Pinnock (conductor).

    02Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (1838-1920), The Court Composer: Coblenz

    02Milan20050208

    Having struck the right chord with his first opera, Le Villi, and signed a publishing deal with Giulio Ricordi, Giacomo Puccini had high hopes for his second opera, Edgar.

    Unfortunately when it opened in 1889 it bombed and even though Puccini revised it several times subsequently it's never really taken off.

    Puccini's private life was in equal turmoil.

    His beloved mother had died in 1884 and his elopement with a married woman from his home town of Lucca, Elvira Gemignani, caused a huge scandal and local uproar.

    All was not lost though as Ricordi issued a public statement of support for Puccini which kept the baying shareholders quiet and financed Puccini whilst he worked on his next opera, Manon Lescaut.

    Three years later the opera opened in Turin.

    It was a massive success, establishing Puccini as an opera composer of international stature and ending his financial difficulties.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Prelude to Act 1, EdgarBERLIN Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    Excerpt from Act 2, Edgar

    Gwendolyn Killebrew (soprano)

    Carlo Bergoni (tenor)

    Vicente Sardinero (baritone)Opera Orchestra of NEW YORK

    Eve Queler (conductor)

    Excerpt from Act 3, Edgar

    Renata Scotto (soprano)

    Schola Cantorum of NEW YORK

    Orchestra of NEW YORK

    Crisantemi

    Hagen Quartett

    Excerpt from Act 2, Manon Lescaut

    Nina Rautio (soprano)

    Peter Dvorsky (tenor)

    Luigi Roni (bass)

    Silvestro Sammaritano (bass)

    Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

    Lorin Maazel (conductor).

    02Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837-1910)

    02No 22 Boulevard De Courcelles20050329

    Donald Macleod considers the influence Ernest Chausson had within artistic circles in PARIS.

    Following his marriage, Chausson moved into a substantial house in the eighth arondissement of PARIS.

    There he established what became a legendary salon.

    Visitors ranged from the poet Stephane Mallarmé to Henri de Régnier, artists such as Paul Gauguin, musicians ranging from the Franckists to Debussy and Albéniz.

    Through this and his position as Secretary of the Société Nationale de Musique, Chausson was able to use his influence to promote their works, sometimes at the expense of performances of his own music.

    Chausson: La Nuit

    Felicity Lott (soprano)

    Ann Murray (mezzo soprano)

    Graham Johnson (piano)

    Chausson: Le Colibri, from 7 Songs, Op.

    2

    Jean-Francois Gardeil (baritone)

    Billy Eidi (piano)

    Chausson: Symphony in B flat, Op 20

    Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse

    Michel Plasson (conductor)

    Chausson: Trois lieder de Camille Mauclair, Op.27

    Les heures; Ballade; Les couronnes

    02Paul Dukas (1865-1935)20110301

    Donald Macleod on the circumstances surrounding the creation of Dukas's only symphony.

    As a young man Paul Dukas belonged to a rising generation of French composers who were keen to write instrumental music.

    He was following in the footsteps of Liszt and Berlioz, and more recently César Franck, whom he admired greatly, Saint-Saëns and Vincent d'Indy, who was an admirer of Dukas's music.

    He began by writing several symphonic poems, but in 1896 produced his one and only contribution to symphonic form.

    02Religion And Politics *20050628

    Church and state were uncomfortable but constant bedfellows during the 17th century, making life especially complicated for Purcell who held top jobs with both.

    Presented by Donald Macleod.

    Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord Alway

    Winchester Cathedral Choir

    Brandenburg Consort, directed by David Hill

    Purcell: Voluntary in Dm

    Paul Plummer (organ)

    Purcell: I Will Love Thee, O Lord

    Michael George

    Choir of New College OXFORD

    The King's Consort

    Robert King (conductor)

    Purcell: Retir'd from Mortals' Sight

    Nancy Argenta (soprano)

    Nigel North (archlute)

    Purcell: Harpsichord Suite No 3

    Kenneth Gilbert

    Purcell: Funeral MusicOXFORD Camerata

    Jeremy Summerly (conductor).

    02Richard Wagner, Uprising
    02Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

    02Sibelius - The Rest Is Silence? (the Years 1925-1957)
    02The Ballets Russes20050419

    Donald Macleod charts how Stravinsky's name was established outside RUSSIA through his collaboration with the RUSSIAn ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev.

    Two Poems of Paul Verlaine

    John Shirley Quirk (baritone)

    Ensemble InterContemporain

    Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    Excerpt from Act 1, Oedipus Rex

    Thomas Moser (tenor)

    Siegmund Nimsgern (baritone)

    Male Chorus of Bavarian Radio

    Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

    The Rite of Spring (excerpt from Part 1)

    Orchestre de la Sociétè du Conservatoire de PARIS

    Pierre Monteux (conductor)

    Les Noces: 1st tableau La tresse

    Basia Retchitzka (soprano)

    Lucienne Devallier (contralto)

    Hugues Cuénod (tenor)

    Heinz Rehfuss (bass)

    The Motet Choir of Geneva

    Vladimir Diakoff (bass)

    Renée Peter, Doris Rossiaud

    Roger Aubert (pianos)

    Jacques Horneffer (director and piano)

    Symphonies of wind instruments

    Detroit Chamber Winds and Friends.

    02Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    02Tomas Luis De Victoria (1548-1611), Childhood And Education20110823

    Donald Macleod discusses Victoria's early life in the city of Avila.

    Donald Macleod discovers how Victoria's early life in Avila: 'City of Song and Saints' set the course of his destiny to become one of the greatest and most pious composers of his age.

    Victoria: O lux et decus Hispaniae

    Monteverdi Choir, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

    Soli Deo Gloria, SDG710, t5

    Victoria: Vidi speciosam

    Stile Antico

    Harmonia Mundi, HMU807489, t19

    Victoria: Missa Dum complerentur (Kyrie, Gloria and Credo)

    Christchurch Cathedral Choir, directed by Stephen Darlington

    Nimbus, NI5434, t2-4

    Domine, non sum dignus (solo de vihuela)

    Doctor bonus, amicus Dei

    Carlos Mena (counter-tenor), Juan Carlos Rivera (vihuela)

    Harmonia Mundi, HMI987042, t8 and 20

    Victoria: Missa Dum complerentur (Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei)

    Nimbus, NI5434, t5-8.

    02Young, Rich And Famous20041012

    By 1925 George Gershwin had already had a massive Broadway hit with Lady Be Good, and crossed a musical frontier into the concert hall with his first orchestral work Rhapsody in Blue.

    Audiences loved him and his music and Gershwin certainly lapped up all the attention.

    He maintained a full diary of social engagements, attending the very smartest NEW YORK parties, where he mixed with some of the leading musicians of the time, alongside the best known Broadway and Hollywood stars including Fred and Adele Astaire.

    Alongside writing a steady stream of musicals Gershwin received a prestigious commission from the NEW YORK Symphony Society to write a piano concerto.

    For the first time he was determined to orchestrate the work himself and armed, according to one reporter, with four or five books on musical structure and a book on orchestration he set about the task with aplomb and produced a three movement work which was greeted rapturously by the audience, if not the critics, when it was premiered at Carnegie Hall.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Duration:

    1 hour

    Playlist - Composer of the Week - Gershwin

    The man I love

    Sarah Walker (mezzo soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)

    Meridian CDE 84167, Track 2

    Overture to Tip-Toes

    The New Princess Theater Orchestra, John McGlinn (conductor)

    EMI CDC 7 47977-2, Track 4

    Concerto in F

    André Previn (piano, conductor), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    Philips 412 611-2, Track 4 to 6

    3 Preludes for Piano

    Angela Brownridge (piano)

    Helios CDH 55006, Tracks 23, 24, 26

    Someone to watch over me (Oh! Kay)

    Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Orchestra of St.

    Luke's, Eric Stein (conductor)

    Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79361-2, Track 5.

    0320041110

    Nothing lasts for ever, not even for Mozart.

    As 1784 turned to 1785, and as his astonishingly successful year of subscription concerts faded into the memory, Mozart's career took what the Viennese public saw as a couple of faltering steps.

    Donald Macleod weighs up the evidence.

    Piano Sonata in C minor K457

    Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

    Piano Concerto no 18 in B flat, K456 (slow movement)

    Richard Goode (piano)

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    Piano Quartet in G minor, K478

    Sonnerie: Monica Huggett (violin)

    Alison McGillivray (cello)

    Gary Cooper (fortepiano).

    0320041124

    William Byrd was a lifelong Catholic at a time when anti-Catholic feeling was at its height.

    In today's programme, Donald Macleod discovers how Byrd's faith cost him a great deal of pain and trouble.

    Why do I use my paper, inke and penne?

    Richard Wyn Roberts (countertenor)/Robin Blaze (countertenor)/Concordia/Robert Hollingworth (director)

    Circumspice, Jerusalem

    Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood

    Deus, venerunt gentes

    Carys Lane (soprano)/Richard Wyn Roberts (countertenor)/Robin Blaze (countertenor)/Nicholas Hurndall Smith (tenor)/Matthew Brook (baritone)

    Mass for five voices

    The Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips

    Non vos relinquam

    (Gradualia Vol.

    2 Pentecost)

    The Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.

    0320041208

    Donald Macleod introduces a selection of Debussy's many nature-inspired works.

    Estampe - Jardins sous la Pluie

    Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    Trois Chansons de FRANCE

    Sarah Walker (soprano)

    Roger Vignoles (piano)

    Images (Set 1)

    Pascal Rogé (piano)

    La Mer

    Cleveland orchestra

    Pierre Boulez (conductor).

    0320041229

    While Vivaldi's reputation was made in a Venice orphange, it was extended through his work in opera houses, in Venice, Vicenza, and elsewhere.

    Today Donald Macleod recounts the story of some of Vivaldi's operatic successes.

    Ottone in Villa - Sinfonia

    Brandenberg Consort

    Roy Goodman (conductor)

    Ottone in Villa - Act 2 scenes 5 + 6

    Tullia....Sophie Daneman (soprano)

    Cleonilla....Susan Gritton (soprano)

    Caio....Nancy Argenta (soprano)

    Collegium Musicum 90

    Richard Hickox (conductor)

    L'Orlando finto pazzo: Qual favellar?Anderò, volerò, griderò

    Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano)

    Il Giardino Armonico

    Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

    Farnace - Sinfonia, Act 1 Scenes 1 and 2

    Farnace....Furio Zanasi

    Tamiri....Sara Mingardo

    Le Concert des Nations

    Jordi Savall (conductor)

    Montezuma - Act 1 Scene 7 - Ramiro alone

    Ramiro....Brigitte Balleys (mezzo-soprano)

    La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy

    Jean-Claude Malgoire (conductor)

    Catone in Utica - Se in campo armato

    Emma Kirkby (soprano)

    0320050105

    Sir Michael Tippett started composing the music for his oratorio A Child of Our Time on the fourth of September 1939, the day after war was declared.

    He was to go to prison for failing to observe the conditions of exemption imposed on him as a Conscientious Objector.

    Donald Macleod explores the connection between Tippett's convictions and his oratorio and we hear from the composer himself.

    Extracts from A Child of our Time

    Jessye Norman (soprano)

    Janet Baker (contralto)

    Richard Cassily (tenor)

    John Shirley Quirk (bass)

    BBC Singers

    BBC Choral Society

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Colin Davis (conductor)

    String Quartet No 2 in F sharp

    Lindsay String Quartet.

    0320050126

    Donald Macleod looks at the friendship Franz Schubert had with Anselm Hüttenbrenner, who kept the manuscript of the Unfinished Symphony locked away in his house for 37 years after Schuberts death, and had to be tricked out of it in order for it to be performed and made known to the general public.

    Trauerwalzer, D365 2

    Alfred Kitchen (piano)

    Gretchen am Spinnrade

    Lucia Popp (soprano)

    Irwin Gage (piano)

    13 Variations on a theme by Anselm Hüttenbrenner for piano, D576

    Luba Edlina (piano)

    Ariettas from Claudine von Villa Bella

    Arleen Augur (soprano)

    Graham Johnson (piano)

    Unfinished Symphony

    Boston Symphony

    Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

    0320050302

    "My success is quite a surprise to me; for the first half of my life I was known as the composer who was never performed.

    I had no luck until the great conductor Leopold Stokowski conducted one of my pieces and decided to champion my work."

    The 1950s marked the high tide of Alan Hovhaness's success as a composer, in particular with works such as 'Mysterious Mountain', which was championed by Fritz Reiner.

    Donald Macleod recounts the story of this period.

    Upon Enchanted Ground, Op 90 no 1, for Flute, Cello, Giant Tam-Tam, and Harp

    Yolanda Kondonassis (harp)

    Frank Hendrickx (flute)

    Herwig Coryn (cello)

    Patrick de Smet (tam-tam)

    Symphony no 2, 'Mysterious Mountain', Op 132

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Fritz Reiner (conductor)

    Symphony no 15, 'Silver Pilgrimage' Op 199

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Rumon Gamba (conductor).

    0320050316

    Caught whilst trying to elope and with two marriages both to women much younger than himself, Muzio Clementi had quite a time with the ladies.

    Donald Macleod finds out what effect the women in his life had on Clementi's music.

    Trio Opus 22 No 3, La Chasse

    The Faure Trio

    Vittorio Del Col (piano)

    Mario Vassilev (violin)

    Sergio Bonfanti (cello)

    Sonata Opus 13, No 6

    Andreas Staier (piano)

    Symphony No 2 in C

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Claudio Scimone (conductor).

    0320050406

    After twenty years in Mantua, Monteverdi suddenly found himself without a job when his employer, Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga, died.

    But it wasnt long before his luck changed when he was engaged as Director of Music at St Marks Basilica in Venice - the most prestigious job Italy had to offer.

    In spite of his summary dismissal from Mantua, Monteverdi continued writing music for the court there, including a pastoral ballet about a pair of Arcadian lovers.

    Donald Macleod introduces this and other works contained in Monteverdis seventh and eighth book of madrigals, plus his first secular piece written for performance in Venice.

    Monteverdi: Tirsi e Clori

    Les Arts Florissants

    William Christie (director)

    Monteverdi: Con che soavita, labbra odorate

    Ohime, dove il mio ben

    Emma Kirkby

    Judith Nelson

    Consort of Musicke

    Anthony Rooley (director)

    Monteverdi: Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda

    Clorinda....Catherine Bott

    Tancredi....Andrew King

    Narrator....John Mark Ainsley

    Monteverdi: Volgendo il ciel

    Poet....John Potter

    The Parley of Instruments

    Peter Holman (director).

    0320050413

    Donald Macleod explores the artistic and financial relationship between Albeniz and the eccentric ENGLISH solicitor, poet and librettist, Francis Burdett Money-Coutts.

    Pepita Jimenez (excerpts)

    Susan Chilcott (Pepita)FRANCEsc Garriogosa (Luis)

    Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lluire

    Josep Pons (conductor)

    Coro de voces blancas solistas,

    Coro Cantores de Madrid

    Orquestra Sinfonica

    Pablo Sorozabal (conductor)

    La Vega

    Alicia de Larrocha (piano).

    0320050427

    Donald Macleod explores Boccherini's period under the patronage of Don Luis, and how he survived when the Spanish King's younger brother died.

    Symphony No 15 in D, Op 35, No 1LONDON Festival Orchestra

    Ross Pople

    Octet (Notturno) in G, Op 38, No 4

    Tafelmusik

    Symphony in Dm, Op 3, No 3 (1787)

    Baroque Orchesra of Academia Montis Regalis

    Luigi Mangiocavallo.

    03*20050518

    Donald Macleod tells the story of how Bedrich Smetana began to write opera and takes us through what has become the best loved of his eight operas, The Bartered Bride.

    We also hear the snippet of operatic writing that Smetana believed to be his best.

    The Brandenburgers in Bohemia, Act 2 Scene 1

    Old Man....Eduard Haken (bass)

    The Chorus and Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre

    Jan Hus Tichy (conductor)

    Excerpts from The Bartered Bride

    Czech Philharmonic Orchestra cond Zdenek Kosler

    The Kiss, Act 1, Scene 7

    Vendulka....Eva Depoltova (soprano)

    Martinka....Libuse Marova (alto)

    Brno Janacek Opera Orchestra

    Frantisek Vajnar (conductor).

    03*20050615

    Vaughan Williams in the 1920s

    Vaughan Williams was not a composer with a great love of the piano - instead the human voice seems to have been one of the richest sources of his inspiration.

    Perhaps there are conclusions to be drawn here about Vaughan Williams as a composer whose first appeal is to the emotions rather than the intellect, but the range of ways in which he utilised voices is one of the great treasures he bequeathed us.

    Donald Macleod dips into the trove of compositions from 1923 and 1924 which reflect Vaughan Williams' passion for voices in his work.

    Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

    Bournemouth SO

    Choir of Winchester Cathedral

    Waynflete Singers

    David Hill (conductor)

    Old King Cole

    Northern Sinfonia of ENGLAND

    Sinfonia Chorus

    Richard Hickox (conductor)

    Hugh the Drover

    Mary....Sheila Armstrong

    Aunt Jane....Helen Watts

    The Constable....Robert Lloyd

    John....Michael Rippon

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Ambrosian Opera Chorus

    Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral

    Sir Charles Groves (conductor)

    On Wenlock Edge

    Ian Bostridge (tenor)

    LPO

    Bernard Haitink (conductor).

    03A Plaster Saint20041117

    Wagners magnetic personality attracted many champions for his music, but his supporters often found themselves used and betrayed.

    Presented by Donald Macleod.

    Gotterdämmerung: Act II, Scene 4 (extract)

    Birgit Nilsson

    Vienna State Opera Choir

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

    Lohengrin: Act III 'In fernem Land' (Lohengrins Narration)

    Placido Domingo

    Choir of Vienna State Opera

    Götterdämmerung: Prologue, Sunrise and Siegfrieds Rhine Journey

    Wolfgang Windgassen

    Parsifal: Act 1, Transformation music

    Donald McIntyre

    Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera

    Reginald Goodall (conductor)

    An Webers Grabe

    Bamberg Symphony Chorus

    Karl Anton Rickenbacher (conductor).

    03Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)20111102

    Donald Macleod focuses on Alessandro Scarlatti's less than triumphant return to Rome.

    As part of our series on Alessandro Scarlatti, Donald Macleod focuses upon the composer's return to Rome, as necessitated by finances and politics.

    With late payments from the Royal Chapel in Naples, Alessandro Scarlatti soon realised he'd need to relocate in order to survive.

    Donald Macleod follows Scarlatti's return to Rome via Florence, but not before King Philip V of Spain's visit to Naples.

    Scarlatti, along with other composers such as Corelli, was required to compose music for this important occasion.

    We'll hear the Sinfonia from Scarlatti's serenata Clori, Dorino e Amore, which captivated the Spanish King.

    Once back in Rome, Scarlatti was soon tied down contractually to a number of churches.

    This was not the sort of work that he wanted to do, and he began to receive complaints for neglecting his duties.

    Opera however was banned during this period in Rome.

    Papal opposition to theatrical activity meant that the most important artistic event in the calendar was the oratorios for Lent.

    To end the programme we'll hear the second half of Scarlatti's Oratorio per la Passione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo.

    This oratorio is considered to be one of his best in this field, maybe even a rival to Handel's La Resurrezione.

    03Andre Campra (1660-1744)
    03Bach In Cothen
    03Belgium20050330

    Donald Macleod recounts how, under the auspices of the Belgian writer and art critic Octave Maus and performers such as the violinist Eugène Ysaÿe, Ernest Chausson was able to find a new and more appreciative audience for his music in Belgium than he experienced in his native country, FRANCE.

    Excerpt from Sicilienne, Concert in D

    Joshua Bell (violin)

    Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    Takacs Quartet

    Concert in D, Op 21 for piano, violin and string quartet, Op 21

    La Caravane, Op 14

    Chris Pedro Trakas (baritone)

    Graham Johnson (piano).

    03Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    03Broadway20041013

    Even a national disaster of the magnitude of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 provided an opportunity for the ever resourceful Gershwin to mount a Broadway musical.

    He reworked a satirical show he had written with his brother Ira two years earlier which had flopped.

    This time round Strike up the Band's plot, with its de-glorification of war and attacks on profiteering and jingoism, hit the spot with the audience.

    To give some indication of the speed at which Gershwin was able to write music, the same year he wrote Strike up the Band saw the premieres of two other musicals as well as a collaboration with the operetta composer Sigmund Romberg.

    1927 also saw a second commission from the NEW YORK Symphony for which Gershwin produced a symphonic evocation of an American visitor strolling around PARIS.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Duration:

    1 hour

    Playlist - Composer of the Week - Gershwin

    Typical Self-Made American (Strike up the Band)

    Don Chastain (Fletcher), Brent Barrett (Jim Townsend), Chorus, Orchestra, John Mauceri (conductor)

    Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79273-2/A/B, CD1 Track 4

    Finaletto to Act 1 (Strike up the Band)

    Don Chastain (Fletcher), Brent Barrett (Jim Townsend), James Rocco (Sloane), Charles Goff (Colonel Holmes), Rebecca Luker (Joan Fletcher), Jason Graae (Timothy Harper), Chorus, Orchestra, John Mauceri (conductor)

    Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79273-2/A/B, CD1 Track 11

    The Babbit and the Bromide (Funny Face)

    Fred Astaire, Adele Astaire, Orchestra, Julian Jones (conductor)

    Memoir CDMoir 501, Track 11

    Overture to Funny Face

    Orchestrated by Don Rose

    Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler (conductor)

    IMP IMPX 9013, Track 3

    How Long Has This Been Going On? (Funny Face/Rosalie)

    Audrey Hepburn

    Decca 555 497-2, CD1 Track 8

    An American in PARIS

    Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    Decca 425 111-2, Track 1

    Liza (Show Girl)

    Stephane Grappelli (violin), Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Alan Clare (piano), Lennie Bush (bass), Ike Isaacs and Denny Wright (guitars), Ronnie Verrell (drums), Max Harris (director) EMI CDM 769218-2, Track 6.

    03Chopin The Virtuoso20041020

    With his white gloves, travelling hairdresser and the very latest in millinery Chopin was every bit the image conscious performer.

    Donald Macleod takes a look at the dandy image cut by the composer on the platform, and discovers that his much-analysed rivalry with the likes of Liszt and Paganini masked an underlying unease with the whole business of public performance.

    Prelude No 10 in C sharp

    Maria João Pires (piano)

    Berceuse, Op 57 in D flat

    Alexei Lubimov (piano)

    Polonaise in F sharp m, Op 44

    Maurizio Pollini (piano)

    Piano Concerto No 2, Op 21 in Fm

    Krystian Zimerman (piano/director)

    Polish Festival Orchestra.

    03Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

    03Conflict20041201

    Donald Macleod looks at a selection of Nielsen's works written during a period of domestic and political crisis.

    The composer completed his fourth, 'Conflict' symphony in 1914, and saw it as reflecting the life force being 'transformed by its struggle to survive all obstacles thrown against it'.

    Song: Nu springer våren fra sin seng - Now Leaps the Spring from Its Bed

    Peder Severin (tenor)

    Dorte Kirkeskov (piano)

    Symphony No 4 'The inextinguishable'

    CBSO

    Simon Rattle (conductor)

    Suite 'Den Luciferiske' [excerpt]

    Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

    Pan and Syrinx

    Beethoven Academie

    Jan Caeyers (conductor).

    03Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
    03Drottningholm, Of Smoke And Mirrors
    03Enrique Granados (1867-1916), Dialogue At A Window

    03Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950), 'old Raspberry' Goes Off The Rails
    03Esterháza20041215

    Donald Macleod explores the glories of Esterháza - home to the wealthy Prince Nikolaus Esterházy and workplace to Haydn for nearly a quarter of a century.

    Sonata in Cm, Hob XVI/20, Finale

    Andreas Staier (fortepiano)

    String Quartet in A, Op 20 No 6

    The Lindsays

    Lo Speziale, Act 1, Scene 1 'Tutto il giorno'

    István Rozsos

    Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra, Budapest

    György Lehel (conductor)

    Symphony No 48

    The ENGLISH Concert

    Trevor Pinnock (conductor).

    03First World War20050504

    Enescu's belief that music could attain an uplifting of the spirit and a transformation of the soul was formed during the First World War in Romania, where after 1916 he was playing to wounded and dying soldiers almost every day.

    As well as making a huge contribution to making the war bearable for his fellow countrymen, Enescu composed several works which often seem removed from the destruction around him.

    Presented by Donald Macleod.

    2nd Orchestral Suite, Overture

    Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

    Lawrence Foster (conductor)

    3rd Piano Suite Pièces impromptus, Chorale and Carillon nocturne

    Luiza Borac (piano)

    First String Quartet, extract MVTI

    Quatuor Ad Libitum

    Symphony No 3, extract MVTIII

    BBC PhilharmonicLEEDS Festival Chorus

    Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor).

    03Five First Nights - Paris, Wednesady 13 June, 185520050309

    Opera as historical fresco: Verdi's French-language creation for the PARIS Opéra, The Sicilian Vespers, uses a bloody uprising in 12th century Palermo as the background for a bitter clash of love and duty.

    Hélène....Jacqueline Brumaire (soprano)

    Henri....Jean Bonhomme (tenor)

    Montfort....Neilson Taylor (baritone)

    Procida....Ayhan Baran (bass)

    BBC Chorus

    BBC Concert Orchestra

    Mario Rossi (conductor).

    03Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

    03Friends And Champions, Part Two20050323

    Donald Macleod continues his exploration of Elgar through the people who knew him by looking at his friendships with three men.

    Elgar: King Olaf, The Challenge of Thor

    Brian Rayner Cook (bass)LONDON Philharmonic ChoirLONDON Philharmonic Orchestra,

    Vernon Handley (conductor)

    Elgar: The Kingdom, Part 1

    Margaret Marshall (soprano)

    Felicity Palmer (mezzo)

    Arthur Davies (tenor)

    David Wilson-JohnsonLONDON Symphony ChorusLONDON Symphony Orchestra,

    Richard Hickox (conductor)

    Elgar: Violin Sonata, 3rd Movt (Allegro)

    William Bouton (violin)

    Leonore Hall (piano)

    Elgar: Caractacus, Triumphal march

    Royal LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sir Charles Groves (conductor).

    03Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Craft

    03Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909), Opera Collaborations With Francis Money-coutts20100922

    The life and music of this colourful Spanish composer, introduced by Donald Macleod.

    While living in London Albéniz met the solicitor, poet and aspiring librettist Francis Money-Coutts with whom he signed an exclusive contract for ten years.

    Coutts provided Albéniz with a secure income and collaborated with him on three operas with varying degrees of success.

    Donald Macleod introduces extracts from two of those joint ventures, one based on a popular novel by a contemporary Spanish writer, and the other, a very English opera set in the time of the Wars of the Roses.

    The life and music of this colourful Spanish composer, introduced by Donald Macleod.

    03Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), 187920110817

    Donald Macleod on the year 1879 and the flourishing of Brahms's music and his friendships.

    Donald Macleod takes the microscope to five calendar years in the life and work of Brahms.

    Today he looks at 1879, and the flourishing of Brahms's music and his friendships.

    03Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), In The Name Of The Lord
    03Landscapes Of Imagination20050119

    The first sign of Lili Boulanger's ill health came when she was two years old and succumbed to bronchial pneumonia.

    She never recovered from this and for the rest of her short life, she died just short of her twenty-fifth birthday, she was frequently troubled by long bouts of serious illness.

    However, when she was well enough, there was nothing she liked better than to tramp around out of doors appreciating the nature which surrounded her, and these forays excited her musical imagination.

    She won the Prix de Rome with the cantata Faust et Hélène but the first round of the competition created the chance for Lili Boulanger to make a choral setting of a verse text by the poet Albert Samain.

    "Evening on the Plain" amply displays her talent for creating a sound-scape which reflects the natural world.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Lili Boulanger: Cortège

    Lorraine McAslan (violin)

    Nigel Clayton (piano)

    Lili Boulanger: Hymne au Soleil

    Christine Friedek (soprano)

    Bernhard Gärtner (tenor)

    Sabine Eberspächer (piano)

    Heidelberg Madrigal Choir

    Gerald Kegelmann (conductor)

    Lili Boulanger: Clairières dans le Ciel (songs 6 to 13)

    Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano)

    Kevin Murphy (piano)

    Lili Boulanger: D'un vieux jardin

    Émile Naoumoff (piano)

    Lili Boulanger: Soir sur la Plaine

    Regine Böhm (mezzo soprano)

    Nadia Boulanger: Diptyque (E flat m)

    Roland Pidoux (cello)

    03Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)20090211

    Donald Macleod talks to Charles Rosen, who tells the story behind the Diabelli Variations.

    Donald Macleod explores Beethoven's last 12 years, focusing on a single work, the Diabelli Variations.

    He talks to pianist and music scholar Charles Rosen, who tells the story behind the piece.

    33 Variations on a Waltz by A Diabelli, Op 120 (1819-23)

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    Donald Macleod talks to charles rosen, who tells the story behind the diabelli variations

  • charles rosen (piano)

  • 03Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)
    03Marriage20041222

    Tchaikovsky's ill-fated decision to marry in 1877 resulted in his abandoning his wife and a total breakdown of his health.

    Throughout his recuperation his patron and friend Madam von Meck remained his rock, providing a consistent source of understanding, sympathy, reassurance and practical help.

    Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (excerpt)

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)

    Tchaikovsky: Romance in F, Op 5

    Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1, 2nd movement

    Martha Argerich (piano)BERLIN Philharmonic

    Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Tatyana's letter scene, Act 2)

    Tatyana....Julia Varady (soprano)

    Filipyevna....Daphne Evangelatos (mezzo-soprano)

    Munich Radio Orchestra

    Roman Kofman (conductor)

    Tchaikovsky: Concerto for violin (1st movement)

    Kyung Wha Chung (violin)

    Montreal Symphony

    Charles Dutoit (conductor).

    03Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (1838-1920), Songs Of The Homeland: Igeler Hof20110309

    Donald Macleod introduces works connected with Bruch's idyllic refuge near Cologne.

    Bruch seems to have been happiest when in retreat in the wooded hills near Cologne.

    Donald Macleod looks at some of the works Bruch wrote as a guest at the idyllic country house of friends, the Igeler Hof, including two choral works written with the 'singing masses of the Rhineland' - a loyal fanbase for him - in mind.

    03Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837-1910)

    03Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925)20091125

    Donald Macleod surveys the geography of Moszkowski's life.

    The pianist-composer was born in the former Prussian city of Breslau, studied in Dresden, taught in Berlin and, at the height of his fame, settled in Paris.

    Despite these moves west, Moszkowski always acknowledged his Polish heritage.

    Perpetuum Mobile (Finale from Suite in F)

    National Symphony Orchestra New York

    Walter Damrosch (conductor)

    VMS 116 Tr 3

    Siciliano, Op 42, No 2

    Stephen Hough (piano)

    Virgin VC 790732-2 Tr 19

    En automne, Op 36, No 4

    Jorge Bolet (piano)

    Arkiv 417 361-2 Tr 15

    La jongleuse, Op 52, No 4

    Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)

    BMG 09026 61265 2 CD 9 Tr 18

    From Foreign Lands, Op 23

    Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice)

    Antoni Wit (conductor)

    Naxos 8.553989 Trs 5-10

    Polish Folk Dances, Op 55

    Duo Turgeon: Edward Turgeon and Anne Louise Turgeon (piano duet)

    Marquis 7471-81241-2 Trs 12-15.

    03On His Second Visit To England, Handel Took Up Residence In Burlington House, Piccadilly, For Three20050511

    years, where his mornings were employed in study.

    At dinner he sat down with eminent, influential gentlemen.

    Donald Macleod looks at the music associated with this period of Handel's career.

    Il Pastor Fido, Overture

    Simon Standage (violin)

    The ENGLISH Concert

    Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

    Rinaldo: Aria Cara sposa

    James Bowman (alto)

    The King's Consort

    Robert King (conductor)

    Amadigi di Gaula, excerpt Act 2

    Amadigi....Nathalie Stutzmann

    Oriana....Jennifer Smith

    Melissa....Eiddwen Harrhy

    Les Musiciens du Louvre

    Marc Minkowski (conductor).

    03Paul Dukas (1865-1935)20110302

    Donald Macleod introduces Dukas's only piano sonata.

    At the turn of the twentieth century, artistic salons and the emergence of several musical societies gave composers such as Paul Dukas regular outlets for their music to be performed.

    Yet despite the burgeoning possibilities, very few composers produced piano sonatas until Dukas made his sole contribution to the form, making both critical waves and a blueprint for later composers.

    03Poets20050223

    Donald Macleod explores the importance for Ravel of the poets he read, and those he knew, in fin-de-siecle Montmartre.

    Sainte & Sur l'herbe

    Francois le Roux (tenor)

    Pascal Rogé (piano)

    Miroirs

    Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    Histoires Naturelles

    Franck Leguérinel (baritone)

    Irène Aïtoff (piano).

    03Renaissance Man20050216

    Donald Macleod and his guest, Jeremy Summerly, explore Palestrina's world, and his place at the heart of one of the great cultural centres of the renaissance - Rome.

    Palestrina: Viri galilaei

    Westminster Cathedral Choir

    James O'Donnell (director)

    Palestrina: Missa L'Homme armé - Kyrie & Gloria

    Pro Cantione Antique

    Mark Brown (director)

    Palestrina: Tribulationes civitatum

    Westminster Cathedral

    Palestrina: Vestiva I colli

    BBC Singers

    Stephen Cleobury (director)

    Palestrina: Vestiva i colli (arr Bartolome de Selma y Salaverde)

    Ensemble Aurora

    Palestrina: Io son ferito

    Palestrina: Io son ferito (arr FRANCEsco Rognoni)

    Palestrina: Nunc Dimittis

    Tallis Scholars

    Peter Phillips (director).

    03Richard Wagner, Exile
    03Robert Schumann (1810-1856), In Sickness And Health20120104

    Donald Macleod discusses the disorders that plagued Schumann for much of his life.

    Donald Macleod in 'In Sickness and in Health' introduces the disorders that plagued Schumann for much of his life. And find out what happened in the nail-biting saga of Robert and Clara's engagement.

    03Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

    03Sibelius - The Rest Is Silence? (the Years 1925-1957)
    03Switzerland20050420

    Donald Macleod looks at Stravinsky's time in Morge, where he forged a new circle of friends with whom he could collaborate.

    03The King's Musick *20050629

    Donald Macleod discovers how Purcell's life and music was shaped by each of the three monarchs he served.

    Purcell: Welcome Song, From Those Serene and Rapturous Joys, final chorus

    Andrew Tusa (tenor)

    The King's Consort

    Robert King (director)

    Purcell: The Staircase Overture

    Purcell: Chacony in Gm

    Parley of Instruments

    Peter Holman (director)

    Purcell: If Prayers and Tears

    Susan Gritton (soprano)

    Members of The King's Consort

    Purcell: Sound the Trumpet, Beat the Drum

    James Bowman (countertenor)

    Rogers Covey-Crump (high tenor)

    Rufus Müller (tenor)

    Michael George (bass)

    Purcell: Overture from Timon of Athens

    The Parley of Instruments

    03Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    03Today Donald Looks At Bach In A Private Context, At Some Of The Music Which He Wrote For Family And20050112

    friends.

    From pieces for his son and wife to develop their keyboard skills, to a lute suite which tested his friend and lute virtuoso Silvius Weiss to his limits, and a wedding cantata that might, possibly, have been heard at Bach's own wedding.

    Prelude in C, BWV 924, from Clavier-Büchlein for WF Bach

    Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

    French Suite No 2 in C, BWV 813

    Andrei Gavrilov (piano)

    Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 (wedding cantata)

    Sibylla Reubens (soprano)

    Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

    Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

    Suite for Lute in Cm, BWV 997

    Andreas Martin (theorbo).

    03Torre Del Lago20050209

    Not least because of his relationship with a married woman, Giacomo Puccini needed a place to live away from the glare of the public eye.

    Milan had proved too expensive, and the couple were unable to return to Puccini's birthplace, Lucca.

    Eventually they settled at Torre del Lago, situated between the seaside town of Viareggio and Lucca, distant enough to avoid the gossip, but sufficiently close for Puccini to maintain contact with his friends.

    The house provided peace and quiet for composing and plenty of birds to shoot - hunting was one of Puccini's favourite pastimes.

    He remained there for the next thirty years and all his operas from La Bohème onwards, with the exception of Turandot, were written there.

    L'uccellino

    Placido Domingo (tenor)

    Julius Rudel (piano)

    Act 2, La Bohème

    Monserrat Caballé (soprano)

    Judith Blegen (soprano)

    Sherrill Milnes (baritone)

    Vicente Sardinero (baritone)

    Ruggero Raimondi (bass)

    Allan Byers, Nico Castel (tenors)

    The John Alldis Choir

    Wandsworth School Boys' ChoirLONDON Philharmonic Orchestra

    Georg Solti (conductor)

    Tre sbirri, una carrozza...

    (Act 1, Tosca)

    Tito Gobbi (baritone)

    Renato Ercolani (tenor)

    Chorus of the PARIS Opera

    Orchestra of the Conservatoire Concerts Society

    Georges Prêtre (conductor)

    Excerpt from Act 2, Tosca

    Maria Callas (soprano)

    Carlo Bergonzi (tenor)

    0420041111

    Today Donald Macleod's survey of Mozart's relationship with the piano focuses on some of the works which the composer wrote for, and performed with, his friends and admired musical colleagues during his Viennese decade.

    Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat, KV 454

    Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

    Alexander Lonquich (piano)

    Ch'io mi scordi di te, K 505

    Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo soprano)

    András Schiff (fortepiano)

    Vienna Chamber Orchestra

    Gyorgy Fischer (conductor)

    Trio in E flat K 498, 'Kegelstatt' for Piano, Clarinet, and Viola

    Sabine Meyer (clarinet)

    Tabea Zimmermann (viola

    Hartmut Höll (piano).

    0420041125

    Donald Macleod looks at Byrd's work as a publisher of music during his career, and how he managed to secure a monopoly for the publishing and printing of music.

    Though Amaryllis dance in green

    Cambridge Singers/John Rutter

    Lullaby

    Christ rising

    Rose Consort of Viols with Red Byrd

    Haec Dies (Cantiones Sacrae 1591)

    Choir of New College OXFORD/Edward Higginbottom

    Sellinger's Rownde

    Christopher Hogwood (virginal)

    Great Service (Morning)

    King's College Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.

    0420041209

    Donald Macleod introduces a set of piano pieces dedicated to his daughter, a selection from his first book of Preludes and an orchestral work redolent with folk tunes from Scotland, Spain and his native FRANCE.

    Dr Gradus ad Parnassum from Children's Corner

    Pascal Rogé (piano)

    La fille aux cheveux de lin; La serenade interrompue;

    La Cathedrale engloutie from Preludes Book 1

    Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    Images

    City of BIRMINGHAM Symphony Orchestra

    Simon Rattle (conductor).

    0420041230

    Artemisia Gentileschi's terrifying depiction of Juditha taking the life of Holofernes is one of the most gruesome images in all of Baroque art, and today Donald Macleod turns his attention to the way Vivaldi tackled the same subject in his only surviving oratorio.

    Juditha Triumphans, RV 644 (opening)

    Juditha....Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)

    Vagaus....Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano)

    Holofernes....Susan Bickley (mezzo soprano)

    Abra....Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

    Ozias....Jean Rigby (mezzo soprano)

    Kings Consort and Choir

    Robert King (conductor)

    Concerto for flute in D, Op 10 No 3, RV 428 'Il gardellino' - The Goldfinch

    Sebastien Marq (recorder)

    Ensemble Matheus

    Jean-Christophe Spinosi (conductor)

    Juditha Triumphans, RV 644 (conclusion)

    Juditha....Delores Ziegler

    Holofernes....Gloria Banditelli

    Vagaus....Cecilia Gasdia

    Abra....Manuela Custer

    Ozias....Laura Brioli

    I Soloisti Veneti

    Claudio Scimone (director).

    0420050106

    Donald Macleod looks at Tippett's association with the Leicestershire Schools Orchestra for whom he wrote The Shires Suite and also his time as director of the Bath International Music Festival.

    Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    Richard Hickox (conductor)

    Piano Sonata No 3

    Nicholas Unwin (piano)

    Interlude 2 and Epilogue of the Shires Suite

    The Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra

    Michael Tippett (conductor).

    0420050113

    Grand designs...

    today's programme features two works, one whose intensity emerges from the drama of individual striving; the other, at another end of the scale, a resounding declaration of faith.

    Two facets of Bach's incomparable genius.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Suite for Solo Cello no 3 in C, BWV 1009

    Pierre Fournier (cello)

    Mass in Bm, BWV 232 (Credo)

    Barbara Schlick (soprano)

    Kai Wessel (contralto)

    Guy de Mey (tenor)

    Klaus Mertens (bass)

    Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

    Ton Koopman (conductor).

    0420050127

    Over half the music Schubert wrote wasnt published until after his death.

    In the case of his sonata for piano and arpeggione, by the time it was published the instrument it was written for had vanished into obscurity.

    In this programme, we also hear how Robert Schumann came across The Great C Symphony, and the story of the theft of one of Schuberts masses.

    Das Wirtshaus from Die Winterreise

    Tom Allen (tenor)

    Roger Vignoles (piano)

    Symphony in C, The Great, mvt1

    Royal Concertgebouw

    (Nikolaus Harnoncourt)

    Das Fischermädchen and Am Meer

    Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)

    Graham Johnson (piano)

    Sonata for Piano and Arpeggione in Am

    Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

    Emanuel Ax (piano).

    0420050303

    Alan Hovhaness's experience of the court music of Korea led him to remark "I thought this was the most mysterious music I had ever heard", and for him the 1960s became a time when he immersed himself in the music and culture of the far East, developing a very personal amalgamation of occidental and oriental traditions.

    Donald Macleod surveys the work of this period.

    Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints, Op 211

    Heather Corbett (xylophone)

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    Ken Young (conductor)

    Distant Lake of Sighs

    Ara Berberian (bass)

    Hovhaness (piano)

    The Holy City, Op 218

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor

    Suite from String Quartet No 2

    Shanghai Quartet

    Meditation on Zeami, Op 207

    Douglas Bostock (conductor).

    0420050317

    As well as being a virtuoso pianist, Muzio Clementi was world famous as a piano maker and teacher.

    Donald Macleod looks at his relationship with two of his more famous pupils, Cramer and Field, and we hear one of his sonatas being played on a Clementi piano.

    Gradus and Parnassum: Adagio Sostenuto in F

    Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

    Sonata for Piano Opus 2, No 4

    Carlo Grante (piano)

    Concerto for Piano in C

    Felicja Blumental (piano)

    Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg

    Leopold Hager (conductor)

    Sonata Opus 25, No 6

    Peter Katin (piano).

    0420050407

    When the first public opera house opened in Venice in 1637 the demand for musical entertainment soared.

    In spite of his regular job as Director of Music at St Mark's, Monteverdi found time to write several new stage works which were hugely successful.

    Donald Macleod introduces the first - the story of Ulysses and his return home after the Trojan War.

    Monteverdi: Come dolce oggi lauretta spira (from Proserpina rapita)

    Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Poppy Holden (sopranos)

    Jakob Lindberg, Anthony Rooley (chitarrone)

    Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria - extracts

    Penelope....Bernarda Fink

    Telemachus (Ulysses' son)....Christina Hogman

    Ulysses....Christoph Pregardien

    Eumaeus (shepherd to Ulysses)....Martyn Hill

    Irus (parasite to the suitors)....Guy de Mey

    Antinous....David Thomas

    Pisander....Dominique Visse

    Anfinomus (suitors to Penelope)....Mark Tucker

    Melanthius (MAIDServant to Penelope)....Faridah Subrata

    Concerto Vocale

    Rene Jacobs (director).

    0420050414

    Donald Macleod continues to sift true from false in the life and works of Isaac Albeniz, and explores the influence of traditional Spanish music on his compositions.

    Prelude, Tango and Zortzico (Espagna, Feuillets d'Album)

    Peter and Zoltan Katona (guitar)

    Rumores de la Caleta (Recuerdos de viaje)

    Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli ((piano)

    Suite Espagnola

    Alma Petchersky (piano)

    Iberia Book 3

    Riccardo Requiejo (piano).

    0420050428

    Donald Macleod explores the last years of Boccherini's life, which weren't to be an easy and gentle retirement.

    Symphony No 26 in D, Op 42LONDON Festival Orchestra

    Ross Pople (conductor)

    Guitar Quintet No 4 in D, G448, Fandango

    Pepe Romero

    Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

    Piano Quintet, Op 57 in Em, G415, 1799

    Quatuor Mosaïques

    Patrick Cohen (piano).

    0420050714

    Donald Macleod continues his survey of Cole Porter's music, including perhaps the best loved of all his shows - Kiss Me Kate.

    Every Time We Say Goodbye (from Seven Lively Arts)

    Ella Fitzgerald

    Night and Day (From the soundtrack of Night and Day)

    Padua Street Scene - We Open in Venice; I Hate Men; Too Darn Hot; So in Love; Brush Up Your Shakespeare (from Kiss Me Kate)

    Josephine Barstow, Thomas Hampson, George Dvorsky, Kim Criswell, Damon Evans, Robert Nichols, David Garrison

    Ambrosian Chorus

    London Sinfonietta

    John McGlinn (conductor)

    I Love Paris; Live and Let Live; C'est Magnifique; It's All Right With Me; Can-Can (from Can-Can)

    Donna McKechnie; Milo O'Shea; Bernard Alane; Jean Michel Dagory

    Grant Hossack (Musical Director).

    0420050721

    4/5.

    Gluck's quick temper and combative nature earned him an unenviable reputation, and when he spent six months rehearsing his next opera for Paris, he stretched the performers' tolerance to the limit.

    Nevertheless, Iphigenie en Aulis was a great success and it was the making of Gluck in the capital.

    Donald Macleod introduces highlights from this and his next great success in Paris, Armide.

    Iphigenie en Aulis

    Clytemnestra....Anne Sofie von Otter

    Iphigenie....Lynne Dawson

    Agamemnon....Jose van Dam

    Achilles....John Aler

    Monteverdi Choir

    Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon

    John Eliot Gardiner (director)

    Armide

    Armide....Mireille Delunsch

    Phenice....Francoise Masset

    Sidonie....Nicole Heaston

    Hidraot....Laurent Naouri

    Aronte....Vincent le Texier

    Two coryphees....Sandrine Rondot, Myriam Sosson

    Crusaders....Brett Polegato, Yann Beuron

    Les Musiciens du Louvre and Chorus

    Marc Minkowski (director).

    04*20050616

    Vaughan Williams in the 1920s

    Widespread misconceptions surround Vaughan Williams and his music.

    The most commonplace images suggest a tweedy old gent, absorbed by a water-colourists eye for the gentle beauty of the ENGLISH landscape.

    Yet works such as Flos Campi, which are superficially pastoral, in fact are suffused with the ardent longing of the Song of Songs; while Sancta Civitas, Vaughan Williams' only oratorio, was premiered during the General Strike of 1926, and can easily be read as a fervent appeal for a more humane civil society.

    Donald Macleod discusses these works, assessing their stature in the outstanding canon of works Vaughan Williams composed in the 1920s.

    Flos Campi

    Philip Dukes (viola)

    Northern Sinfonia

    Richard Hickox (conductor)

    Sancta Civitas (The Holy City)

    Philip Langridge (tenor)

    Bryn Terfel (baritone)

    Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral

    John Scott (director)

    LSO and Chorus

    04A Romanian Music20050505

    The interwar years were dominated for Enescu by the completion in 1931 of the first major Romanian opera, Oedipe, which he had laboured over for more than two decades.

    During a period which was to prove difficult in his personal life he also wrote several pieces with a national style in mind by attempting to reflect in music the soul of his people, rather than quoting folk tunes.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Sonata No 3 in Am, extract MVTII

    Anne Solomon (violin)

    Dominic Saunders (piano)

    Oedipe, extract end of Act 2

    Sphinx....Marjana Lipovsek

    Oedipus....Jose van Dam

    Chorus Orfeon Donostiarra

    Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

    Lawrence Foster (conductor)

    3rd Orchestral Suite Villageoise

    Romanian National Radio Orchestra

    Horia Andreescu (conductor).

    04America20050210

    Given its popularity now, it's hard to believe that when Giacomo Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly opened in February 1904, the audience positively hated it.

    Butterfly was the final collaboration between Puccini and the writers Illica and Giacosa.

    After Butterfly, and the death of Luigi Illica, Puccini was once more on the lookout for a suitable librettist, a situation which caused him much anxiety.

    Domestic tragedy followed when Puccini's wife Elvira wrongly accused a young servant girl of having a liaison with her husband.

    Publicly denounced and hounded the girl committed suicide.

    Puccini was unable to write a note for eight months but when he finally picked up his pen again, he produced La fanciulla del West, an opera stylistically very different from anything he'd previously conceived.

    When it opened in NEW YORK it was a resounding success.

    Viene la sera, vogliatemi bene (Act 1, Madama Butterfly)

    Renata Scotto (soprano)

    Placido Domingo (tenor)

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Lorin Maazel (conductor)

    Excerpt from Act 1, La fanciulla del WestFRANCEsco Memeo (tenor)

    Aldo Bottion (tenor)

    Orazio Mori (bass)

    Ernesto Gavazzi (tenor)

    Ernesto Panariello (baritone)

    Marco Chigari (baritone)

    Juan Pons (baritone)

    Mara Zampieri (soprano)

    Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro all Scala

    Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta (Act 1 La Rondine)

    Julia Varady (soprano)BERLIN Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Marcello Viotti (conductor)

    End of Act 3 (La Rondine)

    Kiri te Kanawa (soprano)

    Placido Domingo (tenor)LONDON Symphony Orchestra

    04Andre Campra (1660-1744)
    04Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)20090709

    Exploring Vivaldi's friendship with German violinist Johann Georg Pisendel.

    Donald Macleod explores Vivaldi's friendship with the German violinist Johann Georg Pisendel and discovers why so much of the Italian composer's music eventually came to light in a library in Dresden.

    Concerto in F for violin, two oboes, two horns, bassoon, strings and basso continuo, RV 571

    Giovanni Guglielmo (violin)

    L'Arte dell'Arco

    Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

    Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472 77501 2, Trs 16-18

    Sonata in G minor for violin and continuo, RV 26

    Fabio Biondi (violin)

    Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)

    Maurizio Naddeo (cello)

    Opus 111 OPS 30-154, Trs 1-5

    Nisi Dominus, RV 803

    Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

    Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo-soprano)

    Hilary Summers (contralto)

    The King's Consort

    Robert King (conductor)

    Hyperion CDS44181, Trs 13-20

    Concerto in G minor for violin, two recorders, two oboes, bassoon, strings and basso continuo, RV 577 (for the orchestra of Dresden)

    Peter Hanson (violin)

    Peter Holtslag, Catherine Latham (recorders)

    Paul Goodwin, Lorraine Wood (oboes)

    Alberto Grazzi (bassoon)

    The English Concert

    Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

    Archiv 445 839-2, Trs 13-15.

    04At The Centre Of Public Life20050324

    Elgar was a private man, most at home in the Worcestershire countryside, but his music thrust him to the forefront of public life.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Elgar: Five Intermezzos: No 3

    Athena Ensemble

    Elgar: Caractacus, Scene IV Soldiers Chorus and Caractacus?s lament

    Peter Glossop (baritone)LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Choir

    Royal LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sir Charles Groves (conductor)

    Elgar: Coronation Ode

    Teresa Cahill (soprano)

    Anne Collins (contralto)

    Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)

    Gwynne Howell (bass)

    Scottish National Orchestra Chorus

    Scottish National Orchestra

    Sir Alexander Gibson (conductor)

    Elgar: The Sanguine Fan, Extract

    The LONDON Philharmonic Orchestra

    Bryden Thomson (conductor).

    04Bach In Cothen
    04Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    04Between The Accounts Of The Water Party In 1717 And February 1919, There Is No Mention Of Handel's A *20050512

    ctivities in the LONDON press.

    He was, during this time, composer in residence at Cannons, the magnificent palace of the Duke of Chandos in Edgware, where he composed music for private performance, completing one his finest works of the decade: Acis and Galatea.

    Chandos Anthem No 6, As Pants the Hart

    April Cantelo (soprano)

    Ian Partridge (tenor)

    Choir of King's College Cambridge

    Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

    Andrew Davis (organ)

    Sir David Willcocks (conductor)

    Oboe Sonata in Gm

    Anthony Robson (oboe)

    Orchestra of the Sixteen

    Harry Christophers (conductor)

    Suite No 5 in E

    IV Air and 5 Variations, The Harmonious Blacksmith

    Sophie Yates (harpsichord)

    Acis and Galatea, Excerpt Act 2

    Les Arts Florissants chorus and orchestra

    William Christie (conductor).

    04Chopin In Love20041021

    'Is she really a woman?' Chopin is said to have asked after his first encounter with the novelist George Sand.

    This inauspicious moment heralded the start of a relationship which was define most of Chopin's adult years.

    Donald Macleod uncovers the peculiarly maternal nature of their union and assesses its importance in providing the fragile composer with the support which he needed for his talent to flourish.

    Prelude No 14 in E flat

    Maria João Pires (piano)

    Nocturne, Op 37 No 2 (1839)

    Peter Katin (piano)

    Sonata No 3 in Bm

    Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

    Songs: Sliczny Chlopiec, Op 74'8 and Moja Pieszczotka, Op 74'12

    Urszula Kryger (mezzo)

    Charles Spencer (piano)

    Barcarolle

    Howard Shelley (piano).

    04Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

    04Court Politics20041216

    Donald Macleod shows how Haydn's flair for diplomacy became a vital skill during his years of employment at the court of Esterházy.

    Symphony No 60, Finale

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra

    Hartmut Haenchen (conductor)

    Horn Concerto No 1

    Michael Thompson

    The Philharmonia Orchestra

    Christopher Warren-Green (director)

    Symphony No 45 'The Farewell'

    The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

    Ton Koopman (conductor)

    Missa Sancti Niccolai, Hob XXII/6, Gloria

    Nancy Argenta

    Choir of the ENGLISH Concert

    The ENGLISH Concert

    Trevor Pinnock (conductor).

    04Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
    04Drottningholm, Taking The Airs
    04Enrique Granados (1867-1916), Love And Death

    04Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950), Jack Reclaims His Irish Heritage
    04Five First Nights - Cairo, Sunday 24 December, 187120050310

    Donald Macleod recreates the premières of five different Verdi operas in five different cities.

    Two years on from the opening of the Suez Canal, Verdi's Aïda is premièred at the Cairo Opera House, and is itself set in ancient Egypt.

    Aida....Cristina Gallardo-Domas (soprano)

    Amneris....Olga Borodina (mezzo soprano)

    Radames....Vincenzo la Scola (tenor)

    Amonasro....Thomas Hampson (baritone)Egyptian King....Laszlo Polgar (bass)

    High Priest Ramfis....Marti Salminen (bass)

    Arnold Schoenberg Choir

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor).

    04Forging The Ring20041118

    Donald Macleod follows Wagner's 25-year struggle with the creation of his epic Ring Cycle, and the dramatic changes in his philosophical outlook that transformed his view of the story.

    Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death March

    Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sergiu Celibidache (conductor)

    Tannhäuser, Act 1, Scene 1

    Choir and Orchestra of the German State Opera, BERLIN

    Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

    Parsifal: Act III, Good Friday music

    Kurt Moll

    Plácido Domingo

    The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

    James Levine (conductor)

    Wesendonck Lieder.

    III Im Treibhaus

    Margaret Price

    Graham Johnson

    Das Rheingold: Scene 4, Entry of the Gods into Valhalla

    George LONDON

    Kirsten Flagstad

    Set Svanholm

    Eberhard Wächter

    Oda Balsborg

    Hetty Plümacher

    Ira Malaniuk

    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sir Georg Solti (conductor).

    04Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

    04Fryderyk Chopin20090611

    Donald Macleod focuses on Chopin's close relationships - with George Sand and his sister.

    04George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Man Of God
    04Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), The Belasco Connection *20081225

    The two operas Puccini wrote to David Belasco plays showed him to be making real advances.

    With Donald Macleod.

    The two operas Puccini composed to plays by the American dramatist David Belasco showed him to be making real advances in orchestral techniques and the handling of characters.

    While these developments were largely ignored in the first of them, Madama Butterfly, the premiere of La fanciulla del West was a different story altogether.

    Un bel di vedremo (Madama Butterfly, Act 2)

  • Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
  • Placido Domingo (tenor)
  • chorus and orchestra of la scala, milan
  • elke schary, christa ludwig (mezzo-sopranos)
  • herbert von karajan (conductor)

    datele voi qualche soccorso...

    addio fiorito asil (madama butterfly, act 2)

  • herbert von karajan (conductor)

    la fanciulla del west (act 1, excerpt)

  • herbert von karajan (conductor)

    viene le sera...

    vogliatemi bene (madama butterfly, act 1)

  • juan pons (baritone)
  • lorin maazel (conductor)
  • lorin maazel (conductor)

    la fanciulla del west (act 3, excerpt)

  • mara zampieri (soprano)
  • mirella freni (soprano)
  • orchestra of la scala, milan
  • robert kerns (baritone)
  • vienna philharmonic

  • 04Herold, Adam And Delibes, Delibes And Coppelia20111020

    Donald Macleod on the early career of Leo Delibes, when he struggled for recognition.

    After hearing the ballet Sylvia, Tchaikovsky said that "Had I known that music, I would not have written Swan Lake." Donald Macleod surveys the life and music of French ballet masters' Herold, Adam and Delibes

    Adam, like his friend Herold, died young, and it wasn't for another good ten years that one of his pupils would take his place in developing the French Romantic ballet tradition - Léo Delibes.

    Delibes showed very little promise as a music student, and earned his living from playing as a church organist.

    One of his works for choir and organ is his simple setting of the Messe brève.

    Delibes also held a job as accompanist at the Theâtre Lyrique, so he was soon following in his tutor's footsteps composing for the stage.

    For a period of about 14 years Delibes would earn his way, whilst develop his composing skills, writing charming little operettas, and also the odd song requested by his publishers, such as Le Rossignol.

    Recognition came his way in the form of a gold medal, and a diamond pin from the Emperor Napoleon III.

    The opportunity to compose for the ballet soon then presented itself, and La source, ou Naila was born.

    However, his next ballet is the one Delibes is best known for today, despite a rather cool reception at the time - Coppélia.

    04Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), A New Method

    04In The Service Of God20050217

    Palestrina spent almost his entire life as a church musician.

    Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly trace the path of his career through the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church.

    Palestrina: Tu es Petrus

    The Choir of Westminster Cathedral

    James O'Donnell (conductor)

    Palestrina: Missa Ecce sacerdos magnus: Credo

    BBC Singers

    Stephen Cleobury (director)

    O Rex gloriae; Missa, O Rex gloriae - Agnus Dei

    Westminster Cathedral Choir

    Missa Assumpta est Maria - Gloria and Credo

    Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

    Timothy Brown (conductor)

    Vexilla regis

    Musica Contexta

    Simon Ravens (director).

    04Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909), Inspirations20100923

    The life and music of this colourful Spanish composer, introduced by Donald Macleod.

    By 1897, Albeniz was living in Paris, where he not only continued his dual roles of pianist and composer but he had also begun teaching.

    He and his patron Francis Money-Coutts now launched into another major collaboration in which they intended to produce a trilogy of operas based on the story of King Arthur and in doing so create an English national opera.

    Donald Macleod introduces an extract from the first and only one of the three operas actually completed, a piano work inspired by the countryside around Granada, and a performance of Albeniz's only purely orchestral work, evoking the songs and dances of a typical Spanish fiesta.

    The life and music of this colourful Spanish composer, introduced by Donald Macleod.

    04Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), The Shakespeare Of Music
    04Le Roi Arthus20050331

    Ernest Chausson slaved over his opera Le Roi Arthus, based on the legend of King Arthur, for ten years.

    Donald Macleod examines the reasons why the project had such a protracted gestation, and what was occupying him along the way to its completion.

    The Edge of a Pine Forest - Prelude to Act 2, Le Roi Arthus

    Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique

    Armin Jordan (conductor)

    Serres chaudes

    Felicity Lott (soprano)

    Graham Johnson (piano)

    Act 1, Scene 2 from Le Roi Arthus

    Teresa Zylis-Gara (soprano)

    Gosta Winbergh (tenor)

    Gerard Friedmann (tenor)

    René Massis (baritone)

    Nouvel Orchestra Philharmonique

    Soir de Fête, Op 32

    Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse

    Michel Plasson (conductor).

    04Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)20090212

    With movements from the iconic Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony.

    Donald Macleod explores Beethoven's final 12 years, concentrating on movements from the Missa Solemnis and the Ninth Symphony, the two grand public utterances of Beethoven's last decade.

    The Ninth achieved iconic status almost immediately; the Mass, regarded by the composer as his greatest work, is considered to have been neglected.

    Plus Beethoven's last set of piano bagatelles, played on his own fortepiano - a gift from Thomas Broadwood of London.

    Falstafferel, WoO184 (1823)

  • Arnold Schoenberg choir (chorus master: erwin ortner)
  • allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
  • anthony rolfe johnson (tenor)
  • cd 13 track 2

    six bagatelles, op 126 (1823-4)

  • cd 2 track 52

    gloria (missa solemnis - in d for four solo voices, chorus, orchestra and organ, op 123, 1819-23)

  • chamber orchestra of europe
  • charles mackerras (conductor)
  • deutsche gramophon 453 794-2
  • emi 7 54526 2
  • emi cd-emx 2186
  • eva mei (soprano)
  • marjana lipovsek (contralto)
  • melvyn tan (fortepiano)
  • members of the kammerchor der berliner singakademie and the berliner solisten
  • nikolaus harnoncourt (conductor)
  • robert holl (bass)
  • royal liverpool philharmonic orchestra
  • track 1.

    with movements from the iconic missa solemnis and ninth symphony

  • tracks 21-26

    symphony no 9 in d minor, op 125 - 1822-4 (1st mvt)

  • warner classics 2564 63779-2

  • 04Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)
    04Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (1838-1920), A German In Liverpool

    04Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837-1910)

    04Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925)20091126

    Donald Macleod explores how Moszkowski often saw the funny side of life.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Moritz Moszkowski.

    He focuses on how Moszkowski often saw the funny side of life, responding to heavy criticism of his worth as a composer with amusing retorts and creating a comical musical parody of eight more famous composers called 'Anton Note-squasher'.

    Spanish Dance No 1, Op 65

    Bracha Eden and Alexander Tamir (piano duet)

    PWK 1134 Tr 4

    Suite for two violins and piano, Op 71

    Ilya Gringolts, Alexandr Bulov (violins)

    Irina Ryumina (piano)

    BIS-CD-1016 Trs 14-17

    Bizet, transcr.

    Moszkowski: Chanson Boheme (Carmen)

    Leslie Howard (piano)

    Helios CDH55109 Tr 9

    Wagner, transcr.

    Moszkowski: Isolde's Death (Tristan und Isolde)

    Christof Keymer (piano)

    Berlin 1640, CD 2 Tr 2

    Anton Notenquetscher am Klavier (Anton Note-Squasher at the Piano): Musical Parodies by Moritz Moszkowski

    Berlin 1640, CD 2 Trs 9-17.

    04Music At Versailles

    04Music For The Masses *20050630

    Donald Macleod explores the burgeoning worlds of music publishing and public concerts that were becoming established during Purcell's lifetime.

    Purcell: Fantasia 4 in B flat majorLONDON Baroque

    Purcell: What hope for us remains?

    Susan Gritton (soprano)

    Michael George (bass)

    Mark Caudle (bass viol)

    David Miller (archlute)

    Purcell: Nymphs and Shepherds

    Nancy Argenta (soprano)

    Nicholas Robinson (violin)

    Fiona Huggett (violin)

    Trevor Jones (viola)

    Nigel North (baroque guitar)

    Richard Boothby (viola da gamba)

    John Toll (harpsichord)

    Purcell: Once, twice, thrice

    Purcell: Under this stone

    Pro Cantione Antiqua

    Purcell: YORKshire Feast Song

    James Bowman (countertenor)

    Rogers Covey-Crump (high tenor)

    Charles Daniels (tenor)

    Robert Evans (bass)

    The King's Consort

    Robert King (director).

    04Nadia And Lili20050120

    Opinions differ as to whether Lili Boulanger's elder sister Nadia was at all envious of her musical talent.

    Unlike Lili, who followed in her father's footsteps and won the Prix de Rome first prize for her cantata Faust et Hélène, Nadia made four unsuccessful attempts to win the prize herself.

    More successfully, Nadia enjoyed an outstanding career as a teacher, conductor, lecturer and organist, which lasted up until 1979.

    What is evident is that there was deep sisterly affection, and Nadia began her support of Lili when she was a child herself.

    She was Lili's very first composition teacher.

    After the outbreak of war in 1914, Nadia and Lili founded the Franco-American Committee of the PARIS Conservatoire, and they were able to recruit such luminaries as Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Fauré, Gustave Charpentier and Charles-Marie Widor as sponsors.

    The Committee was a mutual assistance organisation designed by the sisters to provide practical support to musicians who had been called up and their families.

    Nadia Boulanger: Diptyque, C sharp m

    Roland Pidoux (cello)

    Émile Naoumoff (piano)

    Lili Boulanger: D'un jardin clair

    Nadia Boulanger: Soir d'HIVer

    Rebecca de Pont Davies (mezzo-contralto)

    Claire Toomer (piano)

    Lili Boulanger: Dans l'immense tristesse

    Mitsuko Shirai (mezzo-soprano)

    Hartmut Höll (piano)

    Lili Boulanger: Psaume 24

    Ian Partridge (tenor)

    BBC Chorus

    /Nadia Boulanger

    Lili Boulanger: Psaume 130

    Bernadette Greevy (contralto)

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Nadia Boulanger (conductor).

    04Nationalism20041104

    The French composer Vincent d'Indy was a tireless promoter of his fellow countrymen's music, both at home and abroad.

    He served in the Franco-PRUSSIAn War of 1870 and was frustrated by his inability to serve his country again in the First World War, even though by then he was 63 years old.

    French regionalism was in his blood as his family had been linked to the Ardeche region for generations and he found inspiration in the countryside for his music.

    In today's programme Donald Macleod considers different aspects of the composer's nationalist sympathies.

    Sur la mer, Op 32

    BBC Singers/Ron Corp

    L'apothicaire facetieux

    Jour d'été à la montagne

    Loire Valley Philharmonic Orchestra/Pierre Dervaux

    Overture to Fervaal

    Netherlands Radio Philharmonic/Jean Fournet.

    04Orkney Stories20040916

    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies talks to Donald Macleod about the life, history and culture of the Orkney community.

    Lullaby for Lucy

    The Sixteen

    Harry Christophers (conductor)

    The Martyrdom of St Magnus (extract: the miracle)

    Music Theatre Wales

    Scottish Chamber Opera Ensemble

    Michael Rafferty (conductor)

    The Beltane Fire (extract: Scene V)

    BBC Philharmonic

    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (conductor)

    Black Pentecost 1979 - extract of final section

    Della Jones (mezzo-soprano)

    David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

    A spell for Green Corn - The Macdonald Dances

    James Clark (violin)Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    04Patrons And Slaves20050224

    "Performers are slaves", Ravel once told pianist and patron Paul Wittgenstein after a disagreement over the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.

    Donald Macleod traces Ravel's sometimes troubled relationships with those who commissioned him.

    Aoua! Chansons Madecasses

    Sarah Walker (soprano)

    The Nash Ensemble

    Daphnis et Chloé, Interlude and Part 2

    City of BIRMINGHAM Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

    Simon Rattle (conductor)

    La ValseBERLINer Phiharmoniker

    Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    Piano concerto for the Left Hand

    Pascal Rogé (piano)

    Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

    Charles Dutoit (conductor).

    04Paul Dukas (1865-1935)

    04Recovery20041223

    In today's programme Donald Macleod charts the events surrounding Tchaikovsky's production of his Fourth Symphony, which he dedicated to his patron and friend Nadhezhda von Meck.

    Tchaikovsky: Album for the Young, Op 39

    Sweet Dreams

    Luba Edlina (piano)

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4, 1st movement

    Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

    Mariss Jansons

    Tchaikovsky: The SLEEPing Beauty Ballet SuiteBERLIN Philharmonic

    Mstislav Rostropovich (conductor)

    Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, 2nd movement

    Raphael Ensemble.

    04Resolution20041202

    After a period of despair and rootlessness, Carl Nielsen was finally reconciled with his wife on the day he signed off his Fifth Symphony, now considered his greatest masterpiece, in January 1922.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Aladdin Suite: Oriental Festive March

    Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    Song: Saa bitter var mit Hjerte - So bitter was my heart

    John Laursen (tenor)

    Tove Lønskov (piano)

    Symphony No 5

    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

    Wind Quintet mvt III [excerpt]

    Athena Ensemble.

    04Return To France20050421

    In 1934 Igor Stravinsky took up French citizenship.

    It was not a successful move on either a personal or professional level.

    Donald Macleod explores the reasons why Stravinsky's move back to FRANCE proved to be so unsatisfactory.

    Circus PolkaLONDON Symphony Orchestra

    Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    Dumbarton Oaks

    Nash Ensemble

    Elgar Howarth (conductor)

    Violin Concerto

    Chantal Juillet (violin)

    Montreal Symphony Orchestra

    Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    Three Sacred Cantatas of Gesualdo

    New LONDON Chamber Choir,

    James Wood (conductor).

    04Richard Wagner, The Mad King
    04Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Weathering The Storm20120105

    Donald Macleod on Schumann's precarious mental health and revolution in Dresden.

    Donald Macleod brings together two unsettling strands in Schumann's life in the late 1840s, his precarious mental health and the revolution in his new home town of Dresden.

    04Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

    04Sibelius - The Rest Is Silence? (the Years 1925-1957)
    04The Depression Years20041014

    With economic DEPRESSION came social change, and for George Gershwin the aftermath of the Wall Street crash of 1929 resulted in audiences who were ever more willing to escape the hardships of daily life via a Broadway show.

    Gershwin's response to the nation's problems was Girl Crazy, a musical guaranteed to cheer everyone up.

    The time also seemed propitious to succumb to the allure of the financial rewards offered by Hollywood.

    So Gershwin, a life-long NEW YORK resident, followed the well trodden path of Broadway composers to the West Coast.

    However, in spite of a comfortable existence in a Beverly Hills Spanish-style mansion, Gershwin's time in Tinseltown didn't hold the same appeal as home, and he was soon back East for the premiere of a symphonic piece entitled Second Rhapsody.

    Duration:

    1 hour

    Playlist - Composer of the Week - Gershwin

    Embraceable You (Girl Crazy)

    Judy Blazer (Molly), David Carroll (Danny), Orchestra, John Mauceri (conductor)

    Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79250-2, Track 8

    I Got Rhythm Variations

    Morton Gould and his Orchestra

    Sony Classical MPK 47681, Track 3

    Second Rhapsody

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Tilson-Thomas (piano/conductor)

    Sony Classical SMK 60028, Track 2

    Finale of Act 1 (Of Thee I Sing)

    Larry Kert, Maureen McGorvern, Paige O'Hara, Caspar Roos, NEW YORK Choral Artists, Orchestra of St.

    Luke'', Michael Tilson-Thomas (conductor)

    CBS M2K 42522, CD1 Tracks 10 to 11

    Cuban Overture

    Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    Decca 425 11-2, Track 4.

    04Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    05 LAST20041112

    In 1784 Mozart was at the height of his powers.

    He was newly wed and happy, he composed a spectacular series of six Piano Concertos, and one of the greatest chamber works in the entire repertoire.

    Donald Macleod tells the story of this annus mirabilis.

    Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat, K 449

    Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano)ENGLISH Baroque Soloists

    John Eliot Gardiner (director)

    Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K 452

    Murray Perahia (piano)

    Neil Black (oboe)

    Thea King (clarinet)

    Anthony Halstead (horn)

    Graham Sheen (bassoon)

    Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat, K450 (finale)

    Robert Levin (fortepiano)

    Academy of Ancient Music

    Christopher Hogwood (conductor).

    05 LAST20041126

    In the last of this week's programmes featuring music by "The ENGLISH Palestrina", Donald Macleod explores music written by William Byrd in the last years of his long compositional career.

    The Tennthe Pavan Sir William Petre + first Galliard

    Sophie Yates (virginal)

    Propers for the Nativity (Gradualia 1607)

    Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood

    Retire my soul (Psalmes, Songs & Sonets)

    Quink Vocal Ensemble

    Fantasia a 6

    Skip Sempe/Capriccio Stravagante

    Parthenia

    Pavan and first Galliard The Earle of Salisbury

    Davitt Moroney

    Come help, O God

    Ave verum Corpus

    Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.

    05 LAST20041210

    Donald Macleod introduces works from Debussy's final years - including the musical setting of an extraordinary verse-play by Gabriele d'Annunzio, a ballet commissioned by Diaghilev and a little song written during the First World War dedicated to the refugee children in Flanders.

    Syrinx

    William Bennett (flute)

    La Chambre Magique from Le Martyre de Saint-Sebastien

    Sylvia McNairLONDON Symphony Orchestra

    Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    Jeux

    Cleveland Orchestra

    Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    En Blanc et Noir

    Katia and Marielle Labeque (piano)

    Noel des Enfants qui n'ont plus de Maison

    Elly Ameling (soprano)

    Dalton Baldwin (piano).

    05 LAST20041231

    In 1725 the collection we now know as the Four Seasons first appeared in print under the rather less snappy title of The Contest Between Harmony and Invention.

    Today Donald Macleod completes his series on Vivaldi, tracing the history of the most popular piece of classical music of our time, and enjoying some of the composer's less well-known, but equally fine works.

    L'Inverno (Winter) from the Four Seasons, Op 8 No 4, RV 297

    Enrico Onofri (violin)

    Il Giardino Armonico

    Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

    Cantata 'Cessate, omai cessate' for alto and strings, RV 684

    Sara Mingardo (alto)

    Concerto Italiano

    Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

    Giustino - sorte, che m'invitasti...

    Ho nel petto un cor sì forte

    Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano)

    Concerto in C for Violin, RV 177

    Giuliano Carmignola (violin)

    Venice Baroque Orchestra

    Andrea Marcon (conductor).

    05 LAST20050107

    Michael Tippett first went to the UNITED STATES when he was sixty and fell in love with it.

    He caught the bug for travelling and continued to do so until the end of his life when he was 93.

    Donald Macleod looks at the influence of his travels on his music.

    Songs for Dov Chanson 2 & 3

    Nigel Robson (tenor)

    Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Michael Tippett (conductor)

    The Rose LakeLONDON Symphony Orchestra

    Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

    05 LAST20050114

    Today Donald Macleod tells the story of the astonishing recordings of Bach's organ music made in the wake of the Second World War by Helmut Walcha, and focuses on two of Bach's works that, in different ways, shed light on the issues with which he wrestled during his last years.

    Schübler Chorales BWV 645-50

    Helmut Walcha (organ)

    Silbermann organ of St Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg

    The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (excerpt) Contrapunctus 6 and 7

    Hesperion XX

    Jordi Savall (director)

    Ich Habe Genug, BWV 82

    Matthias Goerne (baritone)

    Camerata Academica Salzburg

    Sir Roger Norrington (conductor).

    05 LAST20050128

    Schubert wrote his very dark piano sonata in A minor at a low moment of his life after a period of being so ill he had had to turn down work.

    In this programme we also hear incidental music written for the play Rosamunde, and discovered by Sir George Grove and Arthur Sullivan 39 years after Schubert had died.

    Prometheus

    Thomas Quasthoff (baritone)

    Charles Spencer (piano)

    Piano Sonata in A minor, D784

    Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

    Rosamunde

    Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)

    The Ernst Senff Choir

    The Chamber orchestra of Europe

    Claudio Abbado (conductor).

    05 LAST20050304

    Around 1971 Alan Hovhaness entered the final period of his compositional life, with a diverse range of compositions which articulate a deep concern for environmental issues, and a desire for spiritual enlightenment.

    Donald Macleod concludes his series on this idiosyncratic American composer with a look at some of these late works.

    And God Created Great Whales, Op 229 No 1

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    David Amos (conductor)

    Symphony No 22 'City of Light', Op 236

    Ulster Orchestra

    Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)

    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Op 282SEATTLE Symphony Orchestra

    Michael YORK (narrator)

    Diane Schnidt (accordion)

    Gerard Schwarz (conductor)

    A Rose Tree Blossoms

    The Choirs and Orchestra of St John's Cathedral, Denver

    Donald Pearson (conductor).

    05 LAST20050318

    Donald Macleod looks at how Muzio Clementi became a founding member of what is the second oldest concert cociety in the world, The Royal Philharmonic, formerly The LONDON Philharmonic.

    05 LAST20050408

    Donald Macleod introduces extracts from L'Incoronazione de Poppea, produced in Venice, the opera which Monteverdi wrote in the final year of this life, which is now regarded as his masterpiece.

    L'Incoronazione de Poppea - extracts

    Poppea....Sylvia McNair

    Nero....Dana Hanchard

    Octavia (and Venus)....Anne Sofie von Otter

    Seneca....FRANCEsco Ellero dArtegna

    Luca....Mark Tucker

    Cupid....Marinella Pennicchi

    Damigella....Marinella Pennicchi

    Page....Constanze BackesENGLISH Baroque Soloists

    John Eliot Gardiner (director).

    05 LAST20050415

    In the final programme of this week, Donald Macleod examines Albeniz's skill as an orchestrator.

    Music includes:

    Catalonia

    Mexico City Philharmonic

    Enrique Batiz (conductor)

    Merlin (excerpts)

    Anna Maria Martinez (Ninian)

    Coros and Orquestra de Madrid

    Jose de Eusebio (conductor)

    Iberia, Book 4

    Alicia de Larrocha.

    05 LAST20050429

    Donald Macleod explores Boccherini's final years which were full of misfortune, and tries to uncover why his music, considered inventive, original and worthwhile, is so little heard.

    Stabat Mater (1781)

    Agnès Mellon

    Ensemble 415

    Guitar Quintet no 9 in C, G453, La Ritirata di Madrid

    Pepe Romero (guitar)

    Chamber Ensemble of Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

    05 LAST20050513

    Handel engaged in a lifelong avoidance of court appointments, yet he was closely involved with royalty throughout.

    To conclude this week's programmes, Donald Macleod looks at a selection of the ceremonial commissions Handel fulfilled during his career.

    Opener: Excerpt from the Water Music

    Suite in F, HWV 348, No 8, Hornpipe

    The ENGLISH Concert

    Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

    Utrecht Te Deum (extract)

    Final section: from We Believe that Thou Shalt Come to End

    Felicity Palmer (soprano)

    Marjana Lipovsek (alto)

    Philip Langridge (tenor)

    Kurt Equiluz (tenor)

    Thomas Moser (tenor)

    Ludwig Baumann (bass)

    Arnold Schoenberg Choir

    Concentus Musicus Wien

    Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

    Zadok the Priest

    Choir of King's College, Cambridge

    Thurston Dart (harpsichord)

    John Langdon (organ)ENGLISH Chamber Orchestra

    Sir David Willcocks (conductor)

    Funeral Anthem, The Ways of Zion do Mourn (excerpt)

    Alsfelder Vokalensemble

    Barockorchester Bremen

    Wolfgang Helbich (conductor)

    Music for the Royal FireworksLONDON Classical Players

    Roger Norrington (conductor).

    05 LAST20050715

    Donald Macleod ends his exploration of Cole Porter's music with shows from his final years including Silk Stockings and High Society.

    Stereophonic Sound; Paris Loves Lovers; It's a chemical reaction; All of You; Without Love; Fated to be Mated (from Silk Stockings)

    Fred Astaire, Janis Paige, Carol Richards

    MGM Studio Orchestra

    Andre Previn (conductor)

    High Society Calypso; Who Wants to be a Millionaire; True Love; Now you has Jazz; Mind if I make love to you; Well did you evah? (from High Society)

    Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly

    Louis Armstrong and his band

    Johnny Green (conductor)

    Get Out of Town (from Leave it to Me); From this Moment On (from Out of this World); Why Can't You Behave (from Kiss Me Kate)

    Ella Fitzgerald.

    05 LAST20050722

    Gluck worked on his last two operas simultaneously - one widely regarded as his masterpiece.

    But the other flopped so badly, it broke his spirit and he decided to abandon the opera stage altogether.

    Donald Macleod introduces highlights from both.

    Extracts from:

    Echo et Narcisse

    Amor....Deborah Massell

    Chorus of the Hamburg Opera

    Concerto Koln

    Rene Jacobs

    Iphigenie en Tauride

    Orestes....Simon Keenlyside

    Iphigenia....Mireille Delunsch

    Thoas....Laurent Naouri

    Pylades....Yann Beuron

    Les Musiciens du Louvre

    Mark Minkowski (director).

    05 LAST* *20050617

    Vaughan Williams in the 1920s

    As the 1920s drew to a close, Vaughan Williams was well on his way to his 60th birthday, and continued producing remarkable works.

    The lessons learnt from his earlier operatic compositions bore fruit in Sir John in Love, and he made significant progress with what was to be his only Piano Concerto.

    The crowning glory of these years, though, was his epic Job, a Masque for Dancing.

    In the last instalment of this series, Donald Macleod concludes the story of this influential chapter in Vaughan Williams' life.

    Well to the Woods No More, from Along the Field (words: AE Housman)

    John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

    Leo Philips (violin)

    Sir John in Love

    Anne....Wendy Eathorne

    Falstaff....Raimund Herincx

    Mrs Quickly....Helen Watts

    Sir Hugh Evans....Rowland Jones

    New Philharmonia Orchestra

    John Alldis Choir

    Meredith Davies (conductor)

    Job, A Masque for Dancing; Satan's Dance of TriumphLONDON Symphony Orchestra

    Adrian Boult (conductor)

    Piano Concerto in C

    Howard Shelley (piano)

    RPO

    Vernon Handley (conductor)

    Job, A Masque for Dancing, conclusion

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Andrew Davis (conductor).

    05 LASTAlessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)20111104

    Donald Macleod focuses on Alessandro Scarlatti's decline into poverty.

    In our final programme on Alessandro Scarlatti, Donald Macleod surveys the composer's decline into poverty, and evaluates his reputation as the founder of Neapolitan Opera.

    Donald Macleod surveys Alessandro Scarlatti's final years and his reputation as the founder of Neapolitan Opera.

    During this time a new movement was beginning in the world of opera: opera buffa.

    We'll hear Scarlatti's own attempt at the new style, with an aria from Il Trionfo dell'Onore.

    Towards the end of his life, Scarlatti also taught more pupils out of financial necessity.

    During one of these lessons he stated that he'd never liked wind instruments, because they never stay in tune.

    Despite that, Alessandro did compose a number of works for wind instruments, and we'll hear his Concerto in F major for 3 Flutes.

    Scarlatti's greatest love may have been opera, but he was mainly employed as the maestro di cappella to a number of royal courts and churches and made a significant impact upon the world of oratorio, cantatas, and sacred music.

    To end this final episode we'll hear the latter part of his Mass for St Cecilia's Day, composed five years before his death for one of his Roman patrons.

    05 LASTAmerica20050422

    Disenchanted with life in Europe, in 1939 Igor Stravinsky moved to America where he remained until his death in 1971.

    Donald Macleod details the final chapters of Stravinsky's life.

    Requiem Canticles

    Susan Bickley (contralto)

    David Wilson-Johnson (bass-baritone)

    Stephen Richardson (bass)

    New LONDON Chamber Choir

    Oliver Knussen (conductor)

    Symphony in Three Movements

    Suisse Romande Orchestra

    Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

    The Rake's Progress

    Regina Sarfaty (mezzo soprano)

    Alexander Young (tenor)

    John Reardon (baritone)

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Igor Stravinsky (conductor).

    05 LASTAn Abrupt Finale20041224

    Donald Macleod sheds some light on why Tchaikovsky's long standing patron Nadhezhda von Meck abruptly ceased to support him after some fourteen years of devoted allegiance.

    None but the Lonely Heart (song of mignon)

    Olga Borodina (mezzo soprano)

    Larissa Gergieva (piano)

    The Voyevoda, Op 78 (Symphonic Ballad)

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    Nutcracker Suite, Op 71aLONDON Philharmonic Orchestra

    Leopold Stokowski (conductor)

    The Queen of Spades (Act 3, Scene 3)

    Vladimir Atlantov (tenor)

    Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

    Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)

    Ernesto Gavazzi (tenor)

    Julian Rodescu (bass)

    Dennis Petersen (tenor)

    Jorge Chaminé (baritone)

    Tanglewood Festival Chorus

    Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Seiji Ozawa (conductor).

    05 LASTAn Unfinished Story20050401

    Ernest Chausson met with an unexpected death at the age of only 44 at a time when his music was finally beginning to be understood and appreciated internationally.

    It's clear from the plans and music he left behind that he had reached a new confidence as a composer and was advancing, according to his friend Vincent d'Indy, towards a freedom from the doubts and innate sadness that had permeated his earlier compositions.

    Donald Macleod looks at Chausson's later work.

    Chausson: A mort dOphélie

    Ann Murray (mezzo soprano)

    Graham Johnson (piano)

    Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle, Op 37 (1898)

    Felicity Lott (soprano),

    The Chamber Ensemble of PARIS

    Stephane Petitjean (piano)

    Armin Jordan (director)

    Chausson: Poème de lamour et de la mer

    Dame Janet Baker (mezzo soprano)LONDON Symphony Orchestra

    Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)

    Chausson: Anime (4th Movement) Piano Quartet in A, Op 30

    Pascal Devoyon (piano)

    Philippe Graffin (violin)

    Toby Hoffman (viola)

    Gary Hoffmann (cello).

    05 LASTAndre Campra (1660-1744)
    05 LASTAntonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)20090710

    Donald Macleod examines the music published in Vivaldi's own lifetime.

    05 LASTAs Love Fades20041022

    Donald Macleod charts the final years of Chopin's career, in which he found himself without the incalculable support of his lover George Sand.

    It proved to be an eventful closing chapter, as witnessed by the mixed fortunes of a British concert tour, a brush with disaster in a road accident, and the eventual release brought by death after a life blighted by physical fragility.

    Prelude No 20 in C minor

    Maria João Pires (piano)

    Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op 61 in Ab major

    Maurizio Pollini (piano)

    Cello Sonata, Op 65 in G minor

    Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

    Emmanuel Ax (piano)

    Ballade No 4, Op 52 in F minor

    Stephen Hough (piano).

    05 LASTBach In Cothen
    05 LASTBedrich Smetana (1824-1884), Cruel Destiny20111202

    Donald Macleod tells the story of Smetana's final years, when he composer Ma Vlast.

    On 5th September 1874, Smetana wrote to the Chairman of the Board of the Provisional Theatre, where he was employed as chief conductor: "It is my cruel destiny that I may lose my hearing".

    Six weeks later, he was completely deaf.

    He immediately set to work on what would become his most famous and popular work, Ma Vlast, a brilliant evocation of the landscape of his native land.

    The next ten years were desperately difficult.

    Smetana was unemployed, with financial anxieties, marriage woes, often in pain, constantly depressed.

    Donald Macleod tells the story of Smetana's final years.

    05 LASTBenjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    05 LASTBohuslav Martinu (1890-1959), A Czech In Exile2009101520091002

    War and politics prevented Martinu returning to Czechoslovakia, and affected his music.

    The Second World War and politics both played parts in preventing Martinu's return to Czechoslovakia.

    Donald Macleod looks at the events which contributed to Martinu's chosen exile and assesses how they affected his music.

    A comedy on the bridge (excerpt)

    Jarmila Kratka (soprano)

    Richard Novak (bass)

    Brno Janacek Opera Orchestra

    Frantisek Jilek (conductor)

    Supraphon 112140-2 611, CD1 Trs 6-10

    The Greek Passion (Act 3, Sc 1-2)

    Rita Cullis, Helen Field, Catherine Savory (sopranos)

    John Mitchinson, Arthur Davis (tenors)

    John Tomlinson (bass)

    Czech Philharmonic Choir

    Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra

    Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    Supraphon 103611-2 CD2

    Gilgamesh (Part 1)

    Ivan Kusnjer (baritone)

    Ludek Vele (bass)

    Eva Depoltova (soprano)

    Stefan Margita (tenor)

    Milan Karpisek (spoken word)

    Slovak Philharmonic Choir

    Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

    Zdenek Kosler (conductor)

    Marco Polo 8.223316, CD1 Trs 1-10

    String Quartet No 5 (2nd mvt - Adagio)

    Stamitz Quartet

    Bohuslav Matousek (violin)

    Josef Kekula (violin)

    Jan Peruska (viola)

    Vladimir Leixner (cello)

    BR 100152-54, CD Vol 2 Tr 6.

    05 LASTBroadening Horizons20041217

    Donald Macleod's survey of Haydn's early career comes to an end with a look at the composer's first steps towards the fame and celebrity that would crown his final years.

    Quartet in G, Op 17 No 5, Menuetto

    Kodály Quartet

    Insanae et vanae curae

    Monteverdi ChoirENGLISH Baroque Soloists

    John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    Piano Sonata in D, Hob XVI/24

    Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)

    L'infedeltà delusa - Act 1, Scene 4 Aria "Come piglia si bene la mira"

    Nancy Argenta

    La Petite Bande

    Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

    Symphony No 70

    The Hanover Band

    Roy Goodman (director).

    05 LASTCamille Saint-saens, The Conservative20110715

    Donald Macleod explores Saint-Saëns's late works and concerns.

    In his later years Saint-Saëns resisted the revolutionary changes happening in early 20th century music, and became increasingly isolated. Donald Macleod looks at the composer's late works and concerns.

    05 LASTClaudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

    05 LASTComic Turns20041119

    Donald Macleod searches, not always successfully, for a bit of humour in Wagner's music.

    Das Liebesverbot: Overture

    Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera

    Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

    Das Rheingold: Scene 3, Alberich's capture.

    George LONDON

    Set Svanholm

    Gustav Neidlinger

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act II, finale

    Theo Adam

    Geraint Evans

    Peter Schreier

    Ruth Hesse

    Karl Ridderbusch

    René Kollo

    Kurt Moll

    Leipzig Radio Choir

    Choir and Orchestra of Dresden State Opera

    Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    Descendons gaiement la courtille

    Bamberg Symphony Choir and Orchestra

    Karl Anton Rickenbacher (conductor)

    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act III, Scene 5, Finale

    Hans Sotin

    Jean Cox

    Hannelore Bode

    Gerd Nienstedt

    József Dene

    Heribert Steinbach

    Hartmut Bauer

    Nikolaus Hillebrand

    Choir and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival

    Silvio Varviso (conductor).

    05 LASTComposers20050225

    Donald Macleod looks at Ravel in the context of his contemporaries, from those who influenced him - Chabrier, Debussy and Fauré - to those who looked to him for inspiration.

    Sérénade grotesque

    Paul Crossley (piano)

    A la manière de Borodine, Chabrier

    Roger Muraro (piano)

    Berceuse for Gabriel Fauré

    Regis Pasquier (violin)

    Brigitte Engerer (piano)

    Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé

    Dawn Upshaw (soprano)

    Carmit Zori, Robert Rinehart (violins)

    Sarah Clarke (viola)

    Eric Bartlett (cello)

    Fenwick Smith, Laura Gilbert (flutes)

    Thomas Hill, Mitchell Weiss (clarinets)

    Randall Hodgkinson (piano)

    Sonata for violin and piano

    Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)

    Jacques Rouvier (piano)

    Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

    Jose van Dam (baritone)

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Pierre Boulez (conductor).

    05 LASTDeath And Legacy20050121

    The final years for Lili Boulanger were overshadowed by the knowledge that she was unlikely to have a long life.

    Her ill health had deteriorated to such an extent that when, in 1916, she consulted a doctor whilst in Rome, she was diagnosed as having less than two years to live.

    Despite her worsening condition she was never more prolific musically.

    Some of her most plangent compositions date from this burst of creative activity.

    Lili's companions during this time were her sister Nadia and her close friend Miki Piré, and after her death they both actively promoted her music, although three years after her death PARIS was still discovering Lili Boulanger's achievements.

    Lili Boulanger: Vielle Prière Bouddhique

    Martial Defontaine (tenor)

    Namur Symphony Chorus

    Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra

    Mark Stringer (conductor)

    Lili Boulanger: D'un soir triste

    Lili Boulanger: D'un matin de printemps

    Lili Boulanger: Psaume 129

    Lili Boulanger: Pie Jesu

    Janet Price

    Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Nadia Boulanger (conductor)

    Nadia Boulanger: Lux Aeterna for soprano, harp, violin and cello

    Isabelle Sabrié (soprano)

    Francis Pierre (harp)

    Olivier Charlier (violin)

    Raphaëlle Semezis (cello)

    Émile Naoumoff (conductor)

    Nadia Boulanger: Vers la vie nouvelle

    Lili Boulanger: Le Retour

    Mitsuko Shirai (mezzo-soprano)

    Hartmut Höll (piano).

    05 LASTDrottningholm, The Rest Is Silence
    05 LASTEnrique Granados (1867-1916), The Ghost's Serenade

    05 LASTEntrepreneur20050218

    Palestrina's music reveals his deeply spiritual and religious nature, but there was another side to his character.

    He was also a shrewd and enthusiastic businessman.

    Donald Macleod talks to Jeremy Summerly.

    Assumpta est Maria

    The Tallis Scholars

    Peter Philips (director)

    Sestina

    Concerto Italiano

    Andrea Damiani (lute)

    Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

    Vidi turbam magnam

    Choir of Westminster Cathedral

    James O'Donnell (director)

    Missa in duplicibus minoribus (a5) - Sanctus & Agnus Dei

    Colmar Boys' Choir

    Gilles Binchois Ensemble

    Cantus Figuratus Ensemble

    Palestrina: Dum complerentur

    The Choir of Westminster Cathedral

    Martin Baker (director).

    05 LASTErnest John Moeran (1894-1950), A Mysterious Death
    05 LASTFervaal20041105

    Donald Macleod considers the impact of Wagner on the French composer Vincent d'Indy.

    The programme features the entire third act of d'Indy's opera "Fervaal", which was specially recorded for Composer of the Week by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Jean-Yves Ossonce.

    Fervaal (Act 3)

    Christine Rice (mezzo soprano)

    Stuart Kale (tenor)

    David Kempster (bass/baritone)

    BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales

    Jean-Yves Ossonce (conductor).

    05 LASTFinal Years20050506

    Donald Macleod looks at Romanian composer George Enescu's final works.

    Moving to a self-imposed exile in PARIS after the Second World War, his life ended there, in POVERTY, in 1955.

    Ouverture de Concerts sur des Thèmes populaires roumain

    Philharmonia Moldova/Alexandru Lascae (conductor)

    Piano Quartet No 2

    The Solomon Ensemble

    Chamber Symphony

    Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

    Lawrence Foster (conductor).

    05 LASTFrancesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

    05 LASTGeorge Frideric Handel (1685-1759), The Idea Of Handel
    05 LASTHollywood And An Opera20041015

    A life-long ambition of George Gershwin's was realised when he produced his folk opera Porgy and Bess.

    The genesis of the idea had sprung from his discovery in 1926 of a novel by DuBose Heyward about a crippled beggar living in a tightly-knit black community in Charleston.

    In the end, for both artistic and practical reasons, Gershwin didn't complete his opera until 1935.

    When it was finally presented critical opinion was unsurprisingly divided but so, for once, was public opinion.

    Seemingly at a crossroads in his career, it must have seemed entirely logical to reconsider the Hollywood option, so Gershwin struck a deal with RKO to write songs for a film in which Fred Astaire was starring and it was there that he remained for the rest of his all too short life.

    With Donald Macleod.

    Duration:

    1 hour

    Playlist - Composer of the Week - Gershwin

    Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

    Renee Fleming (soprano), NEW YORK Voices, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine (conductor)

    Decca 460-567-2, Track 4

    Blue Monday

    Alice Zizzo (piano)

    IMP 30366 0005-2, Track 8

    Excerpt from Second Act (Porgy and Bess)

    Cynthia Haymon (soprano), Cynthia Clarey (soprano), Marietta Simpson (contralto), Damon Evans (tenor), Gregg Baker (baritone), Glyndebourne Chorus, LONDON Philharmonic, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    EMI CDC 749569/71-2, CD2 Tracks 11 to 13

    Promenade: Walking the Dog (Shall We Dance?)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    Sony S2K89913 CD2 Track 4

    Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Shall We Dance?)

    Fred Astaire, Charlie Shavers (trumpet), Oscar Peterson (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Alvin Stoller (drums)

    Verve 523 006-2, Track 2

    Suite from A Damsel in Distress

    arr.

    John McGlinn

    The New Princess Theater Orchestra, John McGlinn (conductor)

    EMI CDC 747977-2, Track 1

    But Not For Me (Girl Crazy)

    Ella Fitzgerald, Nelson Riddle (conductor)

    Verve 539 759-2, CD1 Track 4.

    05 LASTIgor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Return To Europe

    05 LASTIsaac Albeniz (1860-1909), Iberia20100924

    The life and music of this colourful Spanish composer, introduced by Donald Macleod.

    In the last five years of his life, Albeniz was in constant pain from a kidney infection, but it was during that time that he wrote his masterpiece - a cycle of piano pieces called 'Iberia', each evoking different aspects of Spain.

    Donald Macleod devotes the whole of the final programme to this remarkable work, playing extracts from it, both in its original form for piano and in various arrangements, finishing with an exuberant version of a trio of pieces for guitar and orchestra, brilliantly evoking Albeniz's beloved Andalucia.

    The life and music of this colourful Spanish composer, introduced by Donald Macleod.

    05 LASTJoseph Haydn (1732-1809), Long Live Papa Haydn
    05 LASTLeonard Bernstein, The Final Years
    05 LASTLuigi Cherubini (1760-1842)
    05 LASTMax Christian Friedrich Bruch (1838-1920), Cursed Brandenburg Desert - Berlin

    05 LASTMily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837-1910)

    05 LASTMusic At Versailles

    05 LASTMusic For The Theatre *20050701

    Alongside his official duties at court and for Westminster Cathedral, Purcell enjoyed huge success as a freelance composer for the stage.

    Donald Macleod introduces some of his greatest hits.

    Purcell: Ah! How Happy Are We

    Timothy Penrose (countertenor)

    James Griffett (tenor)

    Jaroslav Tuma (harpsichord)

    Petr Hejny (viola da gamba)

    Purcell: Man Is for the Woman Made

    Judith Nelson (soprano)

    Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)

    Purcell: Suite from Dioclesian

    Tafelmusik

    Jeanne Lamon (conductor)

    Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Excerpt from Act II

    Lorna Anderson (soprano)

    The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra

    Harry Christophers (conductor)

    Purcell: Masque of the Seasons, The Fairy Queen, Act IV

    Gillian Fisher (soprano)

    Michael Chance (alto)

    Ian Partridge (tenor)

    Simon Berridge (tenor)

    Philip Daggett (tenor)

    Michael George (bass)

    Purcell: Fairest Isle

    Nancy Argenta (soprano)

    Nigel North (archlute).

    05 LASTPaul Dukas (1865-1935)

    05 LASTRalph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), The Stage Works - The Labour Of A Lifetime20120120

    Donald Macleod on Vaughan Williams during World War II, including Pilgrim's Progress.

    Donald Macleod looks at the Vaughan Williams's experiences during the Second World War, and his work on what became an idée fixe throughout his life, his musical treatment of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

    05 LASTRichard Wagner, The Holy Grail
    05 LASTRobert Schumann (1810-1856), Of Stars And Angels20120106

    Donald Macleod focuses on Schumann's move to Dusseldorf and his last days.

    Donald Macleod in 'Of Stars and Angels' discovers whether Schumann could stomach a move to Dusseldorf with its neighbouring mental asylum. And he reveals the heart-breaking conclusion to Schumann's story - surely the most pitiful passing of any composer - incarcerated in an asylum.

    05 LASTRussian Opera
    05 LASTSergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

    05 LASTSibelius - The Rest Is Silence? (the Years 1925-1957)
    05 LASTSimplicity20041203

    In Nielsen's final years - his most creative period, despite declining health - he set himself a new challenge: a search for simplicity.

    Donald Macleod explores Nielsen's last works.

    Three Piano Pieces No 2

    Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

    Symphony No 6 'Sinfonia semplice'

    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

    Commotio

    Christopher Herrick (organ).

    05 LASTThe Enigmatic Man20050325

    Donald Macleod asks, who was the real Elgar?

    Elgar: Four Choral Songs Op 53, No 4 the Owls

    The Finzi Singers

    Paul Spicer (conductor)

    Elgar: Two Songs Op 60, No 1 The Torch

    Neil Mackie (tenor)

    Malcolm Martineau (piano)

    Elgar: Symphony No 2, 3rd MovementLONDON Symphony Orchestra

    Adrian Boult (conductor)

    Elgar: The Music Makers

    Felicity Palmer (contralto)LONDON Symphony ChorusLONDON Symphony Orchestra

    Richard Hickox (conductor).

    05 LASTThomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    05 LASTTomas Luis De Victoria (1548-1611), Return To Spain20110826

    Donald Macleod on why, at the height of his success, Victoria decided to return home.

    At the height of his success, Victoria decided to return home, abandoning his career in Rome for a comfortable life of religious devotion in the service of the most luxurious convent in Spain.

    Presented by Donald Macleod.

    05 LASTViareggio20050211

    The first world war curtailed Puccini's trips abroad.

    Forced to remain at home, he was a first hand witness to the political instability and social restlessness in Italy which had evolved throughout the war years.

    These factors may well have contributed, along with the advent of a malodorous peat factory, to his decision to move from Torre del Lago to a new villa at Viareggio in 1921.

    Living amidst this unsettled post-war mood, he felt increasingly in need of a complete change of artistic direction.

    In the resulting opera, Turandot, Puccini felt he was creating was ""an original and perhaps unique work"", and he spent the last four years of his life devoted to producing what he regarded as his masterpiece.

    Il tabarro (excerpt)LONDON Symphony Orchestra

    Lorin Maazel (conductor)

    Opening scene from Il tabarro

    Renata Scotto (soprano)

    Placido Domingo (tenor)

    John Treleaven (tenor)

    Michel Sénéchal (tenor)

    Ingvar Wixell (baritone)

    Denis Wicks (bass)

    Ambrosian Opera Chorus

    Senza mamma, o bimbo (Suor Angelica)

    Julia Varady (soprano)BERLIN Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Marcello Viotti (conductor)

    Finale from Gianni Schicchi

    Tito Gobbi (baritone)

    Ileana Cotrubas (soprano)

    Guido Mazzini (baritone)LONDON Symphony Orchestra

    Liù's torture and Death (Act 3 Turandot)

    Barbara Hendricks (soprano)

    Katia Ricciarelli (soprano)

    Ruggero Raimondi (baritone)

    Vienna State Opera Chorus

    Vienna Philharmonic

    Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    Requiem Aeternam (Edgar)

    Schola Cantorum of NEW YORKNEW YORK City Opera Children's Chorus

    Opera Orchestra of NEW YORK

    Eve Queler (conductor).