Jonathan Swain this week presents performances recorded at this year's Salzburg Festival. Bruckner from the Vienna Philharmonic and Schoenberg from the Israel Philharmonic, both performed at the famous Festpielhaus. And all this week there is music by Mozart, the city's favourite son. And in Thursday's opera matinee, Piotr Beczala and Angela Gheorghiu star in Massenet's Werther.
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Ivor Bolton (conductor)
Ombra felice - Io ti lascio, recitative and aria, K. 255
Bejun Mehta (countertenor), Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Ivor Bolton (conductor)
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, op. 4 (Transfigured Night)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor)
Bruckner Mass No. 3 in F minor, WAB 28
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)
Karen Cargill (contralto)
Christian Elsner (tenor)
Franz-Josef Selig (bass)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor).