|01||The Beginnings - England||19980108|
Janet Baker, mezzo (Savitri), Robert Tear, tenor (Satvayan), Thomas Hemsley, baritone (Death), Purcell Singers, ECO/Imogen Holst.
Vaughan Williams: The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains.
Bryn Terfel, baritone (Pilgrim), Alan Opie, baritone (First Shepherd), Adrian Thompson, tenor (Second Shepherd), Corydon Singers, City of London Sinfonia/Matthew Best.
Today's work was composed in 1927.
Kurt Weill: Mahagonny.
Meriel Dickinson, mezzo (Jessie), Mary Thomas, soprano (Bessie), Philip Langridge, tenor (Billy), London Sinfonietta/David Atherton.
|04||A Hand Of Bridge||19980129|
Today's selection takes the story into the postwar period and, as well as looking at examples by Menotti and Walton, includes a complete performance of Barber's `A Hand of Bridge'.
|05 LAST||King Harald||19980205|
The story is brought up to date with a look at the work of Birtwistle, Maxwell Davies, Glass, and Feldman, and a performance of a grand opera in three acts by Weir - `King Harald's Saga'.
Jane Manning (soprano).