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Tuesday 13 September 2011 Rātū 13 Mahuru 2011

  • 12:00 AM. Music Through the Night

    Disc 1

    BARBER: The School for Scandal, Overture; Symphony No 1 Op 9; BEACH: Symphony in E minor Op 32, Gaelic - Detroit SO/Neeme Järvi (Chandos CHAN 8958)

    1:20 approx - Disc 2

    SAINT-SAËNS trans Liszt: Danse Macabre; CHOPIN trans Liszt: Six Polish Songs; BERLIOZ trans Liszt: L'Idée fixe; Les Francs-Juges, Overture; Harold in Italy, Marche des Pelerins; The Damnation of Faust, Waltz of the Sylphes; King Lear, Overture - Leslie Howard (pno) (Hyperion CDA 66346)

    2:35 approx - Disc 3

    HOLST: Seven Part Songs Op 44; A Choral Fantasia Op 51; A Dirge for Two Veterans; Ode to Death Op 38 - Patricia Rozario (sop), Joyful Company of Singers, London Symphony Chorus, City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 9437)

    3:35 approx - Disc 4

    JC BACH: Sonatas, No 1 in G; No 2 in C minor; No 3 in Eb; No 4 in G; No 5 in A; No 6 in Bb - Robert Woolley (fpno) (Chandos CHAN 0543)

    4:50 approx - Disc 5

    BRITTEN: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge Op 10; Les Illuminations for soprano & string orchestra; Lachrymae, Reflections on a song of Dowland for viola & string orchestra - Christina Högman (sop), Nils-Erik Sparf (vla), New Stockholm Chamber Orch/Péter Csaba (BIS CD 435)

  • 6:00 AM. Classic Morning

    6:00 DVORÁK: Polka, from Czech Suite Op 39 - Detroit SO/Antal Dorati (Decca 444 614)

    IRELAND: Decorations - Mark Bebbington (pno) (Somm SOMMCD 074)

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Andante Cantabile, from String Quartet No 1 - Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Pittsburgh SO/Lorin Maazel (Sony SK 48382)

    SALZEDO: Variations on a theme in the old style - Yolanda Kondonassis (harp) (Telarc CD 80581)

    HAYDN: Acide & Galatea, Sinfonia - Vienna Haydn Sinfonietta/Manfred Huss (BIS CD 1818)

    7:00 GRANADOS arr Henry Wood: Spanish Dance No 4, Villanesca - London Phil/Nicholas Braithwaite (Lyrita SRCD 216)

    TRAD: What shall we do with the drunken sailor? - Robert Shaw Chorale/Robert Shaw (RCA 09026 68095)

    DYSON: Cello Sonata in A - Joseph Spooner (cello), David Owen Norris (pno) (Dutton CDLX 7137)

    TELEMANN: Concerto in A minor for two recorders TWV52/a2 - Michael Schneider (recorder/dir), Martin Hublow (recorder), Frankfurt La Stagione (CPO 777 400)

    VERDI: Sicilian Vespers, Overture - Royal Phil/Tullio Serafin (Medici Arts MM 008)

    8:00 Beauty Spot: DUPARC: L'invitation au Voyage - Mark Pedrotti (bar), Stephen Ralls (pno) (CBC MVCD 1051)

    SARASATE: Introduction & Tarantella Op 43 - Itzhak Perlman (vln), Abbey Road Ensemble/Lawrence Foster (EMI CDC 5 55475)

    RR BENNETT: Little Suite - Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sutherland (ASV White Line CD WHL 2113)

    BACH: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV225 - Canadian Brass & Berlin Philharmonic Brass (CBS MK 39035)

    SCHUBERT: Impromptu in F minor D935/4 - Alain Planès (pno) (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1637)

    OFFENBACH: Les Fées du Rhin, excerpts - Les Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski (Archiv 477 6403)

  • 9:00 AM. Composers of the Week

    VERISMO OPERA

    MASSENET: Nocturne, from La Navarraise - London SO/Richard Bonynge (London 440 081)

    PUCCINI: Tosca, highlights

    Tosca............................ Galina Gorchakova

    Mario............................ Neil Shicoff

    Sacristan....................... Alessandro Calamai

    Jailer............................. Pawel Janowski

    Shepherd...................... Carlo Andrea Masciadri

    Florence May Festival Orch/Seiji Ozawa (Philips 456 586)

  • 10:00 AM. The Works

    COPLAND: Appalachian Spring - Atlanta SO/Louis Lane (Telarc SACD 60648)

    RAVEL: Piano Trio in A minor - NZTrio (Rattle RAT D019)

    BACH: Violin Concerto in E BWV1042 - Ryo Terakado (vln), Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki (dir) (BIS CD 961)

    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Mass in G minor - Richard Hickox Singers/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 9984)

    RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome - Royal Phil/Josep Caballé-Domenech (Onyx 4083)

  • Noon Upbeat

    Music news & current affairs with Eva Radich (RNZ)

  • 1:30 PM. The Rush is Coming

    DREYFUS: Rush - Strings of the Melbourne SO/George Dreyfus (ABC Classics 442 374)

    DOVE: Run, shepherds, run! - Wells Cathedral Choir, Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir/Matthew Owens (Hyperion CDA 67768)

    CURTIS: Christmas rush - Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sutherland (Campion CAMEO 2085)

    NEBRA: Like the zephyr turbulently rushing, from Love Magnifies Courage - María Bayo (sop), Al Ayre Español/Eduardo López Banzo (Harmonia Mundi HMI 98 7069)

    LESHNOFF: Rush - IRIS Orch/Michael Stern (Naxos 8.559670)

  • 2:00 PM. Afternoon Requests

    GRIEG: To Spring, from Lyric Pieces Book 3 - Georgina Zellan-Smith (pno) (Ode CD MANU 5101)

    FANSHAWE: African Sanctus - Valerie Hill, Patricia Clarke (sops), Ambrosian Singers/Owain Arwel Hughes (Philips 426 055)

    (Box 123, Wellington or concert@radionz.co.nz)

  • 3:00 PM. CD Masters

    Classic performances from the back catalogue

    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No 4 in G Op 58 - Claudio Arrau (pno), Philharmonia/Otto Klemperer (Testament SBT2 1351)

    Piano Sonata No 31 in Ab Op 110 - Claudio Arrau (pno) (Testament SBT2 1351)

  • 4:05 PM. Made in New Zealand

    NZ musicians and composers

    CARR: Seven Mediaeval Lyrics - Jubilate Singers, Queensland SO/Edwin Carr (Kiwi SLD 70)

    JANÁCEK arr Breiner: The Makropulos Affair, Suite - Vesa-Matti Leppänen (vln), New Zealand SO/Peter Breiner (Naxos 8.570556)

  • 5:00 PM. Cadenza

    SAINT-SAËNS: Danse Macabre - Luben Yordanoff (vln), Paris Orch/Daniel Barenboim (DG 415 847)

    LILBURN: Three Sea Changes - Margaret Nielsen (pno) (SOUNZ Volume 1)

    HANDEL: Comfort ye my people, from Messiah - Philip Langridge (ten), ASMF/Neville Marriner (Decca 417 735)

    ALWYN: Suite of Scottish Dances - Royal Liverpool Phil/David Lloyd-Jones (Naxos 8.570704)

    GINASTERA arr Bardesio: Danza de la moza donosa, from Danzas Argentinas Op 2 - José Fernández Bardesio (gtr) (Profil PH 11002)

    FUNCK: Suite in D - Cellists of the Berlin Phil (Allegria 221085 205)

    GRAINGER: Handel in the Strand - Kenneth Sillito (vln), Stephen Orton (cello), Hamish Milne (pno) (Chandos CHAN 9746)

    MORTELMANS: Myth of Spring - Royal Flemish Phil/Martyn Brabbins (Hyperion CDA 67766)

    SAINT-SAËNS: Printemps qui commence, from Samson & Delilah - Denyce Graves (mezzo), Munich Radio Orch/Maurizio Barbacini (RCA 09026 63509)

    SINDING: Rustle of Spring - Christian Ihle Hadland (pno) (Naxos 8.572255)

    NAKADA arr Takemitsu: A Song of Early Spring - Matthew Marshall (gtr) (Waiata 9501)

    HEAD: By the River in Spring - Celia Redgate (fl), Michael Dussek (pno) (Divine Art DDA 25061)

    SIBELIUS: Spring Song Op 16 - Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä (BIS CD 1445)

    BARBER: Mutations from Bach - Royal Scottish National Orch/Marin Alsop (Naxos 8.559135)

  • 7:00 PM. Sound Lounge

    Kate Mead hosts a weekly forum for contemporary music

    8:00 The Nerve

    Six programmes

    (2) In the Key of DNA (Music & Evolution)

    Jowi Taylor asks the question why? Why did music evolve in the first place? Some people think music is merely an evolutionary frill, a by-product - delicious cheesecake for our ears that has no evolutionary purpose. Darwin himself was puzzled by music. Observing songbirds, he suggested music's role was in sexual selection (which may explain why rock stars from Franz Liszt to Tommy Lee have had such busy sex lives). Others believe music's origins may be found in the mother-infant interactions we call baby talk, and others consider the importance of the lullaby - a need to pacify infants. Others theorize that music developed in tandem with the social cohesion necessary to the survival of bands of early humans, critical to them through its power to strengthen social bonds

    Cheesecake? Or sex, baby talk, and social interaction? Set in the Key of DNA, Taylor examines what the purpose of music is and has been, yesterday and today (CBC)

    11:00 New Music Dreams

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