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30/05/20

Sibelius: Symphony no. 2 in D major op. 43: 1st, 3rd and 4th movements

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali

08/02/20

Sibelius: Symphony no. 1 in E minor op. 39: 1st, 3rd and 4th Movements

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali

2018 recording

09/11/19

Ethel Mary Smyth: Mass in D major: Sanctus, Benedictus, Gloria

Susanna Hurrell (soprano), Catriona Morison (mezzo-soprano), Den John son (tenor, Duncan Rock (baritone), BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sakari Oramo

21/09/19

Clara Schumann: 3 Romances for Violin and Piano op. 22

Elena Urioste (violin), Isaka Kanneh-Mason (piano)

Clara Schumann: Piano Sonata in G minor

Isaka Kanneh-Mason

Clara Schumann was born 200 years ago on 13th September

17/08/19

Parry: Piano Quartet in A flat major

Leonore Piano Trio with Rachel Roberts (viola)

Hyperion recording from 2018

04/05/19

Sibelius: Symphony no. 1 in E minor op. 39: 1st, 2nd and 4th Movements

Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali

09/02/19

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor op. 129

Steven Isserlis, La Chambre Philharmonique conducted by Emmanuel Krivine

15/12/18

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major op. 19

Glenn Gould, Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein

Recorded April 9 and 10 1957

01/09/18 (Theme: Honouring Leonard Bernstein)

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein

Video recording of performance recorded in 1976. 25th August was the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein.

07/07/18

Shostakovich: Sonata for Violin and Piano op. 134

Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

31/03/18

Haydn: The Creation – Most of Part I

Gundula Janowitz, Fritz Wunderlich, Walter Berry, Vienna Singverein, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan

03/02/18

Taneyev: Concert Suite for Violin and Orchestra op. 28: III. Andante (Fairy tale), IV. Tema con variazioni, V. Presto (Tarantella)

Igor Oistrakh, State Symphony Orchestra of Novosibirsk conducted by Arnold Katz

2008 recording

02/12/17

Handel: Messiah – Part III (from 'I know my Redeemer liveth' to 'Amen')

Susan Grittan (soprano), Sara Mingardo (alto), Mark Padmore ( tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), Tenebrae, London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Colin Davis

Video via YouTube. Performance recorded at London's Barbican in 2006.

11/11/17

Schubert: Piano Sonata in A major D.959 (1st, 3rd & 4th movements)

Krystian Zimerman

Recorded at the Kashiwazaki City Performing Arts Center Art-Forêt, Japan, January 2016

15/07/17

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

On video via YouTube. Live performance in the Barbican, London, in 1983. Vladimir Ashkenazy was 80 on 6th July.

13/05/17 (Theme: Marking the 450th Anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi (baptised 15th May 1567))

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Maria Vergine (1610) – Movements 1 to 6

Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

Video recorded in The Chapel Royal in Versailles in 2014 (available on YouTube)

08/04/17

Handel: Messiah (from 'Hallelujah' chorus to the end)

Lynda Lee (soprano), Deirdre Cooling-Nolan (contralto), Emmanuel Lawler (tenor), Ian Caddy (bass), Our Lady's Choral Society,RTÉ Concert orchestra conducted by Proinnsias Ó Duinn

13th April is the 275th anniversary of the first performance (in Dublin) of the oratorio.

21/01/17

Haydn: Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major Hob.VIIb:1

Jacqueline du Pré, English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim

05/11/16

Holst: The Planets op. 32: I. Mars; II. Venus, IV. Jupiter; VII. Neptune

Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle

Recorded by EMI in 1981

20/08/16

Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 in E flat major op. 55 ('Eroica'): II. Marcia Funebre. Adagio assai & III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace

Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado

On DVD. Recorded at the Festival's opening concert in 2013 (Abbado's final Festival appearance)

16/07/16

Bizet: Carmen: Act I from Habañera to end and "La Fleur que tu m'avail jetée" from Act II

Elena Obraztsova, Placido Domingo,Isobel Buchanan, Chorus and orchestra of the Vienna State Opera conducted by Carlos Kleiber

Video recording of Franco Zeffirelli production in the Vienna State Opera on 9th December 1978

21/05/16

Debussy: La Mer

London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

30/01/16 (Theme: A Birthday and an Anniversary)

Puccini: Tosca: Recondita armonia

Placido Domingo, Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

Placido Domingo was 75 on 21st January

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba

Placido Domingo, Orcherstra del Teatro alla Scala conducted by Georges Prêtre

Bizet: Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée

Placido Domingo, London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Georg Solti

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Am stillen Herd

Placido Domingo, Peter Maus, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Roland Hermann, Gerd Feldhoff, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin conducted by Eugen Jochum

Verdi: La traviata: Libiamo ne'lieti calici

Placido Domingo, Bayerisches Staatsorchester conducted by Carlos Kleiber

Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Otto Ackermann

9th December was the 100th Anniversary of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's birth

14/11/15

Franck: Symphony in D minor

Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Monteux

9th November was the 125th Anniversary of the death of César Franck. The recording dates from 1961, and was remastered in 2014.

15/08/15

Wagner: 'Parsifal' (conclusion of Act II, and most of Scene 2 of Act III of Opera)

Siegfried Jerusalem, Waltraud Meier, Franz Mazura, Kurt Moll, Bernd Weikl, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera New York conducted by James Levine

On DVD. Otto Schenck production, 1993.

16/05/15

Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F major op. 68 (Pastoral)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan

Recording from 1982

18/04/15

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan

07/03/15

J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor BWV.1041

Itzhak Perlman, English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim

J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor BWV.1043

Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, English Chamner Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim

03/01/15

Richard Rodgers: 'South Pacific' (selection of songs)

Giorgio Tozzi, Mitzi Gaynor, Bill Lee, Ray Watson, Muriel Smith uncredited orchestra and conductor

The film version (1958) on DVD. Fitting in with the day's theme of 'Operettas & Musicals'.

29/11/14

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat major op. 30

Jiahan Sun, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Cavanagh

Live recording of the pianist's performance in the Final of the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition. Jiuhan Sun was awarded Second Prize.

18/10/14 (Theme: Remembering Claudio Abbado)

Brahms: Tragic Overture op. 81

Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado

On DVD. Recorded in August 2013. Abbado's final video recording.

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder: Orchestral Interlude and Song of the Wood Dove (conclusion of Part I)

Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo-soprano), Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado

02/08/14 (Theme: First World War Centenary)

Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3, 1921)

London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adrian Boult

Britain declared war on Germany on 4th August 1914. The 'Pastoral' reference is to the fields of France during World War I.

29/03/14

Morten Lauridsen: Lux aeterna

Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia conducted by Stephen Layton

01/02/14

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major op. 77: 1st and 2nd Movements

David Oistrakh, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Antonio Pedrotti

Recorded live at the Prague Spring Festival in 1961

30/11/13

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major op. 48

Orchestre de chambre Jean-François Paillard conducted by Jean-François Paillard