Music Week (3)

by Fiona Rae / 31 December, 2005


MUSIC ALIVE, ALL THAT JAZZ, CONCERT FM, 8.00PM. A special concert for New Year's Eve, recorded at the Aotea Centre and featuring the Auckland Phil with vocalist Emma Pask and Australian multi-instrumentalist James Morrison. The concert features several of Morrison's compositions.


SETTLING THE SCORE, CONCERT FM, 8.00AM. A 12-hour thank-you to loyal listeners, as Concert FM counts down to the year's most popular work.


MUSIC ALIVE, CONCERT FM, 8.00PM. One of the world's most accomplished lyric sopranos, Barbara Bonney, sings Strauss with the Sydney Symphony. Mahler's Fifth Symphony follows.


Monday, 9.00am: Beethoven: Fidelio, Overture, Berlin PO/Rudolf Kempe; Telemann: Oratorio, Heilig, heilig, heilig ist Gott, Monika Mauch (sop), Ralf Popken (countertenor), Andreas Post (ten), Albrecht Pöhl (bass), Friedemann Immer Trumpet Consort, Siegen Collegium Vocale, Hannover Hofkapelle/Ulrich Stötzel; Brahms: String Quartet No 3 in B flat Op 67, Alban Berg Quartet; Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song Op 25, Zoltán Kocsis (pno), Budapest Festival Orch/Iván Fischer; Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite No 1, Cincinnati SO/Paavo Järvi

Tuesday, 9.00am: Weber: Symphony No 1 in C Op 19, London Classical Players/Roger Norrington; Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor K466, Mikhail Pletnev (pno/dir), German CO; Bach: Cantata No 21, Lord my God, my heart and soul were sore distrest, Greta de Reyghere (sop), John Harle (saxophone), Christoph Prégardien (ten), Peter Lika (bass), Netherlands Chamber Choir, La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken; Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 10 in G Op 96, Leila Josefowicz (vln), John Novacek (pno); Bayer: Die Puppenfee, Slovak Radio SO/Andrew Mogrelia

Wednesday 9.00am: Handel: Saul, Sinfonia and Act 1, Rosemary Joshua (Michal), Emma Bell (Merab), Lawrence Zazzo (David), Jeremy Ovenden (Jonathan), Michael Slattery (High Priest/Witch of Endor), Finnur Bjarnason (Amalekite/ Abner), Henry Waddington (Doeg/Samuel), Gidon Saks (Saul), RIAS Chamber Choir, Concerto Cologne/René Jacobs (dir) (Act 2 Thu and Act 3 Fri 9.00am); A Finzi: Inni alla notte, Ukraine National SO/Nicola Giuliani; Poulenc: Concerto for organ, strings and timpani, Maurice Duruflé (organ of the church of Saint-Etienne du Mont, Paris), Paris Conservatoire Orch/Georges Prêtre; Porretti: Cello Sonata in D, Josep Bassal, Wolfgang Lehner (cellos); Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, Winter Daydreams, Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi

Thursday 9.00am: Handel: Saul, Act 2 (see Wednesday for details, Act 3 Fri 9.00am); Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 in D minor Op 47, Czech Phil/Karel Ancerl; Stanford: Piano Quintet in D minor Op 25, Piers Lane (pno), RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet; Hofmann: Flute Concerto in D, Elizabeth Hirst (fl), University of Auckland Orch/Uwe Grodd; Wagner: Parsifal, Suite from Act 3, Swedish Radio Chorus, Berlin Phil/Claudio Abbado

Friday 9.00am: Handel: Saul, Act 3 (see Wednesday for details); Stravinsky: Petrushka, Suite, Chicago SO/Carlo Maria Giulini; Schumann: Fantasy Pieces Op 12, Marc-André Hamelin (pno); Haydn: String Quartet in C, Emperor Op 76/3, Lindsay String Quartet; Rowley: Concerto in D for piano, strings and percussion, Peter Donohoe (pno/dir), Northern Sinfonia; Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C minor Op 67, Swedish CO/Thomas Dausgaard


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