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Saturday 21 March 2015

12:00 AM Music Through the Night

The Stars are Comforting

The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley (1941-1981)

Her research into the Evolution of Galaxies made Beatrice Tinsley a giant of 20th century astronomy. Throughout her life Beatrice also played her violin and wrote home to her family

Twenty programmes, with letters edited by Theodora Lee-Smith and read by Tina Regtien

(1) Cambridge Music School and off to university in Christchurch; 1958-9 (RNZ)

1:00 approx - Disc 1

MARSHALL: Hikurangi Sunrise; TCHAIKOVSKY: Puss in Boots and the White Cat, from Sleeping Beauty; DVORÁK: The Wood Dove Op 110; ELGAR: Elegy for strings Op 58; MACCUNN: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood; SAINT SAËNS: Aquarium, from The Carnival of the Animals; FALLA: Ritual Fire Dance, from El Amor Brujo; LILBURN: A Song of Islands - New Zealand SO/Hamish McKeich (Trust MMT 2059)

2:15 approx - Disc 2

German Baroque songs by NAUWACH; ALBERT; FISCHER; A KRIEGER; J P KRIEGER; HAMMERSCHMIDT; HAGEN; GÖRNER - Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Markus Märkl (hpschd), Alix Verzier (cello), Karl-Ernst Schröder (lute), Pablo Valetti, Stephanie Pfister (vlns), Friederike Heumann, Juan Manuel Quintana (vla da gambas) (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1505)

3:25 approx - Disc 3

GIAMPIERI: Variations on The Carnival of Venice; MESSAGER: Solo de concours; MILHAUD: Scaramouche; LOVREGLIO: Fantasia on Verdi's La Traviata; GERSHWIN: Preludes for piano; RACHMANINOV: Vocalise Op 34/14; WEBER: Grand Duo Concertant in Eb Op 48; MILTON: Carmen Fantasy Op 22 - Michael Collins (cl), Piers Lane (pno) (Chandos CHAN 10615)

4:40 approx - Disc 4

HEINICHEN: Concerto in F; DIEUPART: Concerto in A minor; FASCH: Concerto in D minor; PISENDEL: Sonata in C minor; HEINICHEN: Pastorale in A; QUANTZ: Concerto in G; VERACINI: Overture No 5 in B - Musica Antiqua, Cologne/Reinhard Goebel (Archiv 447 644)

6:00 AM Classic Morning

6:00 MOERAN: Rhapsody No 1 in F - Ulster Orch/JoAnn Falletta (Naxos 8.573106)

SCHUBERT: Notturno in Eb D897 - Trio Latitude 41 (Eloquentia EL 1129)

HOLST: Venus, Bringer of Peace, from Planets Suite - Philadelphia Orch/Eugene Ormandy (RCA 09026 68999)

ANON: Greensleeves to a ground - Hespèrion XXI/Jordi Savall (dir) (Alia Vox AV 9820)

SARASATE: Fantasy on Mozart's Don Giovanni Op 51 - Tianwa Yang (vln), Navarra SO/Ernest Martínez Izquierdo (Naxos 8.572276)

7:00 BIZET: La Garde Montant; Danse Bohème, from Carmen Suite No 2 - Royal Phil/Mark Ermler (Tring International TRP 002)

PIAZZOLLA: Libertango; Decarísimo; Oblivion - Trio Tangophoria (BIS SACD 2108)

CIMAROSA: Oboe Concerto in C minor - Anthony Camden (ob), City of London Sinfonia/Nicholas Ward (Naxos 8.553991)

J STRAUSS II: Persian March - Vienna Phil/Willi Boskovsky (Decca 417 747)

TRAD arr Afshar: Gole Gandom; Dareneh Jaan; Leila Leila, from Five Popular Persian Ballads - Lily Afshar (gtr) (Summit DCD 236)

KETÈLBEY: In a Persian Market - New Symphony Orch of London/Robert Sharples (Decca 452 987)

8:00 ROSSINI: La Cenerentola, Overture - Royal Phil/Evelino Pidò (Tring International TRP 066)

MILHAUD: Suite d'après Corrette - Athena Ensemble (Chandos CHAN 6536)

VIVALDI: Concerto in A minor for two violins RV522, from L'Estro Armonico - Roberto Michelucci (vln/dir), Anna Maria Cotogni (vln), I Musici (Philips 446 169)

ARBAN: Fantaisie Brillante - Sergei Nakariakov (tpt), Maria Meerovitch (pno) (Warner 2564 65958)

WAGENSEIL: Symphony in D WV374 - Bern Camerata/Thomas Füri (dir) (Archiv 410 599)

9:00 AM Best of Upbeat

A recap from the week's national and international music news with Eva Radich (RNZ)

10:00 AM Your Choice

TARTINI: Sonata No 13 in B minor for solo violin - Rachel Podger (vln) (Channel Classics CCS SA 35513)

SPOHR: Septet in A minor Op 147 - Ensemble 360 (ASV GLD 4026)

BELLINI: Me chiami, o Norma, from Norma - Joan Sutherland (sop), Doris Soffel (mezzo), Swedish Radio Choir & SO/Richard Bonynge (Caprice CAP 21601)

ALBENIZ arr Couch: Asturias, from Spanish Suite Op 47 - John Couch (gtr) (John Couch JB 1001)

ELGAR: Six Very Easy Pieces in First Position Op 22 - Kennedy (vln), Peter Pettinger (pno) (Chandos CHAN 8380)

HEBERLE: Concertino - Hugo Reyne (csakan/dir), La Simphonie du Marais (Musiques Chabotterie 605007)

BUCHANAN: Next time around; Awakening, from An Ocean Between Us - Rhona Fraser (sop), New Zealand Piano Quartet (RNZ)

SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor Op 22 - Emmanuel Despax (pno), Orpheus Sinfonia/Thomas Carroll (Signum SIGCD 349)

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

Noon The RNZ Concert Classical Chart

This week's best-selling CDs

1:00 PM The Art of Jazz

Ten programmes giving Phil Broadhurst's perspective on the international recorded jazz scene

(3) Recent Releases and Reissues (RNZ)

2:00 PM Global Sounds

Indigenous music from around the world

3:00 PM Saturday Concert

2013 Wallace National Piano Competition

Eight programmes

(8) HAYDN: Keyboard Sonata No 60 in C HobXVI/50; LISZT: Après une lecture du Dante, from Années de Pèlerinage, Year 2, Italy; MENDELSSOHN: Rondo capriccioso in E Op 14; LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No 12 in C# minor S244 - Sylvia Jiang (pno)

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No 30 in E Op 109; SCHUMANN: Abegg Variations Op 1; VINE: Five Bagatelles; LISZT: Tarantella, from Venice & Naples, supplement to Années de Pèlerinage, Year 2, Italy - Jane Nayoung Koo (pno) (recorded in the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber by RNZ)

4:45 PM Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Scottish SO

MACCUNN: The Land of the Mountain & the Flood Op 3 (Hyperion CDA 66815)

GURNEY arr Finzi: Four Elizabethan Songs - with Christopher Maltman (bar) (Hyperion CDA 67065)

MACCUNN: The ship o' the fiend (Hyperion CDA 66815)

BRUCH: Violin Concerto No 3 in D minor Op 58 - with Jack Liebeck (vln) (Hyperion CDA 68050)

6:00 PM Made in New Zealand

NZ performers and composers

FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No 2 - New Zealand SO/Kenneth Young (RNZ)

BASSI ed Giampieri: Concert Fantasia, Variations on Caro nome from Verdi's Rigoletto - Mark Walton (cl), David Miller (pno) (AWMP CD 01)

NORRIS: From the Lonely Margins of the Sea - New Zealand SO/Hamish McKeich (RNZ)

L MOZART: Sinfonia di caccia in G - NZSO CO/Donald Armstrong (dir) (Naxos 8.553347)

7:00 PM Vocalied

BARTÓK: Five Songs Op 15 Sz61, My love; Summer; Night of desire; In vivid dream; In the valley - Julia Hamari (mezzo), Ilona Prunyi (pno) (Hungaroton HCD 31535)

Eight Hungarian Folksongs Sz64, Black is the earth; My God, my God let the water flood; Wives, let me be one of your company; So much sorrow in my heart; If I climb the rocky mountains; They are mending the great forest highway; Up to now my work; Snow is melting - Polina Pasztircsák (sop), Aleksandra Sasha Kozlov (pno) (Nascor NS 07)

7:30 PM Music Alive

Direct from the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch

Sea to Sky

Slava Grigoryan (gtr), Christchurch SO/Benjamin Northey LILBURN: Aotearoa Overture; WESTLAKE: Antarctica Suite, for guitar and orchestra

(interval)

SIBELIUS: Symphony No 2 in D Op 43 (RNZ)

9:30 PM Vocalied

BRETAN: Psalm of Mammon's Monk; Alone; So far above!; September with roses; On my new book; There was an old king; In Memoriam E; Ballad of a man from Zilah; Our house - Ludovic Konya (bar), Ferdinand Weiss (pno) (Nimbus NI 5640)

10:00 PM Day's End

RESPIGHI: Violin Sonata in E minor, after Bach's Violin Sonata in E minor BWV1023 - Michael Erxleben (vln/dir), New Berlin CO (Capriccio 10 563)

MARX: Spring Music, from Nature Trilogy - Vienna Radio SO/Johannes Wildner (CPO 777 320)

11:00 PIERNÉ: Cello Sonata in F# minor Op 46 - Mats Lidström (cello), Bengt Forsberg (pno) (Hyperion CDA 66979)

RAFF: String Sextet in G minor Op 178 - Ensemble Villa Musica (Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 304 1181)

Sunday 22 March 2015

12:00 AM Music Through the Night

Disc 1

HAYDN: Symphonies, No 45 in F# minor, Farewell; No 46 in B; No 47 in G - Hanover Band/Roy Goodman (Hyperion CDA 66522)

1:15 approx - Disc 2

PAISIELLO: Piano Concertos, No 2 in F; No 4 in G minor; No 3 in A; No 6 in Bb - Mariaclara Monetti (pno), English CO/Stephanie Gonley (ASV CD DCA 872)

2:25 approx - Disc 3

HANDEL: Cantatas, Haec est Regina virginum; Ah! Che troppo ineguali; Donna, che in ciel di tanta luce splendi; Il pianto di Maria, Giunta l'ora fatal - Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel (Archiv 439 866)

3:40 approx - Disc 4

MARTINU: Sonata for flute, violin & piano; Promenades for flute, violin & harpsichord; Sonata for flute & piano; Five Madrigal Stanzas for violin & piano; Scherzo for flute & piano; Madrigal-sonata for flute, violin & piano - Angèle Dubeau (vln), Marc-André Hamelin (pno/hpschd), Alain Marion (fl) (Analekta FL 2 3031)

4:50 approx - Disc 5

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Orchestral Suites, Suite from Snow Maiden; Suite from Legend of the Invisible City of Kitzeh and the Maiden Fevroniya; Nuit sur le Mont Triglav - Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev (PTC 5186 362)

6:00 AM Sanctuary

GRETCHANINOV: Passion Week, excerpts - Caroline Markham (mezzo), Paul Davidson (ten), Bryan Taylor (bar), Phoenix Bach Choir, Kansas City Chorale/Charles Bruffy (Chandos CHSA 5044)

ANON arr Barley: Ubi caritas - Matthew Barley (cello) (Black Box BBM 1068)

GOUNOD: Mass No 4 in G minor for choir & two organs - Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne/Michel Corboz, Daniel Fuchs (org) (Apex 8573 89235)

ALLEGRI: Miserere mei, Deus - The Sixteen/Harry Christophers (Coro COR 16014)

7:30 AM Hymns on Sunday

A weekly selection of traditional and modern hymns (RNZ)

8:00 AM Grace Notes

WAGNER: Tristan & Isolde, Prelude - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orch/Mark Elder (Sony SK 62032)

MASCAGNI arr I Salonisti: Cavalleria Rusticana, Intermezzo - I Salonisti (London 458 382)

STRAUSS: Wiegenlied Op 41/1 - Kiri Te Kanawa (sop), London SO/Andrew Davis (CBS MK 76794)

GLAZUNOV: Grand Waltz, from Raymonda - Lydia Mordkovitch (vln), Marina Gusak-Grin (pno) (Chandos CHAN 8500)

FINZI: Romance in Eb Op 11 - Orch of the Swan/David Curtis (Somm SOMMCD 244)

OURKOUZOUNOV: Makedonski pesen, from Four legends (Macedonian song) - Cavatina Duo (Cedille CDR 90000 117)

KHACHATURIAN: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia, from Spartacus - Royal Phil/Yuri Temirkanov (EMI CDC 7 47348)

9:00 AM Composer of the Week

A look at the life and music of PYTOR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) presented by William Dart (R Mon 7pm) (RNZ)

Francesca da Rimini - Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi (BIS SACD 1348)

10:00 AM Music@Menlo

Resonance

Music at Menlo is a California summer music festival. The 2012 season, Resonance, marked the festival's tenth anniversary

Six programmes

(3) BACH: Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor BWV1067 - Carol Wincenc (fl), Kristin Lee, Ian Swensen (vlns), Paul Neubauer (vla), Dane Johansen (cello), Scott Pingel (dbass), Wu Han (hpschd)

J STRAUSS II: Emperor Waltz Op 437 - Carol Wincenc (fl), Jose Franchi-Ballester (cl), Gloria Chen (pno), Ian Swensen, Erin Keefe (vlns), Paul Neubauer (vla), Dane Johansen (cello)

DEBUSSY: Danse sacrée et danse profane - Bridget Kibbey (harp), Erin Keefe, Kristin Lee (vlns), Paul Neubauer (vla), Dane Johansen (cello), Scott Pingel (dbass)

BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances Sz68 - Erin Keefe, Joria Fleezanis, Adam Barnett-Hart, Wu Jie (vlns), Paul Neubauer, Geraldine Walther (vlas), Dane Johansen (cello), Scott Pingel (dbass)

COPLAND: Appalachian Spring - Carol Wincenc (fl), Jose Franchi-Ballester (cl), Marc Goldberg (bsn), Joria Fleezanis, Wu Jie, Adam Barnett-Hart, Kirstin Lee (vlns), Pierre Laponte, Geraldine Walther (vlas), Dane Johansen, David Finckel (cellos), Scott Pingel (dbass), Gloria Chen (pno) (recorded at the Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton by American Public Media)

11:15 AM The Works

BALAKIREV: Symphony No 1 in C - Aarhus SO/James Loughran (Danacord DACOCD 616)

Noon The Critic's Choice

The top choices from leading overseas music magazines

SCULTHORPE: Riverina (Gundyarri Wagga Wagga) - Tamara-Anna Cislowska (pno) (ABC Classics 481 1181)

DUTILLEUX: The Shadows of Time - Benjamin Richardson, Kepler Swanson, Andrew Torgelson (trebles), Seattle Symphony/Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony Media SSM 1001)

1:00 PM Vintage Years

Violinist Nathan Milstein

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No 5 in F Op 24, Spring - Artur Balsam (pno) (rec 1950) (Andante RE A 1090)

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Op 77 - Pittsburgh SO/William Steinberg (rec 1953-54) (EMI 5 67583)

2:00 PM The Sunday Feature

Richard Farrell - New Zealand Pianist

The recorded legacy of Richard Farrell, who died in a car crash in 1958 at the age of 31, shows a pianist of outstanding technique and insight. Peter Mechen presents four programmes reviewing the surviving recordings and talking to those who remember Farrell's playing

(2) Elegant Romantic (RNZ)

3:00 PM Young New Zealand

Wallace National Junior Piano Competition 2014

Two programmes

(1) BACH: Prelude & Fugue No 5 in D BWV874, from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2; BEETHOVEN: First movement, Allegro con brio, from Piano Sonata No 21 in C Op 53, Waldstein; CHOPIN: Etude in C minor Op 25/12 - Siyu Sun (pno)

BEETHOVEN: Nos 2 in G minor; 3 in Eb; 6 in Eb, from Bagatelles Op 126; BRAHMS: Intermezzo in Eb minor Op 118/6 - Max Tang (pno)

PÄRT: Partita Op 2; RAVEL: Third movement, Animé, from Sonatine; CHOPIN: Etude in Gb Op 10/5 - Lixin Zhang (pno) (recorded in the University of Auckland Music Theatre by RNZ)

3:55 PM From the Historical Russian Archives

DVORÁK: Symphony No 2 in Bb Op 4 - USSR Ministry of Culture SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky (Brilliant Classics 9019)

5:00 PM New Horizons

Ten programmes

(4) With William Dart (R Fri 7.00pm) (RNZ)

6:00 PM Opera on Sunday

Metropolitan Opera Season

Twenty-three operas from New York's Metropolitan Opera House

(12) MOZART: Don Giovanni, an opera in two acts

The libertine and blasphemer Don Giovanni, whose main purpose in life is the seduction of women, gets his just reward in what many consider Mozart's greatest opera

Don Giovanni.............. Peter Mattei

Donna Anna................. Elza van den Heever

Donna Elvira............... Emma Bell

Zerlina......................... Kate Lindsey

Don Ottavio................. Dmitry Korchak

Leporello..................... Luca Pisaroni

Masetto........................ Adam Plachetka

Commendatore............ James Morris

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra/Alan Gilbert (EBU)

9:45 PM From the New Zealand Collection

FARQUHAR: Suite for guitar - Gunter Herbig (gtr) (Naxos 8.572185)

10:00 PM Day's End

FUX: Overture in Bb - Il Fondamento/Paul Dombrecht (dir) (Vanguard 99705)

PLEYEL: Sinfonia Concertante in Bb - Anne Angerer (ob), Hanno Dönneweg (bsn), Stuttgart Radio SO/Johannes Moesus (CPO 777 606)

LYATOSHYNSKY: Grazhyna Op 58 - Ukrainian State SO/Theodore Kuchar (Naxos 8.555578)

11:00 CALACE: Mandolin Concerto No 2 Op 144 - Alison Stephens (mandolin), Steven Devine (pno) (Naxos 8.570434)

ONSLOW: String Quartet No 29 in D minor Op 55 - Quatuor Diotima (Naïve V 5200)

Monday 23 March 2015

12:00 AM Music Through the Night

Disc 1

KORNGOLD: Between Two Worlds: Judgement Day; Symphonic Serenade Op 39; Theme & Variations Op 42 - Alexander Fry (pno), German Symphony Orch, Berlin/John Mauceri (Decca 444 170)

1:15 approx - Disc 2

BRAHMS: Variations & Fugue on a theme by Handel Op 24; Four Ballades Op 10; Variations on a theme by Schumann Op 9 - Jorge Federico Osorio (pno) (ASV CD DCA 616)

2:20 approx - Disc 3

BRIDGE: Adoration; Go not, happy day; Love went a-riding; LILBURN: Elegy ; IRELAND: Great things; Sea fever; When lights go rolling round the sky; CW ORR: Song cycle, from A Shropshire Lad; FINZI: Let us garlands bring - Paul Whelan (bar), David Harper (pno) (Trust MMT 2023)

3:30 approx - Disc 4

SPOHR: String Quartets, No 3, Quatuor brillant in D minor Op 11; No 4 in Eb Op 15/1; No 6 in G minor Op 27 - New Budapest Quartet (Marco Polo 8.223254)

4:45 approx - Disc 5

PURCELL: Instrumental music, from Dioclesian; King Arthur; The Fairy Queen; The Indian Queen - Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon (Sony SK 66169)

6:00 AM Classic Morning

6:00 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Third movement, Romanza (Lento), from Symphony No 5 in D - Adelaide SO/Patrick Thomas (ABC Classics 472 984)

ANON arr van Eyck: English Nightingale/The Nightingale, from The Flute's Garden of Delight - Erik Bosgraaf (recorder) (Brilliant Classics 93391)

CORELLI arr Suzuki: Violin Sonata in D minor Op 5/12, La follia - Takako Nishizaki (vln), Terence Dennis (pno) (Naxos 8.572382)

BAX: The Happy Forest - Royal Liverpool Phil/John Wilson (Avie AV 2194)

WAGNER arr Dukas: Venusberg Music & Bacchanale, from Tannhäuser - Yaara Tal, Andreas Groethuysen (pno duo) (Sony 88765 441592)

7:00 FALLA: Interlude & Dance, from La Vida Breve - Mexico State SO/Enrique Bátiz (RegisC 1271)

GOLDMARK: Third movement, Serenade, from Rustic Wedding Symphony - Singapore SO/Lan Shui (BIS 1842)

PAGANINI trans Williams: Caprice No 24 in A minor, from 24 Caprices Op 1 - John Williams (gtr) (Sony MLK 66704)

MAHLER: Piano Quartet movement in A minor - Kremerata Musica (DG 447 112)

GERSHWIN: Variations on I Got Rhythm - Freddy Kempf (pno), Bergen Phil/Andrew Litton (BIS SACD 1940)

8:00 Beauty Spot: POULENC: Ave Maria, from Les Dialogues des Carmelites - Dinah Wright (sop), Louisa Pilkington (mezzo), Cecilian Singers/Nan Anderson, Graham Hollobon (org) (TreeHouse T 0017)

GÁL: Variations on a popular Viennese tune Op 9 - Karin Adam (vln), Christoph Stradner (cello), Doris Adam (pno) (Camerata CMCD 28149)

RESPIGHI ed di Vittorio: Aria for strings - CO of New York "Ottorino Respighi"/Salvatore di Vittorio (Naxos 8.572332)

ALFVÉN: Swedish Rhapsody No 1 Op 19, Midsummer Vigil - Minnesota Orch/Eiji Oue (Reference Recordings-80 CD)

ARNOLD: Three Shanties for Wind Quintet - Nash Ensemble (Hyperion CDA 66173)

BRUCH: Romance in F Op 85 - Arnaud Thorette (vla), Liège Phil, Wallonia/Pascal Rophé (Cypres CYP 7611)

9:00 AM Composer of the Week

PYTOR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy Overture (original 1869 version) - Russian National Orch/Vladimir Jurowski (PentaTone PTC 5186 330)

Piano Concerto No 1 in Bb minor Op 23 - Andrei Gavrilov (pno), Berlin Phil/Vladimir Ashkenazy (EMI CDC 7 49632)

10:00 AM The Works

SAINT-SAËNS: Cello Sonata No 2 in F Op 123 - Mats Lidström (cello), Bengt Forsberg (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67095)

CHAUSSON: Poème Op 25 - Nicola Benedetti (vln), London SO/Daniel Harding (DG 987 057)

HAYDN: Piano Trio in Ab HobXV/14 - Kungsbacka Piano Trio (Naxos 8.572063)

SCHUMANN: Symphony No 2 in C Op 61 - Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado (DG 479 1061)

Noon Upbeat

Music news & current affairs with Eva Radich (RNZ)

1:30 PM Recent Releases

MORENO TORROBA: Aires de la Mancha - Pepe Romero (gtr) (Naxos 8.573255)

LAZZARI: Rapsodie in E minor - Philippe Graffin (vln), Royal Flemish Phil/Martyn Brabbins (Hyperion CDA 68005)

2:00 PM Afternoon Requests

PURCELL arr Britten: Chaconne in G minor Z730 - Bochmann String Quartet (Redcliffe 020)

GIULIANI: Variations on a theme by Handel Op 107, Harmonious Blacksmith - Pepe Romero (gtr) (Philips 475 6360)

HANDEL: Qual'insolita luce; Caddi, è ver, from La Resurrezione - Christopher Purves (bass), Arcangelo Jonathan Cohen (dir) (Hyperion CDA 67842)

CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor Op 21 - Nikolai Lugansky (pno), Sinfonia Varsovia/Alexander Vedernikov (Naïve AM 212)

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

3:00 PM CD Masters

Classic performances from the back catalogue

MONTEVERDI: Salve Regina; Laudate pueri No 1, from Selva morale e spirituale - Cantus Cologne/Konrad Junghänel (lute/dir) (rec 2000) (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1718.20)

MOZART: Piano Sonata No 17 in Bb K570 - Mitsuko Uchida (pno) (rec 1986) Philips 422 117)

I HOLST: String Trio No 1 - Court Lane Music (rec 2007) (Court Lane Music CLM 37601)

4:00 PM Made in New Zealand

NZ performers and composers

PRUDEN: Taranaki - New Zealand SO/Walter Susskind (Kiwi SLD 66)

MERK: Fantasy on Donizetti's Torquato Tasso Op 26/3 - Martin Rummel (cello), Roland Krüger (pno) (Naxos 8.572759)

DVORÁK: Second movement, Largo, from Symphony No 9 in E minor, From the New World - New Zealand SO/Victor Yampolsky (Kiwi CD SLC 215)

SATIE arr anon: Gymnopédies - Murray Khouri (cl), Rosemary Barnes (pno) (Continuum CCD 1014)

CANNABICH: Symphony No 48 in Bb - Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia/Uwe Grodd (Naxos 8.554340)

5:00 PM Cadenza

ERNST: Rondo Papageno Op 20 - Sherban Lupu (vln), Ian Hobson (pno) (Toccata Classics TOCC 0118)

SIBELIUS: Valse triste, from Kuolema - Royal Phil/Ole Schmidt (RegisC 1216)

CHABRIER: Habanera - Angela Hewitt (pno) (Hyperion SACDA 67515)

DELIBES: Czárdás, from Coppélia - Berlin Phil/Herbert von Karajan (DG 423 215)

BRITTEN: Storm, from Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes - Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley (Chandos CHAN 6538)

VILLA-LOBOS: Little Train of Caipira, from Bachianas Brasileiras No 2 - António Meneses (cello), Celina Szrvinsk (pno) (Avie AV 2162)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Jazz Suite No 1 - CBSO/Mark Elder (Signum SIGCD 051)

6:00 RODRÍGUEZ arr Goss: La cumparsita - Milos Karadaglic (gtr) (DG 479 0063)

MILLER arr Hayman: Moonlight Serenade - Thomas Martin (cl), Boston Pops Orch/Keith Lockhart (RCA 09026 68598)

R KING: Moonlight Reverie - Mark Bebbington (pno) (Somm SOMMCD 0125)

SCHUBERT: Romance, from Rosamunde D797 - Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado (DG 471 586)

CHILDS: Sonnet of the Moon - NZ Secondary Students Choir 2013-14/Andrew Withington, Brent Stewart (pno) (Private)

BLODEK: Moonrise, from In the Well - Prague SO/Václav Smetácek (Supraphon 10 1429)

ELGAR: In Moonlight - Christine Rice (mezzo), Mark Elder (pno) (Hallé CD HLL 7500)

FARQUHAR: Ring Round the Moon - New Zealand SO/Kenneth Young (Continuum CCD 1073)

7:00 PM Composer of the Week

A look at the life and music of PYTOR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) presented by William Dart (RNZ)

Swan Lake, Suite - Israel Phil/Zubin Mehta (Decca 448 704)

8:00 PM Music Alive

Auckland Festival 2015

Indra Thomas (sop), Victoria Simmonds (contralto), Nicky Spence (ten), Derek Welton (bass), New Zealand Youth Choir, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, Auckland Philharmonia/Eckehard Stier

PÄRT: Silouan's Song; MESSIAEN: Hymne au Saint-Sacrement: TIPPETT: A Child of Our Time (recorded in the Auckland Town Hall on 21 March by RNZ)

10:00 PM Day's End

ROUSSEL: Bacchus & Ariadne, Suite No 2 - Paris Orch/Serge Baudo (EMI CZS 7 62669)

PASCULLI arr Christ: Fantasy on the opera Poliuto - Céline Moinet (ob), Sarah Christ (harp) (Harmonia Mundi HMC 902 175)

CPE BACH: Double Concerto in F Wq46 - Alexei Lubimov, Yury Martynov (fpno duo), Vienna Haydn Sinfonietta/Manfred Huss (BIS SACD 2098)

11:00 HUMMEL: Clarinet Quartet in Eb - Fabrizio Meloni (cl), Andrea Pecolo (vln), Luca Ranieri (vla), Mario Finotti (cello) (Naxos 8.554280)

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F Op 135 - Zehetmair Quartet (ECM 2195/6 (476 3942))

Tuesday 24 March 2015

12:00 AM Music Through the Night

Disc 1

HELLENDAAL: Concerti Grossi Op 3 Nos 1-6 - Andrew Manze (vln), European Community Baroque Orch/Roy Goodman (Channel CCS 3492)

1:15 approx - Disc 2

SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in Eb Op 44; BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34 - Jenö Jandó (pno), Kodály Quartet (Naxos 8.550406)

2:25 approx - Disc 3

BRITTEN: Les Illuminations Op 18; Sinfonietta Op 1; Nocturne Op 60 - Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (ten), London Mozart Players/Jane Glover (ASV CD DCA 682)

3:30 approx - Disc 4

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos, No 3 in C minor Op 37; No 4 in G Op 58 - Diedre Irons (pno), Christchurch SO/Marc Taddei (Trust MMT 2051)

4:45 approx - Disc 5

PONCE: Sonatina Meridional; Variations on a theme of Cabezón; Theme, Variations & Finale; Suite in A; Tropico; Canción popular Gallega; Theme, 20 Variations & Fugue on Folie d'Espagne - Diego Blanco, Jukka Savijoki (gtrs) (BIS CD 255)

6:00 AM Classic Morning

6:00 F-AD PHILIDOR: The Sorcerer, Overture - Prague Sinfonia/Christian Benda (Naxos 8.573066)

VILLA-LOBOS: Chôros No 1 - Carlos Oramas (gtr) (ASV CD DCA 1150)

SARASATE: Barcarolle vénitienne Op 46 - Tianwa Yang (vln), Navarra SO/Ernest Martínez Izquierdo (Naxos 8.572275)

HANDEL: Trio Sonata in B minor Op 2/1 - London Baroque (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1379)

SMETANA: The Bartered Bride, Dances - Janácek Phil/Theodore Kuchar (Brilliant Classics 93634)

7:00 PISENDEL: Sonata in C minor - Dresden Baroque Orch (CPO 777 782)

CHOPIN: Nocturnes Op 15, No 1 in F; No 2 in F#; No 3 in G minor - Maurizio Pollini (pno) (DG 477 5718)

SCOTT: The Toy Trumpet - Mark Calder (tpt), New London Orch/Ronald Corp (Hyperion CDA 67067)

ARRIEU: Sonatine for flute & piano - Christine Hankin (fl), Timothy Murray (pno) (Dutton CDLX 7193)

GÓRECKI: Wislo moja, Wislo szara Op 46 - Lira Chamber Chorus/Lucy Ding (Elektra Nonesuch 7559 79348)

SCHUBERT: Rosamunde, Ballet Music No 2 in G - Das Neue Orchester/Christoph Spering (Opus 111 OPS 30-192)

8:00 Beauty Spot: SARASATE orch Hohn: Romanza andaluza Op 22/1 - Gil Shaham (vln), Orpheus CO (DG 449 923)

SIBELIUS: Pan & Echo Op 53 - New Zealand SO/Pietari Inkinen (Naxos 8.570763)

SOR: Fantasy in D on a favourite Scottish Air Op 40 - Stefano Palamidessi (gtr) (Brilliant Classics 93960)

SAINT-SAËNS arr Hazell: The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals - Han-Na Chang (cello), Aline Brewer (harp), Philharmonia/Leonard Slatkin (EMI 5 57052)

SVENDSEN: Romance in G Op 26 - Vienna Bohème Quartet (Koch Schwann 3-6718)

BAX: Tintagel - London Phil/Osmo Vänskä (LPO 0036)

9:00 AM Composer of the Week

PYTOR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

Hopak, from Mazeppa - Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel (Telarc CD 80541)

Mazeppa, Finale - Marina Shuguch (sop), Alexander Fedin (ten), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orch/Neeme Järvi (ROH 75605 55022)

Symphony No 2 in C minor Op 17, Little Russian - Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado (CBS MK 39359)

10:00 AM The Works

BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No 2 in F# minor Op 2 - Jonathan Plowright (pno) (BIS 2117)

DEVIENNE: Flute Concerto No 3 in G - Patrick Gallois (fl/dir), Swedish CO (Naxos 8.573230)

MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No 6 in F minor Op 80 - New Zealand String Quartet (Naxos 8.570001)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 7 in A Op 92 - Orch of the 18th Century/Frans Brüggen (Glossa GCDSA 921116)

Noon Upbeat

Music news & current affairs with Eva Radich (RNZ)

1:30 PM Recent Releases

WORDSWORTH: Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor Op 66 - Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Raphael Terroni (pno) (Naxos 8.571361)

PROKOFIEV: Autumnal Sketch Op 8 - Bournemouth SO/Kirill Karabits (Onyx 4139)

2:00 PM Afternoon Requests

GRANADOS arr Kreisler: Spanish Dance No 5 - Itzhak Perlman (vln), Samuel Sanders (pno) (EMI CDM 7 63533)

LEHÁR: Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt?, from The Land of Smiles - Andrea Rost (sop), Thomas Hampson (bar), Budapest Phil/Marcello Viotti (DG 459 658)

DVORÁK: Symphony No 9 in E minor, From the New World - Berlin Phil/Herbert von Karajan (EMI CDM 7 69005)

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

3:00 PM CD Masters

Classic performances from the back catalogue

The Art of Julius Katchen

LISZT: Piano Concerto No 1 in Eb - Julius Katchen (pno), London Phil/Ataúlfo Argenta (rec 1957)

GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16 - Julius Katchen (pno), Israel Phil/István Kertész (rec 1962) (Decca 460 831)

4:00 PM Made in New Zealand

NZ performers and composers

BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata No 4 in C Op 102/1 - Alexander Ivashkin (cello), Diedre Irons (pno) (RNZ)

HILL: String Quartet No 12 in E - Dominion Quartet (Naxos 8.573267)

MCLEOD: Three Celebrations - New Zealand SO/Uwe Grodd (Naxos 8.572671)

5:00 PM Cadenza

RAFF: King Alfred, Overture - Swiss Romande Orch/Neeme Järvi (Chandos CHSA 5135)

FALLA arr Howe: Ritual Fire Dance, from El Amor Brujo - Tetra Guitar Quartet (Cadenza Music CAD CD 0460)

Josef STRAUSS: On the Wing Op 230 - Vienna Phil/Claudio Abbado (DG 423 662)

VIVALDI: Oboe Concerto in D minor RV454 - Pier Luigi Fabretti (ob), L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo (dir) (Brilliant Classics 94654)

RODRIGO: Castanets & tambourines - Castile & León SO/Max Bragado Darman (Naxos 8.555962)

6:00 HANDEL arr Howarth: Music for the Royal Fireworks, Overture - Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/Elgar Howarth (Decca 458 194)

DAVIES: March Past of the Royal Air Force - Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sutherland (ASV White Line CD WHL 2149)

W LAWES: Royal Consort Sett No 7 in A minor - Nigel North (lute), Fretwork (Virgin VC 5 45346)

BERLIOZ: Royal Hunt & Storm, from The Trojans - New York Phil/Pierre Boulez (Sony SM3K 64103)

STRAUSS: Morgen Op 27/4 - Kiri Te Kanawa (sop), Georg Solti (pno) (Decca 430 511)

GODARD: Suite No 1, from the opera Jocelyn Op 100 - Royal Scottish National Orch/Martin Yates (Dutton CDLX 7291)

7:00 PM Sound Lounge

Kate Mead hosts a weekly forum for contemporary music

11:00 New Music Dreams

Wednesday 25 March 2015

12:00 AM Music Through the Night

Disc 1

BLISS: A Colour Symphony; Adam Zero - English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones (Naxos 8.553460)

1:15 approx - Disc 2

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in G Op 1/2; FAURÉ: Piano Trio in D minor Op 120; BRAHMS: Piano Trio in C minor Op 101- Gould Piano Trio (BBC Music BBC MM 48)

2:30 approx - Disc 3

HANDEL: Opera Arias, from Ariodante, Giustino, Giulio Cesare, Flavio, Radamisto, Agrippina, Theodora & Attone - Dorothea Röschmann, Sally Bradshaw (sops), Lorraine Hunt (mezzo), Jennifer Larmore (mezzo), Michael Chance, Jeffrey Gall, Derek Lee Ragin, Ralf Popken, Drew Minter (countertenors), Various ensembles & conductors (BBC BBC HM 2)

3:40 approx - Disc 4

SCHUBERT: Quartets, in Eb Op 125/1; in A minor Op 29/13 - Quatuor Mosaïques (Auvidus Astrée 8580)

4:50 approx - Disc 5

BEETHOVEN: Overture, Leonore No 3; PRÉVOST: Fantasmes; DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice; DVORÁK: Scherzo Capriccioso; TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca da Rimini - Quebec Conservatoire Orch/Raffi Armenian (Bell 1990)

6:00 AM Classic Morning

6:00 L MOZART: Symphony in C, Eisen D1 - London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert (Chandos CHAN 10496)

ALBENIZ arr Tárrega: Tango, from España Op 165 - Matthew Marshall (gtr) (Private)

WAGNER: Pilgrims' Chorus, from Tannhäuser - Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Phil/Georg Solti (Decca 440 069)

RACHMANINOV: Piano Trio No 1 in G minor, Elégiaque - Turnovsky Trio (Trust MMT 2031)

SMETANA: Vltava, from Má Vlast - Indianapolis SO/Krzysztof Urbanski (Telarc TEL 34030)

7:00 PAISIELLO: Proserpine, Overture - Collegium Philarmonicum CO/Gennaro Cappabianca (Naxos 8.557031)

PROKOFIEV arr Heifetz: Masks, from Romeo & Juliet - Gil Shaham (vln), Orli Shaham (pno) (Artemis ATM CD 1555)

JACOB: Concertino for piano & strings - Martin Roscoe (pno), Guildhall Strings/Robert Salter (dir) (Hyperion CDA 67316)

MONTEVERDI: Beatus vir, from Selva morale e spirituale - Les Arts Florissants/William Christie (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1250)

ELGAR: Serenade for Strings Op 20 - English CO/Paul Goodwin (Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7258)

8:00 Beauty Spot: BEETHOVEN: Andante in F WoO57, Andante favori - Claudio Arrau (pno) (Philips 456 709)

RESPIGHI: Burlesca - BBC Phil/Gianandrea Noseda (Chandos CHAN 10388)

DEBUSSY: La plus que lente - Anthony Ferner (fl), Gerard Willems (pno) (Private)

FARQUHAR: Waltz, from Ring Round the Moon - New Zealand SO/Kenneth Young (Continuum CCD 1073)

CASTELLO: Violin Sonata No 2 - Irish Baroque Orch Chamber Soloists/Monica Huggett (dir) (Avie AV 2202)

BUSONI: Tanzwalzer Op 53 - Rome SO/Francesco La Vecchia (Naxos 8.572922)

9:00 AM Composer of the Week

PYTOR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

Piano Trio in A minor Op 50 - Vladimir Ashkenazy (pno), Itzhak Perlman (vln), Lynn Harrell (cello) (EMI CDC 7 47988)

10:00 AM The Works

SHOSTAKOVICH arr Barshai: Chamber Symphony in C minor Op 110a - Scottish Ensemble/Clio Gould (vln/dir) (Linn CKD 095)

WAGNER orch Mottl: Wesendonck Lieder - Jonas Kaufmann (ten), German Opera Orch Berlin/Donald Runnicles (Decca 478 5189)

STRAUSS: Sonatina No 1 in F for winds, from an Invalid's Workshop - London Winds/Michael Collins (dir) (Hyperion CDA 66731)

LEHÁR: Concertino in Bb minor for violin & orchestra - Latica Honda-Rosenberg (vln), North German Radio Phil/Klauspeter Seibel (CPO 999 423)

GODARD: Scènes poétiques Op 46 - Slovak State Phil, Kosice/Kirk Trevor (Naxos 8.570554)

Noon Upbeat

Music news & current affairs with Eva Radich (RNZ)

1:30 PM Recent Releases

BRUMEL: Lauda Sion salvatorem - Brabant Ensemble/Stephen Rice (Hyperion CDA 68065)

MUSSORGSKY: A Night on Bare Mountain - Mariinsky Orch/Valery Gergiev (Mariinsky MAR 0553)

2:00 PM Afternoon Requests

WHITACRE: The River Cam - Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), London SO/Eric Whitacre (Decca 279 6323)

GRÉTRY: Tandis que tout sommeille, from L'Amant jaloux - Roberto Alagna (ten), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orch/Bertrand de Billy (EMI 5 57012)

VIVALDI: Four Seasons - Nigel Kennedy (vln/dir), members of the Berlin Phil (EMI 5 57647)

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

3:00 PM CD Masters

Classic performances from the back catalogue

BRAHMS: Four Serious Songs Op 121 - Jonathan Lemalu (bbar), Roger Vignoles (pno) (rec 2002) (EMI 5 75203)

HAYDN: String Quartet in F Op 77/2 - Angeles String Quartet (rec 1994-1999) (Philips 464 650)

4:00 PM Made in New Zealand

NZ performers and composers

LILBURN: Festival Overture - New Zealand SO/William Southgate (Continuum CCD 1076)

CHOPIN: Ballade No 3 in Ab Op 47 - Michael Houstoun (pno) (Tartar CD TRL 069)

GERSHWIN arr Wilkinson: Rhapsody in Blue - National Band of New Zealand/Kevin Jarrett (Kiwi Pacific CD SLC 226)

GRIEG: Violin Sonata No 1 in F Op 8 - Natalia Lomeiko (vln), Olga Sitkovetsky (pno) (Dynamic CDS 278)

SAINT-SAËNS: First movement, Part 2: Poco adagio, from Symphony No 3 in C minor Op 78, Organ - Martin Setchell (org), Christchurch Symphony/Marc Taddei (Atoll ACD 401)

5:00 PM Cadenza

CLIFFE: Cloud & Sunshine - Malmö Opera Orch/Christopher Fifield (Sterling CDS 1055)

SARASATE arr Dokshizer: Gypsy Airs Op 20 - Sergei Nakariakov (tpt), Alexander Markovich (pno) (Teldec 4509 94554)

PRYOR: The Whistler and his Dog - New London Orch/Ronald Corp (Hyperion CDA 67067)

ALWYN: French Suite - Philippa Davies (fl), Malin Broman (vln), Louise Williams (vla), Lucy Wakeford (harp) (Dutton CDLX 7176)

DVORÁK: Slavonic Dance in Ab Op 46/3 - Bournemouth SO/José Serebrier (Warner 25646 45276)

6:00 GOODWIN: Puppet Serenade - New Zealand SO/Ron Goodwin (Marco Polo 8.223518)

LIADOV: Marionettes Op 29 - Stephen Coombs (pno) (Hyperion CDA 66986)

SHOSTAKOVICH arr T Batiashvili: Lyrical Waltz, from Seven Doll's Dances - Lisa Batiashvili (vln), Bavarian Radio SO/Esa-Pekka Salonen (DG 477 9299)

MARTINU: Puppets, Book 3 - Emil Leichner (pno) (Supraphon SU 3656-2 133)

POLDINI arr Kreisler: Dancing Doll - Midori (vln), Robert McDonald (pno) (Sony SK 89700)

KOSHKIN: Marionette - Dimitri Illarionov (gtr) (Naxos 8.557293)

GOUNOD: Funeral March of a Marionette - BBC Phil/Yan Pascal Tortelier (Chandos CHAN 9765)

RAVEL arr Maganini/Lawrence: Pavane for a Dead Princess - Dawn Harms (vln), Carolyn Mills (harp) (Atoll ACD 199)

COPLAND: Cuban Dance - New World Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas (Argo 436 737)

7:00 PM Appointment

Sara Brodie

Christine Argyle talks with one of New Zealand's busiest stage directors (RNZ)

8:00 PM Music Alive

Carolyn Sampson (sop), Damien Guillon (countertenor), Maximilian Schmitt, Benjamin Hulett (tens), Thomas Bauer (bar), Peter Kooij (bass), Collegium Vocale Ghent, Dutch National Boys' Choir, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Philippe Herreweghe

BACH: St Matthew Passion BWV244 (recorded in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam by Radio Netherlands)

(EBU)

11:00 PM Day's End

RHEINBERGER: Clarinet Sonata Op 105a - Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer (cl), Hans Eijsackers (pno) (Challenge CC 72505)

D'INDY: String Quartet No 2 in E Op 45 - Joachim Quartet (Calliope CAL 3891.2)

Thursday 26 March 2015

12:00 AM Music Through the Night

Disc 1

HAYDN: Symphonies, No 94 in G, Surprise; No 96 in D, Miracle; No 100 in G, Military - Philharmonia Hungarica/Antal Dorati (Decca 417 718)

1:10 approx - Disc 2

DVORÁK: Quintet in A for piano & strings Op 81; MARTINU: Quintet for piano & strings - Peter Frankl (pno), Lindsay String Quartet (ASV CD DCA 889)

2:20 approx - Disc 3

ALBRECHTSBERGER: Missa Assumptionis Beatae Mariae Virginis; M HAYDN: Missa Sancti Hieronymi - Florian Schmitt-Bohn (sop), Joachim Koble, Roman Broszeit (countertenors), Christian Elsner (ten), Ulrich Rausch (bass), Freiburg Boys' Choir, Freiburg Baroque Soloists, Freiburg Phil/Raimund Hug (Ars Musica AM 0972)

3:35 approx - Disc 4

DOHNÁNYI: Violin Sonata in C# minor Op 21; WEINER: Violin Sonata No 1 in D Op 9; Violin Sonata No 2 in F# minor Op 11; DOHNÁNYI: Andante Rubato & Alla Zingaresca, from Ruralia Hungarica Op 32C - Oscar Shumsky (vln), Seymour Lipkin (pno) (Biddulph Law 015)

4:50 approx - Disc 5

JC BACH: Grand Overtures, in Eb Op 18/1; in Bb Op 18/2; in D Op 18/3; in D Op 18/4; in E Op 18/5; in D Op 18/6 - Failoni Orch/Hanspeter Gmur (Naxos 8.553367)

6:00 AM Classic Morning

6:00 MENDELSSOHN: Scherzo, from A Midsummer Night's Dream - London Phil/Andrew Litton (EMI CD EMX 9518)

DEBUSSY trans Bauer: Arabesque No 1 - Ingrid Bauer (harp) (Master Performers MP 010)

FAURÉ: Second movement, Scherzo (Allegro vivo), from Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor Op 15 - Domus (Hyperion CDA 66166)

HANDEL: Oboe Concerto No 4 in Bb - Lajos Lencsés (ob), La Follia Instrumental Ensemble/Christophe Poiget (dir) (Hänssler CD 98.217)

LILBURN: Three Sea Changes - Michael Houstoun (pno) (Rattle RAT D040)

MORRICONE: Cinema Paradiso - Gil Shaham (vln), Hollywood Bowl Orch/John Mauceri (Philips 454 647)

DALZA arr Lislevand: Saltarello; Piva - period instrument ensemble/Rolf Lislevand (dir) (ECM 2088 (476 3317))

7:00 R HARVEY: Second movement, Contredanse, from Concerto Antico - John Williams (gtr), London SO/Paul Daniel (Sony SK 68337)

CHABRIER: Scherzo-valse, from Ten Picturesque Pieces - Angela Hewitt (pno) (Hyperion SACDA 67515)

SULLIVAN: Mikado, Overture - Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Andrew Penny (Naxos 8.554165)

BERNSTEIN: Maria, from West Side Story - Sol3 Mio, Liverpool Phil/Nick Ingman (Decca 375 7602)

RODGERS arr Powell/Levene: The Carousel Waltz from Carousel - John Wilson Orch/John Wilson (EMI 3 19301)

IDENSTAM: Halling IV - Johan Hedin (nyckelharpa), Gunnar Idenstam (org) (Caprice CAP 21807)

VERDI: Grand March, from Aida - Philadelphia Orch/Eugene Ormandy (Sony MLK 66710)

8:00 Beauty Spot: TRAD arr Dragon: Shenandoah - Virginia Symphony/JoAnn Falletta (Albany TROY 589)

GRIEG: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, from Lyric Pieces Op 65/6 - Leif Ove Andsnes (pno) (EMI 5 57296)

ODERMATT: Summer, from Three Images Op 18 - Albrecht Mayer (ob), ASMF/Mathias Mönius (Decca 478 2564)

BODY: Long-Ge, from Three Transcriptions - New Zealand String Quartet (Rattle RAT 0009)

GERMAN: Valse Gracieuse - Ireland National SO/Andrew Penny (Naxos 8.223726)

BRAHMS: Gypsy Songs Op 103, Nos 5 & 6 - Graduate Choir/Terence Maskell, Claire Caldwell (pno) (Atoll ACD 105)

MÁRQUEZ: Dance No 2 - Simón Bolívar Youth Orch of Venezuela/Gustavo Dudamel (DG 477 7457)

9:00 AM Composer of the Week

PYTOR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

Variations on a Rococo Theme - Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), BBC SO/Jirí Belohlávek (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 2148)

The toy soldier's march; Dolly is ill; Dolly's Funeral; Waltz; My new dolly, from Album for the Young Op 39 - Idil Biret (pno) (Naxos 8.550885)

Moscow, Coronation Cantata - Lyubov Sokolova (mezzo), Alexey Markov (bar), Mariinsky Theatre Chorus & Orch/Valery Gergiev (Mariinsky MAR 0503)

10:00 AM The Works

RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs & Dances Suite No 2 - Rome SO/Francesco La Vecchia (Brilliant Classics 94395)

RIES: Flute Quartet in C Op 145/1 - Oxalys (Fuga Libera FUG 576)

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No 31 in Ab Op 110 - Gerhard Oppitz (pno) (Hänssler CD 98.209)

TRAD arr Vaughan Williams: Ca' the yowes - Mark Dobell (ten), Laudibus/Michael Brewer (Hyperion CDA 67076)

RR BENNETT: Reflections on a Scottish folk song - Paul Watkins (cello), Philharmonia/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 10389)

STRAVINSKY: The Firebird, Suite - Chicago SO/Carlo Maria Giulini (EMI 5 85974)

Noon Upbeat

Music news & current affairs with Eva Radich (RNZ)

1:30 PM Recent Releases

SCHUMANN: Nachtstücke Op 23 - Danny Driver (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67983)

LILBURN: Phantasy for String Quartet - New Zealand String Quartet (Naxos 8.573079)

2:00 PM Afternoon Requests

MOZART: Concerto in Eb for two pianos K365 - Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim (pno duo), English Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim (Decca 421 036)

WELLESZ: Symphony No 4, Sinfonia Austriaca Op 70 - Vienna Radio SO/Gottfried Rabl (CPO 999 808)

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

3:00 PM CD Masters

Classic performances from the back catalogue

WIENIAWSKI: Memory of Moscow Op 6 - Ruggiero Ricci (vln), Joanna Gruenberg (pno) (rec 1980)

GLAZUNOV: Violin Concerto in A minor Op 82 - Ruggiero Ricci (vln), Philharmonia Hungarica/Reinhard Peters (rec 1975) (RegisC 1249)

SCHUBERT: Violin Sonata in A D574 - Isaac Stern (vln), Daniel Barenboim (pno) (rec 1988) (Sony Classical S2K 44504)

4:00 PM Made in New Zealand

NZ performers and composers

MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony No 10 in B minor - London Festival Orch/Ross Pople (Hyperion CDA 66561/3)

WEBER: Leise, leise, from Der Freischütz - Kiri Te Kanawa (sop), Andrew Shulman (cello), Philharmonia/Julius Rudel (EMI 5 56417)

GAVIN: Autumnscape; In Vocation; Rajasthani Heart - Duncan Haynes (cello), Jim Langabeer (fl), Babu Chatterji (tabla), Gitbox (Rattle RAT D005)

NORTON: Sonatina - Carol Hohauser (fl), Karen Spiegel-Neumann (pno) (RNZ)

SIBELIUS: Belshazzar's Feast, Suite - New Zealand SO/Pietari Inkinen (Naxos 8.570763)

5:00 PM Cadenza

HANDEL: Rinaldo, Overture - Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood (Philips 434 992)

DOHNÁNYI: Valses nobles - Martin Roscoe (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67932)

LARSSON: Pastoral for small orchestra - Helsingborg SO/Andrew Manze (CPO 777 671)

WIENIAWSKI: Scherzo-Tarentelle in G minor Op 16 - Maxim Vengerov (vln), Ian Brown (pno) (EMI 5 57916)

DELIUS: Walk to the Paradise Garden, from A Village Romeo & Juliet - Royal Scottish National Orch/David Lloyd-Jones (Naxos 8.557143)

ANON: Ciaccona di Paradiso, e dell'Inferno - Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Fulvio Bettini (bar), L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar (Virgin 6 94577)

GOUNOD: Concertino for flute & chamber orchestra - Sharon Bezaly (fl), Tapiola Sinfonietta/Jean-Jacques Kantorow (BIS CD 1359)

6:00 KHACHATURIAN: Waltz, from Masquerade - Hamburg State Phil/Ingo Metzmacher (EMI 5 56970)

PUCCINI: Doretta's dream, from La Rondine - Inessa Galante (sop), Latvian National SO/Alexander Vilumanis (CampionCD 1335)

ENESCU: Sérénade Lointaine - Trio Brancusi (Zig Zag ZZT 303)

F COUPERIN: Les baricades mistérieuses - Angela Hewitt (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67440)

GASSMANN: La casa di campagna - Eclipse CO/Sylvia Alimena (Naxos 8.570421)

BERNSTEIN: Oh, Happy We, from Candide - June Anderson (sop), Jerry Hadley (ten), London Symphony Chorus & Orch/Leonard Bernstein (DG 429 734)

COPLAND: Down a Country Lane - London SO/Aaron Copland (Sony SM2K 47236)

O'CONNOR: Old Country Fairytale - Mark O'Connor (vln), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Edgar Meyer (dbass) (Sony SK 68460)

GRAINGER: Country Gardens - City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 9554)

VARIOUS arr Jánoska: Presto Fight - The Philharmonics (DG 481 0276)

7:00 PM Appointment

A 2015 Grammy Nominee Recording

GERSHWIN: The man I love, from Lady, Be Good; PERLE: Musical Offerings, in celebration of Leon Fleisher at 70; MOMPOU: Prelude No 6 for the left hand; KERN: All the things you are, from Very Warm for May - Leon Fleisher (pno) (Bridge 9429)

7:30 PM Music Alive

Direct from the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Brodsky Quartet: Daniel Rowland, Ian Belton (vlns), Paul Cassidy (vla), Jacqueline Thomas (cello)

PURCELL: Chaconne in G minor; BRITTEN: Poème; BARTÓK: String Quartet No 5 Sz102

(Interval)

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in C# minor Op 131 (RNZ)

10:00 PM Day's End

GAUBERT: Pièce romantique - Wiek Trio (Fuga Libera FUG 556)

PIERNÉ: Ballet de cour - Luxembourg Phil/Nicolas Chalvin (Timpani 1C 1124)

STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto in D - Alex Klein (ob), Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim (Teldec 3984 23913)

11:00 BRAHMS: Piano Trio No 3 in C minor Op 101 - Florestan Trio (Hyperion CDA 67252)

GARCÍA ABRIL: Evocaciones - Francisco Bernier (gtr) (Naxos 8.572389)

SILVESTROV: 25.X.1893 ... PI Tchaikovsky No 2, Lullaby - Ioana Petcu-Colan (vln), Michael McHale (pno) (Louth CMS LCMS 901)

Friday 27 March 2015

12:00 AM Music Through the Night

Disc 1

DURAND: Waltz No 1 Op 83; TCHAIKOVSKY: Petit Suite de Ballet; SHOSTAKOVICH: Suite de Ballet; PETRALI: Versetto in D; WALDTEUFEL: España, after Chabrier; WEBER: Six German Dances; LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: Three Pieces; ROSSINI: Petit caprice dans le style d'Offenbach; CAMPO: Maschera on an aria from Rigoletto; VILLOLDO: El Choclo; RODRIGUEZ: La Cumparsita - Hervé Désarbre (org) (Mandala Man 4894)

1. 05 approx - Disc 2

SALIERI: Les Horaces, Overture; Piano Concerto in C; Semiramide, Overture; Piano Concerto in Bb; Twenty-six variations on La Follia Di Spagna - Pietro Spada (pno), Philharmonia/Pietro Spada (ASV CD DCA 955)

2:30 approx - Disc 3

BACH: Singet dem Herrn; Komm, Jesu, komm!; Lobet den Herrn; Fürchte dich nicht; Der Geist hilft; Jesu, meine Freude - Kim Porter (mezzo), Neil MacKenzie (ten), Stephen Charlesworth (bar), BBC Singers/Stephen Cleobury, Christopher Hughes (org) (BBC Music BBC MM 44)

3:35 approx - Disc 4

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Op 77; MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64 - Xue-Wei (vln), London Phil/Ivor Bolton (ASV CD DCA 748)

4:45 approx - Disc 5

CHERUBINI: Overtures, Ali-Baba; Les Abencérages; Les Deux Journées; Lodoïska; Médée; Anacréon; Faniska; L'Hotellerie Portugaise - City of Birmingham SO/Lawrence Foster (Claves CD 50 9513)

 

 

 

 

 

6:00 AM Classic Morning

6:00 ELGAR arr Turner: Chanson de matin Op 15/2 - Tasmin Little (vln), BBC Phil/Andrew Davis (Chandos CHAN 10796)

MOZART: Fantasy in D minor K397 - Francesco Piemontesi (pno) (Naïve V 5367)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Rose Adagio, from Sleeping Beauty - Russian National Orch/Mikhail Pletnev (DG 457 634)

SCHUBERT: String Trio in Bb D471 - Tres Cordes String Trio (Ode CD MANU 5122)

PACHELBEL: Canon & Gigue in D - London Baroque/Charles Medlem (dir) (BIS CD 1135)

VERDI: Di Provenza il mar, from La Traviata - Leo Nucci (bar), Royal Opera House Orch/Georg Solti (Decca 458 274)

ANON: Greensleeves - Ronn McFarlane (lute) (Dorian DOR 90008)

CHOPIN: Second movement, Romance: Allegro piano, from Concerto No 1 in E minor Op 11 - Martha Argerich (pno), Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit (EMI 5 56798)

7:00 REZNICEK: Donna Diana, Overture - ASMF/Neville Marriner (Philips 456 576)

KETÈLBEY: Bells across the meadows - Royal Phil/Barry Wordsworth (Warner 2564 62020)

MARTUCCI: Two Romances Op 72 - Roberto Trainini (cello), Massimiliano Ferrati (pno) (Brilliant Classics 94816)

GERSHWIN arr Heifetz: My man's gone now, from Porgy & Bess - Anne-Sophie Mutter (vln), André Previn (pno) (DG 471 500)

ADDINSELL: Warsaw Concerto - Rawicz & Landauer (pno duo), Mantovani & his Orch (Decca 421 397)

M HAYDN: Symphony No 32 in D - German Chamber Academy, Neuss/Johannes Goritzki (CPO 999 179)

8:00 Beauty Spot: GIBBONS: This is the record of John - John Blackwood (countertenor), King's College Choir, Cambridge, Jacobean Consort of Viols/David Willcocks, Simon Preston (org) (ABC Classics 456 360)

BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia - USSR Academy SO/Yevgeny Svetlanov (Chant du Monde LDC 278 782)

SÁINZ DE LA MAZA: Baile de Muñecas; El Vito; Idilio; Soleá; Romancillo de María Belén - Franz Halász (gtr) (Naxos 8.572977)

FRANCHOMME: Variations on Russian & Scottish Themes - Roel Dieltiens (cello/dir), Ensemble Explorations (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1610)

HAYDN: Divertimento in G HobII/G8 - London Wind Soloists (Testament SBT 1346)

9:00 AM Composer of the Week

PYTOR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

Souvenir de Florence - Paul Neubauer (vla), Colin Carr (cello), Emerson Quartet (Sony 88725 47060)

1812 Overture - Chicago SO/Georg Solti (Decca 417 400)

10:00 AM The Works

SCHUMANN: Piano Sonata No 1 in F# minor Op 11 - Nikolai Lugansky (pno) (Vanguard Classics 99034)

RAMEAU: Castor & Pollux, Suite - Orch of the 18th Century/Frans Brüggen (Philips 426 714)

RHEINBERGER: Horn Sonata in Eb Op 178 - Felix Klieser (horn), Christof Keymer (pno) (Berlin Classics 030 0530 BC)

WALTON: Cello Concerto - Christian Poltéra (cello), Sao Paolo SO/Frank Shipway (BIS SACD 2077)

Noon Upbeat

Music news & current affairs with Eva Radich (RNZ)

1:30 PM Recent Releases

BRUMEL: Beata es Maria - Brabant Ensemble/Stephen Rice (Hyperion CDA 68065)

RODE: Violin Concerto No 9 in C Op 17 - Friedemann Eichhorn (vln), Jena Phil/Nicolás Pasquet (Naxos 8.572755)

2:00 PM Afternoon Requests

CATALANI: Ebben?...Ne andrò lontana, from La Wally - Renée Fleming (sop), London Phil/Charles Mackerras (Decca 467 049)

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio No 6 in Eb Op 70/2 - Borodin Trio (Brilliant Classics 93901)

MOZART: Non più, tutto ascoltai, from Idomeneo - Kiri Te Kanawa (sop), Vienna CO/György Fischer (Decca 440 401)

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3:00 PM CD Masters

Classic performances from the back catalogue

VIVALDI: Flute Concerto in F RV100 - Katy Bircher (fl), Adrian Chandler (vln/dir), Peter Whelan (bsn), La Serenissima (rec 2009) (Avie AV 2178)

BROWNE: Stabat iuxta Christi crucem - The Sixteen/Harry Christophers (rec 1990) (Collins 13142)

CHOPIN: Mazurkas, in Bb Op 7/1; in A minor, Notre temps; in C# minor Op 50/3 - Janina Fialkowska (pno) (rec 2011) (Atma ACD 2666)

HINDEMITH: Concert Music for strings & brass Op 50 - NDR SO/Christoph Eschenbach (rec 2011) (Ondine ODE 1214)

4:00 PM Made in New Zealand

NZ performers and composers

WOLF: Italian Serenade - NZ String Quartet (Naxos 8.557374)

BRIDGE: Two poems - New Zealand SO/James Judd (Naxos 8.557167)

SCHEIDT arr Thomas: Fantasia super Io, San Ferito - Christchurch Youth Recorder Ensemble/Neville Forsythe (Private)

HOLMES: Frond - New Zealand SO/Hamish McKeich (RNZ)

SAINT-SAËNS: Septet in Eb Op 65 - London Festival Orch/Ross Pople (Arte Nova ANO 378 570)

5:00 PM Cadenza

SMETANA: Dance of the Comedians, from The Bartered Bride - Janácek Phil/Theodore Kuchar (Brilliant Classics 93634)

GRANADOS arr Cassadó: Intermezzo, from Goyescas - LOM Piano Trio (Naxos 8.572262)

BARTÓK trans Székely: Romanian Folk Dances Sz56 - James Ehnes (vln), Andrew Armstrong (pno) (Chandos CHAN 10752)

MILFORD: Two Orchestral Interludes Op 19e - Julian Sperry (fl), Julian Milford (pno), Guildhall Strings/Robert Salter (dir) (Hyperion CDA 67444)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS arr Greaves: Fantasia on Greensleeves - BBC Phil/Vernon Handley (Chandos CHAN 7025)

TÁRREGA: Variations on The Carnival of Venice - Dimitri Illarionov (gtr) (Naxos 8.557293)

ALBENIZ orch Arbós: El Corpus en Sevilla, from Iberia Book 1 - Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel (Telarc CD 80703)

J STRAUSS II: Vienna Blood Waltz - Queensland SO/Vladimir Ponkin (ABC Classics 432 250)

6:00 BERLIOZ: D'amour l'ardente flamme, from La Damnation de Faust - Frederica von Stade (mezzo), Chicago SO/Georg Solti (Decca 443 378)

LISZT: Liebestraum No 1 in Ab - David Wilde (pno) (Delphian DCD 34118)

BIZET: Je crois entendre encore, from The Pearl Fishers - Roberto Alagna (ten), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Orch/Bertrand de Billy (EMI 5 57012)

HUME: Loves Pastime - Susanne Heinrich (vla da gamba) (Hyperion CDA 67811)

C SCHUMANN: Das Veilchen; Der Wanderer; Der Wanderer in der Sägemühle; Beim Abschied - Susan Gritton (sop), Stephan Loges (bar), Eugene Asti (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67249)

WAGNER: Liebestod, from Tristan & Isolde - Philadelphia Orch/Christian Thielemann (DG 453 485)

7:00 PM Appointment

New Horizons

Ten programmes

(4) With William Dart (RNZ)

8:00 PM Music Alive

WOMAD Taranaki 2014

Thirteen programmes

(9) Hollie Smith and Red Baraat

Highlights from a performance by Wellington based singer-songwriter Hollie Smith, and the Brooklyn based eight-piece band Red Baraat, augmented by a New Orleans styled brass section (RNZ)

8:55 PM Autumn

GRIEG: In Autumn, Overture - Bergen Phil/Ole Kristian Ruud (BIS SACD 1191)

ALWYN: Autumn Legend - Rachael Pankhurst (cor anglais), Royal Liverpool Phil/David Lloyd-Jones (Naxos 8.570704)

SVEINSSON: Autumn Pictures - Hamrahlíd Choir, strings/Thorgerdur Ingólfsdóttir (ITM 6-01)

RESPIGHI: Autumn Poem - Lydia Mordkovitch (vln), BBC Phil/Edward Downes (Chandos CHAN 9232)

10:00 PM Day's End

WOLF-FERRARI: Venetian Suite Op 18 - Munich Radio Orch/Ulf Schirmer (CPO 777 567)

POULENC: Trio for piano, oboe & bassoon - Ensemble Blumina (Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 903 1827)

DEBUSSY: La Mer - Cleveland Orch/Pierre Boulez (DG 439 896)

11:00 DVORÁK: Violin Sonata in F Op 57 - Jack Liebeck (vln), Katya Apekisheva (pno) (Sony 88697 49963)

GLAZUNOV: Five Novelettes Op 15 - Fine Arts Quartet (Naxos 8.570256)

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