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Opera on Sunday: Aida in Auckland

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The grandest of all grand operas was the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's 'Opera in Concert' for 2018. Maria Luigia Borsi sang the title role of Aida and Antonello Palombi was her lover Radamès.


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Monday 17 December

6:00 AM. Daybreak

The perfect overture to your day, with Cynthia Morahan


Grieg, Edvard: Norwegian Dance Op 63/1 - Moscow Soloists/Yuri Bashmet (RCA RD 60368)

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonata No 8 in C minor Op 13, Pathétique (2) - Alfred Brendel (pno) (Brilliant Classics 93993)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich: Symphony No 1 in G minor Op 13, Winter Daydreams (2) - Prague SO/Václav Smetácek (SUPRAPHON SU 3895)

Handel, George Frideric arr Temmingh: Convey me to some peaceful shor, from Alexander Balus - Stefan Temmingh (recorder), Loredana Gintoli (baroque harp) (Oehms Classics OC 772)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Piano Concerto No 21 in C K467 (2) - Richard Mapp (pno), New Zealand SO/James Sedares (UNIVERSAL 99072)

Berlioz, Hector: Harold in Italy (3) - Gerard Causse (vla), Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson (Erato 90295 68158)

Bach: Allemande, from French Suite No 6 in E Major - Murray Perahia (pno) (DG 479 6565)


Schumann, Robert: Symphony No 1 in Bb Op 38, Spring (4) - Champs-Elysées Orch/Philippe Herreweghe (HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 90 1972)

Stanford, Charles Villiers: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 126 (2) - Margaret Fingerhut (pno), Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley (Chandos CHAN 8736)

Flotow, Friedrich von arr Dodgson: M'appari tutt'amor, from Martha - Jean-Pierre Rampal (fl), Royal Phil/Plácido Domingo (CBS MK 42100)

Mozart: Che soave zeffiretto, from The Marriage of Figaro - Kiri Te Kanawa (sop), Lucia Popp (sop), London Phil/Georg Solti (Decca 452 723)

Piazzolla, Astor arr Milone: Escualo - Alison Balsom (tpt), Gothenburg SO/Edward Gardner (EMI 3 53255)

Liszt, Franz: Die Forelle - Jorge Bolet (pno) (Decca 414 575)

Schubert, Franz: Symphony No 5 in Bb D485 (2) - CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado (DG 423 654)


Beamish, Sally: In the stillness - ORA/Suzi Digby (ORA )

Schubert, Franz: Piano Quintet in A D667, Trout (3) - Anne-Sophie Mutter (vln), Daniil Trifonov (pno), Hwayoon Lee (vla), Maximilian Hornung (cello), Roman Patkoló (dbass) (DG 479 7570)

Bach, Johann Sebastian trans Stokowski: Arioso - Bournemouth SO/José Serebrier (Naxos 8.57205)

Verdi, Giuseppe: Va pensiero, from Nabucco - Auckland Opera Chorus, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Brian Law (KIWI CD SLC 234)

Dvorák, Antonín: Cypresses (10) - Panocha Quartet (SUPRAPHON SU 4048)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich arr Lascae: Souvenir d'un lieu cher (2) - Janine Jansen (vln), Mahler CO/Daniel Harding (Decca 478 0651)

Chopin, Frédéric: Impromptu No 3 in Gb Op 51 - Angela Hewitt (pno) (HYPERION CDA 67371/2)

Sibelius, Jean: Symphony No 2 in D Op 43 (3) - Royal Scottish National Orch/Alexander Gibson (Chandos CHAN 8303)

Rachmaninov, Sergei: Cello Sonata in G minor Op 19 (3) - Sol Gabetta (cello), Olga Kern (pno) (Sony 88725 43575)

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