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Playing: The Witch of Atlas for orchestra (Tone poem no.5) by Sir Granville Bantock
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4 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 03 December 2007

Presented by Louise Fryer.

1.00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a concert live from London's Wigmore Hall by the Arcanto Quartet.

Bartok: String Quartet No 5
Brahms: String Quartet in C minor, Op 51, No 1

2.00pm The Ancients

Recordings of works inspired by ancient, biblical and mythical figures in performances from some of Europe's leading orchestras and ensembles, beginning with a sequence inspired by the Greek myths.

Leonardo Leo: Le Nozze de Iole ed Ercole
Iole ...... Susanne Bernhard (soprano)
Ercole ...... Kai Wessel (countertenor)
Alceo and Teseo ...... Dominik Wörner (bass)
Neue Hofkapelle Munich
Christoph Hammer (director)

Haydn: Arianna a Naxos
Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo-soprano)
Charles Spencer (piano)

Liszt: Orpheus
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow
Vladiimir Fedoseyev (conductor)

Stravinsky: Apollon musagete
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor).


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