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Episode 1

Presented by Louise Fryer.

1.00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Belcea Quartet and Friends

1/4. A recital recorded at Perth Concert Hall featuring the Belcea Quartet playing the chamber music of Franz Schubert.

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D703; Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden)

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, featuring a complete performance of Handel's opera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto.

Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Giulio Cesare ...... Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Cleopatra ...... Rosemary Joshua (soprano)
Cornelia ...... Sonia Prina (contralto)
Sesto ...... Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)
Tolomeo ...... Franco Fagioli (countertenor)
Achilla ...... Mario Cassi (bass)
Curio ...... Renaud Delaigue (bass)
Mireno ...... Damien Guillon (tenor)
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset (director).

4 hours

Last on

Tue 4 Dec 2007 13:00

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