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Episode 3

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 September 2009

Donald Macleod in this third programme traces Salieri's highly successful career in the world of opera. On the recommendation of Gluck, Salieri was invited to Milan to compose L'Europa riconosciuta for the official opening of La Scala. During his tour around Italy, he also got time to compose other works, and we'll hear his Piccola Serenata written at this time. Later, Salieri was offered another notable opera commission, again on the advice of Gluck - a work for the Paris Opera. Once in Paris, he journeyed to Versailles to perform for Marie Antoinette. The programme ends with part of the final act of Les Danaides, which was dedicated to the French Queen.

Music Played

6 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Antonio Salieri Overture (Il Talismano - 1779)

    Artist: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Artist: Michael Dittrich (conductor)

    Marco Polo 8.223381

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    Antonio Salieri Numi, respiro...Ah, lo sento (L'Europa riconosciuta - 1778)

    Artist: Diana Damrau (soprano) Artist: Le Cercle de L'Harmonie Artist: Jeremie Rhorer (director)

    Virgin Classics 0094639525027

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    Antonio Salieri Or ei con Ernestina...Ah sia gia (La scuola de' gelosi - Act 2, Sc 14 - 1779)

    Artist: Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) Artist: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Artist: Adam Fischer (conductor)

    Decca 475100-2

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    Antonio Salieri Piccola Serenata in B flat (1778)

    Artist: Otto Winter, Hartmut Festerling (oboes) Artist: Elizabeth Kulenkampff, Wolfgang Braun (horns) Artist: Gustavo Nunes (bassoon)

    Campion RRCD1330

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    Antonio Salieri Ich denke dein (I think of you)

    Artist: Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano) Artist: Graham Johnson (piano)

    Hyperion CDJ33051/3

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    Antonio Salieri Ma vengeance est-elle rempile until end of Act 5 (Scs 2-9) - Les Danaides (1784)

    Artist: Hypermnestre ...... Sophie Marin-Degor (soprano) Artist: Plancippe ...... Kirsten Blaise (soprano) Artist: Lyncee ...... Christoph Genz (tenor) Artist: Pelagus ...... Wolfgang Frisch (tenor) Artist: Danaus ...... Hans Christoph Begemann (baritone) Artist: Officer 3 ...... Jurgen Deppert (baritone) Artist: Officer 1 ...... Sven Juttner (bass) Artist: Officer 2 ...... Daniel Suto (bass) Artist: Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele Chorus Artist: Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele Orchestra Artist: Michael Hofstetter (conductor)

    OEHMS Classics OC909

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