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Episode 1

Jonathan Swain presents music about magic and mystery, sorcery and the supernatural - with a particular line in enchanted islands.

Mozart: Overture (The Magic Flute)
Apollo's Fire
Jeannette Sorrell (conductor)

Dvorak: The Golden Spinning-Wheel
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Roman Kofman (conductor)

2.35pm
Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Juozas Domarkas (conductor)

Ligeti: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Ching-Yun Hu (piano)

2.50pm
Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead
Russian National Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

3.10pm
Rossini: La regatta veneziana
Tania Kross (mezzo-soprano)
Ernst Munneke (piano)

Vivaldi: Concerto in F, RV 570 (La tempesta di mare)
David Greenberg (violin)
Apollo's Fire
Jeannette Sorrell (harpsichord/director)

Grieg: Peer Gynt (excerpts)
Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Spivakov (conductor)

3.50pm
Frank Martin: The Tempest (Der Sturm) - Act 1
Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan ...... Robert Holl (bass)
Miranda, his daughter ...... Christine Buffle (soprano)
Caliban ...... Dennis Wilgenhof (bass)
Alonso, King of Naples ...... Ethan Herschenfeld (bass)
Ferdinand, his son ...... Simon O'Neill (tenor)
Antonio, Prospero's brother and usurper ...... James Gilchrist (tenor)
Sebastian, Alonso's brother ...... Josef Wagner (baritone)
Gonzalo/Boatman ...... Andreas Macco (bass)
Trinculo ...... Roman Sadnik (tenor)
Stephano ...... Andre Morsch (baritone)
Adrian ...... Marcel Beekman (tenor)
Captain ...... Thomas Oliemans (baritone)
Netherlands Radio Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Mon 12 Oct 2009 14:00