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At 2pm today we are off to Wexford in Ireland for Smetana's 2 Act Comic Opera - The Kiss, and before then we are at festivals in Iceland and in Scotland. After the opera however, we cross the globe to South Korea's great Mountains Music Festival, before ending up closer to home in Smetana's home town - Prague at last summer's Early Music Festival there with music by Biber.

Vivaldi: Autumn from The Four Seasons, op. 8/3
Philip Setzer, violin
Daniel Ching, violin
Sandy Yamamoto, violin
John Largess, viola
Joshua Gindele, cello
Scott Pingel, bass
Inon Barnatan, harpsichord

Brahms: String Quartet No 2 in A minor Op 51/2
Belcea Quartet
Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde:
Canzon a 2 tenori,
Balletti e Gagliarda a 2
Vestiva i Colli, basso & soprano passeggiato
S. Arnbjörg Stefánsdóttir, piccolo cello
Mathurin Matharel, bass violin
Brice Sailly, harpsichord

2pm
Smetana: The Kiss (folk opera in two acts after a story by Karolina Svetlá)
Paloucky, a peasant.......................Jirí Pribyl, bass-baritone
Vendulka, his daughter............Pumeza Matshikiza, soprano
Lukas, a young widower.........................Peter Berger, tenor
Tomes, brother-in-law of Lukas.......Pavel Baransky, baritone
Martinka, Vendulka's old aunt......Eliska Weissova, contralto
Matous, an old smuggler....................Bradley Smoak, bass
Barce, a servant girl................Ekaterina Bakanova, soprano
Strazník...........................................Robert Gardnier, tenor
Wexford Opera House Chorus and Orchestra,
Jaroslav Kyzlink, conductor

3.55pm
Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 19
Myung-Wha Chung, cello
Sunwook Kim, piano
Biber:
Partita No. 1 in D minor for Two Violins and Basso Continuo from 'Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa'
Harmonie Universelle

Shostakovich: Waltz for piano, clarinet & flute
Leto Ensemble.

4 hours

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Thu 27 Jan 2011 13:00
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