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Episode 4

Afternoon on 3, Czech Music Episode 4 of 4

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 01 April 2011

The conclusion of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte if followed by the final part of our mini-festival of music-making from the Czech Republic. There's a late quartet by Dvorak and the moving conclusion of one of Janacek's greatest operas. Between them comes more 'late' music by a composer whose origins are as Bohemian as Dvorak - Gustav Mahler.

Mozart: Cosi fan tutte

Act II

Fiordiligi, lady from Ferrara, sister of Dorabella ..... Caroline Wenborne, soprano
Dorabella, lady from Ferrara, sister of Fiordiligi ..... Stephanie Houtzeel, mezzo-soprano
Guglielmo, lover of Fiordiligi, a soldier ..... Ildebrando d'Arcangelo, baritone
Ferrando, lover of Dorabella, a soldier ..... Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
Despina, a maid ..... Anita Hartig, soprano
Don Alfonso, an old philosopher ..... Alessandro Corbelli, bass

Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Jeremie Rhorer, conductor

Dvorak: String Quartet No. 13 in G, op. 106
Skampa Quartet

Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No.10
Czech Philharmonic
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Janacek: Finale of 'The Cunning Little Vixen'
Ivan Kusnjer (baritone, Forester), Klara Nohalova (Frog, member of the Kuhn Children's Choir)
Czech Philharmonic
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Smetana: Blanik from Ma Vlast
Czech Philharmonic
Charles mackerras (Conductor).

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