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Episode 4

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 13 April 2012

Louise Fryer introduces the third and final act of the great Czech nationalist opera, The Bartered Bride by Smetana performed in German at the 2011 Styriarte Festival in Graz, Austria. Plus Dvorak, Mahler and Bruckner.

Dvorak: Carnival Overture
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Michal Dworzynski (conductor).

Bedrich Smetana: Die verkaufte Braut (The Bartered Bride), Act III
Krusina ..... Anton Scharinger (baritone)
Ludmila ..... Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo)
Marenka ..... Dorothea Roschmann (soprano)
Micha ..... Yasushi Hirano (bass)
Hata ..... Elisabeth von Magnus (mezzo)
Vasek ..... Markus Schafer (tenor)
Jenik ..... Kurt Streit (tenor)
Kecal ..... Ruben Drole (bass)
Principal komediantu ..... Heinz Zednik (tenor)
Esmeralda ..... Bibiana Nwobilo (soprano).
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus,
Chamber Orchestra of Europe,
Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Mahler: Five Ruckert Songs
Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles conductor).

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C minor (Linz version)
Berlin Staatskapelle,
Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Bedrich Smetana

    Bedrich Smetana The Bartered bride - opera B.143 vers. definitive in 3 acts

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak The Noonday witch Op.108

  • Image for Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler 5 Ruckert-Lieder vers. for voice and orch

    Conductor: Donald RUNNICLES Performer: Karen CARGILL - Mezzo-soprano Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Image for Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner Symphony no. 1 in C minor vers. 'Linz' [1865-6]



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    Radio 3 Opera Guides

    Radio 3 Guide to the Opera

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