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Episode 4

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 June 2012

John Shea concludes this week's exploration of some top class Austrian music making with Act 3 of Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic and Haydn and Bach from Nikolaus harnoncourt and his Concentus Musicus, Wien.

Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten Act 3
The Emperor (Der Kaiser) Stephen Gould (tenor),
The Empress (Die Kaiserin), Keikobad's daughter Anne Schwanewilms (soprano),
The Nurse (Die Amme), her guardian Michaela Schuster (mezzo),
Barak, the Dyer (Barak, der Färber) Wolfgang Koch (baritone),
The Dyer's Wife (Die Färberin) Evelyn Herlitzius (soprano),
The One-eyed Man (Der Einäugige), Barak's brother Markus Brück (high bass),
The One-Armed Man (Der Einarmige), Barak's brother Steven Humes (bass),
The Hunchback (Der Bucklige), Barak's brother Andreas Conrad (tenor),
The Messenger of Keikobad Thomas Johannes Mayer (high baritone),
Vienna State Opera Chorus Concert Association
Salzburg Festival Children's Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Thielemann (conductor)

approx 3.15pm
Haydn Symphony No. 94 in G, Hob. I/94 'Surprise'
Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

approx 3.40pm
Bach Ach, wie flüchtig, ach, wie nichtig, cantata, BWV 26
Genia Kühmeier (soprano),
Bernarda Fink (contralto),
Kurt Streit (tenor),
Matthias Goerne (bass),
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus, Concentus Musicus, Vienna
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

approx 3.55pm
Bach Magnificat in D, BWV 243 027.14 min.
Genia Kühmeier (soprano),
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano),
Bernarda Fink (contralto),
Kurt Streit (tenor),
Matthias Goerne (bass),
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus, Concentus Musicus, Vienna
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor).

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