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Music on the Brink - The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle from the 2012 BBC Proms. In 1910 Sibelius had been left behind by modern music trends and wrote his 4th Symphony aware of this. While Ravel was writing for the Ballets Russes and Sergei Diaghilev for the Paris stage. Plus archive recordings from pre-war pianists with an association with Berlin and the Berlin Philharmonic - Artur Nikisch, Ferruccio Busoni and Erno Dohnanyi.

1:01 AM
Sibelius, Jean [1865-1957]
Symphony no.4 (Op.63) in A minor
Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle (conductor). Performance from the 2012 Proms.

1:37 AM
Webern, Anton [1883-1945]
6 Pieces for orchestra (Op. 6)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

1:50 AM
Ravel, Maurice [1875-1937]
Daphnis and Chloe - Suite no.2
Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle (conductor). Performance from the 2012 Proms.

2:07 AM
Delibes, Leo (1836-1891), transcribed by Arthur Nikisch (1855-1922)
Valse lente from 'Coppelia'
Arthur Nikisch (1855-1922) (piano)

2:11 AM
Saint-Saens, Camille (1835-1921)
Valse Mignonne in E flat (Op.104)
Saint-Saens, Camille (1835-1921) (piano) (recorded 13th December 1905)

2:14 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) transcribed Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)
Fantasia on Beethoven's 'Ruinen von Athen' for piano (S.389)
Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) (piano)

2:27 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828) transcribed Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)
Soirées de Vienne No.4 in D flat major - from valses-caprices for piano (S.427)
Ernõ Dohnányi (1877-1960) (piano)

2:33 AM
Vermeulen, Matthijs [1888-1967]
Symphony no. 1 (Symphonia Carminum)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Roelof Van Driesten (conductor)

3:01 AM
Rameau, Jean-Philippe (1683-1764) compiled Marc Minkowski
"L'Apothéose de la Dance - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau compiled by Marc Minkowski
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

3:39 AM
Forqueray, Antoine (1672-1745)
La Rameau & Jupiter (from Suite no. 5 in C minor for viola da gamba and continuo )
Teodoro Baù (viola da gamba), Deniel Perer (harpsichord)

3:48 AM
Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)
Concerto for cello and orchestra in D major (H.7b.2) (Allegro moderato; Adagio; Rondo )
Alexandra Gutu (cello), Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Radu Zvoriszeanu (conductor)

4:14 AM
Prokofiev, Sergey (1891-1953)
Symphony No.1 in D major (Op.25), 'Classical'
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Michel Tabachnik (conductor)

4:28 AM
Medins, Janis (1890-1966)
Aria from "Suite no.1"
Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Imants Resnis (conductor)

4:34 AM
Lipinski, Karol Józef (1790-1861)
Rondo alla Polacca in E major, (Op.13) (C.1820-24)
Albrecht Breuninger (violin), Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wojiech Rajski (conductor)

4:49 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio [1678-1741]
Concerto in G minor RV.107 for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon & continuo
Concerto Copenhagen, Alfredo Bernardini (director)

5:01 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus [1756-1791]
Overture from Don Giovanni - Opera in 2 acts (K.527)
Danish Radio Sinfonietta, Adam Fischer (conductor)

5:07 AM
Haydn, Joseph [1732-1809]; German libretto by Baron von Swieten (1733-1803)
Die Schopfung (H.21.2) Part 3 - Nos. 29,30
Isa Katharina Gericke (soprano) Eve; Jochen Kupfer (baritone) Adam; Oslo Chamber Choir, Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Christopher Bell (conductor)

5:20 AM
Mont, Henry du (1610-1684)
Motet: O Salutaris Hostia
Studio 600 - Aldona Szechak and Dorota Kozinska (directors)

5:25 AM
Couperin, François (1668-1733)
La Françoise, Suite from 'Les Nations'
Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko (director)

5:38 AM
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

5:51 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
Iberia: Images for Orchestra, No. 2 (1909)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Jun Märkl (conductor)

6:14 AM
Raychev, Alexander [1922-2003]
Sonata-Poem for violin and symphony orchestra
Boyan Lechev (violin), Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vassil Stefanov (conductor)

6:34 AM
Handel, Georg Frideric (1685-1759)
Two arias: 'E vivo ancore ... Scherza infida' (Act 2 Scene 3) and 'Dopo notte' (Act 3 scene 8) from the opera Ariodante
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

6:54 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Kirchen-Sonate in B flat (K. 212), for 2 violins, double bass and organ
Royal Academy of Music Beckett Ensemble, Patrick Russill (conductor).

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