Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio


With John Shea

A concert from the Polish Radio Symphony orchestra featuring the Pearls of Moniuszko - a collection of some of his finest songs, orchestrated by Noskowski.

12:31 AM
Nicolai, Otto (1810-1849)
Overture to The Merry wives of Windsor

12:40 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Ballet Music for the Merry wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai

12:50 AM
Noskowski, Zygmunt (1846-1909)
The Pearls of Moniuszko - 15 Songs for orchestra

1:08 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Ballet Music from Hrabina ('The Countess')

1:23 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Aria (The Countess): "To Wake up from bad dreams" ("Zbudzic sie z uludnych snow") from Hrabina ('The Countess'), Act III
Anna Lubanska (mezzo-soprano: Hrabina/The Countess),

1:26 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Aria (Miecznik): "Who of my Maidens" from The Haunted Manor (original version), Act II
Stanislaw Kufluk (baritone: Miecznik/The Sword-Bearer),

1:31 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Aria (Rokiczana): "When I will be the Queen" from Rokiczana
Anna Lubanska (mezzo-soprano: Rokiczana),

1:34 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Overture to Halka (Original version)

1:43 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Recitative & Romance (Janusz): "Where did she go..." from Halka, Act I
Stanislaw Kufluk (baritone: Janusz),

1:46 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Duet (Halka & Janusz) : "Oh Janusz my darling" from Halka, Act I
Ewa Vesin (soprano: Halka), Stanislaw Kufluk (baritone: Janusz),

1:55 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Mazurka from Halka (original version)

2:00 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Recitative (Halka): "O How I would gladly kneel down" & Aria (Halka): "If by the morning sun" from Halka, Act II
Ewa Vesin (soprano: Halka),

2:08 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Introduction to Act III & Dances of the Highlanders from Halka (original version)

Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

2:16 AM
Chopin, Fryderyk (1810-1849)
Polonaise-fantasy for piano (Op.61) in A flat major
Yulianna Avdeeva (piano)

2:31 AM
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.77) in D major
Sarah Chang (violin) Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Juraj Valucha (conductor)

3:10 AM
Chopin, Fryderyk (1810-1849)
Ballade for piano no. 4 (Op.52) in F minor
Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)

3:21 AM
Dufay, Guillaume (c.1400-1474)
Balsamus et munda cera
Orlando Consort

3:27 AM
Bridge, Frank (1879-1941)
The Sea - suite for orchestra,
BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

3:49 AM
Villa-Lobos, Heitor (1887-1959)
Prelude for guitar no.2 in E major (from 5 preludes for guitar)
Norbert Kraft (guitar)

3:52 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Adagio and fugue for strings (K.546) in C minor
Risør Festival Strings

3:59 AM
Zelenka, Jan Dismas (1679-1745)
O magnum mysterium (Moteto pro nativitate, ZWV.171)
Markéta Cukrová (contralto), Musica Florea, Marek Stryncl (director)

4:05 AM
Hannikainen, Ilmari (1892-1955)
Rural Dances (Op.39a)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari (conductor)

4:20 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
12 Variations on 'Ein Mädchen Oder Weibchen' for cello and piano (Op.66)
Danjulo Ishizaka (cello), José Gallardo (piano)

4:31 AM
Buxtehude, Dietrich (1637-1707)
Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun, BuxWV 51
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, Ton Koopman (conductor)

4:42 AM
Fauré, Gabriel (1845-1924)
Nocturne in A flat major (Op.33 No.3)
Stéphane Lemelin (piano)

4:51 AM
Svendsen, Johan (1840-1911)
Romance for violin and orchestra in G major (Op.26)
Julia Fischer (violin), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green (conductor)

4:59 AM
Hotteterre, Jacques (1674-1763)
Les Délices ou Le Fargis
Ensemble 1700, Dorothee Oberlinger (director)

5:05 AM
Poot, Marcel (1901-1988)
A Cheerful Overture for orchestra
Belgium Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari (conductor)

5:10 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Quartet for strings in C minor (D.703) 'Satz'
Tilev String Quartet

5:20 AM
Kozeluch, Leopold (1747-1818)
Pastorale in G major
Pieter van Dijk (organ by Johann Ignaz Schmied in the former monastery church of Peruc )

5:25 AM
Martinu, Bohuslav (1890-1959)
Symphony No.6 (H.343) "Fantaisies symphoniques"
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Válek (conductor)

5:55 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
9 Variations on a minuet by Duport for piano (K.573)
Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)

6:07 AM
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893) (arranged Ann Kuppens)
Variations on a rococo theme for cello and string orchestra (Op.33)
Gavriel Lipkind (cello), Brussels Chamber Orchestra.

Release date:

6 hours

Last on

Tue 1 Apr 2014 00:30