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12 March 2008

Wednesday 12 March 2008 13:00-17:00 (Radio 3)

Presented by Ian Skelly.

1.00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Duration:

4 hours

Playlist:

St George's, Bristol: The Eve of Revolution - London

Continuing series of concerts given at St George's, Bristol exploring the music of pre-revolutionary 18th century Europe. The programme centres on London and features the Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performing music by JC Bach, Mozart and Clementi.

Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment:
Steven Devine (fortepiano)
Alison Bury (violin)
Andrew Roberts (violin)
Ruth Alford (cello)
Anthony Robson (oboe)
Andrew Clark (horn)
Martin Lawrence (horn)

Mozart: Piano Concerto in D, K107 (arr. of Piano Sonata, Op 5 No 2, by JC Bach)
Clementi: Piano Sonata in G minor, Op 7 No 3
JC Bach: Sextet for piano

2.00pm

A production at the Vienna State Opera of Massenet's opera Werther, based on Goethe's story of thwarted love and suicide set against the backdrop of Christmas celebrations in a German town.

Massenet: Werther
Vienna State Opera
Werther ...... Neil Shicoff (tenor)
Albert ...... Adrian Erod (baritone)
Charlotte ...... Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo-soprano)
Sophie ....... Laura Tatulescu (soprano)
Le Bailli ...... Alfred Sramek (bass)
Schmidt ...... Benedikt Kobel (tenor)
Johann ...... Clemens Unterreiner (bass)
Ladies' voices ...... Vienna State Opera Chorus
Children of the Vienna State Opera School
Vienna State Opera Stage Orchestra
Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Marco Armiliato (conductor)

Taffanel: Andante Pastorale et Schersettino
Aniela Frey (flute)
Francois Killian (piano)

Messiaen: Cinq rechants for 12 voices
Schola Heidelberg
Walter Nussbaum (director)

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Pekka Kuusisto (conductor)




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