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Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky on Radio 3: 10 to 17 Feb 2007

Tchaikovsky in 1891
Tchaikovsky Radio Highlights

Gianandrea Noseda directs the BBC Philharmonic in a concert including Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony broadcast live from Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Saturday at 1930. This precedes his specially recorded performances of Tchaikovsky’s complete symphonies, broadcast at 6.00pm across the week.

BBC Radio 3 marks Valentine's Day on Wednesday 14 February, broadcasting all three versions of Romeo & Juliet (including world premiere recording of 1870 version). Wednesday: 1869 version 0700-1000. 1870 version & standard version 1700-1930.
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BBC Radio 3’s celebration of Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky’s music is brought to a close with the choral version of 1812 Overture, broadcast live from London’s Imperial War Museum, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Charles Hazlewood Friday 21.00

Edward Downes directed a special recording of Vakula the Smith in a unique recording made by the BBC and conducted by in 1989, including Patricia Routledge reading from Gogol’s tale Saturday 10 February 1300-1700.

Specially made recording of the original version of Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony with BBCSSO and Ilan Volkov Monday 12 February 19.30-22.30.

The Queen of Spades from Royal Opera House’s recent production, conducted by Semyon Bychkov and featuring the Russian tenor Vladimir Galouzine as Gherman, a role in which he's unsurpassed on the international stage Friday 16 February 13.40

New Generation artist Cédric Tiberghien performs various specially made first recordings of Tchaikovsky piano works the Anastasie Valse (his earliest-known surviving work), F# minor Valse (1876) and the original version of the A flat major Moment-Lyrique.

World premiere recordings including Tchaikovsky’s arrangement of Gaudeamus Igitur and "Spring" by the BBC Singers, David Wilson Johnson performing a recently discovered aria from The Oprichnik and David Owen Norris performs the first recording of The Wind That Breaks the Branch.

Premiere recording of the Austrian national Anthem in Tchaikovsky’s arrangement.

    Igor Stravinsky
    Stravinsky Radio Highlights

    All 4 versions of Les Noces
    including the version for solo pianola
    New London Chamber Choir/James Wood
    Flemmish radio Opera and Choir
    Ictus Ensemble and Soloists
    Monday between 1000-1300 1923 version & 1919 version
    Tuesday between 0100-0700 1923 pianola version
    Wednesday between 0700-1000 1917 original version

    Specially recorded Stravinsky arrangements of Beethoven's and Mussorgsky's "Song of the Flea"
    Sunday between 0900-1300

    Specially made premiere recordings of some of Stravinsky's own piano 4 hands arrangements, including the Septet and Waltz for Children


    First UK broadcast of Stravinsky's late Bach orchestrations
    Sunday & Monday 0100

    Recordings from the BBC archive of Stravinsky's 1909 Chopin orchestrations for "Les Sylphides" Thu 1700 (1900)

    Stravinsky conducting Tchaikovsky's 2nd Symphony

        Tchaikovsky Experience

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