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Today's In Tune features Holst's 'Planets Suite'

The Planets

7 February 2006

Tuesday 7 February 2006 17:00-19:30 (Radio 3)

Today's featured work from BBC TWO's Great Music Show is Holst's magnificent 'Planets' Suite. The 7 movements of the suite plus Colin Matthews recent addition 'Pluto' are played across the programme alongside many other celestially inspired pieces of music.

A programme note on Holst's 'The Planets'

Today's live music comes courtesy of the recently formed Hermitage String Trio and Polish pianist Ewa Kupiec .

Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Playlist

17:03
Holst
The Planets

Mars, the bringer of war
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Yoel Levi
TELARC CD 80466
Track 1

17:10
Debussy
Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
Pascal Roge (piano)
Decca 417 792-2
Track 3

17:19
LIVE
Taneyev
Slow movement from String Trio in D
The Hermitage String Trio
Sergey Levitin (violin)
Alexander Zemstov (viola)
Leonid Gorokhov (cello)

17:29
LIVE
Beethoven
Final Movement from Trio in C minor Op 9 No 3
The Hermitage String Trio
Sergey Levitin (violin)
Alexander Zemstov (viola)
Leonid Gorokhov (cello)

17:35
Holst - The Planets
Venus, the bringer of peace
Mercury, the winged messenger
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit
Decca 417 553-2
Tracks 2-3

17:49
Vivaldi
Concerto in F major RV 544: Il Proteo ň sia Il Mondo al rovescio
(Proteus, or the world upside down)
Christophe Coin (cello)
Il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini (director)
Teldec 4509 94552 2
Tracks 16-18

18:03
Holst - The Planets
Jupiter, the bringer of jollity
Philharmonia Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner
Decca 417 553-2
Track 5

18:11
Dvorak
Mesícku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the moon - Rusalka)
Karita Mattila (soprano)
Philips 422 073-2
Track 8

18:18
LIVE
Debussy
Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum and The Little Shepherd
from Children's Corner
Ewa Kupiec (piano)

18:25
Randall Meyers
Love in the Asylum from 3 poems for the night and the half light
Ewa Kupiec (piano)
Solaris SOL 1032005
Track 10 (excerpt)

18:31
Chopin
Final mvt (Allegro vivace) from Piano Concerto No 2
Ewa Kupiec (piano)
Saarbrüken Radio Symphoy Orchestra
Stranislaw Skrowaczewski (conductor)
Oehms OC 326
Track 6

18:40
Peteris Vasks
Mother Sun
Latvian Radio Choir
Kaspars Putnins (conductor)
BIS CD 1145
Track 5

18:45
Holst
The Planets
Saturn, the bringer of old age
BBCSO
Andrew Davis
Teldec 4509-94541-2
Track 5

18:55
Mozart
12 variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" K265
André Previn (piano)
Sony SBK 67 178
Track 7

19:04
Holst - The Planets:
Uranus, the magician
Neptune, the mystic

Matthews - Pluto, the renewer
The Hallé Orchestra
The ladies of the Hallé Choir
Mark Elder (conductor)
Hyperion CDA 67270
Tracks 6-8

19:24
Hoagy Carmichael
Stardust
Stacey Kent (vocals)
Jim Tomlinson (tenor sax)
David Newton (piano)
Token 0501
Track 13




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