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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Stravinsky: Circus Polka. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (excerpt). Verdi, arr. Mackerras: Suite (The Lady and the Fool). Flanders and Swann: Song of Reproduction.

Classical Collection
with Sarah Walker

This week's theme is The Comic: today licentious libertines and lovable rogues inspire sublime comedy from Mozart, Verdi and Elgar

10.00
Stravinsky Circus Polka
London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)
WORLD RECORDS ST 698 (LP)

10.03
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro - Act III (excerpt)
Leyla Gencer, Mirella Freni, Johanna Peters (sopranos),
Heinz Blankenburg, Gabriel Bacquier (baritones),
John Kentish (tenor), Carlo Cava (bass),
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
Silvio Varviso (conductor)
GLYNDEBOURNE GFOCD 001-62 (3 CDs)

10.22
Verdi arr. Mackerras The Lady and the Fool - Suite
London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
CLASSICS for PLEASURE 3 93231 2

10.50
Flanders & Swann Song of Reproduction
Michael Flanders, Donald Swann (vocals, piano)
PARLOPHONE CDFSB 11 (EMI CDP 7 97465 2)

.followed by.

Hesketh-Harvey/Sissons Glyndebourne
Kit and the Widow (vocals, piano)
CLASSICAL RECORDING COMPANY CRC 1107-2 (2 CDs)

.followed by.

Moore Deutsche Chansons
Jonathan Miller (speaker),
Dudley Moore (vocals, piano)
EMI CD ECC1 [CD 1]

11.00
Elgar Falstaff Op.68
London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)
LPO 0016-20 (5 CDs)

11.30
Verdi Falstaff - Act I, sc.ii
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Anna Moffo (sopranos),
Nan Merriman, Fedora Barbieri (mezzo-sopranos),
Tomaso Spataro, Renato Ercolani, Luigi Alva (tenors),
Tito Gobbi, Rolando Panerai (baritones),
Nicola Zaccaria (bass), Philharmonia Orchestra,
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
EMI CMS 5 67083 2 (2 CDs).

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