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Following the money...

Iain Burnside considers the system of musical patronage, focusing on Haydn's work at Esterhaza, Bach's at Cothen and Liszt's in Weimar.

"Following the money..."

As another tax year comes to a close, today Iain Burnside looks at an important issue facing the creators of great musical art - getting paid. Today's programme is about patronage, and brings into focus Haydn's work at Esterhaza, Bach's at Cöthen, and Liszt's in Weimar.

Producer: Lyndon Jones
A Perfectly Normal Production for BBC Radio 3.

2 hours

Last on

Sun 28 Mar 2010 10:00

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    O Praise the Lord with one consent (HWV 254) - Opening chorus [Chandos Anthem]

    Performers: Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 67737.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Baryton Trio No. 71 in A major – First movement

    Performers: John Hsu (Baryton), David Miller (viola), Fortunato Arico (cello)

    • ASV CD GAU 109.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester Psalms – second movement

    Performers: Dominic Martelli (boy soprano), Rachel Masters (harp), Gary Kettel (percussion), Thomas Trotter (organ), Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 66219.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV. 1048

    Performers: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Alison Bury (violin and director)

    • VIRGIN 7243 5 62300 2 6 [=CD 1].
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Strathclyde Concerto No. 8 for bassoon – finale

    Performers: Ursula Leveaux (bassoon), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Peter Maxwell Davies (conductor)

    • COLLINS 13962.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in C, Op. 59 No.3 "Razumovsky" – First movement

    Performers: Emerson Quartet

    • DG 459 063-2.
  • William Byrd

    Haec dies (Cantiones Sacrae 1591)

    Performers: Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (conductor)

  • John Dowland

    Lachrimae antiquae

    Performer: The King’s Noyse

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907275.
  • Franz Liszt

    Symphonic Poem: "Les Preludes"

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 426 636-2.
  • Richard Wagner - Lohengrin – Prelude to Act 1

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti (conductor)

  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 - final two movements Scherzo & Rondo

    Performer: Royal Stockholm Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

    • WARNER APEX 2564 61138-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Parergon zur Sinfonia Domestica

    Performers: Roland Pöntinen (piano, left hand) Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, David Zinman (conductor)

    • Arte Nova 74321983352.


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