Fiona Talkington presents the first part of a Holy Week celebration from around Europe. With a rare chance to hear Frank Martin's oratorio Golgotha, plus Orthodox chant from Sofia.
Radio 3 celebrates Holy Week with a day of live and pre-recorded concerts from around Europe. Including a rare chance to hear Frank Martin's oratorio Golgotha from Madrid, Orthodox chant live from Sofia, Rossini's Stabat Mater from Rome, and Elgar's Dream of Gerontius live from Dresden.
Presented by Fiona Talkington.
12pm Teatro Monumental, Madrid
Frank Martin Golgotha
RTVE Symphony Orchestra
Mathias Bamert (conductor)
2pm Live from Bulgarian National Radio, Sofia
Concert to include Orthodox chant by Dobri Hristov, Peter Tchaikovsky, Pavel Chesnokov and Alexander Kastalski
Seven Saints Choir
Snezhana Grigorova (director)
3pm Live from Grande Nef, Collège des Bernardins, Paris
Allegri Miserere mei
Andrew Carwood (director).
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Teatro Monumental, Madrid
Frank Martin: Golgotha
Live from Bulgarian National Radio, Sofia
Concert by the Seven Saints Choir directed by Snezhana Grigorova.
Live from Grande Nef, Collège des Bernardins, Paris
Palestrina: Motets, Allegri: Miserere mei.