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Messiaen, Rossini

Penny Gore presents performances of Messiaen's L'Ascension and Rossini's Stabat Mater given in Vienna. Plus Martucci: Notturno, Op 70 No 1 and Verdi: Le quattro stagioni.

Penny Gore concludes her focus this week on great choral works with Rossini's Stabat Mater. Despite the subject matter, Rossini's late masterpiece inhabits the world of the opera whilst Messiaen's early symphonic meditations, by turns sombre and ecstatic, have their roots in the organ loft. These performances, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, were recorded by French forces in the Musikverein, Vienna. And that's followed by Riccardo Muti conducting the ballet music that Verdi wrote for the Parisian performances of his Sicilian Vespers.

Messiaen
L'Ascension: Quatre Méditations symphoniques -
1. Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père
2. Alleluias sereins d'une âme qui désire le ciel
3. Alleluia sur la trompette, alleluia sur la cymbale
4. Prière du Christ montant vers son Père

Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

then at c. 2.30pm

Rossini
Stabat Mater

Ekaterina Siurina (soprano)
Béatrice Uria-Monzon (mezzo-soprano)
Yosep Kang (tenor)
Nicola Ulivieri (bass)
Choral Society of Music Friends, Vienna
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

Followed at: c. 3.40pm by

Giuseppe Martucci
Notturno, op. 70/1
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Riccardo Muti (conductor)

c. 3.50pm

Verdi
Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), ballet music from 'I vespri siciliani'
L'inverno (Winter)
La primavera (Spring)
L'estate (Summer)
L'autunno (Autumn)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Riccardo Muti (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Fri 19 Sep 2014 14:00

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Music Played

  • Giuseppe Martucci

    Notturno, Op. 70 no. 1

    Conductor: Riccardo Muti. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    L'Ascension: Quatre Meditations symphoniques pour orchestre

    Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Le quattro stagioni (The 4 seasons). Ballet music from 'I vespri siciliani'

    Conductor: Riccardo Muti. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Stabat Mater

    Choir: Wiener Singverein. Singer: Ekaterina Murina. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Singer: Yosep Kang. Singer: Nicola Ulivieri. Singer: Béatrice Uria-Monzon.

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