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Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture. A performance of Gounod's Faust from Moscow

Gounod's Faust in a concert performance from Moscow, with a young Russian cast headed by Sergei Romanovsky as Faust. With John Shea.

John Shea presents a performance from Christmas Day 2016 given at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow of Gounod's Faust, featuring a young Russian cast of international reputation.

Part of BBC Radio 3's season Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture

12.30
Gounod: Faust

Faust ..... Sergei Romanovsky (tenor)
Marguerite ..... Irina Lungu (soprano)
Méphistophélès ..... Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)
Valentin......Vasily Ladyuk (baritone)
Wagner ..... Boris Zhukov (bass)
Siebel ..... Valeria Pfister (mezzo soprano)
Marthe ..... Irina Romishevskaya (mezzo soprano)
Masters of Choral Singing Grand Chorus of Russian State TV and Radio Music,
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra,
Andrei Lebedev (conductor)

3:05 AM
Berwald, Franz (1796-1868)
String Quartet in G minor
Örebro String Quartet

3:36 AM
Alfvén, Hugo (1872-1960)
Aftonen (Evening)
Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson (conductor)

3:41 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Kirchen-Sonate in B flat, K212
Royal Academy of Music Beckett Ensemble, Patrick Russill (conductor)

3:46 AM
Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)
Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Dubravka Tomsic (piano)

3:52 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Overture 'Fierrabras', D796
Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Hans Zender (conductor)

4:01 AM
Theodor Rogalski [1901-1954]
Three Romanian Dances
Romanian Youth Orchestra, Cristian Mandeal (conductor)

4:13 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio [1678-1741]
Violin Concerto in D, Op 3 No 9 (RV 230)
Europa Galante; Fabio Biondi (conductor)

4:21 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van [1770 -1827]
Egmont Overture (Op 84)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

4:31 AM
Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)
Eine Faust Overture
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernhard Klee (conductor)

4:43 AM
Fritz Kreisler [1875-1962]
Chanson Louis XIII et Pavane in the Style of Couperin
Barnabas Kelemen, Zoltan Kocsis

4:49 AM
Handel, George Frideric (1685-1789)
Trio Sonata in G major, Op 5 No 4
Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists

5:03 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Rondo in B flat major, K269
Benjamin Schmid (violin), Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

5:10 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
Estampes
Yannick Van de Velde (piano)

5:24 AM
Salmenhaara, Erkki (1941-2002)
Adagietto (1981)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ralf Sjöblom (conductor)

5:30 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Concerto in A major, BWV 1055
Hans-Peter Westermann (oboe d'amore), Camerata Köln

5:45 AM
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)
Manfred Overture, Op 115
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Schønwandt (conductor)

5:58 AM
Prokofiev, Sergey (1891-1953)
Symphony No 7 in C sharp minor, Op 131
Orchestre Métropolitain, Agnes Grossmann (conductor).

6 hours

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    "La Cheminée du Roi René" (excerpt from Madrigal-Nocturne)

    Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • GBBBC.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust, Act I

    Librettist: Jules Barbier. Librettist: Michel Carre. Singer: Ildar Abdrazakov. Singer: Sergei Romanovsky. Singer: Irina Lungu. Singer: Boris Zhukov. Singer: Valeria Pfister. Singer: Irina Romishevskaya. Choir: Masters of Choral Singing Grand Chorus of Russian State TV and Radio Music. Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrei Lebedev.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust, Act II

    Librettist: Jules Barbier. Librettist: Michel Carre. Choir: Masters of Choral Singing Grand Chorus of Russian State TV and Radio Music. Conductor: Andrei Lebedev. Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust, Act III

    Librettist: Jules Barbier. Librettist: Michel Carre. Choir: Masters of Choral Singing Grand Chorus of Russian State TV and Radio Music. Conductor: Andrei Lebedev. Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust, Act IV

    Librettist: Michel Carre. Librettist: Jules Barbier. Choir: Masters of Choral Singing Grand Chorus of Russian State TV and Radio Music. Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrei Lebedev.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Faust, Act V

    Librettist: Michel Carre. Librettist: Jules Barbier. Choir: Masters of Choral Singing Grand Chorus of Russian State TV and Radio Music. Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrei Lebedev.
  • Franz Berwald

    String Quartet in G minor [1818]

    Ensemble: orebro String Quartet.
    • SESR.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Aftonen

    Lyricist: Herman Sätherberg. Choir: Radiokören. Conductor: Eric Ericson.
    • SESR.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Kirchen-Sonate in B flat (K. 212) for 2 violins, double bass and organ

    Ensemble: Royal Academy of Music Beckett Ensemble. Conductor: Patrick Russill.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantaisie-impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op 66

    Performer: Dubravka Tomšič.
    • SIRTVS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Overture from 'Fierrabras' (D.796)

    Orchestra: Radio Kamerorkest. Conductor: Hans Zender.
    • NLNPB.
  • Theodor Rogalski

    3 Romanian Dances

    Orchestra: Romanian Youth Orchestra. Conductor: Cristian Mandeal.
    • ROROR.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in D (Op.3 No.9) (RV.230)

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Europa Galante.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont Overture, Op 84

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • GBBBC.
  • Richard Wagner

    Eine Faust Overture

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Bernhard Klee.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Chanson Louis XIII et Pavane in the Style of Couperin

    Performer: Barnabás Kelemen. Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Trio Sonata in G major, Op 5 No 4

    Ensemble: Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists.
    • CACBC.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo concertante in B flat major, K269

    Performer: Benjamin Schmid. Ensemble: Danish Radio Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • DKDR.
  • Claude Debussy

    Estampes [1903]

    Performer: Yannick Van de Velde.
  • Erkki Salmenhaara

    Adagietto for Orchestra (1981)

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ralf Sjoblom.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in A major, BWV 1055

    Performer: Hans-Peter Westermann. Ensemble: Camerata Köln.
  • Robert Schumann

    Overture (Manfred, Op 115)

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Michael Schønwandt.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 7 in C sharp minor, Op 131

    Orchestra: Orchestre Métropolitain. Conductor: Agnès Grossmann.

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