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Celebrating Swiss music festivals

Jonathan Swain introduces music by Bruckner, Catalani, Tartini, Chausson and a sequence of rare baroque opera arias.

Jonathan Swain introduces music by Bruckner, Catalani, Tartini, Chausson and a sequence of rare baroque opera arias recorded at last year's St. Gallen and Meirigen music festivals in Switzerland

Conductor Stanisław Skrowaczewski, who died last year, created an orchestral masterpiece from one of Bruckner's lesser-known chamber works. In today's programme, it is paired with an even less well-known choral work by opera composer Alfredo Catalani, as well and chamber works by Lekeu, Turina and Chausson

2.00 pm
Bruckner orch. Skrowaczewski: Adagio (String Quintet)
Catalani: Mass in E minor
Elena Rossi, soprano
Alessandra Volpe, contralto
Derek Taylor, tenor
Levente Pall, bass
Feldkirch Chamber Chorus
Prague Philharmonic Chorus
St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra
Otto Tausk, conductor

2.55 pm
Tartini: Devil's Trill Sonata
Lekeu: Adagio, Op.3
Turina: Escena andaluza, Op.7
Chausson: Concert, Op.21
Ernen Festival Ensemble

4.25 pm
Opera arias by Albinoni, Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Vinci
Nuria Rial, soprano
Basel Chamber Orchestra
Stefano Barneschi, conductor.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Anton Bruckner

    Quintet in F major (Adagio)

    Orchestrator: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Orchestra: St Gallen Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Otto Tausk.
  • Alfredo Catalani

    Mass in E minor for soloists, chorus and orchestra

    Singer: Elena Rossi. Singer: Alessandra Volpe. Singer: Derek Taylor. Singer: Levente Pall. Choir: Feldkirch Chamber Chorus. Choir: Pražský filharmonický sbor. Orchestra: St Gallen Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Otto Tausk.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Sonata in G minor B.g5 (Devil's trill) for violin and continuo

    Performer: Helena Winkelmann. Orchestra: Ernen Festival Orchestra.
  • Guillaume Lekeu

    Adagio Op.3 for string quartet and string orchestra

    Performer: Daniel Bard. Performer: Mark Holloway. Performer: Christian Poltéra.
  • Joaquín Turina

    Escena andaluza (Sextet) Op.7 for viola solo, piano and string quartet

    Performer: Timothy Ridout. Performer: Paolo Giacometti. Ensemble: Ernen Festival Ensemble.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Concerto in D major Op.21 for violin, piano and string quartet

    Performer: Esther Hoppe. Performer: Alasdair Beatson. Ensemble: Ernen Festival Ensemble.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    L' Eraclea - opera in 3 acts i Zeffiretti che spiegate

    Singer: Núria Rial. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel. Conductor: Stefano Barneschi.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Venere e Adone (Il giardino d'amore) - serenata i Piu non m'alletta e piace

    Singer: Núria Rial. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel. Conductor: Stefano Barneschi.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Arsilda, regina di Ponto - opera in 3 acts i Quell'usignolo che al caro nido

    Singer: Núria Rial. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel. Conductor: Stefano Barneschi.
  • Leonardo Vinci

    Ifigenia in Tauride - opera in 5 acts i Rondinella que dal lido

    Singer: Núria Rial. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel. Conductor: Stefano Barneschi.

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