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Caccini - The first woman of opera

Jonathan Swain presents a performance of Caccini's La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina - the first opera to be written by a woman - from the Herne Early Music Festival.

Jonathan Swain presents a performance of Caccini's opera La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina - the first opera to be written by a woman - from the Herne Early Music Festival.

12:31 AM
Francesca Caccini (1587-1640)
La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina
Concerto Soave, Jean-Marc Aymes (conductor), Maria Christina Kiehr (soprano - Alcina), Romain Bockler (baritone - Ruggiero, Nettuno), Sarah Breton (mezzo-soprano - Melissa), Lise Viricel (soprano - Sirena, Damigella), Axelle Verner (mezzo-soprano - Damigella, Dama Disincantata), Alice Duport-Percier (soprano - Damigella, Nunzia), Laurent David (tenor - Pastore, Pianta Incantata, Astolfo), Eric Chopin (bass - Vistola Fiume, Pianta Incantata)

1:49 AM
Clarke, Rebecca (1886-1979)
Viola Sonata in E minor
Lise Berthaud (viola), Xenia Maliarevitch (piano)

2:13 AM
Sikora, Elzbieta [b.1943]
Rappel III for string orchestra
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wojciech Michniewski (conductor)

2:31 AM
Dvořák, Antonin (1841-1904)
Symphony no. 9 in E minor Op.95 'From the New World'
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

3:13 AM
Melartin, Erkki (1875-1937)
Easy Pieces (Op.121) (Canto Religioso; Mattinata; Nocturne; Berceuse; Menuetto)
Arto Noras (cello), Tapani Valsta (piano)

3:29 AM
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)
Missa Brevis in D (Op.63)
Katya Dimanova & Evgenia Tasseva (soloists), Polyphonia, Velin Iliev (organ), Ivelin Dimitrov (conductor)

3:43 AM
Handel, Georg Frideric (1685-1759)
Sonata for oboe and continuo (Op.1 No.8) in C minor (HWV.366)
Louise Pellerin (oboe), Dom André Laberge (organ - 1999 Karl Wilhelm at the abbey church Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Québec, Canada)

3:50 AM
Kajanus, Robert (1856-1933)
Finnish Rhapsody No.1
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam (conductor)

4:00 AM
Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)
Impromptu in G flat major (Op.51)
Krzysztof Jablonski (piano)

4:06 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Concerto for horn and orchestra no.2 (K.417) in E flat major
Jacob Slagter (horn), Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Lev Markiz (conductor)

4:19 AM
Thomas Morley (c.1557-1602) & John Dowland (1563-1626) - "Knights of the Lute"
Fantasie (Morley); Pavan; Earl of Derby, his Galliard (Dowland)
Nigel North (lute)

4:31 AM
Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Festive Overture (Op.96)
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Uri Mayer (Conductor)

4:37 AM
Anonymous; Gaucelm Faidit (c.1150-c.1220)
Excelsus in numine/Benedictus (Anonymous) ; Fortz chausa es (Faidit)
Eric Mentzel (tenor), Bois de Cologne: Meike Herzig, Dorothee Oberlinger (recorders); Tom Daun (harp)

4:46 AM
Haydn, Joseph [1732-1809]
Piano Trio in A major Hob XV:18
Ensemble of the Classic Era

5:05 AM
Merikanto, Aarre (1893-1958)
Scherzo for Orchestra
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ulf Söderblom (conductor)

5:16 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Fantasia in F sharp minor Wq.67 for keyboard
Dirk Borner (Harpsichord)

5:27 AM
Gershwin, George (1898-1937)
Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess (Catfish Row; Porgy Sings; Fugue; Hurricane; Good Mornin' Sistuh)
William Tritt (piano), Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Boris Brott (conductor)

5:53 AM
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Trio for piano and strings in A minor
Grieg Trio

6:20 AM
Chédeville (Le Cadet), Nicolas (1705-1782)
Les Saisons Amusantes Part II (Les Plaisirs de l'Eté) for musette, recorder, violin & bass continuo, Paris 1739
Ensemble 1700 - François Lazarevitch (musette), Vittorio Ghielmi (viola da gamba), Mónica Waisman (violin), André Henrich (theorbo/baroque guitar), Alexander Puliaev (harpsichord), Dorothee Oberlinger (recorder/director).

6 hours

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

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

    Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • GBBBC.
  • Francesca Caccini

    La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina

    Singer: María Cristina Kiehr. Singer: Romain Bockler. Singer: Sarah Breton. Singer: Lise Viricel. Singer: Axelle Verner. Singer: Alice Duport-Percier. Singer: Laurent David. Singer: Eric Chopin. Ensemble: Concerto Soave. Conductor: Jean-Marc Aymes.
    • DEWDR.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Viola Sonata in E minor

    Performer: Lise Berthaud. Performer: Xénia Maliarevitch.
    • GBBBC.
  • Elżbieta Sikora

    Rappel III for string orchestra

    Orchestra: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Wojciech Michniewski.
    • PLPR.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op 95 (From the New World)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • GBBBC.
  • Erkki Melartin

    Easy Pieces, Op 121

    Performer: Arto Noras. Performer: Tapani Valsta.
    • FIYLE.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Missa Brevis in D, Op 63

    Performer: Katya Dimanova. Performer: Evgenia Tasseva. Performer: Velin Liev. Choir: Polyphonia. Conductor: Ivelin Dimitrov.
    • BGBNR.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sonata for oboe and continuo (HWV.366) (Op.1 No.8) in C minor

    Performer: Louise Pellerin. Performer: Dom André Laberge.
    • CACBC.
  • Robert Kajanus

    Finnish Rhapsody No 1

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • FIYLE.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Impromptu in G flat major, Op 51

    Performer: Krzysztof Jablonski.
    • PLPR.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto no 2 in E flat major, K.417

    Performer: Jacob Slagter. Ensemble: Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Conductor: Lev Markiz.
    • NLNOS.
  • John Dowland

    Morley: Fantasie; Dowland: Pavan; Earl of Derby, his Galliard

    Composer: Thomas Morley. Performer: Nigel North.
    • GBBBC.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture (Op.96)

    Orchestra: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Uri Mayer.
    • CACBC.
  • Anonymous

    Excelsus in numine/Benedictus; Fortz chausa es

    Composer: Gaucelm Faidit. Singer: Eric Mentzel. Ensemble: Bois de Cologne.
    • DEWDR.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Trio No.18 in A major (Hob XV:18) [1794]

    Ensemble: Ensemble of the Classic Era.
    • AUABC.
  • Aarre Merikanto

    Scherzo for Orchestra

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ulf Söderblom.
    • FIYLE.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Fantasia in F sharp minor Wq 67 for keyboard

    Performer: Dirk Börner.
    • PLPR.
  • George Gershwin

    Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess

    Performer: William Tritt. Orchestra: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Boris Brott.
    • CACBC.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Trio in A minor

    Ensemble: Grieg Trio.
    • NONRK.
  • Nicolas Chédeville

    Les Saisons Amusantes Part II (Les Plaisirs de l'ete)

    Ensemble: Ensemble 1700. Director: Dorothee Oberlinger.
    • DEWDR.

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