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Latvia, Denmark, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Russia

Music for Holy Week from around Europe, with concerts from Latvia, Denmark, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Russia. Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Andrew McGregor continues his annual day of music for Holy Week from around Europe.

4pm LIVE from Radio Latvia Studio 1, Riga
A masterpiece of Dutch Baroque music written for Maundy Thursday, performed by the Riga Baroque Ensemble on original instruments

Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1703-1741) - Lamentations du jeudi saint (cantatas for soprano, two cellos and continuo)
Daniel Kahde (1631-1689) - Erste Trauer-Ode (First Mourning Ode)

Aija Veismane-Garkeviča, soprano
Riga Baroque Ensemble
Veronika Rinkule, harpsichord

5pm from Trinity Church, Copenhagen
Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier perform a concert of works for Holy Week

Anon - Laudario di Cortona - Venite a laudare, Cristo e nato
Anna S. Thorvaldsdóttir (1977) - Heyr thú oss himnum á
Anon - Laudario di Cortona - Laude novella, Oime lass e freddo lo mio core
James MacMillan (1959) - Miserere
Anon - Laudario di Cortona - Altissima luce, Sia laudato San Francesco
John Tavener (1944-2013) - The Lamb
Gabriel Jackson (1962) - Stabat Mater

Ars Nova Copenhagen
Paul Hillier (conductor)

6pm from Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague
The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir perform Dvorak's Stabat Mater

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) - Stabat Mater, Op.58 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Pavla Vykopalová, soprano
Denisa Hamarová, contralto
Jaroslav Březina, tenor
Peter Mikuláš, bass
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ondrej Lenárd, conductor

7.45pm from the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
William Christie conducts Bach's St John Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - St John Passion, BWV 245

Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor, Evangelist
Alex Rosen, bass, Christ
Emőke Baráth, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Renato Dolcini, bass
Anthony Gregory, tenor
Netherlands Chamber Choir
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
William Christie, conductor

10pm from Alexandrovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia
The Masters of Choral Singing Grand Chorus perform recently discovered music by Pavel Chesnokov

Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944):
Let my prayer be set forth Op.24/6
Holy God
Praise the Lord from the Heavens
In Days of Battle Op.45
The Angel Cried Op.22/8
What Shall We Call Thee Op.43/2
Cherubic Hymn Op.27/5
To Thee We Sing Op.27/6

Masters of Choral Singing Grand Chorus
Lev Kontorovich, conductor

26 days left to listen

6 hours, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Laudario di Cortona

    Venite a laudare / Cristo e nato

    Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir

    Heyr thú oss himnum á

    Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
  • Laudario di Cortona

    Laude novella / Oimè lasso e freddo lo mio core

    Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Miserere

    Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
  • Laudario di Cortona

    Altissima luce / Sia laudato San Francesco

    Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
  • John Tavener

    The Lamb

    Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
  • Gabriel Jackson

    Stabat Mater

    Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St John Passion, BWV 245 - Part 1

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: William Christie. Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor. Singer: Reinoud Van Mechelen. Singer: Alex Rosén. Singer: Emőke Baráth. Singer: Iestyn Davies. Singer: Anthony Gregory. Singer: Renato Dolcini.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St John Passion, BWV 245 - Part 2

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: William Christie. Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor. Singer: Reinoud Van Mechelen. Singer: Alex Rosén. Singer: Emőke Baráth. Singer: Iestyn Davies. Singer: Anthony Gregory. Singer: Renato Dolcini.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    Let my Prayer Be Set Forth Op.24 No.6

    Choir: The Grand Choir 'Masters Of Choral Singing'. Conductor: Lev Kontorovich. Singer: Dmitri Kuznetsov.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    Holy God

    Choir: The Grand Choir 'Masters Of Choral Singing'. Conductor: Lev Kontorovich. Singer: Serafima Konyashina. Singer: Evgeniya Kurova. Singer: Elena Azovskaya. Singer: Olga Nikiforova. Singer: Anna Nemzer.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    Praise the Lord from the Heavens

    Choir: The Grand Choir 'Masters Of Choral Singing'. Conductor: Lev Kontorovich.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    Selection from Days of Battle Op. 45

    Choir: The Grand Choir 'Masters Of Choral Singing'. Conductor: Lev Kontorovich.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    The Angel Cried Out Op.22 No.8

    Choir: The Grand Choir 'Masters Of Choral Singing'. Conductor: Lev Kontorovich. Singer: Serafima Konyashina.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    What Shall We Call Thee Op.43 No.2

    Choir: The Grand Choir 'Masters Of Choral Singing'. Conductor: Lev Kontorovich. Singer: Evgeniya Kurova. Singer: Tamara Tomashvili. Singer: Andrei Bashkov.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    Cherubic Hymn Op.27 No.5

    Choir: The Grand Choir 'Masters Of Choral Singing'. Conductor: Lev Kontorovich.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    To Thee We Sing Op.27 No.6

    Choir: The Grand Choir 'Masters Of Choral Singing'. Conductor: Lev Kontorovich.

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