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20 Years of Casals Quartet

Beethoven's String Quartets Nos 1 and 8 and Aureliano Cattaneo's String Quartet 'Neben', part of the Casals Quartet anniversary celebrations. Jonathan Swain presents.

To celebrate their anniversary the Casals Quartet performed all of Beethoven's string quartets over the course of six concerts. Each concert also contained a world premiere of a new quartet. Tonight we hear Beethoven's String Quartets Nos 1 and 8 and Aureliano Cattaneo's String Quartet 'Neben'. Jonathan Swain presents.

01:01 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No 1 in F, Op 18 No 1
Casals Quartet

01:28 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in F, Op 14 No 1 (after the Piano Sonata)
Casals Quartet

01:42 AM
Aureliano Cattaneo (1974-)
String Quartet 'Neben'
Casals Quartet

01:54 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No 8 in E minor, Op 59 No 2 'Razumovsky'
Casals Quartet

02:29 AM
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924), Pablo Casals (arranger)
Apres un reve, Op 7 No 1 arr. for cello & piano
Andreas Brantelid (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

02:33 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Vocalise, Op 34 No 14 for orchestra
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

02:39 AM
Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010)
Concerto – Cantata for flute and orchestra, Op 65
Carol Wincenc (flute), National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wojciech Michniewski (conductor)

03:01 AM
Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)
Matthaus-Passion (SWV.479)
Paul Elliott (tenor), Paul Hillier (bass), Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier (director)

03:56 AM
Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
Polovtsian dances (Prince Igor)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Stuart Challender (conductor)

04:07 AM
John B Escosa (1928-1991)
Three Dances for 2 harps
Julia Shaw (harp), Nora Bumanis (harp)

04:13 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Eight Landler (German dances) (from D.790)
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

04:21 AM
Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
Concerto for String Orchestra
Oliver Dohnanyi (conductor), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava

04:36 AM
Pierre Mercure (1927-1966)
Pantomime for wind and percussion
Edmonton Wind Ensemble, Harry Pinchin (conductor)

04:41 AM
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
Italian Serenade
Ljubljanski Godalni Quartet

04:50 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in A major (RV.335), "The Cuckoo"
Elizabeth Wallfisch (baroque violin), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer (director)

05:01 AM
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Gaspard de la nuit (Scarbo)
Plamena Mangova (piano)

05:12 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Rag-time for 11 instruments
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Raffi Armenian (director)

05:17 AM
Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
Gladiolus Rag (1909)
Donna Coleman (piano)

05:21 AM
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Penthesilea, for soprano and orchestra
Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano), Orchestre National de France, Hans Graf (conductor)

05:28 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Adagio in E flat (WoO.43 No.2) for mandolin and piano
Lajos Mayer (mandolin), Imre Rohmann (piano)

05:33 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Choral dances from 'Gloriana' vers. chorus a capella
BBC Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor)

05:42 AM
Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)
Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Op 7 - 3rd movement 'La Campanella'
Viktor Pikajzen (violin), Evgenia Sejdelj (piano)

05:51 AM
Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934)
Night's Black Bird for orchestra
BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

06:04 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Cathedrale engloutie - no.10 from Preludes book 1 (1910)
Philippe Cassard (piano)

06:10 AM
Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Introduction and variations on Mozart's 'O cara armonia' for guitar (Op 9)
Xavier Diaz-Latorre (guitar)

06:18 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony no 6 in D major 'Le Matin'
National Arts Centre Orchestra, Gabriel Chmura (conductor)

06:36 AM
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Come, ye sons of Art, away (Ode for the birthday of Queen Mary (1694), Z323)
Anna Mikolajczyk (soprano), Henning Voss (contralto), Robert Lawaty (counter tenor), Miroslaw Borczynski (bass), Sine Nomine Chamber Choir, Concerto Polacco Baroque Orchestra, Marek Toporowski (director)

6 hours

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No 1 in F, Op 18 No 1

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • ESCAT.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in F, Op 14 No 1 (after the Piano Sonata)

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • ESCAT.
  • Aureliano Cattaneo

    String Quartet 'Neben'

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • ESCAT.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No 8 in E minor, Op 59 No 2 'Razumovsky'

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • ESCAT.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Apres un reve, Op 7 No 1 arr. for cello & piano

    Performer: Andreas Brantelid. Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Music Arranger: Pau Casals.
    • GBBBC.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise, Op 34 No 14 for orchestra

    Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mario Bernardi.
    • CACBC.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Concerto - Cantata for flute and orchestra, Op 65

    Performer: Carol Wincenc. Orchestra: National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Wojciech Michniewski.
    • PLPR.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Matthaus-Passion (SWV.479)

    Singer: Paul Elliott. Singer: Paul Hillier. Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble. Director: Paul Hillier.
    • DEWDR.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian dances from 'Prince Igor'

    Orchestra: Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stuart Challender.
    • AUABC.
  • John B. Escosa

    Three Dances for 2 harps

    Performer: Julia Shaw. Performer: Nora Bumanis.
    • CACBC.
  • Franz Schubert

    Eight Ländler (German dances) (from D.790)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • NONRK.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    Concerto for String Orchestra

    Conductor: Oliver von Dohnányi. Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu.
    • SKSR.
  • Pierre Mercure

    Pantomime for wind and percussion

    Ensemble: Edmonton Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Harry Pinchin.
    • CACBC.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Italian Serenade

    Ensemble: Ljubljanski Godalni Quartet.
    • SIRTVS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in A major (RV.335), "The Cuckoo"

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Orchestra: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Director: Paul Dyer.
    • AUABC.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Gaspard de la nuit (Scarbo)

    Performer: Plamena Mangova.
    • BERTBF.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Rag-time for 11 instruments

    Ensemble: Canadian Chamber Ensemble. Director: Raffi Armenian.
    • CACBC.
  • Scott Joplin

    Gladiolus Rag (1909)

    Performer: Donna Coleman.
    • AUABC.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Penthesilea, for soprano and orchestra

    Singer: Elzbieta Szmytka. Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Hans Graf.
    • FRSRF.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Adagio in E flat (WoO.43 No.2) for mandolin and piano

    Performer: Lajos Mayer. Performer: Imre Rohmann.
    • HUMR.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Choral dances from 'Gloriana'

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • GBBBC.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Op 7 - 3rd movement 'La Campanella'

    Performer: Viktor Pikajzen. Performer: Evgenia Sejdelj.
    • HRHRTR.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Night's Black Bird for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • GBBBC.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Cathedrale engloutie - from Preludes book 1

    Performer: Philippe Cassard.
    • NLNOS.
  • Fernando Sor

    Introduction and variations on Mozart's 'O cara armonia' for guitar (Op 9)

    Performer: Xavier Díaz-Latorre.
    • ESCAT.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no 6 in D major 'Le Matin'

    Orchestra: National Arts Centre Orchestra. Conductor: Gabriel Chmura.
    • CACBC.
  • Henry Purcell

    Come, ye sons of Art, away (Ode for the birthday of Queen Mary (1694), Z323)

    Singer: Anna Mikolajczyk. Singer: Henning Voss. Singer: Robert Lawaty. Singer: Miroslaw Borczynski. Choir: Sine Nomine Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Concerto Polacco Baroque Orchestra. Director: Marek Toporowski.
    • PLPR.

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