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Stories from around Europe

Fiona Talkington introduces highlights of concerts from around the world. Tonight the journey takes in performances from Slovenia, Germany and Switzerland.

Fiona Talkington introduces highlights from concerts from around the world. Tonight the journey takes in performances from Slovenia, Germany and Switzerland, with musical references to some famous fairy tales and a beautiful, impressionistic orchestral work by a little known 20th-century Slovenian composer, and Beethoven's iconic 7th Symphony.

Demetrij Žebre - Prebujenje, for orchestra
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra
James Tuggle, conductor
Recorded last February in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Franz Schubert - Fantasy in C, D. 760 ('Wandererfantasie')
Marc-Andre hamelin, piano
Recorded at the 2019 Schubertiade in Schwarzburg, Germany

Maurice Ravel - Shéhérazade, song cycle
Patricia Petitbon, soprano
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestr
Kent Nagano, conductor
Recorded in September in the Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

Antonín Reicha - Wind Quintet in D, op. 91/3
Azahar Ensemble
Recorded last July in Hitzacker, Germany

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A, op. 92
James Tuggle, conductor
Recorded last February in Ljubljana, Slovenia

1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Demetrij Žebre

    Prebujenje 'Awakening' for Orchestra

    Orchestra: RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Tuggle.
  • Franz Schubert

    Fantasy in C major, D.760 'Wandererfantasie'

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sheherazade - 3 Poems

    Singer: Patricia Petibon. Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
  • Antoine Reicha

    Quintet in D Major, Op.91`3

    Ensemble: Azahar Ensemble.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op.92

    Orchestra: Rtv Slovenia S O. Conductor: James Tuggle.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Serenade for Strings in E major, Op 22 (5th mvt)

    Conductor: Rafael Kubelík. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Rafael Kubelik: Rare Recordings 1963 - 1974.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 13.

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