April 2008 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, April 2nd 2008

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Fidelio, opera, Op. 72 (Overture; Act I, Aria: "O war ich schon mit dir vereint") - Helen Donath, soprano; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Herbert von Karajan (10:56)

  2. Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Des Canyons aux Étoiles (Part 1, i. Le Désert) - Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; cond. Myung-Whun Chung (3:57)

  3. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908): Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 - Philharmonia Orchestra; cond. Yevgeny Svetlanov (15:00)

  4. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Turandot (Signore, ascolta!; Non piangere, Liu) - Jussi Bjorling, tenor; Renata Tebaldi, soprano; Rome Opera Orchestra; cond. Erich Leinsdorf (7:43)

  5. Giacomo Puccini: Tosca (E lucevan le stelle) - Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Marco Armiliato (3:21)

  6. Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884): The Bartered Bride (Overture) - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Karel Ančerl (6:22)

  7. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 7 in E minor ("Song of the Night") (iii. Scherzo) - Chicago Symphony Orchestra; cond. Georg Solti (9:14)

  8. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Hallé Orchestra; cond. Mark Elder (5:00)

  9. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Symphony No. 2 in G major ("A London Symphony") (iv. Andante con moto; Maestoso alla marcia; Allegro; Lento; Epilogue) - London Symphony Orchestra; cond. André Previn (13:36)

  10. Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godunov (Coronation Scene) - Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus; Slovak Philharmonic Choir; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Claudio Abbado (8:00)

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