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Classical podcast for January

1 Jan 2018

This recording of Frank Bridge's Phantasie is from Justine Cormack's last concert with NZTrio. She's moving on to new pastures but you can still enjoy her beautiful performance here. Audio


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Wednesday 17 January

Noon Summer Afternoons

MOZART: Horn Concerto No 4 in Eb K495 - Lin Jiang (hn), West Australian SO/Barry Tuckwell (ABC Classics 476 5745)

CHOPIN: Ballade No 2 in F Op 38 - Cédric Tiberghien (pno) (HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 90 1943)

FARR: Taheke (2) - Bridget Douglas (fl), Carolyn Mills (hrp) (Atoll ACD 709)

RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin - Cleveland Orch/Pierre Boulez (DG 471 614)

1:00 Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin

Bach to Beethoven (3 of 5)

Exactly 100 years separates Bach's B Minor Mass and Beethoven's Choral Symphony - crowning achievements of two very distinct voices. This week, we'll journey through Italy, France, Germany and England, tracing inspirations in harmony, rhythm, orchestration and form. (WFMT)


TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No 2 in C minor Op 17, Little Russian - Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado (CBS MK 39359)

SCHUMANN: Kinderszenen Op 15 - Radu Lupu (pno) (Decca 440 496)

HILL arr Vidulich: Viola Concerto 1910 (3) - Donald Maurice (vla), Massey CO (HILL RECORDS 2)


HAYDN: Trio in G for keyboard, flute & cello HobXV/15 (3) - Uwe Grodd (fl), Martin Rummel (cello), Christopher Hinterhuber (Naxos 8.572667)

MAHLER: Symphony No 4 in G - Reri Grist (sop), New York Phil/Leonard Bernstein (CBS MK 42197)


BACH: Cello Suite No 5 in C minor BWV1011 - Truls Mörk (cello) (VIRGIN 5 45650)

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No 8 in G Op 30/3 - Isabelle Faust (vln), Alexander Melnikov (pno) (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 2025.27)


BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb Op 83 (2) - Maurizio Pollini (pno), Berlin Phil/Claudio Abbado (DG 453 505)

MOZART: Deh vieni, from The Marriage of Figaro - Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood (Decca 448 300)

DVORÁK: String Quartet No 13 in G Op 106 (4) - Prague String Quartet (DG 429 193)

SCHUBERT: Three Piano Pieces D946 (2) - András Schiff (pno) (Philips 456 925)

WAGNER: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Prelude - London Phil/Klaus Tennstedt (LPO 3)

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