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This program went to air on Melbourne’s Midsumma Carnival day. Unsurprisingly, the music in this edition of Queen of the Night reflects midsummer, carnivals, and fairs!
Also, 19 January is the anniversary of the premiere of the Saint-Saens cello concerto no.1 (1872),
and the birthday of Italian baroque composer and castrato Giuseppe Millico (born 1737).

Playlist: 19 January, 2020

• Alfven: Swedish Rhapsody no.1, op.19 “Midsummer Vigil” (fragment). Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/ Paavo Berglund.
• Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61: Scherzo & Nocturne. Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra/ Jeffrey Tate.
• Purcell: The Fairy Queen. Act II: Hush, No More. Stephen Varcoe, baritone. Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner.
• Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33: I. Allegro non troppo. Maria Kliegel, cello. Bournemouth Sinfonietta/ Jean-François Monnard.
• Saint-Saëns: XIII. The Swan. Truls Mørk, cello; Louis Lortie, pno. Hélène Mercier, pno./ Neeme Järvi.
• Traditional: She Moved Through The Fair. David Hobson, tenor. Janine Maunder. Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/ Benjamin Northey.
• Millico: Duo for Violin & Harp: I. Andantino. Emmanuela Degli Espoti, vln. Daniela Nuzzoli, hrp.
• Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, op. 9. Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Charles Munch.

Photo: Source of Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals

 

About the author: Margaret

 

Long-time JOY 94.9 listener. Podcaster since 2015: formerly - Friday Drive (Driving you mad, driving you crazy); currently - Friday Night Live with David & Sue; Queen of the Night; Queer Concert Hall.

 

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