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Three firsts of note in this show, which went to air on the Australia Day long weekend …. the 26 January premieres of Cosi Fan Tutte (1790) and Der Rosenkavalier (1910), and the 27 January first performance of Bach’s cantata BWV72 (1726).
Plus we continue to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday … and more!

Playlist: 26 January, 2020

  • JS Bach: Alles nur nach Gottes Willen (Everything According to His Will Alone) BWV72: opening chorus. Bach Collegium Japan/ Masaaki Suzuki.
  • Rossini: Semiramide: Overture. London SO/ Ion Marin.
  • Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte: Un Aura Amorosa. Raul Gimenez, ten. Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/ Barry Wordsworth.
  • Beethoven: Violin Romance, no.2 in F major, op. 50. Henryk Szeryng, vln. Concertgebouw Orch/ Bernard Haitink.
  • Finzi: Romance for String Orchestra, op.11. ASMF/ Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Hovhaness: Symphony no.1 “Exile”, op.17: II Grazioso. Boston Modern Orchestra Project/ Gil Rose.
  • R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (The Rose Knight): Act II. Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren (The presentation of the rose). Christa Ludwig, mezzo. Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano. Philharmonia Orchestra/ Herbert von Karajan.

Photo: Source of the Hovhaness piece.


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