This programme crosses centuries and genres. It starts with music of two wooden puppets, one Italian, the other Russian.
Elvis Presley’s Wooden Heart would fit right in …. but doesn’t get a guernsey 😉 Perhaps another time. Or not.

Playlist: 07 February 2021
– Harline & Smith: When You Wish Upon A Star. Renée Fleming, sop. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
– Stravinsky: Petrushka: Danse Russe. Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Riccardo Muti.
– Villa-lobos: 5 preludes for guitar: no. 5 in D. Pepe Romero, gtr.
– Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment: Act I: “Quoi! Vous m’aimez?” (Love Duet). Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. Luciano Pavarotti, ten. Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden/ Richard Bonynge.
– Pergolesi: flute concerto no. 1 in G major: II. adagio. James Galway, flute. I Solisti Veneti/ Claudio Scimone.
– Sibelius:“Les trois soeurs aveugles (Three Blind Sisters)”, op. 46, no. 5; Om tiotusen år (In ten thousand years)”, op. 33, no. 7. Kim Borg, bass.
– Stenhammar: As You Like It: No. 16 Pastorale; No. 18 Allegro. Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra/ Arvo Volmer.
– Saint-Saens: Pastorale. Coro della Radio Swizzera.
– Rodgers: Edelweiss. Vienna boys choir.
– Mozart: Cosi fan tutte: Overture. English Chamber Orchestra/ Jeffrey Tate.
– Josquin des Prez: Petite Camusette. Hilliard Ensemble.
– Giordano: Fedora: Act II: Amor ti vieta. Giuseppe di Stefano, ten.
– Telemann: Jesus Liegt in letzten Zügen, TWV1: 983: III. Aria. Christoph Prégardien, baritone.

Graphic: Sibelius Monument, Helsinki

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