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A juicy day of English-language opera today :)


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Neil McGowan
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« on: April 19, 2013, 11:16:05 am »

Swiss Internet Radio (a magnificent daily source of Unsung music, all presented without announcements or adverts!)
has a great programme of English-language opera on today Smiley  Moore, Meale, Rodney Bennett, Tippett - and much more


19.04.2013 - Friday/Freitag
 01:17 Jean Sibelius - Jungfrun i tornet (Neito tornissa) (2001) Virgin Classics (FI)
 01:54 Armas Launis - Aslak Hetta (2004) Ondine (FI) - 1st recording
 03:53 Aarre Merikanto - Juha (1995) Ondine (FI)
 05:41 Douglas Moore - Carry Nation (1968) Bay Cities (E) - 1st recording
 07:45 Benjamin Britten - Peter Grimes (1992) EMI Classics (E)
 10:09 William Walton - Troilus and Cressida (1995) Chandos (E)
 12:22 Michael Tippett - The Ice Break (1990) EMI (E)
 13:36 Richard Meale - Voss (1986) Philips (E) - 1st recording
 15:35 Richard Rodney Bennett - The Mines of Sulphur (2004) Chandos (E) - 1st recording
 17:22 Nancy van de Vate - In the Shadow of the Glen (2001) VMM (E)
 18:05 Wolfgang Mitterer - Massacre (2008) Col legno (E) - 1st recording
 19:18 John Adams - The Death of Klinghoffer (1992) Elektra Nonesuch (E) - 1st recording
 21:33 John Adams - A Flowering Tree (2007) Elektra Nonesuch (E) - 1st recording
 23:25 Kees Olthuis - François Guyon (1996) Erasmus Muziek Producties (NL)

Entirely free to listen!  Here it is!  You will need a compatible audio program - VLC works perfectly Smiley

Swiss Internet Radio has a daily-changing program of unusual and rarely-heard opera, with occasional mainstream works in fine performances too.
The playlist is updated every couple of days in advance - details here.  They've somehow got their days/dates muddled up this week, but this
hand-built element is all part of the charm of a project run and managed by real enthusiasts Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 01:41:04 am »

Well, that's rather magnificent!
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 10:02:25 am »

There's a juicy German-language opera day today on Swiss Radio:

all times are on Geneva Time

 09:46 Conradin Kreutzer - Das Nachtlager in Granada (1992) Capriccio (D)
 11:25 Louis Spohr - Faust (Version 1852) (1993) CPO (D)
 13:46 Giacomo Meyerbeer - L'Étoile Du Nord (1988) Marco Polo (F)
 16:39 Léo Delibes - Lakmé (1991) Nuova Era (F)
 19:11 Ernest Chausson - Le Roi Arthus (2004) Telarc (F)
 21:57 Giuseppe Verdi - Don Carlos (1983) Deutsche Grammophon (F)

The Spohr version of Faust is a don't-miss!  The Chausson, too, has its own fan base Smiley

Then the Meyerbeer is an opera about Tsar Peter the Great Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 11:51:27 am »

I must agree about the Spohr Faust: a wonderful work!
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 01:08:31 pm »

I must agree about the Spohr Faust: a wonderful work!

I am enjoying it as we write, Jim Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 06:53:39 pm »

For those who missed the last wodge of English-language opera on Swiss Internet Radio, or who caught and enjoyed it, there is another juicy selection coming up tomorrow (Tuesday 7th May):

00:37 Hans Pfitzner - Palestrina (1988) Berlin Classics (D)
 04:00 Richard Strauss - Die Ägyptische Helena (2001) Dynamic (D) - 1st recording
 06:03 Richard Strauss - Die Liebe der Danae (2000) Telarc (D)
 08:40 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Riders to the Sea (1995) Chandos (E)
 09:22 Douglas Moore - Carry Nation (1968) Bay Cities (E) - 1st recording
 11:26 Marc Blitzstein - Regina (1991) London Records (E)
 13:58 Benjamin Britten - Owen Wingrave (1970) London Records (E)
 15:44 William Walton - Troilus and Cressida (1995) Chandos (E)
 17:57 Michael Tippett - The Ice Break (1990) EMI (E)
 19:11 Aaron Copland - The Tender Land (1990) Virgin Classics Digital (E)
 20:57 Gerhard Rosenfeld - Kniefall in Warschau (1998) Thorofon (D)
 22:43 Witold Rudzinski - Odprawa poslów greckich (1966) Polskie Nagrania (PL)
 23:30 Robert Ward - The Crucible (1989) Albany Records (E)

Wednesday/Mittwoch
 01:20 Carlisle Floyd - Susannah (1993) Virgin Classics (E)

A Marc Blitzstein work that ISN'T "And the cradle will rock"!!  Tippett's astonishing THE ICE BREAK. And Robert Ward's THE CRUCIBLE - a work I rate very highly indeed! Smiley)  And Carlisle Floyd's super SUSANNAH for the night owls Smiley)

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