Saturday, April 19, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008 -- B

At 2:30PM:

  • LATVIA RADIO KLASIKA - Verdi's Don Carlos, in a cast that boasts Yvonne Naef and Simon Keenlyside in principal roles.
  • WDAV - Starting at 7:00PM, a rebroadcast of a "live" Forza del destino from this season, starring Salvatore Licitra and conducted by Zubin Mehta.


Happy listening,

Geoffrey

Saturday, April 19, 2008 -- A

Starting off the afternoon at 1:00PM:

  • DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR - Stravinsky's Rake's Progress, with Laura Claycomb, Toby Spence, Laurent Naouri and Jane Henschel, conducted by Edward Gardner.
  • Metropolitan Opera (numerous stations) - Starting at 1:30PM, a broadcast of Glass's Satyagraha, with Richard Croft and Rachelle Durkin, conducted by Dante Anzolini.
  • CATALUNYA MÚSICA - At 2:00PM, a double bill of Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle and Janacek's Diary, with Willard White, Katarina Dalayman, Michael König, Marisa Martins, Assumpta Mateu and Beatriz Jiménez, under the baton of Josep Pons.
  • ESPACE 2 - Richard Troxell stars in Hérold's Zampa, conducted by William Christie.
  • FRANCE MUSIQUE - Simon Keenlyside stars in Berg's Wozzeck, with Angela Denoke and Jon Villars, conducted by Sylvain Cambreling.
  • KLARA - Paolo Gavanelli stars in Verdi's Nabucco, with Maria Guleghina, conducted by Paolo Carignani.
  • RADIO STEPHANSDOM - Tune in for arguably the finest uncut "live" Tristan und Isolde extant, a rare occasion at the 1952 Bayreuth Festival with both Ramon Vinay and Martha Mödl in easy opulent voice, conducted by a youthful and more energized Herbert von Karajan than many of us know, newly restored on the ORFEO label.
More to come, but these are starting now....

Happy listening,

Geoffrey

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Saturday Highlights - Part 1 -- 4/5/2008

Starting off the afternoon at 1:00PM:

  • Cesky Rozhlas 3-Vltava - Wagner's Rienzi, with Stefan Vinke, Marika Schönbergová, Pavel Kudinov, Elena Zhidkova, Jürgen Kurth, Christopher Robertson, Martin Petzold, Thomas Oerte-Gormans and Gabriela Scherer, conducted by Axel Kober.
  • DR P2 - A rebroadcast of La Scala's opening night performance of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, with Ian Storey, Waltraute Meier, Michelle De Young, Matti Salminen, Gerd Grokowski and Will Hartmann, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
  • Dwojke Polskie Radio - Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Herbert von Karajan, a 5 hour program: From 1956, Verdi's Falstaff, with Tito Gobbi, Luigi Alva, Rolando Panerai, Tomaso Spataro, Elizabeth Schwartzkopf, Nicola Zaccharia, Anna Moffo, Nan Merriman and Fedora Barbieri; from 1977-78, Strauss's Salome, with Karl-Walter Bohm, Heinz Zednik, David Knutson, Martin Vantin, Gerhard Unger, Erich Kunz, Dieter Ellenbeck, Jules Bastin, Gerd Nienstedt, Kurt Rydl, Horst Nitsche and Helge von Bomches.
More to come, but these are starting now....

Happy listening,

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