Victoria And Iberian Polyphony

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
0420060511200605184/5. Donald Macleod explores music from Victoria's 12th collection which he published in 1600.

Missa pro Victoria

The Cardinall's Musick

Andrew Carwood

Magnificat Sexti toni á 12

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers

Missa Laetatus sum

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

4/5. Return to the Soviet Union

Almost a decade after the October Revolution which had precipitated Prokofiev's departure from the Soviet Union, he returned there as an honoured guest of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. This homecoming marked his gradual return from voluntary exile to permanent residence in the land of his birth. With Donald Macleod.

March from The Love for Three Oranges

London Symphony Orchestra

Antal Dorati (conductor)

L'enfant prodigue (excerpt)

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

Michael Jurowski (conductor)

Sonata for two violins, 2nd movement

Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer (violin)

Romeo and Juliet, excerpt from the ballet, Act 1, Sc 2

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

Alexander Nevsky: The Battle on the Ice

London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Claudio Abbado (conductor)

042006051820060525Victoria and Iberian Polyphony

4/5. Donald Macleod explores music from Victoria's 12th collection which he published in 1600.

Missa pro Victoria

The Cardinall's Musick

Andrew Carwood (director)

Magnificat Sexti toni á 12

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers (conductor)

Missa Laetatus sum

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

4/5. Arrigo Boito

The librettist with whom Verdi produced his later operas - Otello, Falstaff and a much revised Simon Boccanegra - was Arrigo Boito. Verdi much admired Boito, a composer in his own right, for his brilliant mind.

Their association had an unfortunate start as Boito insulted Verdi and the novelist Alessandro Manzoni at a banquet by reading out an ode he'd written about the decrepit old men who were ruining Italian art. It was 20 years before they became friends, but then they remained so up until Verdi's death.

Innio delle nazioni (excerpt)

Jan Peerce (tenor)

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Arturo Toscanini (conductor)

Excerpt from Act 3 (Simon Boccanegra)

Reconciliation Scene

Nikolai Ghiaurov (bass baritone)

Piero Cappuccilli (baritone)

Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Excerpt from Act 2 (Otello)

Credo in un dio crudel....se inconscia, contro te, sposo, ho peccato

Cheryl Studer (soprano)

Placido Domingo (tenor)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

Denyce Graves (mezzo soprano)

Chorus and Orchestra of Bastille Opera

Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

Excerpt from Act 1 (Falstaff)

Bryn Terfel (baritone)

Anthony Mee (tenor)

Anatoli Kotscherga (bass)

Enrico Facini (tenor)

Berlin Philharmonic