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Opera and classical for the cultured queer in us all

    QOTN : Lyrical Lieder

    QOTN : Lyrical Lieder

    This week’s programme features the work of German poet Friedrich Rückert. Tonight we hear four of his poems which Gustav Mahler set to music.

    There are three lieder from Strauss as well. And for contrast, the show finishes with a little bit of Harry Potter!

    Playlist: 16 May 2021

    – Mahler: Rückert-Lieder, op.44: I. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder! (Look not, love, on my work unended!); II. Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft (I breathed the breath of blossoms red). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Karl Böhm. (1964).

    – Strauss:

    3 lieder, op.29: II. Schlagende Herzen (beating hearts). Hilde Gueden, sop. Friedrich Gulda, pno.

    5 little songs, op.69: Der Stern (the star). Hilde Gueden, sop. Friedrich Gulda, pno.

    – Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F major, RV283: II. Largo e spiccato. Accademia Bizantina/ Ottavio Dantone.

    – Mahler: Rückert-Lieder, op.44 III. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (O garish world, long since thou hast lost me). Kathleen Ferrier, contralto. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Bruno Walter.

    – Saint-Saëns: Parysatis: Ballet music. Queensland Orchestra/ Andrew Mogrelia.

    – Newman: Road to Perdition. City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

    – Mahler: Rückert-Lieder, op.44. IV. Um Mitternacht (At midnight hour). Thomas Hampson, bar. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Leonard Bernstein.

    – Glazunov: String Quartet no.3 in G major, op.26: II. Interlude. Utrecht String Quartet.

    – Williams: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Harry’s Wondrous World.


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    • 55 min
    QOTN : Opera, Ballet & More

    QOTN : Opera, Ballet & More

    Your presenter Tim’s enthusiasm for opera and ballet is evident as he talks about three productions in Melbourne at the moment – the ballet Swan Lake and the operas Aida and Ernani. Enjoy excerpts from each in this show, plus , as always, more!

    Playlist: 09 May 2021

    – Saint-Saëns: Septet in E-flat major, op.65: III. Intermede. Quatuor Pascal.

    – Purcell: Come Ye Sons of Art: III. Sound the Trumpet. Monteverdi Orchestra/ John Eliot Gardiner.

    – Paisiello: Piano Concerto no.4 in G minor: II. Largo. Francesco Nicolosi, pno. Collegium Philamonicum Chamber Orchestra/ Gennaro Cappabianca.

    – Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, op.20: Act I Waltz. Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Sir Georg Solti.

    – Verdi: Aida: Triumphal March. Orchestra Del Teatro dell’opera di Roma/ Sir Georg Solti.

    – Verdi: Ernani: Act I: “Da quell di che t’ho veduta”. Leontyne Price, sop. Mario Sereni, bar. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/ Thomas Schippers.

    – Arensky: Trio no.1 in D minor, op.32: Adagio. Jascha Heifetz, vln. Leonard Pennario, pno. Gregor Piatigorsky, vlc.

    – Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Eternal Vow. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc. Shanghai National Orchestra.

    – Rodrigo: Canticos Nupciales: Ofertorio. Ana Maria Martinez.

    – Delius: Hassan: Serenade and Interlude. Robert Tear, ten. Hallé Orchestra/ Sir John Barbirolli.


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    QOTN : Making progress

    QOTN : Making progress

    From death to life to love and the moon …. enjoy the musical journey.

    Playlist: 02 May 2021

    – Rutter: Requiem: IV. Sanctus. Choir of King’s College, Cambridge & City of London Sinfonia/ Stephen Cleobury.

    – JS Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV232: Agnus Dei. Christa Ludwig, mezzo. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Herbert von Karajan.

    – Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op. 33: 1st movement. Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc. London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Carlo Maria Giulini.

    – Gregson-Williams: Catherine: Theme Suite.

    – Price: Clouds. Lara Downes, pno.

    – Rodgers: Carousel: If I Loved You. Renata Tebaldi, sop. New Philharmonia Orchestra/ Richard Bonynge.

    – Schubert: 4 Impromptus, op. 90, D. 899: No.2 in E flat Major. Mitsuko Uchida, pno.

    – Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko: Introduction. Mariinsky Orchestra/ Valery Gergiev.

    – Zelenka: Capriccio IV in A major. Camerata Bern/ Alexander van Wijnkoop.

    – Bellini: Vaga Luna. Carlo Bergonzi, ten.


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    • 53 min
    QOTN: Celebrating houses and homes

    QOTN: Celebrating houses and homes

    Tim and his partner have moved house. In exhaustion and relief Tim celebrates with this musical selection. Listeners will enjoy it too!

    Playlist: 25 April 2021

    – Handel: Suite for a Musical Clock, HWV602: Minuet. Henry Doktorski, accordion.

    – Grieg: Peer Gynt, op. 23: IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King. Philharmonia Orchestra/ Andrew Davis.

    – Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Act II “Addio, fiorito asil” (Farewell, flowery sanctuary) Giuseppe di Stefano, ten.

    – Debussy: Preludes: Book I: X. The Sunken Cathedral – La Cathédrale Engloutie.Pierre-Laurent Aimard, pno.

    – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter: II. Largo. Joshual Bell, vln.

    – Lunn: Theme from Downton Abbey. City of Prague Philharmonic.

    – Umebayashi: House of Flying Daggers: Lovers theme.

    – Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (The Pretty Maid of the Mill): XIX. The Miller and the Stream. Jonas Kaufmann, tenor. Helmut Deutsch, pno.

    – Copland: Red Pony Suite: IV. Walk to the Bunkhouse. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/ Joann Falletta.

    – Amar: Homeland: Grandpa’s House. Ibrahim Maalouf.

    – Jack Nitzsche: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest: Closing theme.

    – Hisaishi: Howl’s Moving Castle: Moving to a New House.


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    • 55 min
    QOTN : It’s your Big Gun faves!

    QOTN : It’s your Big Gun faves!

    It’s Radiothon time again and your host Tim brings out some of your most popular requests for the occasion.

    Listeners respond so well to Radiothon that by the end of the show you can tell Tim is quite overcome. Thank you all!

    But if you missed Radiothon – never fear! You can become a JOY member or make a donation at any time of the year. Details below.

    Playlist: 18 April 2021

    – Handel: Water Music Suite no.2 in D major, HWV349: XII: Hornpipe. English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner.

    – Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Act II: Un bel di vedremo. Maria Callas, sop.

    – Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, op.43: XVIII. Bella Davidovich, pno. Concertgebouw Orchestra/ Neeme Järvi.

    – Jenkins: Adiemus. London Philharmonic Orchestra.

    – Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, op.66: Panorama. Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Hans Vonk.

    – Verdi: La Traviata: Act I: Brindisi. Monserrat Caballé, sop. Carlo Bergonzi, ten. RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra/ Georges Prêtre.

    – Verdi: Il Trovatore: Act III: Di Quella Pira. Franco Corelli, ten.

    – Verdi: Rigoletto: Act III: Quartet. Joan Sutherland, sop., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Hugette Tourangeau, mezzo., Sherill Milnes, bar. London Symphony Orchestra/ Richard Bonynge.

    – Delibes: Lakmé: Act I: Flower Duet. Joan Sutherland, sop., Jane Berbié, mezzo. Monte-Carlo National Opera Orchestra/ Richard Bonynge.

    – Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture (can-can). Philharmonia Orchestra/ Sir Neville Marriner.

    – Elgar: Enigma Variations: Nimrod. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/ Zubin Mehta.

    – Copland: Rodeo: Hoe-Down. Isaac Stern, vln. Columbia Symphony Orchestra.

    – Holst: The Planets, op.32: IV. Jupiter. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/ Zubin Mehta.


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    • 51 min
    QOTN : Kia Ora – Celebrating the Oz-NZ Travel Bubble (with fingers crossed!)

    QOTN : Kia Ora – Celebrating the Oz-NZ Travel Bubble (with fingers crossed!)

    Your Queen of the Night plays Kiwi-themed music to celebrate the creation of a travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand / Aotearoa / The Land of the Long White Cloud ….. subject to the vagaries of Covid-19, no doubt. But let’s be optimistic! 🙂

    Playlist: 11 April 2021

    – Shore: The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring: Concerning Hobbits. London Symphony Orchestra.

    – Enya/Shore: May It Be. Hayley Westenra, sop.

    – Mozart: Piano Sonata no.11 in A major, K.331: III. Rondo alla Turca. Lili Kraus, pno.

    – Stravinsky: Symphony in C major: II. Larghetto. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. En Shao.

    – Traditional: Po Karekare Ana. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, sop. Maori Music Group & Abbey Road Ensemble.

    – Nyman: The Piano: The Heart Asks for Pleasure First. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Paul Bateman.

    – Norton: Chu Chin Chow: Cobblers Song. Inia Te Wiata, bass-baritone.

    – Traditional: Hine e Hine. Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bass-baritone. Sinfonia Australis/ Antony Walker.

    – Rossini: The Barber of Seville: La calumnia è un venticello. Jonathan Lemalu, bass-baritone. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/ James Judd.

    – Horner: Avatar: “You Don’t Dream in Cryo…”.

    – Stamitz: Orchestra Trio in A major, op.1, no.2: II. Andante. New Zealand Chamber Orchestra/ Donald Armstrong.

    Graphic: Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand.

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