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Building a Library: Brahms: Symphony No. 3

Andrew McGregor introduces Radio 3’s weekly programme devoted to all that’s new in the world of recorded music.

Building a Library:
Brahms: Symphony No. 3*

Reviewer - Robert Philip

First choice:
(c/w Symphony no.1 in C minor op.68; Symphony no.2 in D major op.73; Symphony no.4 in E minor op.98; Academic Festival Overture op.80; Gesang der Parzen op.89; Tragic Overture op.81; Alto Rhapsody op.53; Schicksalslied op.54; Haydn Variations op.56a; Nänie op.82)
Marjana Lipovšek, Ernst Senff Chorus, Berlin Radio Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*, Claudio Abbado (conductor)*
Deutsche Grammophon 435 683-2 (4 CDs, Mid Price)
Also available as a single CD DG 429 7652 and download from the Universal Classics and Jazz website

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data


BRAHMS: Waltzes Op. 39 (excerpts)
(c/w Hungarian Dances WoO1; Klavierstucke Op. 76)
Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Harmonia Mundi HMC902015 (CD)

BACH: Cantata BWV 4 (Sinfonia); St. Matthew Passion (Aria: Erbarme dich, mein Gott); St. John Passion (Aria: Es ist Vollbracht!)* ± from disc The Voice of Bach
(c/w Duet ‘Wir eilen mit Schwachen’ from ‘Jesu, der du meine Seele’ BWV 78; Motet from Cantata BWV 118b ‘O Jesu Christ meines Lebens Licht’; Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 12 ’Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen Zagen’; Aria (Duetto) from Cantata BWV 23 ‘Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn’; Chorale ‘Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit’ BWV 668; Aria ‘Schliesse meine Herze, dies selige Wunder’ from Christmas Oratorio BWV 248; Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 21 ‘Ich hatte viel Bekummernis’; Aria ‘Bereite Dich, Zion’ from Christmas Oratorio BWV 248)
Daniel Taylor (countertenor / conductor)*, Agnes Zsigovics (soprano), Theatre of Early Music±, Choir of the Theatre of Early Music
RCA Red Seal 88697290312 (CD)

BACH: Mass in B minor (Agnus Dei); St. John Passion (Es ist Vollbracht); St. Matthew Passion (Erbame dich, mein Gott); Cantata ‘Was Mir Behagt, Ist Nur Die Muntre Jagd!’ BWV 208 (Schafe konnen sicher weiden) from disc JS Bach: Sacred Arias and Cantatas
(c/w Cantata ‘Ich Habe Genug’ BWV 82a (‘Ich habe genug’; ‘Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen’); Cantata ‘Vergnugte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170 (‘Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust’))
David Daniels (countertenor), The English Concert, Harry Bicket (director)
Virgin 50999 51903725 (CD)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation
Brahms: Symphony No. 3*

Reviewer – Robert Philip

Next week Berta Joncus examines recordings of Bach’s Partitas for solo violin BWV 1002, 1004 and 1006.

10.20 New Releases

TARTINI: Sonata in G minor Op. 1 No. 10 ‘Didone abbandonata’ (movements two and three) from disc The Devil’s Trill
(c/w Sonata in G minor Op. 1 No. 4; VERAGINI: Sonata in A major Op. 1 No. 7; TARTINI: Sonata in E minor Op. 1 No. 5 (largo); Sonata in A major Op. 1 No. 13; Grave in d minor)
Linn Records CKD292 (Hybrid SACD)

PAOLO ROLLI: Solitario bosco ombroso; TARTINI: Sonata II in B minor
(c/w ANONYMOUS: ‘Lieto ti prendo e poi’ (Aria del Tasso); TARTINI: Sonata 17 in D major; ANONYMOUS: ‘Depon Clorinda le sue spoglie inteste’; TARTINI: Sonata 24 in D major; Sonata 23 in B minor; ANONYMOUS: Intanto Erminia fra l’ombrose piante; TARTINI: Sonata in A minor; ‘Solitario bosco ombroso’)
Chiara Banchini (violin), Patrizia Bovi (voice)
Zig Zag Territoires ZZT080502 (CD)

10.30 Interview with Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida talks to Andrew about some of her recent recordings.

11.10 Request

BENJAMIN: Altitude from disc New Music for Brass Band
(c/w BENNETT: Flowers of the Forest: Reflections on a Scottish Folk Song (ed. Hindmarsh); HESKETH: The Alchymist’s Journal; BINGHAM: Prague; WILBY: Shadow Songs; Variations on a Theme of Tippett (various composers)
Foden’s Richardson Band, Bramwell Tovey (conductor)
NMC D142 (CD)

11.20am – Keyboard New Releases

Simon Heighes reviews some recent recordings of early keyboard music played on the virginals, harpsichord and period piano.

11.50am Disc of the Week

LULLY: Proserpine (premier recording)
Salomé Haller (Proserpine), Bénédicte Tauran (La Paix); Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Cérès); Hjördis Thébault (La Victoire); Blandine Staskiewicz (Aréthuse, Cyané); Cyril Auvity (Alphée); François-Nicolas Geslot (Mercure); Benoît Arnould (Ascalaphe); Marc Labonnette (Jupiter, Crinise); Pierre-Yves Pruvot (La Discorde); Joao Fernandes (Pluton), Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet (conductor)
Glossa GCD921615 (2 CDs)

3 hours, 15 minutes

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