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Building a Library: J S Bach: Partitas for Solo Violin

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

Building a Library:
J S Bach: Partitas for Solo Violin BWV 1002, 1004 and 1006

Reviewer - Berta Joncus

First choice:
(c/w Sonata No. 1 BWV 1001; Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3 BWV 1003 and 1005)
Rachel Podger (violin)
Channel Classics CCS12198 (CD – Volume 1) and CCS14498 (CD – Volume 2)
Also available as CCSSEL2498 (2 CDs, Mid Price)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data


COPLAND: Symphony No. 1; Short Symphony (No. 2); Dance Symphony
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor)
Naxos 8559359 (CD, Budget)

BARTOKI: Divertimento SZ113; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta SZ 106; Romanian Popular Dances SZ56
Les Violons du Roy, Jean-Marie Zeitouni (conductor)
Atma ACD22576 (CD)

ORFF: Carmina Burana
Larua Claycomb (soprano), Barry Banks (tenor), Christopher Maltman (baritone), Tiffin Boys’ Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox (conductor)
Chandos CHSA5067 (Hybrid SACD)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

JS Bach: Partitas for Solo Violin BWV 1002, 1004 and 1006

Reviewer – Berta Joncus

Next week Rob Cowan examines recordings of Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin.

10.15 Request

TCHAIKOVSKY: Manfred Symphony Op. 58 (third movement)
(c/w The Voyevoda (Symphonic Ballad after Mickiewicz) Op. 78)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
Naxos 8570568 (CD, Budget)

10.30 New Releases

Richard Wigmore discusses new chamber music recordings. With excerpts from the following discs:

JS BACH: Sonatas for Violin Nos. 1-6 BWV 1014-1019 from disc Johann Sebastian Bach: The Violin Sonatas
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Enrico Pace (piano)
Sony 886971124323 (2 CDs, Mid Price)

SCHUMANN: Violin Sonata No. 1 in a minor Op. 105; Violin Sonata No. 2 in d minor Op. 121; Violin Sonata No. 3 in a minor WoO2
Carolin Widmann (violin), Dénes Varjon (piano)
ECM New Series ECM2047 (CD)

BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34* on disc Piano Quintets
(c/w SCHUBERT: Quintet in A ‘The Trout’ D667*±; DVORAK: Piano Quintet in A Op. 81+; SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E flat Op.44¥) Alban Berg Quartet, Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)*, Georg Hortnagel (double bass)±, Rudolf Buchbinder (piano) +, Philippe Entremont (piano)¥
EMI 5176442 (2 CDs, Budget)

BRAHMS: Strings Quartets Op. 51 Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet Op. 67 No. 3; Piano quintet Op. 34 from disc Brahms: The String Quartets
Casals Quartet, Claudio Martinez Mehner (piano)
Harmonia Mundi HMI987074.75 (2 CDs)

11.15 Handel New Releases

Handel Opera Arias: Furore
(SERSE Act III, scene 11: ‘Crude furie’; TESEO Act II, scene 1: ‘Dolce riposo’; Act II, scene 6: ‘Ira, sdegni, e furore’ then ‘O stringerò nel sen’; Act V, scene 1: ‘Morirò, ma vendicata’; GIULIO CESARE Act II, scene 6: ‘L'angue offeso mai riposa’; ADMETO Act I, scene 1: ‘Orride larve’; HERCULES Act I, scene 2: ‘There in myrtle shades’; SEMELE Act II, scene 1: ‘Hence, Iris Hence away’; IMENEO: Act II, scene 3: ‘Sorge nell'alma mia’; ARIODANTE Scherza infida; ADMETO Act II, scene 7: ‘Gelosia, spietata Aletto’; AMADIGI: Act II, scene 10: ‘Destero dall' empia Dite’; HERCULES: Act II, scene 1: ‘Cease Ruler of the day to rise’; Act III, scene 3: ‘Where shall I fly’)
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (conductor)
Virgin 519038 (CD, Mid Price)

Handel’s English Cantatas and Songs
(CANTATAS: So Pleasing the Pain is; With Roving and with Ranging; To Lonely Shades; SONGS: I like the am’rous Youth; The Forsaken Nymph; Dear Adonis, beauty’s Treasure; Love’s but the frailty of the mind; ‘Twas when the Seas were roaring; Transporting Joy; HARPSICHORD SOLO: An Answer to Collin’s Complaint)
Nicki Kennedy (soprano), Sally Bruce-Payne (Alto), The Brook Street Band
Avie AV2153 (2 CDs)

HANDEL: Joshua HWV 64
James Gilchrist (tenor – Joshua), Konstantin Wolff (bass – Caleb), Myung-Hee Hyun (soprano – Achsah), Alex Potter (alto – Othniel), Georg Poplutz (tenor – tenor – Angel), Kolner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum, Peter Neumann (conductor)
MDG 332 1532-2 (2 CDs)

HANDEL: Parnasso in Festa HWV73
Diana Moore (mezzo-soprano – Apollo and Euterpe), Carolyn Sampson (soprano – Clio), Lucy Crowe (soprano – Orfeo), Rebecca Outram (soprano – Calliope), Ruth Clegg (alto – Clori), Peter Harvey (bass – Marte), The King’s Consort, Choir of the King’s Consort, Matthew Halls (conductor)
Hyperion CDA67701/2 (2 CDs)

11.45am Disc of the Week

MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 (fourth and fifth movements)
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman (conductor)
RCA 88697314502 (Hybrid SACD)

3 hours, 15 minutes

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Sat 18 Oct 2008 09:00
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