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Building a Library:
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 6

Reviewer – David Nice
First Choice Recommendation:

(c/w Pelléas & Mélisande Suite, Op. 46)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)
BIS CD 237 (CD)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data


BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 (first movement)
(c/w Symphony No. 4)
Manchester Camerata, Douglas Boyd (conductor)
AVIE AV2169 (CD)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 (final movement)
(c/w Symphony No. 2)
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (conductor)
BIS-SACD-1816 (Hybrid SACD)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 6

Reviewer – David Nice

Next week Helen Wallace examines recordings of Beethoven’s Cello Sonata Op. 102 No. 1.

10.15 New Releases

LEIGHTON: Symphony No. 2 Op. 69 (final movement) (premiere recording) from disc Kenneth Leighton Orchestral Works, Volume 2
(c/w Te Deum laudamus)
Sarah Fox (soprano), BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox (conductor)
Chandos CHAN10495 (CD)

10.30 New Chamber Music Releases

Harriet Smith discusses with Andrew recent releases of chamber music. With extracts from the following discs:

ALKAN: Cello Sonata Op. 47; CHOPIN: Cello Sonata Op. 65
Alban Gerhardt (cello), Steven Osborne (piano)
Hyperion CDA67624 (CD)

GRIEG: Cello Sonata Op. 36; Lyric Pieces; Allegretto in E major; Intermezzo in A minor
Emmanuelle Bertrand (cello), Pascal Amoyel (piano)
Harmonia Mundi HMC901986 (CD)

BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonatas Op. 5 Nos. 1-2; Cello Sonata Op. 69
Daniel Muller-Schott (cello), Angela Hewitt (piano)
Hyperion CDA67633 (CD)

11.20 a.m. New Releases

DURUFLE: Requiem Op. 9
(c/w Prelude sur l’Introit de l’Epiphanie; Fugue on a theme by Henri Rabaud; Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens Op. 10; Chant donné en homage à Jean Gallon; Méditation pour orgue; Messe ‘Cum Jubilo’ Op. 11)
The Choir of Magdalen College Oxford, English Sinfonia, Bill Ives (director)
Harmonia Mundi HMU807480 (Hybrid SACD)

BRITTEN: War Requiem Op. 66
Annette Dasch (soprano), James Taylor (Tenor), Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Aurelius Sangerknaben CALW, Festivalensemble Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling (conductor)
Hanssler Classic CD 98.507 (Hybrid SACD)

BEAMISH: The Lion and the Deer from disc A Song More Silent – New Works for Remembrance
(c/w McDOWALL: Ave Maris Stella; PLOWMAN: Cries Like Silence; O’REGAN: And There Was A Great Calm)
Michael Chance (counter tenor), Sebastian Comberti (cello), Paul Archibald (Trumpet), Skaila Kanga (harp), Scott Bywater (timpani), Portsmouth Grammer School Chamber Choir, London Mozart Players, Nicolae Moldoveanu (conductor)
Avie AV2147

STRAVINSKY: Requiem Canticles (Rex Tremendae – Postlude)
(c/w Canticum Sacrum; Agon)
Steall Doufexis (mezzo-soprano), Rudolf Rosen (bass), SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Michael Gielen (conductor)
Hanssler Classic CD 93.226 (CD)

11.45am Disc of the Week

John Graham-Hall (tenor – Herod Antipas), Sally Burgess (mezzo-soprano – Herodias), Susan Bullock (soprano – Salome), John Wegner (baritone – Jokanaan), Andrew Rees (tenor – Narraboth), Rebecca de Pont Davies (mezzo-soprano – Herodias’s page), Philharmonia Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Chandos CHAN3157 (2 CDs, Mid Price)

3 hours, 15 minutes

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