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Building a Library: R Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30

Building a Library:
R Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30

Reviewer - Chris de Souza

First choice:
(c/w Till Eulenspiegel Op. 28; Don Juan Op. 20; Salome Op. 54– Dance of the Seven Veils)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 447 4412 (CD, Mid Price)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data


WEBER:; Preciosa J.279 from disc Weber Overtures
(c/w Euryanthe J.291; Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn, J.8; Oberon J.306; Der Beherrscher der Geister, J.122; Turandot: Overture and Act II March, J.75; Silvana, J.87; Jubel-Ouvertüre, J.245; Abu Hassan, J.106; Der Freischütz, J.277)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)
Naxos 8.570296 (CD, Budget)

MOZART: Colloredo Serenade K. 203 from disc Mozart Serenades and Divertimento
(c/w Divertimento K.251; Serenade in D)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Janiczek (violin and director)
Linn Records CKD320 (SACD, Mid Price)

R. STRAUSS: Wiegenlied (Funf Lieder Op. 41) from disc Anna Netrebko Souvenirs
(c/w EMMERICH KALMAN: Heia, in den Bergen from The Gypsy Princess; RICHARD HEUBERGER: Im Chambre séparée from Der Opernball; LEHAR: Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss from Giuditta; GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER : Depuis le jour from Louise ; OFFENBACH: "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" (Barcarolle) from Les Contes d'Hoffmann; RICHARD STRAUSS: Cacilie, op. 27 no. 2; GRIEG: Solveigs Sang from Peer Gynt; ANDRÉ MESSAGER: Lorsque je n'étais qu'une enfant (Jacqueline)
from Fortunio; ANTONÍN DVORÁK: Kdyz mne stará matka (Songs my mother taught me), op. 55 no. 4 from Gypsy Melodies; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Ne veter, veya s vesote (Not the wind blowing from the heights), op. 43 no. 2; Plenivsis' rozoy, solovey (Enslaved by the rose), op. 2 no. 2; TRAD. JEWISH: Schlof sche, mein Vögele (Sleep well, my little bird);
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: Pie Jesu from Requiem; REYNALDO HAHN: L'Énamouré (The Loved One); CARLOS GUASTAVINO: La rosa y el sauce (The Rose and the Willow); GERÓNIMO GIMÉNEZ: La tarántula é un bicho mú malo from La tempranica; LUIGI ARDITI: Il bacio (The Kiss))
Anna Netrebko (soprano) and other singers, Prague Philharmonia, Emmanuel Villaume (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 4777639 (CD)

09.30 am
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R. STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30

Reviewer – Chris de Souza

Next week for the fist Building a Library of 2009 Simon Heighes examines recordings of Handel’s Dixit Dominus.

10.20 New Releases

BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in G BuxWV147; from disc Opera Omnia IX, Organ Works 4

Ton Koopman (Gercke/Herbst organ (1683), Dorfkirche, Basedow organ)
Challenge Classics CC72248 (CD)

CPE BACH: Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes (c/w Magnificat)
Basler Madrigalisten, L’arpa festante, Fritz Naf (conductor)
Carus 83.412 (Hybrid SACD)

JS BACH: Gavotte BWV 1006; HUBAY: Hejre Kati from disc Gipsy Way
(c/w Russian Fantasy; PABLO DE SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20; BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor; KHACHATURIAN: Sabre Dance; VITTORIO MONTI: Csárdás; GEORGES BOULANGER: Georgette in D major; Romanian “Hora” in F sharp major; GEORGES BOULANGER: Avant de Mourir; Old-hungarian Gipsy Song in C sharp minor; Fakó Csárdás in D flat major; Transylvanian Fantasy in E minor Encore; Gipsy Song “Náne Cócha”)
Pavel Sporcl (violin), Romano Stilo (Slovak Gypsy cimbalom band)
Supraphon SU3951-2 (CD)

DVORAK: Piano Trio No. 2 in G minor (Scherzo and Finale)
(c/w TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor Op. 50)
Smetana Trio
Supraphon SU3949-2 (CD)

SHCHEDRIN: The Ancient Melodies of Russian Folksongs from disc Shchedrin: Music for Cello and Piano
(c/w Sonata; In the style of Albeniz; Quadrille)
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Rodion Shchedrin (piano)
Nimbus NI5831 (CD)

LISZT: Totentanz
(c/w Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
Eldar Nebolsin (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
Naxos 8.570517 (CD, Budget)

MUNDY: Vox Patris Caelestis from disc Mary and Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey – Sisters in Hope of the Resurrection
(c/w TYE: Omnes gentes plaudite manibus; TALLIS: Videte miraculum; SHEPPARD: Libera nos I; The Second Service - Magnificat and Nunc dimittis; BYRD: Teach me, O Lord; Ne irascaris Domine; O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth; WHITE: Exaudiat te Dominus)
The Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O’Donnell (conductor)
Hyperion CDA67704 (CD)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 6 (finale)
Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Roger Norrington (conductor)
Hanssler Classic CD 93.219 (CD)

11.45am Disc of the Week

MOZART: Piano Concerto in F KV459
(c/w Piano Concerto in D minor K466)
Christian Zacharias (piano and director), Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
MDG 9401529 (Hybrid SACD)

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