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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Building a Library:
WAGNER: Die Meistersinger

Reviewer - Roderick Swanston

First choice:
Norman Bailey (Hans Sachs), Hannelore Bode (Eva), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti (conductor)
Decca 4756680 (4 CDs, Mid Price)

Runner-up Recommendation:
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Hans Sachs), Catarina Ligendza (Eva), Choir and Orchestra of Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 4777559 (4 CDs, Mid Price)
DVD Disc Recommendation:
Wolfgang Brendel (Hans Sachs), Gosta Winbergh (Eva), Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos (conductor)
Arthaus Musik 100 152 (DVD)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data


HAYDN: Sonata in E flat Major, Hob.XVI: 52 (finale) from disc Haydn Late Piano Works
(c/w Sonata in C major Hob.XVI:48; Variations in G Major on ‘Gott erhalte’; Sonata in E flat Major, Hob.XVI:49; Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6)
Gary Cooper (fortepiano, anonymous from Vienna c. 1785)
Channel Classics CCSSA26509 (Hybrid SACD)

HAYDN: Concerto in G major, Hob.VIIh:3 for two flutes, strings and two horns (finale) from disc Haydn Concertos for Two Lire Organizzate
(c/w Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIh:1; Concerto in G major, Hob.VIIh:2; Concerto in F major, Hob.VIIh:4; Concerto in F major, Hob.VIIh:5)
Daniel Rothert, Philipp Spatling (recorders), Benoit Fromanger, Ingo Nelken (flutes), Christian Hommel (oboe ), Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Helmut Müller-Bruhl (conductor)
Naxos 8.570481 (CD, Budget)

HANDEL: Cantata ‘Agrippina dondotta a morire: Dunque sara pur vero’ HWV 110 from disc Georg Friedrich Handel: Cantatas and Trio Sonatas
(c/w Sonata Op. 2/3 HWV 388; Cantata ‘Pensieri notturni di Filli: Nel dolce del’oblio’ HWV134; Sonata for 2 violins Op. 2/5 HWV 390ª; Sonata HWV 386ª)
Johanna Koslowsky (soprano), Musica Alta Ripa
MDG 309 0399-2 (CD)

MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony No. 3 in E minor (first movement) from disc Mendelssohn Complete Symphonies Volume 3
(c/w String Symphonies 1-2, 4 and 9)
Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Fey (conductor)
Hanssler Classic CD 98.536 (CD)

MENDELSSOHN: String Quintet No. 2 Op. 87 (second movement)
(c/w String Quintet No. 1 Op. 18)
Mannheimer String Quartet, Jone Kaliunaite (viola)
CPO 777 389-2 (CD)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

WAGNER: Die Meistersinger

Reviewer – Roderick Swanston

Next week Harriet Smith and Francis Knights examine recordings of JS Bach’s 2 and 3 Part Inventions on piano, harpsichord, organ and clavichord.

10.30 New Releases

IRELAND: Sextet for clarinet, French horn and string quartet (first movement)*
(c/w Trio in D for clarinet, cello and piano; Fantasy Sonata for clarinet and piano; The Holy Boy for clarinet and piano)
Robert Plane (clarinet)*, Sophia Rahman (piano), Alice Neary (cello), David Pyatt (French horn)*, Maggini Quartet*
Naxos 8.570550 (CD, Budget)

BRIDGE: Piano Trio No. 2 (third movement)
(c/w Phantasie Trio in C minor – Piano Trio No. 1; Nine Miniatures for Piano Trio)
Jack Liebeck (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Ashley Wass (piano)
Naxos 8.570792 (CD, Budget)

BUTTERWORTH: Viola Concerto Op. 82 (second movement)
(c/w Symphony No. 4, Op. 72; Symphony No. 1, Op. 15)
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)*, Royal Scottish National Orchestra*, Arthur Butterworth (conductor)*, Halle Orchestra, John Barbirolli (conductor – recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, 29th August 1958)
Dutton CDLX7212 (2CDs, Budget)

11.00 New Releases

Roger Vignoles talks to Andrew McGregor about new DVDs of piano music. With excerpts from the following discs:

Artur Rubinstein – The Legendary Moscow recital 1st October 1964
Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Medici Arts 3078548 (DVD)

Murray Perahia – Beethoven The Complete Piano Concertos [Live, Royal Festival Hall, 1988]
Murray Perahia (piano), Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)
Medici Arts 3085298 (2 DVDs)

The French Piano School
Vlado Perlemuter (piano), Yvonne Lefebure (piano), Robert Casadesus (piano), Hephzibah Menuhin (piano), Dino Ciani (piano), Orchestre Philharmonique de l’ORTF, Jacques Beaudry (conductor)
Medici Arts 3078578 (DVD)

11.45am Disc of the Week

VIVALDI: La fida ninfa RV714
Sandrine Piau (soprano – Licori), Veronica Cangemi (soprano – Morasto), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (alto – Elpina), Lorenzo Regazzo (bass – Oralto), Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor – Osmino), Topi Lehtipuu (tenor – Narete), Sara Mingardo (alto – Giunone), Christian Senn (bass-baritone – Eolo), Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi (conductor)
Naïve OP30310 (3 CDs, Mid Price)

Release date:

3 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Feb 2009 09:00

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