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Bach: Two and three-part Inventions

Building a Library:
JS BACH: Two Part Inventions BWV 772-786 and Three Part Inventions BWV 787-801
Reviewers - Harriet Smith, Francis Knights

First choice:
(c/w Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903)
Angela Hewitt (piano)
Hyperion CDA66746 (CD)

First Choice Harpsichord Recommendation:
Blandine Verlet (harpsichord)
Naïve E8603 (CD)

Clavichord Recommendation:
(c/w 12 Little Preludes (various); 6 Little Preludes BWV 933-938)
Richard Troeger (clavichord)
Lyrichord LEMS8047 (CD and download)
[NB. There is currently no UK distributor for this item, which is available as a download]

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data


BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos 1-21
Danubia Orchestra Obuda, Domonkos Heja (conductor)
Warner Classics and Jazz 2564692849 (CD)

BRAHMS: Alto Rhapsody Op. 53
(c/w SCHUBERT: Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern D714; SCHUBERT arr. Brahms: Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D583; SCHUBERT arr. Brahms: An Schwager Kronos D369; BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 73)
Nathalie Stutzmann (alto), Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, The Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Soli Deo Gloria SDG 703 (CD)

BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 9*; Hymn in Honour of the Great Joachim* ±
(c/w ERNO DOHNANYI: Andante Rubato alla Zingaresca; KREISLER: Marche miniature viennoise; VITTORIO MONTI: Csardas; BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance no. 2 in D minor (arr. Joachim); FRANZ VON VECSEY: Valse triste; LISZT: Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S514 (arr. Milstein); Romance oubliée S132; BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 6 in B flat (arr. Joachim); JENO HUBAY: Hejre Kati op. 32 no. 4; BARTOK: Romanian Folkdances Sz56 (arr.Szekely); IOAN SCARLATESCU (1872-1922): Bagatelle; DEBUSSY: La plus que lente (arr. Leon Rocques); BARTOK: Duos for two violins; BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance no. 7 in A major (arr. Joachim); ARTHUR HARTMANN: L’amour, valse bluette)
Philippe Graffin (violin)*, Claire Desert (piano and piano lutheal)*, Hebe Mensinga (violin II)±, Szymon Marciniak (double bass) ±, Tom Eisner (violin II)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

Next week Hilary Finch examines recordings of Britten’s Nocturne.

10.30 New Releases

William Mival talks to Andrew about some recent issues of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony. With excerpts from the following recordings:

MAHLER: Symphony No. 2
(c/w CONSTANT: 24 Preludes for Orchestra)
Berthe Montmart (soprano), Oralia Dominguez (mezzo-soprano), Choir of RTF (Radio Television Francaise), Orchestre National de la RTF, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
[recorded live 13th November 1958 at the Theatre de Champs Elysees, Paris]
Radio France FRF002 (2CDs, Mid Price)

MAHLER: Symphony No. 2
Simona Saturova (soprano), Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano), Philadelphia Singers Chorale, Philadelphia Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)
[recorded live May 2007]
Ondine ODE11342D (2 CDs)

MAHLER: Symphony No. 2
(c/w Symphony No. 10 – Adagio)
Elena Mosuc (soprano), Zlata Bulycheva (mezzo-soprano), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
[recorded live April and June 2008 at the Baribican, London]
LSO Live LSO0666 (2 Hybrid SACDs, Mid Price)

MAHLER: Symphony No. 2
Eteri Gvazava (soprano), Anna Larson (mezzo-soprano), Orfeon Donosiarra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)
[lrecorded live 21st August 2003, Lucerne]
Medici Arts 2053269 (DVD)

11.30am New Releases

AVISON: Sonata No. 5 in E minor from disc Charles Avison Trio Sonatas Op. 1 and Keyboard Sonatas Op. 8
Pavlo Beznosiuk and Caroline Balding (violins), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Robert Howarth (organ)
Divine Art DDA21214 (2 CDs, Mid Price)

TELEMANN: Trietto 2 TWV 42: D2; Scherzo 2 TWV 42: E1 from disc Telemann Trietti metodichi e Scherzi
Parnassi musici
CPO 777 301-2 (CD)

TELEMANN: Fantasias for Solo Flute in G Major and A Major
Rachel Brown (flute)
Uppernote Recordings UPCD001 (CD)

TELEMANN: Fantasie No. 10 in D Major from disc Telemann Twelve Fantasies for Solo Violin TWV 40: 14-25
Augustin Hadelich (violin)
Naxos 8.570563 (CD, Budget)

TELEMANN: Overture TWV 55: Es2 (Bourree I en Echo alternativement – Bourree II; Passepied) from disc Telemann 3 Orchestral Suites
Carin van Heerden (recorder, oboe and director), L’Orfeo Barockorchester
CPO 777218-2 (CD)

11.55am Disc of the Week

HAYDN: Piano Trio in F sharp minor Hob XV: 26 from disc Haydn Piano Trios Volume 1
(c/w Piano Trios in D major Hob XV: 24, G major Hob XV: 25 and C major Hob XV: 27)
The Florestan Trio
Hyperion CDA67719 (CD)

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3 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Feb 2009 09:00

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