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Britten: Nocturne

Building a Library:
BRITTEN: Nocturne

Reviewer - Hillary Finch

First choice:
(c/w Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings; Les Illuminations)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Britten Sinfonia, Nicholas Cleobury (conductor)
Classics for Pleasure 5755632 (CD, Mid Price)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.britten:
bal.britten.nocturne

09.05am

CRUSSELL: Clarinet Concertos in F minor Op. 5, B flat Major Op. 11 and E flat Major Op. 1)
Martin Frost (clarinet), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Okko Kamu (conductor)
BIS-SACD-1723 (Hybrid SACD)

BERNSTEIN: Mass (A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers)
Randall Scarlata (baritone – Celebrant), Company of Music (Street Chorus), Tolzer Knabenchor (Boys’ Choir), Chorus Sine Nomine (Chorus), Absolute Ensemble, Tonkunstler-Orchester Niederosterreich, Kristjan Jarvi (conductor)
Chandos CHSA5070 (2 Hybrid SACDs, Mid Price)

SALONEN: Helix for orchestra; Piano Concerto; Dichotomie for piano solo
Yefim Bronfman (piano), Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 4778103 (CD)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

BRITTEN: Nocturne

Reviewer – Hillary Finch

First Choice Recommendation:
(c/w Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings; Les Illuminations)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Britten Sinfonia, Nicholas Cleobury (conductor)
Classics for Pleasure 5755632 (CD, Mid Price)

Next week Misha Donat examines recordings of Haydn’s Piano Trio in C Major Hob XV:27.

10.20 New Releases

Carl Friedrich Abel: The Drexel Manuscript
(ABEL: Suite in D major; Suite in D minor; Suite in D major; Suite in A major)
Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba)
Glossa GCD920410 (CD)

10.30 Interview with James Ehnes

Andrew talks to young Canadian violinist James Ehnes about his latest project ‘Homage’, which showcases twelve of the world’s most valuable violins and violas. With extracts from the following discs:

ELGAR: Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61; Serenade for Strings Op. 20
James Ehnes (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)
Onyx ONYX4025 (CD)

James Ehnes: Hommage
(Violins: BAZZINI La Ronde des Lutins; FALLA Suite populaire espagnole (arr. Kochanski); ELGAR La Capricieuse; SCOTT Lotus Land (arr. Kreisler); DINICU Hora Staccato (arr. Heifetz); RAVEL Pièce en forme de Habanera; WIENIAWSKI Étude-Caprice (arr. Kreisler); SIBELIUS Mazurka Op. 81 No.1; MOSZKOWSKI Guitarre (arr. Sarasate); ELGAR Salut d'Amour; KREISLER Chanson Louis XIII and Pavane; TCHAIKOVSKY Melody Op. 42 No. 3; FALLA Danse Espagnole (arr. Kreisler);
Violas: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS “Greensleeves”; BENJAMIN Jamaican Rumba (arr. Primrose); DAVID La Nuit (arr. Vieuxtemps); Bonus comparison tracks: BRUCH Scottish Fantasy (exc - all 9 violins); BERLIOZ Harold in Italy (exc - all 3 violas)
James Ehnes (violin and viola), Eduard Laurel (piano)
Onyx ONYX4038 (CD + bonus DVD)

11.00 New Opera Releases

BELLINI: I Capuleti e I Montecchi
Tiziano Bracci (Capellio), Anna Netrebko (Giulietta), Elina Garanca (Romeo), Joseph Calleja (Tebaldo), Robert Gleadow (Lorenzo)
Wiener Singakademie, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 4778031 (2 CDs)

Elina Garanca – Bel Canto
(DONIZETTI: Il Segreto per esser felici (Lucrezia Borgia); Al mio core (L’assedio di Calais); All’afflitto e dolce il pianto (Roberto Devereux); Que faire? – Sol adore de la patrie (Dom Sebastien, roi du Portugal); BELLINI: Dopo l’oscuro nembo (Adelson e Salvini); DONIZETTI: Si, vuol di Francia il rege; Ah! Quando all’ara scorgemi; In tal giorno di contento; Ah! Dal ciel discenda un raggio (Maria Stuarda); ROSSINI: Andante Orchestral Introduction; O Patria dolce e ingrata patria!; Di tanti palpiti (Tancredi); In questi estremi instanti (Maometto II); BELLINI: Lieto del dolce incarco; Ascolta. Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio; Riedi al campo; La tremenda ultrice spada (I Capuleti e i Montecchi); DONIZETTI: Io l’udia chiamarmi a nome; Suon tremendo!; La speme un dolce palpito (L’assedio di Calais))
Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano), Ildebrando d’Arcangelo (bass-baritone), Adrian Sampetrean (bass-baritone), Ekaterina Siurina (soprano), Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Robert Abbado (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 4777460 (CD)

PUCCINI: Madam Butterfly
Angela Gheorghiu (Butterfly), Jonas Kaufmann (BF Pinkerton), Enkelejda Shkosa (Suzuki), Fabio Capitanucci (Sharpless), Gregory Bonfatti (Goro), Raymond Aceto (Bonzo), Orchestra e Coro dell’Accaedmia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano (conductor)
EMI 2641872 (2 CDs)

11.45am Disc of the Week

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 11 in G minor Op. 103
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
Naxos 8.572082 (CD, Budget)

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