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Faure: String Quartet

Building a Library:
FAURE: String Quartet in E minor Op. 121

Reviewer - Jeremy Thurlow

First choice:
(c/w DEBUSSY: String Quartet in G minor Op. 10; RAVEL: String Quartet in F Major)
Ebene Quartet
Virgin 5190452 (CD)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.faure:
bal.faure.string.quartet.op.121

09.05am

TELEMANN: Brockes-Passion (Sinfonia)
Birgitte Christensen (soprano), Lydia Teuscher (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo-soprano), Donat Havar (tenor), Daniel Behle (tenor), Johannes Weisser (baritone), RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Rene Jacobs (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMC902013/14 (2 CDs)

D. MATTHEWS: The Music of Dawn (opening)
(c/w Concerto in Azzurro; A Vision and a Journey)
Guy Johnston (cello), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Rumon Gamba (conductor)
Chandos CHAN10487 (CD)

D. MATTHEWS: Symphony No. 5 Op. 78a (second movement)
(c/w Symphony No. 1 Op. 9; Symphony No. 3 Op. 37)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Dutton CDLX 7222 (CD, Mid Price)

ELGAR completed by Rooke: Three movements for Piano Trio (first movement)
(c/w A. MADDISON: Piano Quintet; BRIDGE: Piano Quartet in C minor)
The Fibonacci Sequence
Dutton CDLX 7220 (CD, Mid Price)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

FAURE: String Quartet in E minor Op. 121

Reviewer – Jeremy Thurlow

First Choice Recommendation:
(c/w DEBUSSY: String Quartet in G minor Op. 10; RAVEL: String Quartet in F Major)
Ebene Quartet
Virgin 5190452 (CD)

Next week Ivan Hewett compares recordings of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto.

10.15 New Releases

Extracts from the following discs:

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64; Francesca da Rimini Op. 32
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 477 8022 (CD)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64; Nutcracker Suite No. 1, Op. 71a
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)
Hanssler Classic 93. 254 (CD)

10. 40 New Releases

Andrew McGregor reviews several new Baroque recordings. With extracts from the following discs:

TELEMANN: Brockes-Passion
Birgitte Christensen (soprano), Lydia Teuscher (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo-soprano), Donat Havar (tenor), Daniel Behle (tenor), Johannes Weisser (baritone), RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Rene Jacobs (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMC902013/14 (2 CDs)

JS BACH: Cantatas BWV 131, BWV 182 and BWV 4 from disc Aus der Tieffen
Katharine Fuge (soprano), Carlos Mena (countertenor), Hans Jörg Mammel (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (bass), Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot (conductor)
Mirare MIR057 (CD)

JS BACH: Cantatas BWV 4, BWv 227 and BWV 78
Agnes Zsigovics (soprano), Daniel Taylor (counter tenor), Benjamin Butterfield (tenor), Daniel Lichti (bass-baritone), Ottawa Bach Choir and Baroque Orchestra, Lisette Canton (conductor)
Ottawa Bach Choir OBC2008CD (CD)

JS BACH: Cantatas BWV 144, BWV 84, BWV 92, BWV 18, BWV 181 and BWV 126
Miah Persson (soprano), Wilke te Brummelstroete (alto), James Oxley (tenor), Jonathan Brown (bass), Gillian Keith (soprano), Angharad Gruffydd Jones (soprano), Robin Tyson (alto), James Gilchrist (tenor), Stephan Loges (bass), The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Soli Deo Gloria SDG153 (2 CDs)

JS BACH: Cantatas BWV 72, BWV 32, BWV 13 and BWV 16
Rachel Nicholls (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor) Gerd Turk (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)
BIS BIS-SACD-1711 (Hybrid SACD)

JS BACH: Cantatas BWV 22, BWV 23, BWV 127 and BWV 159
Dorothee Mields (soprano), Matthew White (alto), Jan Kobow (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMC901998 (CD)

11.50 am Disc of the Week

MOZART: Violin Sonata in B flat major K. 454
(c/w Violin Sonata in G major K.379/373a; Six Variations on “Au bord d’une fontaine” K360/374b; Violin Sonata in C major K. 296)
Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Petra Mullejans (violin)
Harmonia Mundi HMU907494 (CD)

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