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Building a Library: Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Building a Library:
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto Op. 47

Reviewer - Ivan Hewett

First choice:
(c/w TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Op. 35)
Viktoria Mullova (violin), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)
Philips 4647412 (CD, Mid Price)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.sibelius:
bal.sibelius.violin.concerto.op.47

09.05am

HANDEL: Alcina (Opening)
Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis (conductor)
Archiv 4777374 (CD)

HANDEL: Faramondo (end of Act 1)
Max Emmanuel Cencic (counter-tenor), Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor), Sophie Karthauser (soprano), Marina de Liso (mezzo-soprano), Xavier Sabata (counter-tenor), Terry Wey (counter-tenor), In-Sung Sin (bass), Fulvio Bettini (bass-baritone), Choeur de la Radio Suisse, Lugano I Barrochisti, Diego Fasolis (conductor)
Virgin 2166112 (3 CDs, Budget)

HANDEL: Tamerlano (end of Act 3)
Rolando Villazon (tenor), Rebecca Bottone (soprano), Jean Gandoullet (counter tenor), Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh (conductor)
Archiv 477 8056 (CD)

HANDEL: Alcina (end of Act 2)
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Maite Beaumont (mezzo-soprano), Karina Gauvin (soprano), Sonia Prina (alto), Kobie Van Rensburg (tenor), Laura Cherici (soprano), Vito Priante (bass)
Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis (conductor)
Archiv 477 7374 (3 CDs)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto Op. 47

Reviewer – Ivan Hewett

First Choice Recommendation:
(c/w TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Op. 35)
Viktoria Mullova (violin), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)
Philips 4647412 (CD, Mid Price)

Next week Berta Joncus compares recordings of Handel’s Messiah.

10.25 New Releases

HAYDN: Seven Last Words of Christ Op. 51 (Introduction and Sonata 1)
Leipzig String Quartet
MDG 9071550-6 (Hybrid SACD)

HAYDN: Seven Last Words of Christ Op. 51 (Sonatas 6, 7 and Terremoto)
(Includes Intermezzi by Ron Ford)
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Frans Bruggen (conductor)
Glossa GCD921109 (CD)

10. 50 New Releases

Andrew McGregor talks to Rob Cowan about the latest instalment in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s survey of their own radio recordings. With extracts from the following disc:

Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – The Radio Recordings 1980-1990 (Volume 5)
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Soloists and Conductors
RCO Live RCO08005 (14 CDs)
For more details see the RCO website

11.45 New Releases

TCHAIKOVSKY: Was I not a Little Blade of Grass Op. 47/7(
(c/w CHOPIN: There where she loves Op. 74/5; The Ring Op. 74/14; The Warrior Op. 74/10; Lithuanian Song Op. 74/16; Handsome Lad Op. 74/8; RACHMANINOV: Christ is Risen OP. 26/6; How fleeting is love’s delight Op. 14/3; She is as beautiful as noon Op. 14/9; TCHAIKOVSKY: No, only one who knows longing Op. 6/6; Zemfira’s Song; SZYMANOWSKI: Masques Op. 34 for solo piano; MUSORGSKY: Songs and Dances of Death; RACHMANINOV: All things pass away Op. 26/15)
Ewa Podles (alto), Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Wigmore Hall Live WHLive 0027 (CD, Mid Price)

11.50 am Disc of the Week

TCHAIKOVSKY: At the Ball Op.38/3; None but the lonely Heart Op.6/6; Over burning ashes Op.25/5; My genius, my angel, my friend!; Lullaby Op.16/1; Reconciliation Op. 25/1; The sun has set Op.73/4
(c/w The fearful moment Op.28/6; Mild stars looked down Op.60/12; Had I only known Op. 47/1; The lights were being dimmed Op.63/5; Not a word, my friend Op.6/2; Why? Op 6/5; The Bride’s Lament Op.47/7; The gypsy song Op.60/7; Do not believe, my friend Op.6/1; It was in early spring Op.38/2; Cuckoo Op.54/8; Can it be day? Op. 47/6; Again, as before, alone Op.73/6)
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
Onyx Classics ONYX4034 (CD)

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3 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 4 Apr 2009 09:00

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