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Building a Library: Rebel's Les elemens

Building a Library:
REBEL: Les Elemens

Reviewer - Graham Sadler

First choice:
(c/w RAMEAU: Castor et Pollux)
L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Michi Gaigg (director)
Phoenix Edition 110Phoenix (Hybrid SACD)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data

09.05 am

Vincent D'Indy Orchestral Works Vol. 2
D'INDY: Symphony No. 2 Op. 57; Tableaux de voyage Op. 36; Karadec Op. 34
Iceland Symphony Orchestra / Rumon Gamba (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 10514 (CD)

The Sibelius Edition Vol. 8: Orchestral Works
SIBELIUS: Overture in E major, JS 145 (1891); Scene de ballet, JS 163 (1891); Karelia, JS 115 (1893); Karelia Overture, Op. 10 (1893); Karelia Suite, Op. 11 (1893); Impromptu for string orchestra (1893, arr. 1894); Presto for string orchestra (1889-90, arr. 1894); Musiikkia Sanomalehdiston paivien juhlanaytantoon [Press Celebrations Music] JS 137 (1899); Menuetto, JS 127 (1894); Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II, JS 104 (Coronation March); Porilaisten marssi [March of the Pori Regiment], JS 152 (arr. 1900); Overture in A minor, JS 144 (1902); Romance in C major for string orchestra, Op. 42 (1904); Cortege, JS 54 (1905); Pan and Echo, Op. 53 (1906); Grevinnans konterfej [The Countessâs Portrait for string orchestra], JS 88 (1906); Concerto in D minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 47 (1903-04 [rev. 1905 published version]); Rakastava, Op. 14 (1894/1911, rev. 1912); Fragments from a Suite for Orchestra (1914); Two Serenades for violin and orchestra, Op. 69a/b; Two Serious Melodies, Op. 77, for violin and orchestra; Six Humoresques for violin and orchestra, Op. 87 & Op. 89a-d; Promootiomarssi [Academic March], JS 155 (1919); Jaakarien marssi [March of the Finnish Jager Battalion], Op. 91a (1917, arr. 1918); Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 96; Suite mignonne, Op. 98a (1921) for two flutes and string orchestra; Suite champetre, Op. 98b (1922); Suite caracteristique, Op. 100 (1922) for harp and string orchestra; Morceau romantique, JS 135a (1925); Suite for violin and string orchestra, JS 185 (1929); Andante festivo, JS 34b (1922, orch. 1938); Processional, Op. 113 No. 6 (1927, orch. 1938); Impromptu for string orchestra (1893, preliminary version); Concerto in D minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 47 (1903-04, original version); Rakastava, Op. 14 (1894/1911, Paris version); Two Serious Melodies, Op. 77, for cello and orchestra; Six Humoresques for violin and orchestra (No. 1 in D minor, Op. 87 No. 1 [1917, original version])
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (conductor), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Jaakko Kuusisto (violin), Ilkka Palli (cello), Dong-Suk Kang (violin), Outi Viitaniemi (flute), Ilmo Joensivu (flute), Leena Saarenpaa (harp), Marko Ylonen (cello)
BIS BIS-CD-1921/23 (6 CDs, Mid Price)

09.30 am Building a Library Recommendation

REBEL: Les Elemens

Reviewer - Graham Sadler

Next week Robert Philip compares recordings of Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2 "Lobgesang".

10.15 am New Releases

HINDEMITH: Kammermusik No. 7; Kleine Kammermusik fur funf blaser [Wind Quintet] No. 2; Organ Sonatas Nos. 1-3; Zwei Stucke
Daniel Hyde (organ), Britten Sinfonia, Benjamin Bayl (conductor)
Signum SIGCD159 (CD)

HINDEMITH: Sonata (1939); Sonata in F major Op. 11 No. 4 (1919); Sonata Op. 25 No. 4 (1922); Nobilissima visione (Meditation) (1938)
Lawrence Power (viola), Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)
Hyperion CDA67721 (CD)

SCHAEUBLE: Second Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 31 (1946); HINDEMITH: Violin Sonata in E major (1935); REGER: Violin Sonata in C minor Op. 139; FURTWANGLER: First Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor (1935)
Bettina Boller (violin), Walter Prossnitz (piano)
Guild GMCD 7326/7 (2 CDs, Budget)

10.35 am Interview

Andrew talks to conductor Valery Gergiev. With extracts from the following discs:

MAHLER: Symphony No. 8
Viktoria Yastrebova (soprano), Ailish Tynan (soprano), Lyudmila Dudinova (soprano), Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo-soprano), Zlata Bulycheva (mezzo-soprano), Sergey Semishkur (tenor), Alexey Markov (baritone), Evgeny Nikitin (bass), London Symphony Chorus, The Choral Arts Society of Washington, The Choir of Eltham College, London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
LSO Live LSO0669 (Hybrid SACD, Mid Price)

Mariinsky Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
Mariinsky MAR0501 (2 Hybrid SACDs, Mid Price)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
Mariinsky MAR0502 (Hybrid SACD)

11.40 am Disc of the Week

ECCLES: The Judgement of Paris
(c/w Three Mad Songs (from A Collection of Songs published by John Walsh and John Hare [1704])
Roderick Williams (baritone), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano), Claire Booth (soprano), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Chorus of Early Opera Company, Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 0759 (CD)

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Sat 13 Jun 2009 09:00

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