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Building a Library: Falla's El amor brujo

Building a Library:
FALLA: El amor brujo

Reviewer - Chris de Souza

First choice:
(c/w FALLA: Fantasia Baetica; Master Peter's Puppet Show)
Antonia Contreras (flamenco singer), Jerome Correas (bass-baritone), Chantal Perraud (soprano), Eric Huchet (tenor), Orchestre Poitou-Charentes, Jean-Francois Heisser (conductor)
Mirare MIR034 (CD)

First Choice Recommendations (1925 Version):
(c/w FALLA: La Vida Breve; 7 Canciones populares espanolas; El sombrero de tres picos; Soneto a Cordoba; Psyche)
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)
EMI 567587-2 (2 CDs, Mid Price)
OR
(c/w FALLA: El Sombrero de tres picos; 7 Canciones populares espanolas; Concerto in D major for Harpsichord and Five Instruments; etc)
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)
EMI Classics 5099923759527 (2 CDs, Budget)In this week's programme (timings are approximate):

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.falla:
bal.falla.el.amor.brujo

09.05 am

CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58; Polonaise in A flat major "Fantasie" Op. 61; Mazurkas Op. 63; Waltzes Op. 64; Mazurkas Op. 67 Nos 2 & 4; Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 65; etc
Maria Joao Pires (piano), Pavel Gomziakov (cello)
Deutsche Grammophon 477 7483 (2 CDs)

CHOPIN: Prelude in C sharp minor Op.45; Ballade No.1 in G minor Op.23; Nocturne No.3 in B Op.9; Ballade No.3 in A flat Op.47; etc
Arthur Schoonderwoerd (piano)
Alpha 147 (CD)

Scriabin: Complete Etudes
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Bridge 9287 (CD)

CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 35; LIGETI: Etude 4: Fanfares; Etude 10: The Sorcerer's Apprentice; SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor Op. 19 Sonate Fantaisie; LISZT: Piano Sonata in B minor S 178
Yuja Wang (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 477 8140 (CD)

09.30 am Building a Library Recommendation

FALLA: El amor brujo

Reviewer Chris de Souza

Next week Anthony Burton compares recordings of Mozart's Serenade No. 10 in B flat 'Gran Partita' K. 361/370a.

10.20 am Recent Release

BACEWICZ: Violin Concertos Nos 1, 3 and 7; Overture (1943)
Joanna Kurkowicz (violin), Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 10533 (CD)

10.30 am New Releases

Jeremy Summerly talks us through some recent releases of Renaissance polyphony with extracts from the following discs:

Lassus: Great Choral Works
LASSUS: Surrexit Pastor bonus; Missa Jager; Taedet animam meam; Veni Creator Spiritus; Tristis est anima mea; etc
Girl Choristers and Gentlemen of York Minster Choir, John Scott Whiteley (conductor)
Regent REGCD297 (CD)

Roland de Lassus: Magnum Opus Musicum
LASSUS: Quid trepidas a 6; Haec quae ter a 3; Sequntur cantiones; Pulvis et umbra; Fertur in conviviis vinus; etc
Chamber Choir of Namur, La Fenice, Jean Tubery (conductor)
Ricercar RIC 283 (CD)

Song of Songs
CLEMENS NON PAPA: Ego flos campi; GUERRERO: Surge, propera amica mea; Ego flos campi; Trahe me post te; GOMBERT: Quam pulchra es; LASSUS: Veni, dilecte mi; LHERITIER: Nigra sum; etc
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi HMU 807489 (CD)

L'Arbre de Jesse: Gregorian chant and medieval polyphony
PLAINCHANT: Vox in Rama; Benedictus es; Cantemus Domino; Submersus jacet Pharao; ANONYMOUS (13th Century) arr. VELLARD: Qui pro nobis; etc
Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Dominique Vellard (director)
Glossa Platinum GCD P32302 (CD)

L'Ecrit du Cri: Renaissance & 19th to 21st-Century Songs
CAMPO: Les Cris de Marseille; DERANSART: Les Cris de la rue; JANEQUIN: Les Cris de Paris; BOUCHOT: Les Cris de Paris; etc
Ensemble Clement Janequin, Dominique Visse (director)
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902028 (CD)

Johannes Regis: Opera Omnia
REGIS: Celsitonantis ave genitrix; Missa Ecce ancilla Domnini; Lux solempnis; Clangat plebs; Missa L'homme arme; etc
The Clerks, Edward Wickham (director)
Musique En Wallonie MEW0848 (2 CDs)

11.20 am Recent Releases

IRELAND: Sarnia; Sea Idyll; Two Pieces from 'A Downland Suite'; Greenways: Three Lyric Pieces; The Darkened Valley; For Remembrance; Amberley Wild Brooks; Villanella; etc
Mark Bebbington (piano)
Somm SOMMCD 088 (CD, Mid Price)

IRELAND: Mai-Dun; The Forgotten Rite; Satyricon Overture; The Overlanders Suite (arr. Mackerras); A London Overture; Epic March
Halle, John Wilson (conductor)
Halle CD HLL 7523 (CD, Mid Price)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lake in the Mountains; Hymn-Tune Prelude on 'Song 13' by Orlando Gibbons; Suite of Six Short Pieces; HOLST: Two Pieces for Piano; Two Northumbrian Folk Tunes; IRELAND: Sonatina; etc
John McCabe (piano)
BMS Historic BMS103CDH (2 CDs, Mid Price)

11.40 am Disc of the Week

Szymanowski: The complete music for violin and piano
SZYMANOWSKI: Nocturne and Tarantella Op. 28; Mythes Op. 30; Romance in D major Op. 23; Violin Sonata in D minor Op. 9; Three Paganini Caprices Op. 40; La Berceuse d'Aitacho Enia Op. 52
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cedric Tiberghien (piano)
Hyperion CDA67703 (CD)

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