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Building a Library: Handel's Acis and Galatea

Duration:
3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 July 2009

Building a Library:
HANDEL: Acis and Galatea

Reviewer - David Vickers

First choice:
Susan Hamilton (soprano), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Nicholas Hurndall Smith (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Dunedin Consort and Players, John Butt (director)
Linn CKD 319 (2 Hybrid SACDs)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.handel:
bal.handel.acis.and.galatea

09.05 am

MENDELSSOHN: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor Op 64; Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Op 49; Piano Trio No 2 in C minor Op 66
Leonidas Kavakos (violin and director), Patrick Demenga (cello), Enrico Pace (piano)
Sony Classical 88697 433032 (CD)

BRUCH: Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Op 26; KROLL: Banjo and Fiddle; WIENIAWSKI / KREISLER: Caprice in A minor Op 18 No 4; TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir d'un lieu cher Op 42; SARASATE: Carmen-Fantasie Op 25; Danzas Espanolas Nos 1, 2 and 6; SAINT-SAENS: Havanaise in E major Op 83
Michael Rabin (violin), Lothar Broddack (piano), RIAS Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Schippers (conductor)
Audite 95.607 (CD, Mid Price)

09.30 am Building a Library

HANDEL: Acis and Galatea

Reviewer - David Vickers

First Choice Recommendation:

Susan Hamilton (soprano), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Nicholas Hurndall Smith (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Dunedin Consort and Players, John Butt (director)
Linn CKD 319 (2 Hybrid SACDs)

Building a Library returns on 19 Sept.

10.15 am New Releases

Richard Wigmore talks us through some recent releases of Mozart concertos and orchestral works with extracts from the following discs:

MOZART: La Clemenza di Tito (Overture); Le Nozze di Figaro (Sinfonia, Marcia [Finale III]); Die Zauberflote (Overture, March of the Priests); Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Overture); Der Schauspieldirektor (Overture); Idomeneo, Re di Creta (Overture, March [iii,7], PassePied, Pas seul de Monsieur Legrand, Largo); Mitridate, Re di Ponto (Overture), March; Don Giovanni (Overture); Les petits riens (Overture); Bastien und Bastienne (Overture); Cosi fan tutte (Overture); La Clemenza di Tito (March)
Norwegian National Opera Orchestra, Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)
Naive OP 30479 (CD)

MOZART: Symphony No 31 in D major K 297 'Paris'; Symphony No 39 in E flat major K 543; Symphony No 40 in G minor K 550; Symphony No 41 in C major K 551 ;upiter'
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, John Nelson (conductor)
Naive Ambroisie AM 182 (2 CDs)

MOZART: Piano Concerto No 12 in A major K 414; Concerto No 7 in F major for Three Pianos 'Lodron Concerto' K 242 [arr. MOZART for Two Pianos]; Piano Concerto No 23 in A major K 488
Leon Fleisher (piano and director), Katherine Jacobson Fleisher (piano), Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Sony Classical 88697 405052 (CD)

MOZART: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C major K 246; Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A major K 488; Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major K 175
Christian Zacharias (piano and director), Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 940 1562-6 (SACD)

MOZART: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor K 466; Piano Concerto No 23 in A major K 488
Lars Vogt (piano), Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Ivor Bolton (conductor)
Oehms Classics OC 727 (SACD)

10.50 am Recent Releases

BRITTEN: String Quartet No.2; MOZART: Piano Quartet in E flat K493
Amadeus Quartet, Benjamin Britten (piano)
Recorded: 1 December 1951 (Britten) and 23 June 1953 (Mozart)
MP Live LM7401 (Download)

BRITTEN: Gloriana
Joan Cross (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), Monica Sinclair (mezzo-soprano), Geraint Evans (baritone), Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, John Pritchard (conductor)
Recorded: 9 June 1953, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (First performance)
MP Live LM7405 (Download)

JANACEK: Jenufa
Gre Brouwenstijn (soprano), Mary Jarred (soprano), John Lanigan (tenor), BBC Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Rafael Kubelik
Recorded: BBC Studios, 19 May 1951
MP Live LM7407 (Download)

WALTON: Cello Concerto; Facade
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)
Recorded: 13 February 1957, Royal Festival Hall, London European premiere (concerto) and 17 November 1953, Royal Albert Hall, London (Façade)
Joan Cross (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), English Opera Group, Paul Sacher (conductor)
MP Live LM7409 (Download)

11.35 am Disc of the Week

BACH: Partita No 2 in C minor BWV 826; SCHUMANN: Carnival Scenes from Vienna Op 26; JANACEK: In the Mists; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No 31 in A flat major Op 119; BARTOK: 3 Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District Sz 35a/BB 45b
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Virgin Classics 50999 267291 2 1 (2 CDs)

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