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Building a Library: Bach: Cantata (Eine feste Burg)

Duration:
3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 September 2009

Building a Library:
BACH: Cantata BWV 80 “Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott”

Reviewer - Simon Heighes

First choice:
Bach Cantatas Volume 10
BACH: Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlosen BWV 48; Wo soll ich fliehen hin BWV 5; Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende BWV 90; Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen BWV 56; Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild BWV 79; Nun danket alle Gott BWV 192; Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80
Joanne Lunn (soprano), William Towers (alto), James Gilchrist (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Soli Deo Gloria SDG110 (2CD, mid price)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.bach:
bal.cantata.bwv.80.ein.feste.burg.ist.unser.gott

With Andrew McGregor. Includes Building a Library: Bach: Cantata (Eine feste Burg). Russian orchestral music releases. Disc of the Week: Szymanowski and Britten violin concertos.

Building a Library:

BACH: Cantata BWV 80 “Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott”

Reviewer – Simon Heighes

First Choice Recommendation:

Bach Cantatas Volume 10
BACH: Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlosen BWV 48; Wo soll ich fliehen hin BWV 5; Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende BWV 90; Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen BWV 56; Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild BWV 79; Nun danket alle Gott BWV 192; Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80
Joanne Lunn (soprano), William Towers (alto), James Gilchrist (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Soli Deo Gloria SDG110 (2CD, mid price)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data

BAL.BACH:
BAL.Cantata BWV 80 “Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott”
SH.BAL.CD.REVIEW

  • 09.05am

    W. A. Mozart: Symphonies Vol 7 (1773)
    MOZART: Symphony in G major No 27 KV 161b, K199; Symphony in C major No 22 KV 162; Symphony in D major No 23 KV 181 162b; Symphony in B-flat major No 24 KV 182 173Da; Symphony in G minor No 25 KV 183 173dB
    The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)
    DRS 6220542 (Hybrid SACD)

    MOZART: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 K488, & 24 K491
    Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Cleveland Orchestra
    Decca 478 1524 (CD)

    MOZART: Don Giovanni (Arrangement for string quartet published by Nicolaus Simrock c1798)
    The Franz Joseph String Quartet
    Atma ACD2 2559 (2CD)

  • 09.30am Building a Library

    09.30am Building a Library

    BACH: Cantata BWV 80 “Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott”

    Reviewer – Simon Heighes

    First Choice Recommendation:

    Bach Cantatas Volume 10
    BACH: Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlosen BWV 48; Wo soll ich fliehen hin BWV 5; Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende BWV 90; Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen BWV 56; Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild BWV 79; Nun danket alle Gott BWV 192; Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80
    Joanne Lunn (soprano), William Towers (alto), James Gilchrist (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
    Soli Deo Gloria SDG110 (2CD, mid price)

    Next week Stephen Johnson compares recordings of Mahler’s late symphony in song, Das Lied von der Erde.

  • 10.15am Recent Release

    BERG: Violin Concerto; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major Op 61
    Arabella Steinbacher (violin), WDR Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons (conductor)
    Orfeo C778 091 A (CD)

  • 10.30am New Releases

    Geoffrey Norris looks at some recent releases of Russian orchestral works with extracts from the following discs:

    RACHMANINOV: The Miserly Knight
    Ildar Abdrazakov (bass), Misha Didyk (tenor), Sergey Murzaev (baritone), Peter Bronder (tenor), Gennadi Bezzubenkov (bass), BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
    Chandos CHAN10544 (CD)

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 1 ‘Winter Daydreams’; Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
    London Philharmonic Orchestra LPO0039 (2CD)

    GLAZUNOV: Symphonies 1, 2, 3 & 9
    Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jose Serebrier (conductor)
    Warner Classics 2564 68904-2 (2CD)

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5; Hamlet Overture
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons (conductor)
    Orfeo C 780 091 A (CD)

  • 11.00am Recent Releases

    John Ward: Consort music for five and six viols
    WARD: Fantasia a6 (Nos 1-7); Fantasia a5 (Nos 1-13) In Nomine a6 (Nos 1-2); In Nomine a5
    Phantasm with guest musicians Emilia Benjamin (tenor viol) and Mikko Perkola (bass viol)
    Linn Records CKD339 (Hybrid SACD)

    Copriario: Funeral Teares
    JOHN COOPER “GIOVANNI COPRIARIO”: Songs of Mourning (1613); The Masque of Squires (1614); Funeral Teares (1606)
    Anne Delafosse-Quentin (soprano), Paulin Bundgen (counter-tenor), Les Jardins de Courtoisie, Ensemble Celadon
    Zig-Zag Territoires ZZT090302 (CD)

    With endless teares
    Seventeenth century songs including works by Lawes, Johnson, and Purcell.
    Johannette Zomer (soprano), Fred Jacobs (lute and theorbo)
    Channel Classics CCSSA26609 (Hybrid SACD)
    For more information see: http://www.channelclassics.com/

    Flying Horse: Music from the ML Lutebook
    Including works by Dowland, Holborne, and Johnson.
    Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
    Hyperion CDA67776 (CD)
    For more information see: http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/al.asp?al=CDA67776

  • 11.35 am Disc of the Week

    11.35 am Disc of the Week

    Britten, Szymanowski – Violin Concertos
    SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No 1 Op 35; Violin Concerto No 2 Op 61; BRITTEN: Violin concerto in D minor Op 15
    Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)
    Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)
    Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck (conductor)
    Sony 88697439992 (CD)

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