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3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 February 2010

With Andrew McGregor. Including at 9.30am: Building a Library: Britten: Violin Concerto. 10.30am Reissue of Paul Tortelier's recordings discussed. 11.40am Disc: Bach Motets.

  • 09.05am

    RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances Op 45; The Isle of the Dead Op 29; The Rock Op 7
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
    Avie AV2188 (CD)

    RACHMANINOV: Symphony No 2 in E minor Op 27; The Rock Op 7
    BBC Philharmonic / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
    Chandos CHAN10589 (CD)

    RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43; Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor Op 30
    Denis Matsuev (piano) / Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor)
    Mariinsky MAR0505 (Hybrid SACD)

    RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18; Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor Op 30
    Simon Trpceski (piano) / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
    Avie AV2192 (CD)

  • 09.35am Building a Library

    09.35am Building a Library

    BRITTEN: Violin Concerto Op 15 (1939 rev 1958)

    Reviewer – Anthony Burton

    First Choice Recommendation:

    c/w Piano Concerto Op 13 (Sviatoslav Richter, piano)
    Mark Lubotsky (violin) / English Chamber Orchestra / Benjamin Britten (conductor)
    Decca 4737152 (CD, budget)

    Also available on:

    Britten conducts Britten
    c/w Piano Concerto Op 13; Symphony for Cello and Orchestra Op 68; Sinfonia da Requiem Op 20; Cantata misericordium Op 69; Simple Symphony Op 4; Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge Op 10; etc
    Mark Lubotsky (violin) / English Chamber Orchestra / Benjamin Britten (conductor) / Various Others
    Decca 4756051 (7CD, budget)

    Next week Piers Lane compares recordings of Chopin’s Scherzi.

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  • 10.25am Recent Reissue

    PROKOFIEV: 6 Operas - Betrothal in a Monastery*; The Fiery Angel+; The Gambler^; The Love for Three Oranges~; Semyon Kotko¬; War and Peace±;
    Anna Netrebko (Louisa)* / Larissa Diadkova (The Duenna)* / Nikolai Gassiev (Don Jerome)* / Sergei Leiferkus (Ruprecht)+ / Galina Gorchakova (Renata)+ / Sergei Alexashkin (General)^ / Ljuba Kazarnovskaya (Paulina)^ / Vladimir Galusin (Aleksey)^ / Larissa Shevchenko (Fata Morgana)~ / Konstantin Pluzhnikov (Truffaldino)~ / Vassily Gerello (Pantaloon)~ / Ekaterina Solovyeva (Lyubka)¬ / Evgeny Akimov (Mikola)¬ / Gennady Bezzubenkov (Tkachenko)¬ / Olga Borodina (Countess Helena Bezukhova)± / Yuri Marusin (Prince Anatol Kuragin)± / Alexandr Morozov (Lieutenant Dolokhov)± / Irina Bogachova (Maria Akhrossimova)± / Evgeniya Tselovalnik (Madame Peronskaya)± / Kirov Opera and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg / Valery Gergiev (conductor)
    Decca 4782315 (14CD, budget)

  • 11.00am New Releases

    Nicholas Gethin talks to Andrew about a recent box set of reissues featuring cellist Paul Tortelier. With extracts from the following:

    BACH: Cello Suites Nos 1-6 BWV1007-1012; VIVALDI: Cello Concerto in C major RV 400; Cello Concerto in B minor RV424; Cello Concerto in C minor RV401; Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos RV531; Concerto for violin, 2 violoncellos, strings and continuo in C RV561; Concerto Op 3 No 9 'Con Violino Solo obligati' RV 230; HAYDN: Cello Concerto No 1 in C major Hob VIIb:1; Cello Concerto No 2 in D major Hob VIIb:2 (Op 101); BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonatas Nos 1-5; MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Op 49; Cello Sonata No 1 in B flat major Op 45; Cello Sonata No 2 in D major Op 58; ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85; SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor Op 33; Cello Concerto No 2 in D minor Op 119; etc
    For more details see: http://www.emiclassics.com/releasetracklisting.php?rid=49444
    Paul Tortelier (cello) / Various Orchestras and Conductors
    EMI 6886272 (20CD, budget)

  • 11.50am Disc of the Week

    11.50am Disc of the Week

    BACH: Motets BWV225-230; Ich lasse dich nicht BWV Anh 159
    Sette Voce / Peter Kooij (director)
    Ramee RAM0906 (CD)


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