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Building a Library: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 03 April 2010

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. A new Sviatoslav Richter release. Disc of the Week: Pergolesi's Saint Emidius Mass.

  • 09.05am

    MOZART: Symphony No 39 in E flat major K543; Symphony No 40 in G minor K550
    Freiburger Barockorchester / Rene Jacobs (conductor)
    Harmonia Mundi HMC901959 (CD)

    BRAHMS: Violin Sonatas Nos 1-3
    Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) / Lambert Orkis (piano)
    Deutsche Grammophon 4778767 (CD)

    BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on ‘See the conquering hero comes’ from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus WoO45; Cello Sonata in C major Op 102 No 1; 12 Variations on ‘Ein Madchen oder Weibchen’ from Mozart’s Die Zauberflote Op 66; 7 Variations on ‘Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen’ from Mozart’s Die Zauberflote WoO46; Cello Sonata in D major Op 102 No 2
    Daniel Muller-Schott (cello) / Angela Hewitt (piano)
    Hyperion CDA67755 (CD)

  • 09.30am Building a Library

    09.30am Building a Library

    PERGOLESI: Stabat Mater

    Reviewer – Simon Heighes

    First Choice Recommendation:

    c/w PORPORA: Salve Regina
    Maria Grazia Schiavo (soprano) / Stephanie d'Oustrac (mezzo soprano) / La Cappella de' Turchini / Antonio Florio (conductor)
    Eloquentia EL0505 (CD)

    Next week Martin Cotton compares recordings of Suk’s Symphony No 2 in C minor ‘Asrael’ Op 27.

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  • 10.20am Recent Releases

    FEO: Passio secundum Joannem
    Barbara Schmidt-Gaden (mezzo soprano) / Doron Schleifer (countertenor) / Krystian Adam (tenor) / Mirko Guadagnini (tenor) / La Divina Armonia / Lorenzo Ghielmi (conductor)
    Passacaille PAS964 (CD)

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake Op 20
    Russian National Orchestra / Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)
    Ondine ODE11672D (2CD, mid price)

    RIMSKY KORSAKOV: Suite from ‘Snow Maiden’; Suite from ‘Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia’; Mlada (Act III: Nuit sur le Mount Triglav)
    Russian National Orchestra / Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)
    Pentatone PTC5186362 (Hybrid SACD)

    STRAVINSKY: Le Baiser de la Fee; Scenes de ballet
    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov (conductor)
    Hyperion CDA67697 (CD)

  • 10.45am New Releases

    Stephen Plaistow talks to Andrew about a new box set of recordings by pianist Sviatoslav Richter. With extracts from the following:

    Richter in Hungary (1945-1993)
    BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No 11 in B flat major Op 22; Piano Sonata No 28 in A major Op 101; Piano Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 2 No 1; Piano Sonata No 7 in D major Op 10 No 3; Piano Sonata No 9 in E major Op 14 No 1; Piano Sonata No 12 in A flat major Op 26 'March Funebre'; BRAHMS: Intermezzo in A minor Op 118 No 1; Intermezzo in E flat minor Op 118 No 6; LISZT: Valse oubliee S 215; Gnomenreigen S145 No 2; Liebestraum S541 No 2; Harmonies poetiques et religieuses S 154 No 9; Liebestraum S541 No 3 in A flat major; SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54*; Toccata in C major Op 7; Novelletten Op 21 Nos 1 and 2; etc
    For more details see: http://www.bmcrecords.hu/pages/frameset/langchange_en.php?kod=171
    Sviatoslav Richter (piano) / *Hungarian State Philharmonic Orchestra / *Janos Ferencsik (conductor)
    BMC BMC171 (14CD, budget)

  • 11.50am Disc of the Week

    11.50am Disc of the Week

    PERGOLESI: Missa S. Emidio; Salva Regina in F minor; E dover che le luci – Manca la guida al pie; Laudate pueri Dominum
    Veronica Cangemi (soprano) / Sara Mingardo (contralto) / Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera / Orchestra Mozart / Claudio Abbado (conductor)
    Archiv Produktion 4778463 (CD)

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