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Building a Library: Bach's Mass in B minor

3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 29 May 2010

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Bach's Mass in B minor; The Virtual Haydn; Disc of the Week: Britten String Quartets. Elias Quartet.

  • 09.05am

    POULENC: Flute Sonata Op 164; Trio Op 43; Clarinet Sonata Op 184; Sextet for piano and wind quintet Op 100; Oboe Sonata Op 185
    Ensemble 360
    Nimbus NI6121 (CD)

    CHOPIN: Nocturne No 13 in C minor Op 48 No 1; Waltz No 7 in C sharp minor Op 64 No 2; Etude Op 25 No 1 in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'; Etude Op 10 No 12 in C minor ‘Revolutionary'; Prelude Op 28 No 15 in D flat major ‘Raindrop'; Prelude Op 28 No 6 in B minor; Ballade No 4 in F minor Op 52; DEBUSSY: Etude Pour les arpeges composes; Prelude (Book 2) No 4 Les fees sont d’exquises danseuses; Prelude (Book 1) No 8 La fille aux cheveux de lin; Prelude (Book 1) No 5 Les collines d'Anacapri; Prelude (Book 2) No 10 Canope; FAURE: Nocturne No 1 in E flat minor Op 33 No 1; POULENC: Nocturne No 1 in C major; RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales
    Pascal Roge (piano)
    Onyx ONYX4057 (CD)

    POULENC: Figure humaine; Mass in G major; Litanies a la Vierge noire; Salve Regina; Quatre petites prieres de Saint Francois d'Assise; Un soir de neige
    Tenebrae / Nigel Short (director)
    Signum SIGCD197 (CD)

  • 09.30am Building a Library

    09.30am Building a Library

    BACH: Mass in B minor

    Reviewer – Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

    First choice recommendation:

    Emma Kirkby (soprano) / Emily Van Evera (soprano) / Panito Iconomou (alto) / Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor) / David Thomas (bass) / Tolz Boys' Choir Soloists / Taverner Consort / Taverner Players / Andrew Parrott (conductor)
    EMI 561998-2 (2CD, budget)

    Also available as:

    c/w BACH: St John Passion BWV245; Easter Oratorio BWV249; Ascension Oratorio 'Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen' BWV11
    Emma Kirkby (soprano) / Emily Van Evera (soprano) / Panito Iconomou (alto) / Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor) / David Thomas (bass) / Tolz Boys' Choir Soloists / Taverner Consort / Taverner Players / Andrew Parrott (conductor)
    Virgin Classics 5 62068-2 (5CD, budget)

    Next week Andrew discusses recordings of Schumann’s Dichterliebe with Hilary Finch and Richard Wigmore.

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  • 10.30am New Release

    10.30am New Release

    The Virtual Haydn
    HAYDN: Complete Works for Solo Keyboard
    Tom Beghin (on 7 historical keyboards in 9 virtual rooms)
    Naxos NBD0001-04 (4 Blu-ray discs; 15 hours of audio in stereo and surround, plus video documentary)

  • 11.15am Recent Releases

    MONTEVERDI: The Coronation of Poppea (in English)
    Dame Janet Baker (Poppea) / Robert Ferguson (Nerone) / Anne Collins (Arnalta) / Katherine Pring (Ottavia) / Clifford Grant (Seneca) / John Brecknock (Valletto) / Elizabeth Gale (Amore) / Shirley Chapman (Virtu) / Barbara Walker (Drusilla/Fortuna) / Sadler’s Wells Chorus / Sadler’s Wells Orchestra / Raymond Leppard (conductor)
    Chandos CHAN31722 (2CD, mid price)

    ELGAR: Symphony No 1 in A flat major Op 55; Sea Pictures Op 37
    Dame Janet Baker (contralto) / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vernon Handley (conductor)
    London Philharmonic Orchestra LPO0046 (CD, mid price)
    Live recording 28 Feb 1984

  • 11.40am Disc of the Week

    11.40am Disc of the Week

    BRITTEN: String Quartet No 2 in C major Op 36; String Quartet No 3 Op 94; Three Divertimenti
    Elias String Quartet
    Sonimage SON10903 (CD)

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