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Building a Library: Delibes' Coppelia

3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 26 June 2010

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Delibes' Coppelia; Recent releases of Romantic orchestral works; Disc of the Week: Beethoven violin sonatas.

  • 09.05am

    BRAHMS: Sonata No 1 in E minor for Cello and Piano Op 38; Sonata No 2 in F major for Cello and Piano Op 99; Sonata in D major (arranged for cello and piano by Paul Klengel from Violin Sonata No 1 in G major Op 78)
    Torleif Thedeen (cello) / Roland Pontinen (piano)
    BIS BISSACD1606 (Hybrid SACD)

    KODALY: Sonata Op 8 for solo cello; Sonatina; 9 Epigrams; Romance lyrique; Adagio
    Natalie Clein (cello) / Julius Drake (piano)
    Hyperion CDA67829 (CD)

    MARTINU: Cello Sonatas Nos 1, 2 and 3; Variations on a Slovak Theme; Variations on a theme of Rossini
    Paul Watkins (cello) / Huw Watkins (piano)
    Chandos CHAN10602 (CD)

  • 09.30am Building a Library

    09.30am Building a Library

    DELIBES: Coppelia

    Reviewer – David Nice

    First Choice Recommendation:

    c/w DELIBES: Sylvia suite; RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No 2
    L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Ernest Ansermet (conductor)
    Decca Eloquence 4800083 (2CD, budget)

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    10 July – STRAVINSKY: The Fairy’s Kiss (Jonathan Swain)

  • 10.20am New Releases

    BRIGGS: Messe pour Notre Dame; I will lift up mine eyes; The Trinity College Service; Te Deum laudamus; Toccata on Te Deum laudamus; O Lord, support us
    Trinity College Choir Cambridge / David Briggs (organ) / Stephen Layton (conductor)
    Hyperion CDA67808 (CD)

    LANGLAIS: Messe Solennelle; SEVERAC: Tantum Ergo; VILLETTE: O Salutaris Hostia Op 21; O Quam Amabilis Es Op 71; Jesu, Dulcis Memoria Op 78; Panis Angelicus Op 80; MESSIAEN: O Sacrum Convivium; Institution de l’Eucharist; DUPRE: Ave Verum Op 34 No 1; POULENC: Salve Regina; DUCASSE: Regina Coeli; Pastorale
    Eton College Chapel Choir / David Goode (organ) / Ralph Allwood (conductor)
    Signum SIGCD206 (CD)

    BRUCKNER: Locus iste; Os justi; Ave Maria; Christus factus est; Vexilla Regis; Pange lingua; Virga Jesse; Mass No 2 in E minor
    Choeur de Radio France / Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Norbert Balatsch (conductor)
    Radio France FRF006 (CD)

    HAYDN: Missa Sancti Nicolai ‘Nikolaimesse’ in G major Hob.XXII:6; Missa in angustiis ‘Nelsonmesse’ (‘Nelson Mass’) in D minor Hob.XXII:11*
    Ann Hoyt (soprano) / Luthien Brackett (alto) / Stephen Sands (tenor) / Richard Lippold (bass) / Kirsten Sollek (alto)* / Daniel Mutlu (tenor)* / Andrew Nolen (bass)* / Trinity Choir / Rebel Baroque Orchestra / J. Owen Burdick (conductor)
    Naxos 8572123 (CD, budget)

    HANDEL: Te Deum HWV 278; Jubilate HWV 279; CROFT: Ode for the Peace of Utrecht (“With Noise of Cannon”)
    Nicki Kennedy (soprano) / William Towers (alto) / Wolfram Lattke (tenor) / Julian Podger (tenor) / Peter Harvey (bass) / The Netherlands Bach Society / Jos van Veldhoven (conductor)
    Channel Classics CCSSA29610 (Hybrid SACD)

  • 11.10am Recent Release

    SIBELIUS: The Symphonies
    Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor)
    Melodiya MELCD1001669 (3CD, mid price)

  • 11.35am Disc of the Week

    11.35am Disc of the Week

    BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No 3 in E flat major Op 12 No 3; Violin Sonata No 9 in A major ‘Kreutzer’ Op 47
    Viktoria Mullova (violin) / Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)
    Onyx ONYX4050 (CD)

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