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Building a Library: Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915

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

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915; Recent keyboard releases: CPE Bach and Giustini; Disc of the Week: Vaughan Williams' Sancta Civitas.

  • 09.05am

    HANDEL: Six Concerti Grossi Op 3
    Kammerorchester Basel / Julia Schroder (director)
    Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88697575202 (CD)

    HANDEL: Concerti Grossi Op 6
    The Avison Ensemble / Pavlo Beznosiuk (director)
    Linn CKD362 (3 Hybrid SACD, mid price)

    AVISON: Harpsichord Sonatas Op 5 and Op 7
    Gary Cooper (harpsichord) / Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin) / Caroline Balding (violin) / Robin Michael (cello)
    Divine Art DDA21215 (2CD, mid price)

    BOCCHERINI: Symphony No 3 in D G503; Symphony No 8 in A G508; Symphony No 21 in C G515
    London Mozart Players / Matthias Bamert (director)
    Chandos CHAN10604 (CD)

  • 09.30am Building a Library

    09.30am Building a Library

    BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915

    Reviewer – Chris de Souza

    c/w MENOTTI: The Old Maid and the Thief (What a Curse for a Woman is a Timid Man); HARBISON: Mirabai Songs; STRAVINSKY: The Rakes’ Progress (No Word From Tom)
    Dawn Upshaw (soprano) / Orchestra of St Lukes / David Zinman (conductor)
    Nonesuch 75599791872 (CD and download)

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  • Coming up on Building a Library

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

  • 10.20am Recent Releases

    BERNSTEIN: Serenade after Plato’s ‘Symposium’; BLOCH: Baal Shem – Three pictures of Chassidic Life; BARBER: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op 14
    Vadim Gluzman / Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra / John Neschling (conductor)
    BIS BISSACD1662 (Hybrid SACD)

    ALDRIDGE: Clarinet Concerto; Samba*; COPLAND: Clarinet Concerto
    David Singer (clarinet) / A Far Cry Orchestra / The Shanghai Quartet*
    Naxos 8559667 (CD, budget)

    COPLAND: Clarinet Concerto; Appalachian Spring (chamber ensemble version); FINZI: Clarinet Concerto Op 31; Romance for string orchestra Op 11
    Sarah Williamson (clarinet) / Orchestra of the Swan / David Curtis (conductor)
    Somm SOMMCD244 (CD)

    GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (Summertime); BARBER: Sure on this Shining Night; The Monk and his Cat; ELGAR: The Shepherd’s Song; FAURE: Clair de Lune; Soir; Notre Amour; QUILTER: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal; Who is Sylvia?; Love’s Philosophy; etc
    Felicity Lott (soprano) / Graham Johnson (piano)
    Champs Hill Records CHRCD008 (CD)

  • 10.45am New Releases

    Anthony Noble talks to Andrew about new releases of early keyboard music. With extracts from the following:

    FROBERGER: Suite No 7 in E minor; Suite No 2 in D minor; Suite No 8 in A major; Suite No 9 in G minor; Suite No 10 in A minor; Suite No 12 in C major
    Christophe Rousset (harpsichord by Ioannes Couchet [Antwerp, 1652])
    Ambroisie AM148 (CD)

    La Chasse Royale
    BULL: The King's Hunt; SELOSSE: Variations on La Folia in D minor; Ciaccona in C major; Toccata in G minor; Suite in C major; Suite in F major; Toccata in C major for the Vox Humana; The Hunting Lesson in G major; Fuga Ite missa est in D major; Toccata in C major for the Cornet and echos; Chaconne in F major; Suite in D major; Allemande in F major; Allemande and Variation G minor; fitt for the manicorde; Allemande in C minor; Allemande and Variation in F major
    Terence Charlston (harpsichord, clavichord, and the organ of St Botolph’s Aldgate, London)
    Deux-Elles DXL1143 (2CD, mid price)

    C P E Bach – Solo Keyboard Music Vol 20
    C P E BACH: Sonata in B flat major Wq65/34 (H152); Sonata in D major Wq65/40 (H177); Sonata in G minor Wq62/23 (H210); Sonata in C major Wq65/41 (H178); Sonata in B flat major Wq65/45 (H212); Sonata in B flat major Wq65/45 (H212) [alternate third movement (early version)]
    Miklos Spanyi (clavichord by Joris Potvlieghe [Tollembeek, Belgium, 1999])
    BIS BISCD1623 (CD)

    HANDEL: Keyboard Suite HWV 432 in G minor; Keyboard Suite HWV 427 in F major;
    HAYDN: Piano Sonata No 16 in D major HobXVI:14; Piano Sonata No 42 in G major HobXVI:27; Piano Sonata No 7 in D major HobXVII:D1 (Finale); PURCELL: Suite No 4 in A minor Z663; Suite No 2 in G minor Z661; A New Ground in E minor ZT682
    Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
    Wigmore Hall Live WHLive0033 (CD, mid price)

    GIUSTINI: 12 Sonate da Cimbalo di piano e forte
    Andrea Coen (pianoforte copy after 1726 B Cristofori)
    Brilliant Classics 94021 (3CD, budget)

  • 11.40am Disc of the Week

    11.40am Disc of the Week

    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dona Nobis Pacem*; Sancta Civitas^
    Christina Pier (soprano)* / Matthew Brook (baritone) / Andrew Staples (tenor)^ / Winchester Cathedral Choristers^ / Winchester College Quiristers^ / The Bach Choir / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / David Hill (conductor)
    Naxos 8572424 (CD, budget)

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