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Cantemir: The Book of the Science of Music (excerpts)

Summer CD Review with Andrew McGregor, celebrating artists appearing in this week's BBC Proms, the summer's new releases and revisiting favourite recordings of the last twelve months including:

09.05am

RESPIGHI: Belkis, Queen of Sheba; HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber; SCHMITT: The Tragedy of Salome
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra / Sascha Goetzel (conductor)
Onyx ONYX4048 (CD, mid price)

Istanbul
Including CANTEMIR: Los Paxaricos (Isaac Levy I.9) - Macico de Rosas (I.Levy III.41)
Hesperion XXI / Jordi Savall (director)
AliaVox AVSA 9870 (Hybrid SACD, mid price)

Fazil Say - 1001 Nights in the Harem
SAY: Violin Concerto “1001 Nights in the Harem”; Alla Turca Jazz, fantasia on the rondo from Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A Major, K331; Patara Ballett; Summertime Variations
Fazil Say (piano) / Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) / Burcu Soysev (soprano) / Aykut Koselerli (percussion), Celaleddin Bicer (ney) / Lucerne Symphony Orchestra / John Axelrod (conductor)
Naive V5147 (CD, mid price)

09.40am

Schubert Edition 4 - Heliopolis
SCHUBERT: Die Gotter Griechenlands D.677; Philoktet D.540; Fragment aus dem Aischylos D.450b; Der entsuhnte Orest D.699; Aus Heliopolis D.753; Heliopolis D.754; An die Leier D.737; Atys, Nachlass Lfg.22; Meeresstille D.216; Der Konig in Thule D.367; Blondel zu Marien D.626; Die Gebusche D.646; Der Hirt D.490; Pilgerweise D.789; Wandrers Nachtlied D.224; Fruhlingsglaube D.686; Das Heimweh D.851; Der Kreuzzug D.932; Abschied D.475
Matthias Goerne (baritone) / Ingo Metzmacher (piano)
Harmonia HMC 902035 (CD & DVD, mid price)

Music of the Spheres
RUED LANGGAARD: Sfaerernes Musik (The Music of the Spheres); Endens Tid (The Time of the End); Fra Dybet (From the Abyss)
Inger Dam Jensen (Soprano) / Hetna Regitze Bruun (mezzo-soprano) / Peter Lodahl (tenor) / Johan Reuter (baritone )/ Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Choirs / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
Dacapo 6.220535 (Hybrid SACD, mid price)

10.10am

Louis Lortie plays Schumann & Chopin Piano Concertos
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
Louis Lortie (piano) / Philharmonia Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 10603 X (CD, mid price)

Louis Lortie plays Chopin
CHOPIN: Nocturne in E minor, Op.72 No.1; Scherzo in B minor, Op.20; Nocturne in E flat major, Op.55 No.2; Scherzo in B flat minor, Op.31; Nocturne in E major, Op.62 No.2; Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op.39; Nocturne in B major, Op.62 No.1; Scherzo in E major, Op.54; Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35
Louis Lorte (piano)
Chandos CHAN 10588 (CD)

Richard Farrell - The Complete Recordings, Volume 2
Including: CHOPIN: Etude in E Major Op.10 No.3
Richard Farrell (piano)
Atoll ACD 909 (2 CDs)
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10.45am

J.S. BACH arr. SITKOVETSKY: Goldberg Variations BWV 988, arrangement for string trio (in memoriam Glenn Gould)
Amati String Trio
Brilliant Classics 9184 (CD, budget price)

J.S. BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV 988, arrangement for accordion
Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion)
Winter & Winter 910 170-2 (CD, mid price)

J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Volume 46: Cantatas from Leipzig 1726
J.S. BACH: Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102; Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV 17; Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich, BWV 17; Es erhub sich ein Streit, BWV 19; Erschrecke doch - Alternative (traverse) version of tenor aria from BWV 102
Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki (director) / Hana Blazikova (soprano) / Robin Blaze (counter-tenor) / Gerd Turk (tenor) / Peter Kooij (bass)
Bis SACD-1851 (Hybrid SACD, mid price)

Cantatas, Volume 11: Genova/Greenwich
J.S. BACH: Ach! ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe, BWV 162; Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49; Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 180; Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben! BWV 109; Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 38; Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, I BWV 98; Ich habe meine Zuversicht, BWV 188
Magdalena Kozena (soprano) / Sara Mingardo (alto) / Christoph Genz (tenor) / Peter Harvey (bass) / Joanne Lunn (soprano) / William Towers (alto) / Paul Agnew (tenor) / Gotthold Schwarz (bass) / The Monteverdi Choir / The English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
SDG 168 (2 CDs)

J.S. BACH: Passio Secundum Johannem
Julian Pregardien (Evangeliste) / Benoit Arnould (Jesus) / Dominik Worner (Pierre & Pilate) / Tanya Aspelmeier (soprano) / Salome Haller (soprano) / Julien Freymuth (counter-tenor) / Pascal Bertin (counter-tenor) / Michael Feyfar (tenor) / Philippe Froeliger (tenor) / La Chapelle Renane / Benoit Haller (director)
Zig Zag Territoires ZZT 100301.2 (2 CDs)

J.S. BACH: Mass in B minor
Dunedin Consort & Players / John Butt (director)
Linn CKD 354 (2 Hybrid SACDs, mid price)

11.50am

GRANADOS: Goyescas; ALBENIZ: Iberia
Artur Pizarro (piano)
Linn CKD 355 (Hybrid SACD, mid price)

3 hours, 15 minutes

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