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Schubert, Rachmaninov, Haydn

Summer CD Review with Andrew McGregor . This week is a Listeners' Special - a chance to hear recordings you have suggested, plus a look-ahead to some of the artists appearing at the BBC Proms this week.

09.05am

Complete Works for Violin and Piano, Volume 2
SCHUBERT: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major “Duo”, D. 574 (Op. Posth. 162); Fantasia for Violin and Piano in C major, D. 934 (Op. Posth. 159); Fantasia in F minor for Piano Duet, D. 940 (Op. 103)
Julia Fischer (violin & piano) / Martin Helmchen (piano)
Pentatone PTC 5186 348 (Hybrid SACD)

La Dolce Fiamma - Forgotten Castrato Arias
J.C.BACH: Pugna il guerriero (La clemenza di Scipione); Perche tarda e mai la morte (Artaserse); Sentimi, no partir… Al mio bene (Concert aria); La legge accetto (Orfeo ed Euridice); Cara, la dolce fiamma (Adriano in Siria); Tutti nemici, e rei (Adriano in Siria); Perfida Cartismandua!... Fra l’orrore (Carattaco); No,che non ha la sorte… Vo solcando un mar crudele (Artaserse); Ebben si vada… lo ti lascio (Concert aria); Ch’io parta? (Temistocle)
Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor) / Jeremie Rhorer (conductor) / Le Cercle De L'Harmonie
Virgin Classics 5099969456404 (CD)

Via Crucis
LEGRENZI: Lumi, potete piangere; BIBER: L’Annonciation; LL’Aria; ANON: Ninna nanna alla Napoletana; Ciaccona di Paradiso e dell’Inferno; TRAD: Maria; Suda sangue; Stabat mater; MERULA: Hor ch’e tempo di dormire; Ciaccona FERRARI: Quests pungente spine; ROSSI: Voglio morire; SANCES: Stabat mater; CAZZATI/MEALLI: Passacaglia; MAMBRINI: Lamentu di Ghjesu; MONTEVERDI: Laudate Dominum; ALLEGRI; Canario; GRAGNANIELLO: ‘Stu Criato
Christina Pluhar (director), Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor), L'Arpeggiata, Nuria Rial (soprano), Barbara Furtuna
Virgin Classics 5099969457708 (CD, mid price)

Handel Mezzo-Soprano Opera Arias
HANDEL: Sorge nell'alma mia (Imeneo);Alma mia (Floridante); Salda quercia, inerta balza (Arianna in Creta); Benché mi sprezzi (Tamerlano); Se bramate d'amar chi vi sdegna (Serse); Pena tiranna (Amadigi di Gaula); Qual leon che fere irato (Arianna in Creta); Non tardate Fauni ancora (Parnasso in festa); Come nube, che fugge dal vento (Agrippina); Ombra cara (Radamisto);Verdi allori (Orlando); Lunga serie d'alti eroi (Parnasso in festa)
Max Emanuel Cencic (counter-tenor) / Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera / I Barocchisti / Diego Fasolis (director)
Virgin Classics 5099969457401 (CD)

DAVID MATTHEWS: Symphony No.2, Op.17; Symphony No.6, Op.100
BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Jac Van Steen (conductor)
Dutton Epoch CDLX 7234 (CD, mid price)

SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op.87
Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902019.20 (2 CDs & 1 CD/DVD)

10.00am

RACHMANINOV: Symphony No.2
London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor)
LSO Live LSO0677 (Hybrid SACD, budget price)

WIDOR: Symphony for Organ & Orchestra Op.42; Sinfonia Sacra for Organ & Orchestra Op.81
Christian Schmitt (Jann-Orgel im Konzertsaal der Bamberger Konzerthalle) / Bamberger Symphoniker / Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie / Stefan Solyom (conductor)
CPO 777 443-2 (Hybrid SACD, mid price)

Including BRITTEN: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake; Tit for Tat
Gerald Finley (baritone) / Julius Drake (piano)
Hyperion CDA67778 (CD)

Vincent d’Indy: Orchestral Works Volume 3
VINCENT D’INDY: Istar, Op.42; Choral varie, Op.55; Symphony No.3, Op.70; Diptyque mediterraneen, Op.87
Sigurour Flosason (saxophone) / Iceland Symphony Orchestra / Rumon Gamba (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 10585 (CD)

11.00am

Haydn: Piano Sonatas Volume 1
HAYDN: Sonata No.39 in D major; Sonata No.47 in B minor; Sonata No.31 in A flat major; Sonata No. 49 in C sharp minor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Chandos CHAN 10586 (CD)

BERG: Violin concerto; BEETHOVEN: Violin concerto in D major Op.61
Arabella Steinbacher (violin) / WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln / Andris Nelsons (conductor)
Orfeo C 778 091 A (CD)

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