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Chopin played on pianos of the 1830s and 1840s

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

09.05am

12 London Symphonies
HAYDN: Symphonies No 96 in D major "The Miracle"; No 95 in C minor; No 93 in D major; No 94 in G major "The Surprise"; No 98 in B flat minor; No 97 in C major; No 99 in E flat major; No 100 in G major "Military"; No 101 in D major "The Clock"; No 102 in B flat major; No 103 in E flat major "Drumroll"; No 104 in D major "London"
Marc Minkowski (conductor) / Les Musiciens du Louvre
Naive V 5176 (4 CDs)

Media Vita
SHEPPARD: Media vita; Te Deum; Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria virgo; The Lord's Prayer; I give you a new commandment; Christ rising again; Haste thee, Oh God
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi HMU807509 (Hybrid SACD)

CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11; Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Jan Lisiecki (piano) / Sinfonia Varsovia / Howard Shelley (conductor)
NIFC CD200 (CD)

CHOPIN: Rondo in C minor Op.1; Rondo in E flat major, Op.16; Berceuse in D flat major, Op.57; Variations on Mozart's 'La ci darem la mano' in B flat major, Op.2; Bolero, Op.19; Tarantella in A flat major, Op.43; Allegro de Concert in A major Op.46; Nocturne No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.1
Nikolai Demidenko (Pleyel piano 1848)
NIFC CD014 (CD)

Chopin & Piesni - Songs
CHOPIN: Zyczenie (The Maiden's Wish); A maiden's love (words S. Witwicki); Posel (The Messenger); Czary (Charms); Hulanka (Merrymaking); Precz z moich oczu (Out of My Sight!); Piosnka litewska (Lithuanian Song); Smutna rzeka (The Sad River); Spiew z mogilky (Leaves Are Falling); Pierscien (The Ring); Moja pieszczotka (My Sweetheart); Wiosna (Spring); Sliczny chlopiec (Handsome Lad); There is no need (words B. Zaleski); Nie ma czego trzeba (I Want What I Have Not); Melodia (Melody); Dwojaki koniec (The Double End); Wojak (The Warrior); Narzeczony (The Bridegroom); Dumka (Reverie);
Aleksandra Kurzak (soprano) / Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone) / Nelson Goerner (piano)
NIFC CD016 (CD)

Chopin: The complete works
Including CHOPIN/WIOSNA: Andantino in G minor; Sostenuto in E flat major (1840)
Garrick Ohlsson / Ronald Smith / Augustin Anievas / Andrei Gavrilov / Danielle Laval / Tzimon Barto / Cecile Ousset / Leif Ove Andsnes / Daniel Barenboim / Teresa Llacuna / Claudio Arrau / Eugenia Zareska / Charles Owen / Marianna Shirinyan / Anna Tilbrook / Benjamin Grosvenor
EMI CDC 6 86964 2 (16 CDs)

CHOPIN: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op.61; 2 Nocturnes, Op.62; Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise in E flat major, Op.22; 12 Etudes, Op.10; Prelude in D minor, Op.28 No.24; RACHMANINOV: Prelude in G major, Op.32 No.5
Nelson Goerner (piano)
Wigmore Hall Live WHLive0039 (CD)

CHOPIN: 24 Preludes & Ballades Op.23 & 52
Sheila Arnold (Erard piano 1839)
Avi-music 8553183 (CD)

CHOPIN: Trois nouvelles etudes; Ballade for piano No. 2 in F major; Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor; Waltz for piano No. 5 in A flat major; Prelude for piano No. 25 in C sharp minor; Waltz for piano No. 12 in F minor; Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major; Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor; Prelude for piano No. 20 in C minor
Edna Stern (Pleyel piano 1842)
Naive/Cite de la Musique AM 197 (CD)

09.55am

BRAHMS: A German Requiem (Ein Deutsches Requiem)
Yannick Nezet-Seguin (conductor) / Elizabeth Watts (soprano) / Stephane Degout (bariotone) / London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
LPO-0045 (CD)

10.10am

12 London Symphonies
HAYDN: Symphonies No 96 in D major "The Miracle"; No 95 in C minor; No 93 in D major; No 94 in G major "The Surprise"; No 98 in B flat minor; No 97 in C major; No 99 in E flat major; No 100 in G major "Military"; No 101 in D major "The Clock"; No 102 in B flat major; No 103 in E flat major "Drumroll"; No 104 in D major "London"
Marc Minkowski (conductor) / Les Musiciens du Louvre
Naive V 5176 (4 CDs)

HAYDN: Symphony No. 92 in G major 'Oxford'; Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'; Symphony No. 97 in C major
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic / Jaap van Zweden (conductor)
Exton OVCL-00375 (Hybrid SACD)

London Symphonies
HAYDN: Symphony No. 97 in C major, Hob.I:97; Symphony No. 98 in B flat major, Hob.I:98
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra / Ton Koopman (conductor)
Challenge Classics CC72360 (CD)

11.10am

J. S. BACH: Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825; Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826; Partita No.3 in A minor, BWV 827; Partita No.4 in D , BWV 828; Partita No.5 in G, BWV 829; Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Decca 478 2163 (2 CDs)

11.40am

Great Strauss Scenes
STRAUSS: Recognition Scene from Elektra; Moonlight Interlude from Capriccio; Imprisonment Scene from Die Frau ohne Schatten ("The Woman without a Shadow"); Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome; Final Scene from Salome
Christine Brewer (soprano) / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Donald Runnicles (conductor)
Telarc TEL-31755-02 (CD)

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