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Jonathan Dove, Korngold, Bach, Beethoven, Suk

Summer CD Review with Andrew McGregor, celebrating artists in tonight's Last Night of the Proms and broadcasts from the Edinburgh International Festival over the next few days, including:

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JONATHAN DOVE: Bless the Lord, O my soul; Missa brevis; I am the day; Wellcome, all wonders in one sight!; The Star-Song; The Three Kings; Run, shepherds, run!; Ecce beatam lucem; In beauty may I walk; Seek him that maketh the seven stars; Into thy hands
Wells Cathedral Choir / Matthew Owens (director) / Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Hyperion CDA67768 (CD)

R. STRAUSS: Ariadne on Naxos; Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Stephen Fry (Major-Domo) / Christine Brewer (The Prima Donna / Ariadne) / Robert Dean Smith (The Tenor / later Bacchus) / Alice Coote (Composer) / Alan Opie (Music Master) / Paul Keohone (A Wigmaker) / Dean Robinson (A Footman) / Declan McCusker (An Officer) / Gillian Keith (Zerbinetta) / Roderick Williams (Harlequin) / John Graham-Hall (Scaramuccio) / Matthew Rose (Truffaldino) / Wynne Evans (Brighella) / Anita Watson (Naiad) / Pamela Helen Stephen (Dryad) / Gail Pearson (Echo) / Scottish Chamber (Orchestra) / Catriona Beveridge (piano) / Richard Armstrong (conductor) / Bradley Creswick (solo violin) / David Watkin cello / Catriona Beveridge (piano)
Chandos CHAN 3168(2) (2 CDs)

09.30am
KORNGOLD: String Quartets 1-3 (Opp. 16, 26 and 34); Piano Quintet Op. 15
Aron Quartett / Henri Sigfridsson (piano)
CPO 777 436-2 (2 CDs)

KORNGOLD: String Quartets 1-3 (Opp. 16, 26 and 34)
Doric String Quartet
Chandos CHAN10611 (CD)

10.05am
J.S. BACH (tr. Simon Rowland-Jones): Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV1007; Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV1010; Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV1011
Maxim Rysanov (viola)
BIS BISSACD1783 (Hybrid SACD)

10.20am
MARTINU: The Greek Passion (Zurich version, 1959)
Jaroslav Horacek (Grigoris) / Rene Tucek (Kostandis) / Zdenwk Jankovsky (Yannakos) / Oldrich Spisar (Panait) / Vilem Pribyl (Manolios) / Lubomír Havlak (Michelis) / Nada Sormova (Lenio) / Richard Novak (Fotis) / Karel Petr (Stary muz) / Eva Depoltova (Katerina) / Bozena Effenberkova (Despinio) / Martin Ruzek (Ladas) / Milos Jezil (Nikolio) / Bohuslav Marsík (Patriarcheas) / Ivana Mixova (Old woman) / Vojtech Kocian (Andonis) / Prague Radio Chorus / Prague Radio Children’s Chorus / Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra / Libor Pesek (conductor)
Supraphon SU39842 (2 CDs)

Chamber Music with Flute
MARTINU: Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, H. 254; Sonata for Flute and Piano, H. 306; Sextet for Piano and Woodwinds, H. 174; Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano, H. 300
Fenwick Smith (flute) / Sally Pinkas (piano) / John Ferrillo (oboe) / Thomas Martin (clarinet) / Richard Ranti and Suzanne Nelson (bassoons) / Haldan Martinson (violin) / Rhonda Ryder (cello)
Naxos 8572467 (CD)

MARTINU: Duo No. 2 for violin and cello, H371; Sonata for flute, violin and piano, H254; Trio for flute, cello and piano, H300; Bergerettes H275
Artemiss Trio / Zofie Vokalkova (flute)
Arco Diva UP01262 (CD)

The Complete String Quartets
FOERSTER: String Quartets Nos. 1-5; Allegro giocoso; The Prayer; Erinnerung; String Quintet, Op. 3
Stamic Quartet / Jana Bouskova (harp) / Jiří Hudec (double bass)
Supraphon SU40502 (2 CDs)

11.00am
BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major; SIBELIUS: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor
Ida Haendel (violin) / Czech PO / Karel Ancerl (conductor)
Supraphon SU40242 (CD)

11.30am
Orchestral Works
SUK: Symphony in E major, Op. 14; Ripening, Op. 34
New London Chamber Choir / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
Chandos CHSA5081 (Hybrid SACD)

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