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Building a Library - Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet

Duration:
3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 February 2011

Andrew McGregor introduces CD Review, Radio 3's weekly programme devoted to what's new in the world of recorded music, including:

9.05am

MENDELSSOHN: Violin concerto; Octet
James Ehnes (violin) / Members of Seattle Chamber Music Society / Philharmonia / Vladimer Ashkenazy (conductor)
Onyx ONYX 4060 (CD)

MENDELSSOHN: Octet; Sextet
I Solisti Filarmonici Italiani
CPO 777 5242 (CD)

FERDINAND DAVID: Violin Concertos Nos. 4 and 5; Andante & Scherzo capriccioso
Hahai Shaham (violin) / BBC Scottish S O / Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Hyperion CDA 67804 (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

David Nice surveys the currently available recordings of Berlioz’s “dramatic symphony” Romeo and Juliet.

Top recommendation:
Catherine Robbin, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Gilles Cachemaille / The Monteverdi Choir / Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Philips – download only

10.25am New Releases – Bach

J S BACH: Missae Breves BWV 233 & 236
Pygmalion / Raphael Pichon (director)
Alpha 170 (CD)

Johann Ludwig BACH: Trauermusik
Anna Prohaska (soprano), Ivonne Fuchs (alto), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Andreas Wolf (bass) / RIAS Chamber Choir / Akademi fur Alte Musik Berlin / Hans-Christoph Rademann
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902080 (CD)

J S BACH: Oboe concertos
Alexei Ogrintchouk (oboe/director) / Alina Ibragimova (violin) / Swedish Chamber Orchestra
BIS-CACD-1769 (Hybrid SACD)

J S BACH: The Art of Fugue
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Harmonia Mudi HMC 902064 (CD)

J S BACH: The Art of Fugue
Konstantin Lifschitz (piano)
Orfeo C802102A (CD)

J S BACH: Cantatas BWV 199 & 51; Arias
Elizabeth Watts (soprano) / The English Concert / Harry Bicket (director)
Harmonia Mundi HMU 807550 (CD)

J S BACH: The Musical Offering
Camerata Kilkenny
Maya MCD1003 (CD)

C P E BACH: Keyboard music Vol.21: 6 Sonatas with Varied Reprises
Miklos Spanyi (clavichord)
BIS-CD-1624 (CD)

J C BACH: Mailander Vesperpsalmen
South German Chamber Choir / Concerto Koln / Gerhard Jenemann
Carus 83.347 (2 CDs)

J S BACH: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)
Linn CKD 366 (2 Hybrid SACDs)

“Bach in romantischer Manier”
J S BACH: Violin partita mvts with piano accomps by Mendelssohn, Ressel and Schumann
Mayumi Hirasaki (violin) / Christine Schornsheim (fortepiano)
Genuin Classics GEN 10189 (CD)

11.50am Disc of the Week

MAHLER: Symphony No.2 in C minor “Resurrection”
Ricarda Merbeth (soprano), Bernarda Fink (mezzo) / Netherlands Radio Choir / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (conductor)
RCO Live RCO 10102 (2 Hybrid SACDs + bonus DVD)

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