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Building a Library: Bruckner Symphonies

Andrew McGregor with all that's new in the world of classical music recording, including -
09.30 Bruckner Symphonies: Julian Johnson assesses some recent releases of recordings new and old including the Eighth symphony from Klaus Tennstedt with the Berlin Philharmonic, Rafael Kubelik with the Bavarian RSO and Christian Thielemann with the Dresden Staatskapelle.
10.45 Daniel Hope on his tribute recording to his fellow violinist, Joseph Joachim a mentor to the likes of Brahms, Schumann, Liszt and Max Bruch.
11.40 Disc of the Week: Mozart Keyboard Music Vol. 2 from fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout.

FULL DETAILS OF ALL DISCS PLAYED & REVIEWED ON TODAY'S CD REVIEW:
9.05am
MONTEVERDI: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin, 1610.
Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, Choir of the Age of the Enlightenment, Robert Howarth (director)
SIGNUM 2CDS SIGCD237 - mid price

MONTEVERDI Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610.
L'Arpeggiata:
Nuria Rial, Raquel Andueza, Miriam Allan (sopranos)
Luciana Mancini (mezzo-soprano)
Pacal Bertin (counter-tenor)
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Markus Brutscher, Jan van Elsacker, Fernando Guimaraes (tenors)
Fulvio Bettini (baritone)
Hubert Claessens, Joao Fernandes (basses)
Christina Pluhar (conductor)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 6419942 & Bonus DVD

MONTEVERDI & MARAZZOLI Combattimenti!
Le Poeme Harmonique:
Claire Lefilliâtre (soprano)
Isabelle Druet (mezzo-soprano)
Bruno la Levreur, Jean-FranÃois Lombard (altos)
Serge Goubioud, Jan van Elsacker, Hugues Primard (tenors)
Olivier Martin Salvan (tenors)
Marc Mauillon (baritone)
Benoît Arnould (bass)
Vincent Dumestre (director)
ALPHA 172 (CD)

MADRIGALI A DUE VOCI
Monteverdi: Interotte speranze
Merula: Su la cetra amorosa
Monteverdi: S'el vostro cor Madonna
Strozzi: Cantate pour soprano - L'Eraclito amoroso
Rognoni: Anchor che col partire
Monteverdi: Non vedro mai le stelle
Sances: Usurpator, tiranno della tua liberta
Valentini: Ti lascio anima mia
Sances: Lagrimosa belta
Monteverdi: Vorrei baciarti
Gagliano: Cantai un tempo
Carissimi: Partenza dalla sua Donna
Agnes Mellon (soprano), Dominique Visse (counter-tenor), Ensemble Barcarole.
ZIG ZAG TERRITOIRES ZZT101001 (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

Bruckner Symphonies: Julian Johnson assesses some recent releases

BRUCKNER: Symphony No.5 in B flat major
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
QUERSTAND VKJK0931 (Hybrid SACD)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No.5 in B flat major
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bernard Haitink (conductor)
BR Klassik: 900109 (Hybrid SACD)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 2 in C minor
Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
BISSACD1829 (Hybrid SACD)

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik. (conductor)
BR Klassik 900703 (CD) - Mid price

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Berliner Philharmonic, Klaus Tennstedt. (conductor) c/w BACH Violin Concerto No. 2 BWV 1042 Thomas Brandis (violin)
Testament Records SBT21447 2CDS - Mid price

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann.(conductor)
Profil PH10031 (2 Hybrid SACDs)

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski. (conductor)
Pentatone PTC5186371 (Hybrid SACD)

10.15 am
BEETHOVEN AND HIS TEACHERS Music for Piano, Four Hands.
Cullan Bryant, Dmitry Rachmanov (pianos - Katholnig, Vienna c.1805 and Trondlin, Leipzig 1830), with Maria Ferrante (soprano).
BEETHOVEN Sonata in D, Op. 6
Christian Gottlob NEEFE Sechs leichte StÃ1/4cke (Six Easy Pieces) from Die Zauberflote
BEETHOVEN Eight Variations in C on a Theme by Count Waldstein, WoO 67
ALBRECHTSBERGER Prelude and Fugue in B flat
BEETHOVEN Drei MÃrsche, Op. 45
( CD 1)
BEETHOVEN: Six Variations in D on the Air Ich denke dein, WoO 74
HAYDN: Divertimento in F, Hob.XVIIa
BEETHOVEN: Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op. 134
(CD 2)
NAXOS 8572519-20 (2CDS) - Budget

BEETHOVEN
33 Variations in C on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op.120
6 Bagatelles, Op.126
Gary Cooper, fortepiano (Anton Walter und Sohn, Vienna 1822 )
CHANNEL CLASSICS RECORDS CCSSA29110 (Hybrid SACD)

BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto & Romances.
Liza Ferschtman (violin), Netherlands Symphony Orchestra,
Jan Willem de Vriend (conductor)
Violin Concerto op. 61 in D major
Violin Romance no. 1 op. 40 in G major
Violin Romance no. 2 op. 50 in F major
CHALLENGE SACD CC72384 (Hybrid SACD)

11.20 New Releases
Daniel Hope on his tribute recording to his fellow violinist, Joseph Joachim
'The Romantic Violinist'
BRUCH: Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor op. 26 etc

11.50am Disc of the Week
MOZART Keyboard Music Vol. 2
Sonata in C major K330, Rondo in A minor K511,
Rondo in D major K485, Adagio in B minor K540,
Sonata in C minor, K.457.

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