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Building a Library - Liszt: Annees de Pelerinage: Book 1

3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 March 2011

CD Review with Andrew McGregor - all that's new in the world of classical music recording.

  • 9.05am

    (Timings are approximate)

    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos 4 & 5.
    Yevgeny Sudbin (piano), Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (conductor)
    BIS SACD 1758 (Hybrid SACD)

    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 op. 58, Piano Concerto No. 14 op. 27 no. 2 ‘Moonlight’ and Piano Concerto No. 31 op. 110
    Dejan Lazic (piano), Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti (leader)
    CHANNEL CLASSICS 30511 (Hybrid SACD)

    BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5, Piano Concerto No. 4.
    Emanuel Ax (piano), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)
    SFS MEDIA 0037 (Hybrid SACD)

  • 9.30am Building a Library

    Stephen Plaistow assesses some recent releases of LISZT: Annees de Pelerinage Book I, Suisse

    First choice recommendation:

    LISZT: Annees de Pelerinage Book I, Suisse
    c/w The Gounod opera paraphrases
    Stephen Hough (piano)
    HYPERION CDA67424 (CD)

  • 10.20 am New Releases

    Violin Concerto Op. 77
    Isabelle Faust (violin), Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor)
    String Sextet No. 2 Op. 36
    Isabelle Faust and Julia-Maria Kretz (violins), Stefan Fehlandt and Pauline Sachse (violas), Christoph Richter and Xenia Jankovic (violoncellos)

    Symphony No. 3, Violin Concerto
    Mirjam Tschopp (violin), Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Golo Berg (conductor)
    CPO 777 465-2 (CD)

    The Romantic Violin Concerto Vol. 10
    D’ERLANGER Violin Concerto Op. 17, Poeme
    CLIFFE Violin Concerto.
    Philippe Graffin (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor).
    HYPERION CDA67838 (CD)

    Serenade Op. 2, Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 8
    Ilya Kaler (violin), Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)
    NAXOS 8572274 (CD) - Budget

    Lisa Batiashvilli: Echoes of Time
    SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77
    SHOSTAKOVICH Lyrical Waltz orch. Batiashvili
    PART Spiegel im Spiegel
    RACHMANINOV Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14
    Lisa Batiashvilli (violin), Helene Grimaud (piano), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

    Busking, Nebelsteinmusik (Violin Concerto No. 2), Violin Concerto No. 1
    Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet), Mats Bergstrom (banjo), Claudia Buder (accordian), Katarina Andreasson (violin), Swedish Chamber Orchestra, H.K. Gruber (conductor). BIS CD1781 (CD)

  • 11.40 Interview

    Andrew McGregor talks to Adam Binks and Jonathan Manners: co-directors of Resonus Classics, the new digital classical record label, which launches on 28th March.

    Octet Op. 20
    Eroica Quartet: Peter Hanson and Julia Hanson (violins), Vicci Wardman (viola), David Watkin (cello) with Ken Also and Marcus Barsham-Stevens (violins), Oliver Wilson (viola), Robin Michael (cello)
    RESONUS CLASSICS RES10101 (Digital download)

  • 11.50am Disc of the Week

    SCHULHOFF Violin Sonatas:
    Suite for violin and piano WV18
    Sonata No 1 for violin and piano WV24
    Sonata for solo violin WV83
    Sonata No 2 for violin and piano WV91
    Tanja Becker Bender (violin), Markus Becker (piano)


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