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Building a Library - Dvorak: String Quartet in G, Op 106

Duration:
3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 30 April 2011

CD Review: Andrew McGregor with all that's new in the world of classical music recordings

  • 9.05am

    ZELENKA: Missa Sancto Josephi ZWV 14, Litaniae Xaverianae ZWV 155
    Gabriela Eibenova (soprano), Hana Blazikova (soprano), Jacob Huppmann (alto), Jaroslav Brezina (tenor), Tomas Kral (bass), Jaromir Nosek (bass), Marian Krejcik (bass), Ensemble Inegal, Prague Baroque Soloists, Adam Viktora (conductor)
    NIBIRU NI01532231 (CD)


    BENDA: Flute Concertos: Concerto in E minor, Flute Sonata in G major, Concerto in A major, Violin Sonata in G major, Concerto in G major
    Laurence Dean (flute), Anne Rohrig (violin), Bernward Lohr (harpsichord and fortepiano), Hannoversche Hofkapelle
    CHRISTOPHORUS CHR 77342 (CD)


    Slovenija! Slovenian Songs & Duets of the 19th-20th centuries
    LAJOVIC: Mesec v izbi (My Fatherland), Kaj bi le gledal (Jamie, Come Try Me), Serenada (Serenade)
    GERZINIC: Zalostno pismo (Sad Letter), Jesenska pesem (Autumn Song), Mrak (Dusk), Pomladna radost (Spring Delight)
    SKERJANC: Jesenska Pesem (Autumn Song), Vizija (Vision), Vecerna impresija (Evening Impression), PoCitek pod goro (Moon over Mountain Pass), Pesem (Song), Beli oblaki (White Clouds)
    PAVCIC: Dedek samonog (Grandpa Single-Leg), Uspavanka II (Lullaby no.2), Ciciban Cicifuj (Ciciban Cicifie)
    IPAVEC: Pomladni pocitek (Spring Rest), V noci (In the Night), Divja roza in brsljan (Wild Rose and Ivy), Pomladna noc (Spring Night), Mak zari (Poppy Glows), Bozji volek (Ladybird), V spominsko knjigo (In a Memorial Book), Pomladni veter (Spring Breeze)
    PRELOVEC: Jesenska noc (Autumn Night)
    MASEK: Pod oknom (Under the Window)
    GERBIC: Kam? (Where?), Pojdem na prejo (I’ll Watch the Girls Spinning), V noci (In the Night)
    ADAMIC: Trobentice (Primroses), Uspavanka (Lullaby)
    JENKO: Na tujih tleh (Abroad)
    Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Marcos Fink (bass-baritone), Anthony Spiri (piano)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902065 (CD)


    PAVEL NOVAK: 24 Preludes and Fugues
    William Howard (piano)
    CHAMPS HILL RECORDS CHRCD016 (CD)

  • 9.30am Building a Library

    Jan Smaczny surveys available recordings of Dvorak’s String Quartet no 13 in G op. 106 and make a recommendation:

    DVORAK: Quartet in G, Op.106
    (c/w Quartet in F, Op.96 'American')
    Pavel Haas Quartet
    Supraphon SU4038 (CD)

  • 10.15am New Releases

    Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
    BACH: Sonata no. 1 in G minor BWV1001, Partita no.2 in D minor BWV1004, Sonata no.3 in C Major BWV1005, Partita no.1 in B minor BWV1002, Sonata no.2 in A minor BWV1003, Partita no.3in E Major BWV1006
    Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)
    LINN RECORDS CKD366 (2 Hybrid SACDs)


    Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin BWV 1001-1006
    BACH: Sonata no.1 in G minor BWV1001, Partita no.1 in B minor BWV1002, Sonata no.2 in A minor BWV1003, Partita no.2 in D minor BWV1004, Sonata no.2 in C major BWV1005, Partita no.3 in E major BWV1006
    Ruth Waterman (violin)
    MERIDIAN CDE84595-6 (2CD)


    Bach & Reger – Works for violin solo
    REGER Prelude & Fugues Op. 117 Nos 1, 2 & 4 'Chaconne'
    BACH Sonata no.1 in G minor BWV 1001, Partita no.1 in G minor BWV 1002, Partita no.2 in D minor BWV 1004
    Sayaka Shoji (violin)
    MIRARE MIR128 (2CDs)


    BACH: Sonata no.1 in G minor BWV1001, Partita no.1 in B minor BWV1002, Sonata no.2 in A minor BWV1003, Partita no.2 in D minor BWV1004, Sonata no.3 in C BWV1005, Partita no.3 in E BWV1006
    Johanna Martzy (violin)
    Recorded in 1954-55, digitally remastered in 2011
    TESTAMENT SBT21467 (2CDs mid-price)

  • 10:45am Geoffrey Norris

    Geoffrey Norris joins Andrew to discuss recently released performances of Russian symphonies:

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor op.36, Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture (Final version of 1880)
    Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)
    PENTATONE PTC5186384 (Hybrid SACD)


    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 1 in G minor Op. 13 ‘Winter Daydreams’, Symphony No. 2 in C minor Op. 17, Symphony No. 3 in D major Op. 29, Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36, Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64, Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 74 ‘Pathétique’
    Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor)
    MELODIYA MEL CD 1001754 (5CDs budget)


    Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Works
    RACHMANINOV: Symphony no.1 in D minor Op.13, Youth Symphony in D minor, Symphony no.2 in E minor Op.27, Caprice Bohemien Op.12, Symphony no.3 in A minor Op.44, Symphonic Poem The Isle of the Dead Op.29, Vocalise Op.34-14, Symphonic Dances Op.45, Fantasy, The Rock Op.7, Symphonic Poem Prince Rostislav, Introduction (from the opera ‘Aleko’), Women’s Dance (from the opera ‘Aleko’), Men’s Dance (from the opera ‘Aleko’), Intermezzo (from the opera ‘Aleko’), Etudes tableaux, Scherzo in D minor
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
    EXTON EXCL00018 (5 Hybrid SACDs)


    GLAZUNOV: Symphony no. 1 in E major Op. 5, Symphony no. 2 in F-sharp minor Op. 16, Symphony no. 3 in D major Op. 33, Symphony no. 4 in E-flat major Op. 48, Symphony no. 5 in B-flat major Op. 55, Symphony no. 6 in C minor Op. 58, Symphony no. 7 in F major Op. 77, Symphony no. 8 in E-flat major Op. 83
    USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor)
    MELODIYA MELCD1001790 (5CDs budget)


    Glazunov – Complete Concertos
    GLAZUNOV: Concerto in A minor for Violin and Orchestra Op. 82, Chant du Menestrel (for cello), Concerto no.2 for Piano with Orchestra in B major Op. 100, Concerto in Eb for Saxophone and String Orchestra Op. 109, Concerto for Piano with Orchestra in F minor Op. 92, Reverie Op.24 (for French horn), Concerto Ballata for Cello and Orchestra Op. 108, Meditation Op. 32 (for violin)
    Rachel Barton-Pine (violin), Alexander Romanovsky (piano), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), Marc Chisson (saxophone), Alexey Serov (French horn), Russian National Orchestra, Jose Serebrier (conductor)
    WARNER CLASSICS 2564679465 (2CDs mid-price)

  • 11.40am Disc of the Week

    11.40am Disc of the Week

    Auf Einer Burg – Songs by Loewe and Schumann
    LOEWE: Lieder: Herr Oluf op.2 no.2, Wandrers Nachtlied Heft 1 no.3b, Der Pilgrim vor Sankt Just op.99 no.3, Die Uhr op.123 no.3, Hinkende Jamben op.62 Heft 1 no.5, Der Selt’ne Beter op.141, Susses Begrabnis op.62 no.4, Tom der Reimer op.135, Odins Meeresrit op.118
    SCHUMANN: Liederkreis op.39
    Henk Neven (baritone), Hans Eijsackers (piano)
    ONYX 4052 (CD)

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