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Building a Library: Wagner - Tristan und Isolde

3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 June 2011

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Wagner - Tristan und Isolde; New releases of 20th century orchestral music; Disc of the Week: Wolf - Italian Songbook.

  • 9.05am

    Tellefsen: The Complete Works for Solo Piano
    TELLEFSEN: Four Mazurkas Op. 1, Nocturne in F major Op. 2, Four Mazurkas Op. 3, Three Valses Brillantes Op. 5, Tarentelle in Eb major Op. 6, Elegie in F minor Op. 7, Dance of the Hulders in G minor Op. 9, Adagio et Rondo in B minor Op. 10, 2e Nocturne in E major Op. 11, Theme original et Fantaisie in B flat minor Op. 12, Sonata for piano Op. 13, Six Mazurkas Op. 14, Feuillets d´Album Op. 16, 3e Nocturne in B flat major Op. 17. Grande Polonaise in C sharp minor Op. 18, Allegretto Op. 20, Toccata in F major Op. 22, “La petite mendiante” in E minor Op. 23, Grande Mazurka in B flat major Op. 24, Grande Etude in E major Op. 25, Bridal Tune in D major Op. 26, Valse in D flat major Op. 27, Ballade in C minor Op. 28, Marche triomphale in E flat major Op. 29, 5e Grande Valse in F major Op. 30, 6e Grande Valse in F minor Op. 30, Mazurka / Polskdans in A major Op. 33, “Au travers d´un songe” in A flat major Op. 34, Capriccio appasionato in B minor Op. 36, Impromptu pour Piano in G minor Op. 38, 4e Nocturne in G flat major Op. 39, The Walhalla Feast in G minor Op. 40, Melodies ecossaises in C sharp minor Op. 42, Exercice en sixtes in E major Op. 43, Queen Elisabeth Pavane in C sharp minor Op. 44, Moderato, Variations on Choral in G major 'Kimer i klokker', Prelude in G major, Suite in G minor, Fughetta’r, versettes and cantabilae
    Einar Steen-Nokleberg (Steinway grand and Erard grand piano, London 1853)
    SIMAX PSC1239 (4CD mid-price)

    Fernado Sor - Late Works
    SOR: Three Etudes Op. 29: No. 23 in G Major, No. 13 in Bb Major, No. 17 in C Major, Morceau de Concert Op. 54, Lecon Op. 31 No. 16, Mazurka Op. 43 No. 4, Waltz Op. 32 No. 2, Le Calme - Caprice Op. 50, Three Etudes: Op. 60 No. 22, Op. 35 No. 17, Op. 35, No. 22, Lecon Op. 31 No. 23
    William Carter (guitar)

    SAINT-SAENS: Cello Sonata No. 2
    CHOPIN: Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 65, Introduction and Polonaise brilliante in C major Op. 3
    Jamie Walton (cello), Daniel Grimwood (piano)

    Andrzej Panufnik - Symphonic Works Vol. 3
    PANUFNIK: Sinfonia Mistica (Symphony No. 6), Autumn Music, Hommage a Chopin (Five Pieces for Flute & String Orchestra), Rhapsody
    Lukasz Dlugosz (flute), Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz
    CPO 7774982 (CD)

  • 9.30am Building a Library

    Roger Vignoles surveys available recordings of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and makes these recommendations:

    WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde
    Siegfried Jerusalem (Tristan), Waltraud Meier (Isolde), Berlin Philharmonic, Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
    Teldec 4509 94568-2 (4-CD)
    NB reissued 25 July Warner 2564 67273-6 (4-CD budget price)

    DVD recommendation:

    WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde
    Robert Gambill (Tristan), Nina Stemme (Isolde), The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor), Nikolaus Lehnhoff (stage director)
    Recorded live at Glyndebourne, Lewes, Sussex in 2007
    OPUS ARTE OA0988D (3DVD) or OABD7039D (Blu-ray)

  • 10.20am New Releases

    William Byrd - Complete Consort Music
    BYRD: Fantasia a3 (III), Browning a5 (The leaves be green), Te lucis a4, In nomine a5 (III), Christe redemptor omnium a4, In nomine a5 (IV), Fantasia a4 (III), Sermone Blando a3, Fantasia a5 (‘Two parts in one in the 4th above’), Fantasia a6 (I) (A song of two basses), Fantasia a3 (I), Christe qui Lux es a4 (I), In nomine a5 (II) (‘on the sharp’), Christe qui Lux es a4 (II), In nomine a4 (II), Fantasia a6 (II), Miserere a4, Fantasia a4 (I), Christe qui Lux es a4 (III), In nomine a5 (V), In nomine a4 (I), Pavan and Galliard a 6, Fantasia a6 (III) (‘to the vyolls’), Pavan and Galliard a 5, Sermone Blando a 4 (II), Fantasia a3 (II), Prelude and Goodnight Ground a5
    Phantasm: Laurence Dreyfus (treble viol and director), Wendy Gillespie (treble and tenor viols), Jonathan Manson (tenor viol), Markku Luolajan-Mikkola (bass viol), Mikko Perkola (tenor and bass viols), Emilia Benjamin (tenor viol)

    Seeing is Believing
    NICO MUHLY: Seeing Is Believing, Motion, By All Means, Step Team
    BYRD arr. MUHLY: Miserere Mei, Bow Thine Ear O Lord
    GIBBONS arr. MUHLY: This Is The Record Of John
    Thomas Gould (electric violin), Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon (conductor)
    DECCA CLASSICS 4782731 (CD)

    HOWELLS: Full Moon
    PURCELL: From Rosy Bow'rs (from Don Quixote), I'll sail upon the dog-star
    CAMPION: The cypress curtain of the night
    KAPSBERGER: Prima Toccata
    BURGON: This lunar beauty, Lady weeping at the crossroads, Orpheus, Lullaby, For X, Now through night's caressing grip
    DOWLAND: Preludium, In darkness let me dwell, What poor astronomers are they
    BOYLE: Two Love Lyrics
    SCHUMANN: Mondnacht
    MOZART: Abendempfindung an Laura K523
    Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor), Shizuki Noiri (lute)

    All the Queen’s Men: Music for Elizabeth I
    WEELKES: As Vesta was from Latmos Hill descending
    HUNT: Hark! Did ye ever hear?
    BYRD: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth
    GIBBONS: O clap your hands
    ANON: Robin is to the greenwood gonn
    FERRABOSCO II: So beauty on the waters stood
    ROGIER: Laboravi in gemitu meo
    EAST: Hence, stars, too dim of light
    WILBYE: Oft have I vow’d, Ye that do live in pleasures, Draw on, sweet night
    DOWLAND: Time stands still, The Right Honourable the Lady Rich her galliard
    TOMKINS: Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers
    MORLEY: Hard by a crystal fountain
    The Sarum Consort
    NAXOS 8572582 (CD budget price)

  • 11:00am

    Martin Cotton explores some recent releases of orchestral repertoire

    KORNGOLD: Symphony in F sharp Op. 40, Tanzchen im alten Stil
    Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgards (conductor)
    ONDINE ODE11822 (CD)

    A Tribute to the Northern Winds
    HOVLAND: Fanfare and Choral Op. 54b, Festival Overture Op. 39
    SALLINEN: The Palace Rhapsody, Op. 72
    LINKOLA: Trumpet Concerto No. 2
    SCHMIDT: Hommage A Stravinsky
    ALFVEN: Festival Overture, Op. 26
    THOMMESSEN: Stabsarabesque
    Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet), The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud (conductor)
    SIMAX PSC1308 (CD)

    RESPIGHI: Toccata, Concerto in modo misolidio
    Sandro Ivo Bartoli (piano), Staatsorchester der Sachsische Landesbuhnen, Michele Carulli (conductor)
    BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94055 (CD budget price)

    Cello Concertos
    GINASTERA: Cello Concerto No. 2 Op. 50, Cello Concerto No. 1 Op. 36
    Mark Kosower (cello), Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Lothar Zagrosek (conductor)
    NAXOS 8572372 (CD budget price)

    LUTOSLAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra
    SZYMANOWSKI: Symphony No.3 for tenor, choir and orchestra op.27
    TCHAIKOWSKY: Symphony No.4 for choir, orchestra and alto-solo
    Rafal Bartminski (tenor), Andreas Rohn (violin), Nimrod Guez (alto), Chor und Symhonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons (conductor)
    BR KLASSIK 900107 (CD)

  • 11.45am Disc of the Week

    11.45am Disc of the Week

    WOLF: Italienisches Liederbuch – Italian Songbook
    Mojca Erdmann (soprano), Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano)
    RCA RED SEAL 88697727202 (CD)


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