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Building a Library - Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale.

Duration:
3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 July 2011

With Andrew McGregor. Includes Building a Library: Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale of 1641; Recent Britten releases including Billy Budd; Disc of the Week: Britten: Phaedra.

  • 9.05am

    ELGAR: String Quartet in E minor op 83, Mina, Laura Valse, March in D major, Impromptu, Piano Quintet in A minor op 84
    Piers Lane (piano), Goldner String Quartet: Dene Olding & Dimity Hall (violins), Irina Morozova (viola), Julian Smiles (cello)
    Hyperion Records CDA67857


    STANFORD: Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat major op 35, Legend, Six Irish Fantasies op 54 no 3 – Jig, Six Irish Fantasies op. 54 no 5 - Hush Song, Piano Quartet no 2 in C minor op 133 (ed. Dibble)
    Gould Piano Trio: Lucy Gould (violin), Alice Neary (cello), Benjamin Frith (piano) with David Adams (viola)
    NAXOS 8572452 (CD) Budget


    Organ Works
    STANFORD: Fantasia and Toccata in D minor op. 57, Canzona op. 116 no. 2, Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Prelude (in form of a Chaconne) op. 88 no. 2, Intermezzo founded upon an Irish air op. 189 no. 4, Epithalamium op. 182 no. 5, Preludes and Fugues op. 193, By the Seashore op. 194 no. 1, In Modo Dorico from op. 132 no. 1, Postlude in D minor op. 105 no. 6
    Tom Winpenny (The James J. Binns organ of Queens’ College Cambridge)
    RESONUS RES10104 (download) www.resonusclassics.com


    The Winchester Service and other late works
    HOWELLS: Jubilate Deo, Thee will I love, The Winchester Service, Rhapsody no 4, Come my soul, Te Deum, Coventry Antiphon, A Flourish for a Bidding, Antiphon, The fear of the Lord, Exultate Deo
    Winchester Cathedral Choir, Simon Bell (organ), Andrew Lumsden (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA67853 (CD)

  • 9.30am

    David Vickers surveys recordings of Monteverdi’s Selva Morale and makes some recommendations:

    MONTEVERDI: Selva morale e spirituale
    Cantus Colln; Concerto Palatino, Konrad Junghanel (conductor)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901718.20 (download) www.apple.com/uk/itunes


    Alternative recommendations (of liturgical music only):

    MONTEVERDI: Selva morale e spirituale
    La Venexiana, Claudio Cavina (conductor)
    GLOSSA GCD920914 (3CD)


    MONTEVERDI: Selva Morale e Spirituale
    Akademia, Francoise Lasserre (director)
    ZIG ZAG TERRITOIRES ZZT0311013 (3CD)

  • 10.20am New Releases

    BRITTEN: Billy Budd – Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2010
    John Mark Ainsley (Captain Vere), Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), Phillip Ens (Claggart), Iain Paterson (Mr Redburn), Matthew Rose (Mr Flint), Darren Jeffery (Lieutenant Ratcliffe), Alasdair Elliott (Red Whiskers), John Moore (Donald), Jeremy White (Dansker), Ben Johnson (Novice), Colin Judson (Squeak), Richard Mosley-Evans (Bosun), The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Elder (conductor), Michael Grandage (director)
    OPUS ARTE OA1051D (2DVD)


    La Guitarra Espanola
    GUERAU: Marionas, Canarios
    LLOBET: Canciones populares catalanas
    SCHUBERT arr. MERTZ: Standchen - Massig tempo rubato
    MERTZ: Lied ohne Worte (Bardenklange)
    MILAN: Pavana 2, Fantasia X
    MURCIA: Giga, Cumbees
    NARVAEZ: 4 Variations on "Guardame las vacas", Paseabase el Rey moro, Cancion del Emperador (sobre "Mille Regretz" de Josquin des Prez)
    SANZ: Pavanas con partitas al ayre Espanol, Folias, Lantururu, Canarios
    SCHUBERT arr. TARREGA: Adieu (spurious)
    SOR: Introduction et variations sur l'air - Malborough Op. 28, Andantino en Re menor (Six Divertimenti, Op. 2), Andante Maestoso, Op. 11 No. 5, Andante espressivo, Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9
    TARREGA: Andante sostenuto, Lagrima, Mazurka in G, Paquito (Vals), Adelita, Marieta (Mazurka), Endecha, Sueno, Oremus, Pavana
    Jose Miguel Moreno (guitar)
    GLOSSA GCD920111 (2CD)


    The Guitar
    ALBENIZ: Suite espanola no. 5 – Asturias, Suite espanola no. 3 – Sevilla, Suite espanola no. 1 - Granada
    TARREGA: Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Lagrima, Adelita, Caprichio Arabe
    ANONYMOUS: Spanish Romance (Romance d'amour)
    DOMENICONI: Koyunbaba. Suite for Guitar op. 19
    THEODORAKIS: Epitaph no. 3 - A Day in May, Epitaph no. 4 - You have set My Star
    LLOBET: Testament d'Amelia
    GRANADOS: Danzas espanolas no. 5 Andaluz, Danzas españolas: no. 2 Oriental
    Milos Karadaglic (guitar), English Chamber Orchestra, Paul Watkins (conductor)
    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4779338 (CD+DVD)


    Spanish Music for Classical Guitar
    ALBENIZ: Torre Bermej, Granada, Zambra Granadina, Cadiz, Preludio, Rumores de la Caleta, Cordoba, Cataluña, Capricho Catalan, Cuba, Tango, Pavana, Zorzico, Minueto a Sylvia, Zambra-Capricho
    David Russell (guitar)
    TELARC TEL3271202 (CD)


    John Williams – The Guitarist
    BACH: Prelude (Suite for Lute No. 4), Chaconne (Partita No. 2)
    ALBENIZ: Asturias, Sevilla
    MANGORE: La cathedral, Preludio en do menor
    WEISS: Passacaglia
    SANZ: Canarios
    TURINA: Soleares
    TARREGA: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
    MYERS: Cavatina
    FAURE: Pavane
    SATIE: Gymnopedie No. 3
    SOJO: Cantico
    TRAD.: El condor pasa
    ROTA: The Godfather
    WILLIAMS: Schindler’s List
    MORRICONE: Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)
    JOPLIN: The Entertainer
    RAHASIMANANA: Mitopa
    FERNANDEZ: El Diablo Suelto
    LAURO: El Marabino, Nelly
    GUTIERREZ: Alma Llanera
    SONTONGA: Nkosi Sikelel’i Afrika
    VIVALDI: Allegro giusto (Concerto for Guitar)
    JOHNSON: Galliard
    SCHUBERT: Adagio (Arpeggione Sonate)
    GIULIANI: Andantino (Concerto for Guitar)
    DEBUSSY: Clair de lune, Reverie
    FAURE: Le jardin de Dolly
    ALBENIZ: Córdoba
    ELGAR: Salut d’amour
    RODRIGO: Adagio (Concierto de Aranjuez), Danza de las Hachas
    DE FALLA: La Vida Breve
    LAURO: Natalia
    John Williams (guitar), with Julian Bream, Janos Rolla, Louis Femaux, Christine Pendrill, Timothy Kain, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti (conductor)
    SONY 88697880822 (3CD) Budget


    Le Calme - Fernado Sor Late Works
    SOR: Three Etudes Op. 29 No. 23 in G Major, Three Etudes Op. 29 No. 13 in Bb Major, Three Etudes Op. 29 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, Three Etudes Op. 35 No. 17, Study in B minor Op. 35 No. 22, Lecon Op. 31 No. 23
    William Carter (guitar)
    LINN RECORDS CKD380 (Hybrid SACD)

  • 11:05am

    Paul Banks discusses some recent releases of works by Britten

    Complete Songs - Volume 1
    BRITTEN: From ‘Fish in Unruffled Lakes’, Sechs Holderlin-Fragmente, Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Cabaret Songs, Tit for Tat, Beware!, Lilian, The Joy of Grief, The Poet’s Echo, Winter Words
    Katherine Broderick (soprano), Caryl Hughes (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Tortise, James Greer, Ben Johnson, Nicky Spence, Robin Tritschler (tenors), Philip Smith (baritone), Malcolm Martineau, piano
    ONYX ONYX4071 (2CD) Mid-price


    BRITTEN: The Turn of the Screw
    William Burden (Prologue & Peter Quint), Camilla Tilling (Governess), Joanna Songi (Flora), Christopher Sladdin (Miles), Anne-Marie Owens (Mrs Grose), Emma Bell (Miss Jessel), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)
    GLYNDEBOURNE GFOCD011-07 (2CD)

  • 11.45am Disc of the Week

    11.45am Disc of the Week

    BRITTEN: Phaedra op. 93, A Charm of Lullabies (orch. Matthews), Lachrymae, Two Portraits, Sinfonietta op. 1
    Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Maxim Rysanov (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)
    CHANDOS CHAN10671

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