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Purcell: Sonata No 6 in G minor

3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 July 2011

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

  • 9.05am

    MAHLER: Symphony No. 9 in D major
    Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roger Norrington (conductor)
    Hanssler HAEN93244

    Ten Sonatas in Four Parts
    Sonata I in B minor, Sonata II in E-flat major, Sonata III in A minor, Sonata IV in D minor, Sonata V in G minor, Sonata VI in G minor, Sonata VII in C major, Sonata VIII in G minor, Sonata IX in F major, Sonata X in D major
    Retrospect Trio
    Linn Records CKD 332 (Hybrid SACD)

    SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet & strings, Op. 35, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102, Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
    Paul Beniston (trumpet), Pieter Schoeman, Vesselin Gellev (violin), Alexander Zemtsov (viola) & Kristina Blaumane (cello), Martin Helmchen (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    LPO 0053

    STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring
    POULENC: Les biches
    BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thierry Fischer (conductor)
    Signum SIGCD205

    BEETHOVEN: Ah! Perfido, Op. 65
    VERDI: Tu che la vanità (Don Carlo), Pace, pace mio Dio! (La forza del destino), Son giunta … Madre, pietosa Vergine (La Forza del Destino), D'amor sull'ali rosee (Il Trovatore),
    WAGNER: Dich, teure Halle (Tannhauser), Allmächt’ge Jungfrau! (Tannhäuser), Einsam in trüben Tagen (Lohengrin), Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an 'Senta's Ballad' (Der fliegende Holländer)
    WEBER: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer … Leise, leise, fromme Weise (Der Freischütz)
    Gré Brouwenstijn (soprano), Vienna Symphony Orchestra & The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Moralt & Willem van Otterloo (conductors)
    Newton Classics 8802061

    VERDI: Simon Boccanegra
    Placido Domingo (Simon Boccanegra), Marina Poplavskaya (Amelia Grimaldi/Maria Boccanegra), Joseph Calleja (Gabriele Adorno), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Jacope Fiesco), Jonathan Summers (Paolo Albiani), Lukas Jakobski (Piero), Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor)
    EMI Classics 50999 9178 2595 (2DVD)

  • 10.20am Mahler Round-up

    MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
    Adriana Kucerová (soprano) & Christianne Stotijn (mezzo soprano)
    London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
    LPO 0054 (2CD)

    MAHLER: Symphony No. 3 in D minor
    Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir, Boys of the Breda Sacrament Choir & Rijnmond Boys’ Choir, Mariss Jansons (conductor)
    RCO Live RCO 10004 (2 Hybrid SACD)

    MAHLER: Symphony No. 3 in D minor
    Mihoko Fujimura (contralto), Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott (conductor)
    Tudor 7170 (2 Hybrid SACD)

  • 11.25am

    BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
    Steven Devine (harpsichord)
    Chandos Records CHAN0780

    BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV988
    Nicholas Angelich (piano)
    Virgin Classics 50999 07066 429

    BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV988
    Nick Van Bloss (piano)
    Nimbus NI6136

    BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV988, Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 114, Chorale Prelude BWV691 'Wer nun den lieben Gott lässt walten', March in D major, BWV Anh. 122, Prelude in C (from the Well-Tempered Clavier BWV846),
    Andrea Bacchetti (piano)
    Dynamic CDS 659

  • 11.45am

    MARTIN: Der Sturm
    Robert Holl (Prospero), Christine Buffle (Miranda), Ethan Herschenfeld (Alonso), Josef Wagner (Sebastian), James Gilchrist (Antonio), Andreas Macco (Gonzalo, Ein Schiffspatron), Simon O’Neill (Ferdinand), Marcel Beekman (Adrian), Dennis Wilgenhof (Caliban), Roman Sadnik (Trinculo), André Morsch (Stephano) & Thomas Oliemans (Bootsmann), Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & Netherlands Radio Choir, Thierry Fischer (conductor)
    Hyperion CDA67821/3 (3CD)


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