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New Mendelssohn discs; Brahms symphonies

3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 August 2011

With Andrew McGregor. Including new Mendelssohn discs; Brahms symphonies; Chopin piano music; new recordings of Renaissance polyphony; Bartok: Duke Bluebeard's Castle.

  • 9.05am

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'
    MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21
    Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor, mid-price)
    Signum Classics SIGCD253 (CD)

    MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto in A minor; Double Concerto for piano & violin in D minor, MWV04
    Gottfried von der Goltz (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz (director)
    Harmonia Mundi HMC902082 (CD)

    MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49; Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
    ATOS Trio
    CPO 777 505-2 (CD)

  • 9.45am

    Brahms: The Complete Symphonies
    BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68; No. 2 in D major, Op. 73; No. 3 in F major, Op. 90; No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
    Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (Symphony no.s 1,2 & 4), Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland (Symphony no.2), Jaap van Zweden (conductor)
    Brilliant Classics 94074 (3CDs, budget)

    BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
    CHOPIN: Étude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor ‘Revolutionary'
    SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
    SCARLATTI: Keyboard Sonata K11 in C minor
    SCHUMANN: Arabeske in C major, Op. 18
    Yefim Bronfman (piano) Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor)
    Helicon 02-9644 (CD)

    BRAHMS orch. SCHOENBERG: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
    SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 9 (full orchestra version), Accompanying music to a Film Scene, Op. 34
    Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
    EMI 50999 4 57815 2 0 (CD)

  • 10.20am

    HILLBORG: King Tide; Exquisite Corpse; Dreaming River; Eleven Gates
    Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor, King Tide), Alan Gilbert (conductor, Exquisite Corpse), Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
    BIS-SACD-1406 (Hybrid SACD)

  • 10.30am

    Chopin Piano Works
    CHOPIN: Ballades; Mazurkas; Preludes; Nocturnes; Polonaises; Waltzes
    Artur Rubinstein (piano)
    Regis RRC6010 (6CDs, budget)

    CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4; No.2 in B flat minor, Op. 35; No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
    Howard Shelley (piano: Erard 1849, Pleyel 1848)

    Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
    CHOPIN: Published waltzes; Unpublished waltzes; Doubtful attributions; Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2
    Stephen Hough (piano)
    Hyperion CDA67849 (CD)

  • 10.50am

    Victoria: Sacred Works
    VICTORIA: Missa Pro Victoria; Missa Pro Defunctis; Psalms and Responsories; Lamentations of Jeremiah; Missa Gaudeamus; Magnificat Octavi toni; Missa Ave Maris Stella; Missa de Beata Virgine; Motets; Magnificat Primi Toni; Alma Redemptoris Mater; Missa O quam gloriosum; Christe redemptore omnium; Doctor bonus amicus Dei Andreas; Tibi Christe; Music for the Easter Liturgy in Habsburg Madrid; Missa Ave Regina caelorum for eight voices; Motets and music for Vespers; Missa Salve a 8; Motets and Hymns for the liturgical year;
    Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (director)
    Archiv 4779747 (10 CDs, budget)

    LASSUS: Prophetiae Sybillarum; Magnificat Quant'in mille anni il ciel; Iustorum animae; Deficiat in dolore vita mea; Tristis est anima mea; Missa Amor ecco colei
    The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)
    Hyperion CDA67887 (CD)

    GESUALDO: Madrigals, Book 3
    Delitiæ Musicæ, Marco Longhini (conductor)
    Naxos 8.572136 (CD, budget)

  • 11.50am

    BARTÓK: Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11
    Laszló Polgár (Bluebeard), Ildikó Komlósi (Judith), Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor)
    Channel Classics CCS SA 90311 (Hybrid SACD)



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