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Mozart Symphonies and French Chamber Music

3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 September 2011

With Andrew McGregor. 9.00am Mozart symphonies. 9.40am Schmitt: Psalm 47. 10.10am French chamber music. 11.00am Bejun Mehta and Daniel Taylor. 11.00 Schumann: Geistervariationen.

  • 9.05am

    Mozart - Symphonies Volume 3
    MOZART: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, K73; No. 10 in G major, K74; No. 11 in D major, K84; No. 44 in D major, K81; No. 45 in D major, K95; No. 47 in D major, K97
    Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)
    Dacapo 6.220538 (Hybrid SACD)

    MOZART: Symphony No. 32 in G major, K318; No. 35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'; No. 36 in C major, K425 'Linz'; No. 39 in E flat major, K543; No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'
    Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)
    Virgin Classics 0 96370 2 (2CDs, budget price, reissue)

    BOCCHERINI: String Quintet Op. 30 No. 6 in C major (Quintettino), G324 'La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid; Quintet No. 4 in D G448 'Fandango'; String Quintet Op. 11 No. 5 in E major, G275; String Quartet in G minor, Op. 32 No. 5
    Cuarteto Casals, Eckart Runge (cello), Carles Trepat (guitar), Daniel Tummer (castanets)
    Harmonia Mundi HMC902092 (CD)

    FLORENT SCHMITT: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50; Le Palais hanté, Op. 49; Psaume 47, Op. 38
    Susan Bullock (soprano), São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)
    Chandos CHSA 5090 (Hybrid SACD)

    Lutos?awski: Vocal Works
    LUTOSLAWSKI: Tryptyk slaski (Silesian Triptych); Lacrimosa; Paroles tissées; Spijze, spij (Sleep, sleep); Les Espaces du Sommeil; Chantefleurs et Chantefables
    Lucy Crowe (soprano), Christopher Purves (baritone), Toby Spence (tenor)
    BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)
    Chandos CHAN 10688 (CD)

    Liszt: My Piano Hero
    LISZT:Romance 'O pourquoi donc', S169; Grande Étude de Paganini, S. 141 No. 3 'La Campanella'; Consolation, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major; Grand galop chromatique, S219; Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 in A flat major; Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 6 in D flat major; Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3; Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 15 in A minor 'Rákóczy Marsch' (Horowitz version); Ave Maria, S558 No. 12 (after Schubert); Isolde's Liebestod (after Wagner), S447; Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124
    DVD: “Liszt - A Day with my Piano Hero”
    Lang Lang (piano), Vienna Philharmonic, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
    Sony Classical 88697891402 (CD + DVD)

  • 10.35am

    Fauré: Complete Chamber Music for Strings & Piano
    FAURÉ: Violin Sonatas No. 1 in A major, Op. 13 & No. 2 in E minor, Op. 108; Berceuse, Op. 16; Romance in B flat major for violin & piano, Op. 28; Andante in B flat for Violin and Piano Op. 75; Morceau de lecture; Cello Sonatas No. 1 in D minor, Op. 109 & No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117; Élégie in C minor, Op. 24; Papillon, Op. 77; Romance in A major for cello & piano, Op. 69; Sérénade, Op. 98; Sicilienne, Op. 78; Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120; String Quartet in E minor, Op. 121; Piano Quartet sNo. 1 in C minor Op. 15 & No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45; Piano Quintets No. 1 in D minor, Op. 89 & No. 2 in C minor Op. 115; Morceau de lecture (for Two Cellos)
    Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Nicholas Angelich (piano), Gérard Caussé (viola), Michel Dalberto (piano), Quatuor Ébène
    Virgin Classics 0708752 (5CDs, budget price)

    Fauré: Musique de chamber
    Pierre Barbizet, Jean-Phillipe Collard, Samson Francois, Eric Heidsieck, Bruno Rigutto (piano), Augustin Dumay, Christian Ferras (violins) Frederic Lodeon, Paul Tortellier (cello), Nichel Debost (flute), Quatuor Bernede, Quatuor Parrenin
    EMI Classics 6483322 (5 CDs, budget price)

  • 11.15am

    Farinelli: The Composer
    BROSCHI/FARINELLI: Io sperai del porto in sano; Invan ti chiamo & Al dolor che vo sfogando; Ogni di piu molesto & Non sperar, non lusingarti; Che chiedi?; Son pastorello amante; Ecco quel fiero istante (two versions); Regal Britannia & Ah, che non sono
    ANON.: England’s Lamentation for the loss of Farinelli
    Jörg Waschinski (male soprano); Salzburger Hofmusik; Wolfgang Brunner (director)
    NCA 60238 (CD)

    FAURÉ: Requiem, Op. 48; Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11; Élégie in C minor, Op. 24; Pavane, Op. 50: Super flumina Babylonis, for mixed choir and orchestra
    Matthias Goerne (baritone), Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Eric Picard (cello), Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris, Paavo Jarvi (conductor)

    Shakespeare - Come Again Sweet Love
    ANON.: The Willow song
    BENNET: Weep, O Mine Eyes
    DOWLAND: Come again, sweet love doth now invite; Galliard; If my complaints could passions move; Semper Dowland Semper Dolens
    GIBBONS: The Silver Swan
    HUME: The Virgins Muse
    JOHNSON, E: Come againe, sweet Nature's treasure
    JOHNSON, R: Full fathom five; Where the bee sucks
    JONES: Now what is love?; Sweet Kate; Farewell Dear Love
    MORLEY: Sweet nymph, come to thy lover; It was a lover and his lass
    PURCELL: By beauteous softness (from Now does the glorious day appear, Z332); If music be the food of love, Z379
    ROBINSON: Fantasie & Toye
    WILSON: Take, O take those lips away
    Daniel Taylor (countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Emma Kirkby (sopranos), Charles Daniels (tenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), Neal Davies (bass), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo, lute), Jacob Heringman (lute), Richard Boothby (viola da gamba), Richard Campbell (viola da gamba), The Theatre of Early Music
    RCA 88697727222 (CD)

    Down by the Salley Gardens
    BERKELEY, L: The Horseman
    FINZI: Since we loved; The sigh; At Middle-Field Gate in February (from I Said to Love)
    GURNEY: Down by the Salley Gardens
    HELY-HUTCHINSON: Set in the manner of Händel
    HOWELLS: King David; The Widow Bird; The Little Boy Lost
    PURCELL arr. Tippett: Music for a while, Z583
    PURCELL arr. Britten: Lord, what is man?, Z192; Let the night perish (Job's Curse), Z191
    QUILTER: It was a lover and his lass; Three Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6; Hey, ho, the wind and the rain (No. 5 from Five Shakespeare Songs, Op. 23); Take, O take those lips away
    STANFORD: La Belle Dame sans merci (John Keats) (1877)
    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Linden Lea; Bright is the Ring of Words (No. 8 from Songs of Travel)
    WARLOCK: Jillian of Berry
    Bejun Mehta (countertenor), Julius Drake (piano)
    Harmonia Mundi HMC902093 (CD)

    HEINZ HOLLIGER: Toronto-Exercises; Puneigä; Induuchlen; Ma’mounia
    Poems (read by the authors): Induuchlen (by Albert Streich) and Gedichte (by Anna Maria Bacher)

    Sylvia Nopper (soprano), Kai Wessel (countertenor), Matthias Würsch (drums), Olivier Darbellay (horn), Swiss Chamber Soloists, Heinz Holliger (conductor)
    ECM 2201 (CD)

  • 11.50am

    SCHUMANN: Papillons, Op. 2; Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11; Kinderszenen, Op. 15; Fantasie in C major, Op. 17; Waldszenen, Op. 82; Thema mit Variationenn ('Geistervariationen')
    András Schiff (piano)
    ECM 4763909 (2 CDs)


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