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Building a Library: Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 03 December 2011

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Brahms: Clarinet Quintet; Hilary Finch on recent song recital discs; Disc of the Week: Liszt/Grieg - Piano Concertos.

  • 9.05am

    JANACEK: Glagolitic Mass, Sinfonietta
    Christiane Libor (soprano), Ewa Marciniec (alto), Timothy Bentch (tenor), Wojciech Gierlach (bass), Jaros?aw Malanowicz (organ), Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)
    NAXOS 8572639 (CD Budget)

    Stimme der Sehnsucht - Lieder by Pfitzner, Strauss and Mahler
    PFITZNER: Lieder
    R. STRAUSS: Lieder
    MAHLER: Kindertotenlieder
    Christianne Stotijn (mezzo soprano), Joseph Breinl (piano)
    ONYX ONYX4075 (CD)

    Philippe Rogier – Music from the Missae Sex
    CLEMENS: Motet - Inclita stirps Jesse
    ROGIER: Missa Inclita stirps Jesse; Missa Philippus Secundus Rex Hispaniae; Da Pacem Domine a 6
    DE CABEZON: Cancion francesca glosada; Ave maris stella
    Magnificat, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, Alistair Ross (organ), Philip Cave (director)

  • 9.30am Building a Library

    Colin Lawson surveys recordings of the Clarinet Quintet by Brahms and makes a recommendation:

    BRAHMS: Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115
    c/w MOSCHELES: Variations and Finale
    SCHUMANN: Marchenerzahlungen for Clarinet, Viola & Piano Op. 132
    Richard Hosford (clarinet), Nash Ensemble
    WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHLIVE0007 (CD, midprice)

  • 10.20am

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto; Serenade melancolique; Valse-Scherzo; Souvenir d’un lieu cher
    James Ehnes (violin), Sydney Symphony, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor and piano)
    ONYX ONYX4076 (CD)

    SCHUMANN: Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra Op. 131; Violin Concerto in D minor WoO1
    MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64
    Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi (conductor)
    ONDINE ODE11952 (CD)

    BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (recorded1951)
    BERG: Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (recorded live 1964)*
    Christian Ferras (violin), Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm (conductor)
    Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Massimo Freccia (conductor)*
    AUDITE 95590 (CD Mono)

    SCHUBERT: Overture from Rosamunde D644
    BERG: Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel'
    BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
    (recorded 1960)
    Christian Ferras (violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Joseph Keilberth (conductor)
    ORFEO C838112B (2CD Mono, mid-price)

    SCHUBERT: Overture from Rosamunde D644
    BERG: Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (1935)
    BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
    (recorded 1960)
    Christian Ferras (violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Joseph Keilberth (conductor)
    TESTAMENT SBT21472 (2CD Mono, mid-price)

  • 10.50am New Releases

    Hilary Finch joins Andrew to discuss recent releases of vocal music

    Songs of War
    BRIDGE: Thy hand in mine, H 124, for tenor and orchestra
    BUTTERWORTH: A Shropshire Lad - six songs; Bredon Hill
    FINZI: Fear No More The Heat O’ The Sun
    GURNEY: When death to either shall come; In Flanders
    IRELAND: Sea Fever; The Vagabond; The three ravens
    ROREM: An Incident
    SOMERVELL: Into My Heart An Air That Kills; There Pass The Careless People; White in the moon the long road lies; The Street Sounds To The Soldiers’ Tread;
    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Youth and Love; The infinite shining heavens; The Vagabond (from Songs of Travel)
    WARLOCK: The Night
    WEILL: Beat! Beat! Drums!; Dirge For Two Veterans
    Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
    SONY 88697944242 (CD)

    SCHUBERT: Winterreise D911
    Barbara Hendricks (soprano); Love Derwinger (piano)

    Strauss - The Complete Songs Vol. 5
    STRAUSS: Madchenblumen Op 22; Fruhlingsgedrange Op 26 No 1; Morgen! Op 27 No 4; Hat gesagt—bleibt’s nicht dabei Op 36 No 3; Meinem Kinde Op 37 No 3; Mein Auge Op 37 No 4; Herr Lenz Op 37 No 5; Junghexenlied Op 39 No 2; Muttertandelei Op 43 No 2; Einkehr Op 47 No 4; Ich schwebe Op 48 No 2 ; Kling! Op 48 No 3; Sechs Lieder Op 68
    Kiera Duffy (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
    HYPERION CDA67746 (CD)

    Brahms - The Complete Songs Volume 3
    BRAHMS: Wach auf, mein Herzensschöne WoO33 No 16; Erlaube mir, feins Mädchen WoO33 No 2; Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund WoO33 No 25; Ein Sonett Op 14 No 4; Standchen Op 14 No 7; Der Kuss Op 19 No 1; An eine Äolsharfe Op 19 No 5; 8 Magyarisch Op 46 No 2; Die Schale der Vergessenheit Op 46 No 3; Funf Lieder Op 49; Mein wundes Herz verlangt Op 59 No 7; Im Garten am Seegestade Op 70 No 1; Lerchengesang Op 70 No 2; Serenade Op 70 No 3; An den Mond Op 71 No 2; In Waldeseinsamkeit Op 85 No 6; Auf dem Schiffe Op 97 No 2; Es hing der Reif Op 106 No 3; Ein Wanderer Op 106 No 5; Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr WoO33 No 5; Wo gehst du hin, du Stolze? WoO33 No 22; Es steht ein Lind WoO33 No 41
    Simon Bode (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
    HYPERION CDJ33123 (CD)

    LISZT: 3 Petrarch Sonnets; Lieder
    Margaret Price (soprano), Cyprien Katsaris (piano)
    APEX 2564665857 (CD Budget)

  • 11.40 am Disc of the Week

    11.40 am Disc of the Week

    GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16
    LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major S124; Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major S125
    Stephen Hough (piano), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA67824 (CD)


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