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Building a Library: Haydn: String Quartets, Op 33

Duration:
3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 January 2012

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Haydn: String Quartets, Op 33; Opera on DVD: La Gioconda and Carmen; Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Les nuits d'ete.

  • 9.05am

    BACH: Piano Concertos 1–7 BWV 1052 –8
    Konstantin Lifschitz (piano); Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
    ORFEO C828112a (2CD)


    BACH: Sonata BWV 1001; Partita BWV 1002; Sonata BWV 1003; Partita BWV 1004; Sonata BWV 1005; Partita BWV 1006
    PISENDEL: Sonata A Violino Solo Senza Basso
    Amandine Beyer (violin)
    ZIG ZAG TERRITOIRES ZZT110902 (2CD)


    BACH: Ich habe genug BWV 82; Gott soll allein mein Herze haben BWV 169; Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich BWV 150; Bekennen will ich seinen Namen BWV 200; Komm, du süße Todesstunde BWV 161
    HOFFMANN: Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde BWV 53
    Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Kammerorchester Basel, Julia Schroder (leader)
    DECCA 4782733 (CD)

  • 9.30am Building a Library

    Richard Wigmore surveys available recordings of Haydn’s String Quartets Op. 33 and makes a recommendation:

    Top recommendation (officially only available as a download, but see below for details of a previous release on CD):

    HAYDN: String Quartets Op. 33
    Lindsay String Quartet
    ASV CDDCA937 and CDDCA938


    CD recommendation:

    HAYDN: String Quartets Op. 33
    Casals Quartet
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMX2962022-23 (2CD)

  • 10.15am New Releases

    Arthur Rubinstein – The Complete Album Collection
    Includes complete studio and live recordings of solo, concerto and chamber music repertoire on RCA Red Seal - see below for further details
    RCA RED SEAL 88697911362 (142cds + 2DVDs + book)

  • 10:45am

    Geoffrey Smith joins Andrew to discuss some recent releases of opera on DVD:


    STRAVINSKY: The Rake’s Progress
    Miah Persson (Anne Trulove), Topi Lehtipuu (Tom Rakewell), Clive Bayley (Father Trulove), Matthew Rose (Nick Shadow), Susan Gorton (Mother Goose), Elena Manistina (Baba the Turk), Graham Clark (Sellem), London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), John Cox (director)
    Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Opera House on 18 and 19 December 2010
    OPUS ARTE OA1062D (DVD)


    GIUSEPPE VERDI: Jerusalem
    Ivan Momirov (Gaston - Vicomte de Bearn), Veronica Villarroel (Helene - fille du Comte), Federica Bragaglia (Isaure), Alain Fondary (Le Comte de Toulouse), Carlo Colombara (Roger - frere du Comte), Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Carlo Felice, Michel Plasson (conductor), Piergiorgio Gay (director)
    Recorded live at the Teatro Carlo Felice in 2000
    ARTHAUS 107329 (2DVD)


    PONCHIELLI: La Gioconda
    Deborah Voigt (La Gioconda), Elisabetta Fiorillo (Laura Adorno), Carlo Colombara (Alvise Badoero), Ewa Podles (La Cieca), Carlo Guelfi (Barnaba), Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu, Daniele Callegari (conductor), Pier Luigi Pizzi (director)
    Recorded live at the Gran Teatre Del Liceu in 2005
    ARTHAUS 107291 (2DVD)


    BIZET: Carmen
    Beatrice Uria-Monzon (Carmen), Roberto Alagna (Don Jose), Marina Poplavskaya (Micaela), Erwin Schrott (Escamillo), Eliana Bayon (Frasquita), Itxaro Mentxaka (Mercedes), Orquestra Simfonica del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Marc Piollet (conductor), Calixto Bieito (director)
    Recorded at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2011
    C MAJOR 707308 (2DVD)


    GIORDANO: Andrea Chenier
    Hector Sandoval (Andrea Chenier), Scott Hendricks (Carlo Gerard), Norma Fantini (Maddalena di Coigny), Tania Kross (Bersi), Rosalind Plowright (Contessa di Coigny / Madelon), Wiener Symphoniker, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Bregenz Festival Chorus, Ulf Schirmer (conductor), Keith Warner (director)
    Recorded at the Bregenz Festival 2011
    C MAJOR 707908 (DVD)

  • 11.45am Disc of the Week

    11.45am Disc of the Week

    BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy Op.16; Les Nuits d’Ete Op. 7; Le roi de thule (from La Damnation de Faust Op. 24)
    Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble, Marc Minkowski (conductor)
    NAIVE V5266 (CD)

  • Arthur Rubinstein – The Complete Album Collection (further information)

    142-CD plus 2-DVD (limited edition)
    - The complete studio and live recordings of solo, concerto and chamber music repertoire on RCA Red Seal in their best re-mastered versions. Includes all EMI recordings (originally released on RCA)
    - 3 Bonus-CDs containing 3 new Chopin and one new Debussy work added to the discography; the first-ever release of a whole Chopin Collection; more than 3 ½ hours of previously unreleased music and highlights from Rubinstein’s 1961 Carnegie Hall recitals
    - 2 Bonus-DVDs: “Rubinstein Remembered” - a documentary tracing the great pianist’s life and the Benefit Recital for Israel (1975)
    - 164-page full-coloured hardcover book in landscape format which includes new liner notes by Rubinstein biographer Harvey Sachs; Essay by John Rubinstein; Photos shot and selected by Eva Rubinstein; Essay on Rubinstein’s 1961 Carnegie Hall recitals; Complete discography in alphabetical and chronological order, featuring 78s, 45s and LPs; Track listings with complete discographical notes


    CONTENTS:

    CD 1-5 The Early Recordings 1928–1935 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 6-10 The Early Recordings 1931–1939 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 11-14 The Early Recordings 1938–1949 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 15 Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2 ~ Rubinstein • NBC Symphony Orchestra • Golschmann
    CD 16 Grieg – Piano Concerto • Liszt – Piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • RCA Victor S. O. • Dallas S. O. • Dorati
    CD 17 Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra • Mitropoulos
    CD 18 Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 ~ Rubinstein • NBC Symphony Orchestra • Steinberg
    CD 19 Schumann – Piano Concerto ~ Rubinstein • RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra • Steinberg
    CD 20 Beethoven – Piano Sonatas no. 23 “Appassionata” & no. 18 “The Hunt” ~ Rubinstein
    CD 21 Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 8 “Pathetique” • Schumann – Fantasiestücke ~ Rubinstein
    CD 22 Falla – Noches en los jardines de España • Mozart – piano Concerto No. 23 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 23 Schumann – Piano Quintet ~ Rubinstein • Paganini Quartet
    CD 24 Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3 ~ Rubinstein • NBC Symphony Orchestra • Toscanini
    CD 25 Schubert – Piano Trio No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Heifetz • Feuermann
    CD 26 Beethoven – Piano Trio No. 7 “Archduke” ~ Rubinstein • Heifetz • Feuermann
    CD 27 Brahms – Piano Trio No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Heifetz • Feuermann
    CD 28 Faure – Piano Quartet No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Members of the Paganini Quartet
    CD 29 Ravel – Piano Trio • Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Heifetz • Piatigorsky
    CD 30 Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio ~ Rubinstein • Heifetz • Piatigorsky
    CD 31 Chopin – Scherzos Nos. 1-4 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 32 Piano Encores by Arthur Rubinstein
    CD 33 Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 ~ Rubinstein • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra • Beecham
    CD 34-35 Chopin – the Complete Nocturnes ~ Rubinstein
    CD 36 Chopin – 24 Preludes, Op. 28 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 37 Brahms – Piano Sonata No. 3 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 38 Chopin – Polonaises Opp. 26, 40, 44 & 53 “heroic” ~ Rubinstein
    CD 39 Chopin – Piano Sonata No. 2 “Funeral March” • Debussy ~ Rubinstein
    CD 40 Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2 ~ Rubinstein • Boston Symphony Orchestra • Munch
    CD 41 Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini • Szymanowski – Symphonie concertante ~ Rubinstein
    CD 42-44 Chopin – the Complete Mazurkas • Polonaise-fantaisie • Grande Polonaise brillante ~ Rubinstein
    CD 45 Schumann – Cello Concerto • Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 1 ~ Piatigorsky • Rubinstein
    CD 46 Franck • Strauss – violin Sonatas ~ Rubinstein • Heifetz • Sandor
    CD 47 Brahms – Intermezzi • Capriccio • Rhapsodies ~ Rubinstein
    CD 48 Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Los Angeles Philharmonic • Wallenstein
    CD 49 Schumann – Carnaval • Franck – Prelude, Choral et Fugue ~ Rubinstein
    CD 50 Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Chicago Symphony Orchestra • Reiner
    CD 51 Rubinstein plays Grieg
    CD 52 Chopin – Waltzes ~ Rubinstein
    CD 53 Beethoven – piano Sonatas No. 23 “Appassionata” & No. 8 “Pathetique” ~ Rubinstein
    CD 54 Rubinstein plays Liszt
    CD 55 Falla • Granados • Albeniz • Mompou ~ Rubinstein • San Francisco Symphony Orchestra • Jorda
    CD 56 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Symphony of the Air • Krips
    CD 57 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 2 ~ Rubinstein – Symphony of the Air • Krips
    CD 58 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 3 ~ Rubinstein • Symphony of the Air • Krips
    CD 59 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 4 ~ Rubinstein • Symphony of the Air • Krips
    CD 60 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” ~ Rubinstein • Symphony of the Air • Krips
    CD 61 Saint-Saens – piano Concerto No. 2 • Franck • Variations Symphoniques ~ Rubinstein • Wallenstein
    CD 62 Rachmaninoff – piano Concerto No. 2 • Liszt – piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Reiner • Wallenstein
    CD 63 Schumann – piano Concerto ~ Rubinstein • RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra • Krips
    CD 64 Rubinstein plays Chopin
    CD 65 Beethoven – piano Sonatas No. 21 “Waldstein” & No. 18 “The Hunt” ~ Rubinstein
    CD 66 Chopin – piano Concerto No. 2 • Grande Polonaise brillante ~ Rubinstein • Wallenstein
    CD 67 Brahms – piano Concerto No. 2 ~ Rubinstein • RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra • Krips
    CD 68 Chopin – Scherzos Nos. 1-4 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 69 Chopin – Ballades Nos. 1-4 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 70 Beethoven – violin Sonatas No. 9 “Kreutzer” & No. 5 “Spring” ~ Rubinstein • Szeryng
    CD 71 Grieg – piano Concerto • Liszt – piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Wallenstein
    CD 72 Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini • Falla – Nights in the Gardens of Spain ~ Rubinstein
    CD 73 Brahms – piano Sonata No. 3 • Intermezzo Op. 116/6 • Romance Op. 118/5 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 74 Mozart – piano Concerto No. 24 • Rondo K. 511 ~ Rubinstein • RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra – Krips
    CD 75 Chopin – piano Sonatas No. 2 “Funeral March” & No. 3 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 76 Chopin – piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • New Symphony Orchestra of London • Skrowaczewski
    CD 77 Grieg – piano Concerto • Favorite Encores ~ Rubinstein • RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra • Wallenstein
    CD 78 Highlights from Rubinstein at Carnegie Hall
    CD 79 Brahms – violin Sonatas No. 2 & No. 3 ~ Rubinstein • Szeryng
    CD 80 Beethoven – violin Sonata No. 8 • Brahms – violin Sonata No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Szeryng
    CD 81 Mozart – piano Concertos No. 23 & No. 21 ~ Rubinstein • RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra • Wallenstein
    CD 82 Beethoven – Piano Sonatas No. 14 “Moonlight” • No. 26 “Les Adieux” • No. 8 “Pathetique” ~ Rubinstein
    CD 83 Schumann – Carnaval • Fantasiestücke ~ Rubinstein
    CD 84 Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Boston Symphony Orchestra • Leinsdorf
    CD 85 Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 20 • Haydn – Andante & Variations ~ Rubinstein • Wallenstein
    CD 86 Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 17 • Schubert – Impromptus D 899/3-4 ~ Rubinstein • Wallenstein
    CD 87 Chopin – Waltzes Nos. 1-14 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 88 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” ~ Rubinstein • Boston Symphony Orchestra • Leinsdorf
    CD 89 A French Program – Ravel • Poulenc • Faure • Chabrier ~ Rubinstein
    CD 90 Beethoven – piano Sonatas No. 23 “Appassionata” & No. 3 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 91-92 Chopin – Polonaises & Impromptus ~ Rubinstein
    CD 93 Liszt – piano Sonata in B Minor • Schubert – “Wanderer” Fantasy ~ Rubinstein
    CD 94 Chopin – Barcarolle • 3 Nouvelles etudes • Bolero • Fantaisie • Berceuse • Tarantelle ~ Rubinstein
    CD 95 Brahms – piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Boston Symphony Orchestra • Leinsdorf
    CD 96-98 Chopin – The Complete Mazurkas ~ Rubinstein
    CD 99 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 3 ~ Rubinstein • Boston Symphony Orchestra • Leinsdorf
    CD 100 Brahms – Piano Quintet ~ Rubinstein • Guarneri string Quartet
    CD 101-102 Chopin – The Complete Nocturnes ~ Rubinstein
    CD 103 Schumann – piano Concerto • Novelettes ~ Rubinstein • Chicago Symphony Orchestra • Giulini
    CD 104 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 4 ~ Rubinstein • Boston Symphony Orchestra • Leinsdorf
    CD 105 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Boston Symphony Orchestra • Leinsdorf
    CD 106 Chopin – piano Concerto No. 2 • Fantasy Op. 13 ~ Rubinstein • The Philadelphia Orchestra • Ormandy
    CD 107-109 Brahms – The 3 Piano Quartets • Schumann – Piano Quintet ~ Rubinstein • Guarneri string Quartet
    CD 110 Schubert – Piano Sonata No. 21 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 111 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 2 ~ Rubinstein • Boston Symphony Orchestra • Leinsdorf •
    CD 112 Schumann – Kreisleriana • vogel als prophet • Arabeske ~ Rubinstein
    CD 113 Saint-Saens– piano Concerto No. 2 • Falla – Noches en los jardines de España ~ Rubinstein • Ormandy
    CD 114 The Brahms I Love ~ Rubinstein
    CD 115 Dvorak – Piano Quintet ~ Rubinstein • Guarneri string Quartet
    CD 116 Brahms – piano Concerto No. 2 ~ Rubinstein • The Philadelphia Orchestra • Ormandy
    CD 117 Rachmaninoff – piano Concerto No. 2 ~ Rubinstein • The Philadelphia Orchestra • Ormandy
    CD 118 Dvorak – piano Quartet ~ Rubinstein • Guarneri string Quartet
    CD 119-120 Brahms – the 3 Piano Trios • Schumann – piano Trio no. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Szernyg • Fourier
    CD 121 Faure – Piano Quartet no. 1 • String Quartet ~ Rubinstein • Guarneri string Quartet
    CD 122-123 Schubert – Piano Trios nos. 1 & 2 ~ Rubinstein • Szernyng • Fournier
    CD 124 Brahms – cello Sonatas nos. 1 & 2 ~ Rubinstein • Piatigorsky
    CD 125 Beethoven – piano Sonata No. 18 “The Hunt” • Schumann – Fantasiestücke ~ Rubinstein
    CD 126 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” ~ Rubinstein • London Philharmonic Orchestra • Barenboim
    CD 127 Mozart – the 2 Piano Quartets ~ Rubinstein • Guarneri string Quartet
    CD 128 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 4 ~ Rubinstein • London Philharmonic Orchestra – Barenboim
    CD 129 Beethoven • piano Concerto No. 3 ~ Rubinstein • London Philharmonic Orchestra • Barenboim
    CD 130 Bach-Busoni – Chaconne • Mozart – Rondo K. 511 • Franck – Prelude, Choral et Fugue ~ Rubinstein
    CD 131 Schumann – Symphonic Etudes • Arabesque • Ravel • Debussy • Albeniz ~ Rubinstein
    CD 132 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • London Philharmonic Orchestra • Barenboim
    CD 133 Beethoven – piano Concerto No. 2 • piano Sonata no. 18 “The hunt” ~ Rubinstein • Barenboim
    CD 134 Saint-Saens• Debussy • Granados • Albeniz • Schumann • Rubinstein • Mompou • Chopin ~ Rubinstein
    CD 135 Schubert – Piano Sonata No. 21 • Schumann – Fantasy in C • Vogel als Prophet~ Rubinstein
    CD 136-137 The Benefit Recital for Israel 1975 ~ Rubinstein
    CD 138 Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1 ~ Rubinstein • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra • Mehta
    CD 139 Interview CD – Arthur Rubinstein in conversation with Martin Bookspan & Nathaniel Johnson
    CD 140 Bonus CD – New Highlights from Carnegie Hall Vol. 1 Rubinstein
    CD 141 Bonus CD – New Highlights from Carnegie Hall Vol. 2 Rubinstein
    CD 142 Bonus CD – New Highlights from Carnegie Hall Vol. 3 Rubinstein
    DVD 1 The Benefit Recital for Israel 1975 Rubinstein
    DVD 2 Rubinstein Remembered – A Documentary

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