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Building a Library: Elgar: Violin Concerto

Duration:
3 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 January 2012

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Elgar: Violin Concerto; New recordings from Vladimir Ashkenazy and Fazil Say; Disc of the Week: Shostakovich: Symphony No 15.

  • 9.05am

    The Romantic Violin Concerto Volume 11
    REGER: Violin Concerto in A major Op 101; Two Romances Op 50
    Tanja Becker-Bender (violin), Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Lothar Zagrosek (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA67892 (CD)


    Joshua Bell - French Impressions
    SAINT-SAENS: Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano in D minor Op. 75
    FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A Major
    RAVEL: Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Joshua Bell (violin), Jeremy Denk (piano)
    SONY 88697891822 (CD)


    LUTOSLAWSKI: Symphonic Variations; Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; Variations on a theme of Paganini; Symphony no. 4
    Louis Lortie (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)
    CHANDOS CHSA5098 (Hybrid SACD)

  • 9.30am Building a Library

    Martin Cotton surveys available recordings of Elgar’s Violin Concerto and makes a recommendation:

    ELGAR: Violin Concerto in B minor Op.61
    c/w: The Prelude from ‘The Kingdom’; The Prelude and Angel's Farewell from ‘The Dream of Gerontius’
    Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Halle, Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
    HALLE CDHLL7521 (CD)

  • 10.25am New Releases

    Elgar conducts Elgar - The complete recordings 1914 -1925 in new digital transfers from Elgar’s own record library
    ELGAR: Carissima (Recorded on 21st January 1914); The Sanguine Fan Op. 81 (Recorded on 24th February 1920); Fringes of the Fleet (Recorded in July 1917); Carillon (Recorded on 29th January 1915); Polonia (Recorded on 22nd May 1919); Starlight Express Op. 78 (Recorded on 18th February 1916); Cockaigne Overture Op. 40 'In London Town' (Recorded on 28th February 1917); In the South - Alassio Op. 50 (Recorded on 26th October 1923 and 30th December); Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 (Recorded 16th December 1916); Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (Recorded on 16th November 1920); Salut d'amour Op. 12 (Recorded on 26th June 1914); Chanson de Nuit Op. 15 no. 1 (Recorded on 22nd May 1919); Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf: A little bird in the air (Recorded on 7th December 1921); The Dream of Gerontius Op. 38 – Prelude and Softly and gently dearly-ransomed soul 'Angel's Farewell' (Recorded on 28th February 1917); The Light of Life Op. 29 'Lux Christi' – Meditation (Recorded April 1925); Sea Pictures Op. 37 (Recorded on 10th November 1922 and 8th January 1923); Enigma Variations Op. 36 (Recorded 1920-21); Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1 in D major Op. 39 no. 1 and Pomp and Circumstance March no. 4 in G major Op. 39 no. 4 (Recorded 26th June 1914); Bavarian Dances Op. 27 (Recorded 26th June 1914 and 28th February 1917); Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Op. 86 - after Bach BWV 537 (Recorded 7th December 1921 and 26th October 1923); Overture in D minor after Handel HWV247 (Recorded 26th October 1923); The Wand of Youth Suite no. 1 Op. 1a (Recorded 22nd May 1919); The Wand of Youth Suite no. 2 Op. 1b (Recorded 28th February 1917); The Wand of Youth Suite no. 1 Op. 1a (Recorded 22nd May 1919 – previously unpublished takes); The Wand of Youth Suite no. 2 Op. 1b: excerpts (Recorded 22nd May 1919 – previously unpublished takes); Symphony no. 2 in E flat major Op. 63 (Recorded 5th and 20th March 1924 and 16th April 1925)
    Various Soloists with The Symphony Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar (conductor)
    MUSIC & ARTS CD12574 (4CD, mid-price)


    The Elgar Edition: The Complete Electrical Recordings
    ELGAR: Symphony No.1 in A flat Op.55 (Recorded on 20–22 November 1930);
    Falstaff—Symphonic Study in C minor Op.68 (Recorded on 11 & 12 November 1931 and 4 February 1932); Symphony No.2 in E flat Op.63 (Recorded on 1 April and 15 July 1927); The Dream of Gerontius Op.38 – excerpts (Recorded on 26 February 1927, and 4 - 6 September 1927; The Music Makers Op.69 - excerpts (Recorded on 8 September 1927); Variations on an Original Theme ‘Enigma’ Op.36 (Recorded on 28 April and 30 August 1926); Violin Concerto in B minor Op.61 (Recorded on 14 & 15 July 1932); The Wand of Youth—Music to a Child’s Play (Recorded on 19 & 20 December 1928); Nursery Suite (Recorded on 23 May and 4 June); Severn Suite Op.87 (Recorded on 14 April 1932); Land of Hope and Glory, It comes from the misty ages, National Anthem (arr. Elgar) Croft: O God, our help in ages (Recorded on 3 February 1928); Meditation from The Light of Life Op.29 (Recorded on 30 August 1926); Three Characteristic Pieces Op.10 (Recorded on 8 November 1929 and 21 February 1933); Chanson de nuit Op.15 No.1 and Chanson de matin Op 15 No 2 (Recorded on 27 April 1926 and 1 April 1927); Three Bavarian Dances Op.27 (Recorded on 15 July 1927); Froissart—Concert Overture Op.19 (Recorded on 21 February 1933); Cockaigne (In London Town)—Concert Overture Op.40 (Recorded on 27 April 1926); In the South (Alassio)—Concert Overture Op.50 (Recorded on 15 and 18 September 1930); Interludes from Falstaff—Symphonic Study in C minor Op.68 (Recorded on 8 November 1929); Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85 (Recorded on 23 March and 13 June 1928);Minuet from Beau Brummel, Rosemary (‘That’s for remembrance’), Salut d’amour Op.12, Minuet Op.21, Serenade lyrique, May Song, Carissima (Recorded on 7 and 8 November 1929); Minuet from Beau Brummel (Recorded on 20 December 1928); Five Piano Improvisations (Recorded on, 6 November 1929); Pomp and Circumstance—Military Marches Op.39 (Recorded on 27 April 1926, 15 July 1927and 18 September 1930); Land of Hope and Glory (introduced by Elgar) (Recorded on 12 November 1931); Prelude to The Kingdom Op.51, Pomp and Circumstance—Military Marches Op.39, Cockaigne (In London Town)—Concert Overture Op.40 (Recorded on 11 April 1933 and 7 October 1932); Serenade in E minor Op.20 and Elegy Op.58 (Recorded on 29 August 1933); Caractacus Op.35, Woodland Interlude and Triumphal March (Recorded on 22 January 1934); Mina (Recorded on 8 February 1934 and 7 January 1935); Coronation March Op.65 (Recorded on 7 March 1935)
    Various artists conducted by Sir Edward Elgar
    EMI 0956942 (9CD, budget)


    Elgar conducts Elgar
    ELGAR: Symphony no. 2 in E flat Op. 63* (Recorded 1st April and 15th July 1927); Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85~ (Recorded on 23 March and 13 June 1928)
    Beatrice Harrison (cello)~, London Symphony Orchestra*, New Symphony Orchestra~, Edward Elgar (conductor)*~
    NAXOS HISTORICAL 8111260 (CD, budget)


    BRUCH: Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor Op. 26* (Recorded on 25 November 1931);
    ELGAR: Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61~ (Recorded on 14 and 15 July 1932)
    Yehudi Menuhin (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald (conductor)*, Edward Elgar (conductor)~
    NAXOS HISTORICAL 8110902 (CD, budget)

  • 10:50am

    Geoffrey Norris joins Andrew to discuss some recent releases of piano music:


    Russian Fantasy
    MUSSORGSKY: Night on the Bald Mountain
    RACHMANINOV: Suite No.1 for two pianos Op.5
    GLINKA: Waltz Fantasy in B minor
    SCRIABIN: Fantasy in A minor for two pianos
    BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
    Vladimir and Vovka Ashkenazy (pianos)
    DECCA 4782940 (CD)


    RACHMANINOV: Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op.22; Piano Sonata No.1 in D minor Op.28
    Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
    DECCA 4782938 (CD)


    RACHMANINOV: Piano Sonata no. 1
    RAVEL: Sonatine; Miroirs
    Hannes Minnaar (piano)
    ETCETERA KTC1432 (CD)


    MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition
    JANACEK: Sonata ‘1.X.1905’
    PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat major Op.83
    Fazil Say (piano)
    NAIVE V5199 (CD + DVD)


    Erno Dohnanyi – The Complete Piano Music, Vol 1
    DOHNÁNYI: Four Rhapsodies Op 11; Winterreigen - Ten Bagatelles Op 13; Pastorale; Three Singular Pieces Op 44; Waltz from Delibes Coppelia
    Martin Roscoe (piano)
    HYPERIONCDA67871 (CD)

  • 11.35am

    SHOSTAKOVICH: New Babylon
    Basel Sinfonietta, Mark Fitz-Gerald (conductor)
    NAXOS 8572824-25 (2CD, budget)

  • 11.45am Disc of the Week

    11.45am Disc of the Week

    SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony no. 15 Op. 141
    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)
    RCO LIVE RCO11003 (Hybrid SACD)

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