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Building a Library: Mozart: Symphony No 41

Duration:
3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 April 2012

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Mozart: Symphony No 41; operas by Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann; Disc of the Week: Brahms/German Requiem and Schutz choral works.

  • Timings are approximate

    9.05am


    MOZART: String Quartet in C Major K.157; String Quartet in B flat major K.458 ‘The Hunt’; String Quartet in B flat major K.589
    Jerusalem Quartet
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902076


    RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
    DEBUSSY: Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
    MASSENET: Valse Folle; Papillons blancs; Papillons noirs; Eau courante; Eau dormante; Toccata
    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)
    CHANDOS CHSA5084 (Hybrid SACD)


    HANDEL: Suite in B flat major HWV 434 Op.24
    BRAHMS: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op.24
    BACH trans. LISZT: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor R120 SW 463
    Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
    AVANTI 10342 (Hybrid SACD)


    9.30am Building a Library

    Martin Cotton surveys recordings of Mozart’s Symphony no. 41 in C K551 "Jupiter" and makes recommendations:

    Top Recommendation:

    MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C major K551 'Jupiter'
    c/w Symphony No. 1 in E flat major K16; Symphony No. 25 in G minor K183
    Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)
    (Recorded live at the European Music Festival Stuttgart 2006)
    HAENSSLER HAEN093211 (CD)


    Historic Recommendation:

    MOZART: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
    c/w BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)
    MEDICI ARTS MM0192 (CD)


    10.20am


    LOBO: Versa Est in Luctum; Lamentations Ieremiae Prophetae
    VICTORIA: Requiem Mass
    Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)
    SIGNUM SIGCD248 (CD)


    O Solitude
    PURCELL : If music be the food of love Z379a; ‘Sound the Trumpet’ and ‘Strike the viol’ from Come ye sons of art away Z323; ‘Chacony’, ‘Fairest Isle’ and ‘What Power Art Thou’ from King Arthur or The British Worthy Z628; Chacony in G minor Z730; ‘One Charming Night’ from The Fairy Queen Z629; ‘Sweeter than Roses’ from Pausanius the Betrayer of his Country Z585; ‘When I Am Laid In Earth - Dido's Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas Z626; Incidental Music from The Gordian Knot Unty'd Z597; ‘Here The Deities Approve’ from Welcome to all the pleasures Z339; ‘Music For A While’ from Oedipus Z583; O dive custos Auriacae domus Z504; Solitude My Sweetest Choice Z406; Pavan in G minor Z752; Now that the sun hath veiled his light Z193
    Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Christophe Dumaux (countertenor), Accademia Bizantina, Stefano Montanari (leader)
    DECCA 4782262 (CD)


    SCHUMANN: Humoreske Op. 20; Studien fur den Pedalflugel Op. 56; Gesange der Fruhe Op. 133
    Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
    VIRGIN 9486252


    10.40am New Releases

    Richard Wigmore joins Andrew live in the studio to discuss recent opera recordings:


    Une Fete Baroque – Le Concert d’Astree
    RAMEAU: Les Indes galantes; Hippolyte et Aricie; Dardanus; Platee; Castor et Pollux
    LULLY: Thesee
    PURCELL: King Arthur or the British Worthy; Come, ye Sons of Art
    HANDEL: Rinaldo; Agrippina; Dixit Dominus; Orlando; Il Delirio Amoroso; La Resurezzione; Tamerlano; Giulio Cesare in Egitto; Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno; Theodora; Messiah
    Various artists with Emmanuelle Haim (director)
    VIRGIN 7307992 (2CD)


    HANDEL: Il Pastor Fido HWV8a (1712)
    Lucy Crowe, Anna Dennis and Katherine Manley (sopranos), Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano), Clint van der Linde (countertenor), Lisandro Abadie (bass baritone), La Nuova Musica, David Bates (director)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907585-86 (2CD)


    TELEMANN: Germanicus
    Olivia Stahn and Elisabeth Scholl (sopranos), Matthias Rexroth (alto), Albrecht Sack (tenor), Henryk Bohm and Tobias Bernd (basses), Friedrich Praetorius (soprano), Dieter Bellmann (speaker), Sachsisches Barockorchester, Gotthold Schwarz (conductor)
    CPO 7776022 (3CD)


    VIVALDI: Orlando Furioso
    Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Orlando, contralto), Jennifer Larmore (Alcina, mezzosoprano), Verónica Cangemi (Angelica, soprano), Philippe Jaroussky (Ruggiero, countertenor), Christian Senn (Astolfo, baritone), Kristina Hammarström (Bradamante, mezzo-soprano), Romina Basso (Medoro, mezzo-soprano), Choeur du Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi (conductor), Pierre Audi (director)
    NAIVE DR2148 (DVD)


    11.45 am Disc of the Week

    BRAHMS: Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45
    SCHUTZ: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen; Selig sind die Toten
    Katharine Fuge (soprano), Matthew Brook (bass), Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
    SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG706 (CD, mid-price)

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