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Building a Library: Korngold: Violin Concerto

3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 May 2012

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Korngold: Violin Concerto; Bach expert Nicholas Anderson on recently issued box sets; Disc of the Week: Massenet: Don Quichotte.

  • Timings are approximate


    Pachelbel and Bach - Canons and cantatas
    BACH: Cantata BWV54 Widerstehe doch der Sunde; Cantata BWV4 Christ lag in Todesbanden ‘Easter Cantata’; Cantata BWV99 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan; Goldberg Canons BWV1087
    PACHELBEL: Christ lag in Todesbanden; Canon; Mein Fleisch ist die rechte Speise; Was Gott tut das ist wohlgetan; Partie a 5 in G major; Christ ist erstanden
    The Bach Players, Nicolette Moonen (artistic director)
    HYPHEN PRESS MUSIC HPM005 (2CD, mid-price)

    Bach contextueel
    BACH: Praeludium in E minor BWV 548; Cantata Sehet Welch eine Liebe BWV 64; Fantasia Jesu meine Freude BWV 713; Motet Jesu Meine Freude BWV227; Cantata Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen BWV 81; Fugue in E minor BWV 548
    Musica Amphion, Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Pieter-Jan Belder (director)
    ETCETERA KTC1440 (CD + book)

    J S Bach - Motets
    BACH: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV230; Komm, Jesu, komm BWV229; Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV226; Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227; Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir BWV 228; Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225; Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn! BWV Anh.III 159
    Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    Apocryphal Bach Masses II
    BACH: Missa in G major BWV Anh. 167; Magnificat in C major BWV Anh. 30; Missa in A minor BWV Anh. 24; Sanctus in G major BWV 240; Sanctus in D minor BWV 239; Sanctus in C major BWV 237; Cantata BWV 150
    Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Solistenquartett der Musikhochschule Bremen, Alsfelder Vokalensemble, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Wolfgang Helbich (conductor)
    CPO 7775612 (CD)

    9.30am Building a Library

    Jessica Duchen surveys recordings of Korngold’s Violin Concerto and makes a recommendation:

    KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto in D major Op.35
    c/w BARBER: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op.14
    KORNGOLD: Much ado about nothing (Incidental Music)
    Gil Shaham (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

    10.15am New Releases

    Nicholas Anderson joins Andrew to discuss recent Bach box sets

    The RIAS Bach Cantas Project - Berlin 1949 to 1952
    BACH Recordings from the RIAS archives
    RIAS Kammerorchester, RIAS Kammerchor, RIAS Knabenchor, Karl Ristenpart (conductor)
    AUDITE AUDITE21415 (9CD, budget)

    The Complete Bach Edition
    BACH complete works
    Various performers
    TELDEC 2564664202 (153CD + DVD, budget)

    11.05am New Releases

    Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano Volume 11
    BEETHOVEN: Zwolf Variationen uber den russischen Tanz aus Das Waldmadchen, WoO71; Acht Variationen uber Une fievre brulante, WoO72; Zehn Variationen uber La stessa, la stessissima, WoO73; Sieben Variationen uber Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen, WoO75; Acht Variationen uber Tändeln und Scherzen, WoO76; Sechs Variationen uber ein eigenes Thema G-Dur, WoO77; Funfzehn Variationen mit einer Fuge Es-Dur, Op.35 (‘Eroica’ Variations)
    Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
    BIS BISSACD1673 (Hybrid SACD)

    BEETHOVEN: Diabelli Variations Op. 120
    Includes Diabelli Variations by Czerny, Hummel, Kalkbrenner, Kerzkowsky, Kreutzer, Liszt, Moscheles, Pixis, Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven
    Andreas Staier (fortepiano - after Conrad Graf)

    SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E flat major Op.47; Piano Quintet in E flat major Op.44
    Alexander Melnikov (piano), Jerusalem Quartet: Alexander Pavlovsky and Sergei Bresler (violins), Ori Kam (viola), Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)

    BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major Op. 78; Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major Op. 100; Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op. 108
    Anthony Marwood (violin), Aleksandar Madzar (piano)

    11.40 am Disc of the Week

    MASSENET: Don Quichotte
    Ferruccio Furlanetto (Don Quichotte), Anna Kiknadze (Dulcinee), Andrei Serov (Sancho Panza), Eleonora Vindau (Pedro), Yulia Matochkina (Gardias), Carlos D’Onofrio (Rodriguez), Dmitry Koleushko (Juan), Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers Ensemble, Mariinsky Orchestra, Soloists’ Ensemble of the Mariinsky, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
    MARIINSKY MAR0523 (2 Hybrid SACD)


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