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Building a Library: Sibelius: Symphony No 5

3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 June 2012

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Sibelius: Symphony No 5; Gilels, Stern and Michelangeli on disc; Disc of the Week: Berlioz: Herminie; Les Nuits d'ete.

  • Timings are approximate


    Venice by Night
    Arias and concertos by Pollarolo, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Veracini and Porta.
    For full track-listing see www.avie-records.com/album_detail.php?id=575
    Mhairi Lawson (soprano), Simon Munday (trumpet), Peter Whelan (bassoon)
    La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler (conductor)
    AVIE AV2257 (CD)

    Notte Veneziana
    VIVALDI arr. KLIERNE: Concerto in D major RV 93; Concerto in G major RV 310; Concerto in G major RV 299; Concerto in F minor ‘Winter’ RV297
    MARCELLO: Concerto in D Minor
    PARISH ALVARS: 'La Mandoline' Op. 84
    ALBINONI: Adagio in G minor
    PESCETTI: Sonata in C minor
    GODEFROID: Carnaval de Venise Op. 184
    Xavier de Maistre (harp), l’arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt (artistic director)
    SONY 88697937732 (CD)

    Mr de Machy - Pieces de viole: Suites de danses. Paris, 1685
    DE MACHY: Suite VIII in A major; Suite I in D minor; Suite IV G major; Suite V in D minor
    Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba)
    GLOSSA GCD920413 (CD)

    LAWES: Consorts to the Organ
    Phantasm with Daniel Hyde (organ)
    For full track listing see www.linnrecords.com/recording-lawes.aspx
    LINN CKD399 (Hybrid SACD)

    9.30am Building a Library

    Stephen Johnson surveys recordings of Symphony no.5 by Sibelius and makes a recommendation:

    SIBELIUS: Symphony no. 5

    c/w Symphony no.6
    London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
    LSO LIVE LSO0537 (Hybrid SACD, mid-price)

    c/w Symphonies no. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7; Kullervo*
    Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano)*, Peter Mattei (baritone)*, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
    Recorded live at the Barbican, London 2002-2008
    LSO LIVE LSO0191 (4CD, budget)


    1612 Italian Vespers
    I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth (conductor)
    DECCA 4783506 (CD)

    Arias for Guadagni
    HANDEL: O Lord whose mercies numberless; The raptur’d soul; Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay; Destructive war
    HASSE: Ah che dissi!; Se resto sul lido; Odi cola la frigia tromba?; A trionfar mi chiama
    SMITH: Say lovely Dream!
    ARNE: Vengeance O come inspire me!
    C.P.E. BACH: Orchester-Sinfonie in D major H663
    VON GLUCK: Ah! non turbi il mio riposo; Ballo The Dance of the Blessed Spirits; Arioso Che puro ciel!; Recitative Ahimè! Dove trascorsi?; Aria Che farò senza Euridice?
    GUADAGNI: Pensa a serbarmi, o cara
    Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA67924 (CD)

    Johann Adolph Hasse - Reloaded
    HASSE: Didone abbandonata; La Gelosia; Artaserse
    Valer Barna-Sabadus (countertenor), Hofkapelle Munchen, Michael Hofstetter (conductor)
    OEHMS OC830 (CD)

    Le Triomphe de l’amour
    GRETRY: Je romps la chaîne qui m’engage; Overture
    LULLY: Enfin j’ai dissipe la crainte
    RAMEAU: L’Amour est le dieu de la paix; Sarabande; Je vole amour; Viens hymen
    REBEL & FRANCOEUR: Overture; Tout est pret
    CAMPRA: Espoir des malheureux
    CHARPENTIER: A-t-on jamais souffert
    FAVART: Pauvre nise!
    SACCHINI: Que l’Eclat de la victoire se repande sur vos jours
    Sandrine Piau (soprano), Les Paladins, Jerome Correas (conductor)
    NAIVE OP30532 (CD)

    10.55am New Releases

    Rob Cowan joins Andrew to discuss some recent releases from archives of Japanese radio of concert recordings of the NHK Symphony Orchestra from the 1950s to the 1990s

    WAGNER: Gotterdammerung: Dawn, Siegfried's Rhine Journey & Funeral March; Siegfried: Waldweben; Lohengrin: Preludes to Acts 1 & 3; Rienzi: Overture; Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
    KHACHATURIAN: Masquerade Suite
    RIMSKY KORSOKOV: Scheherazade Op. 35
    NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Horst Stein (conductor)
    Recorded in 1973, 1975 and 1990

    SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C major D944 'The Great'
    BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 in C minor
    NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Gunter Wand (conductor)
    Recorded in 1979 and 1983

    BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor; Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'
    NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Otmar Suitner (conductor)
    Recorded in 1971 and 1980

    MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K216
    BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77
    BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61*
    Isaac Stern (violin), NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Kurt Woss (conductor), Jean Martinon (conductor)*
    Recorded in 1953

    MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491
    HANDEL trans. HEIDSIECK: Passacaglia HWV432
    SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No. 3 in C minor Op. 78 'Organ’
    DEBUSSY: Prelude à l'apres-midi d'un faune; Nocturnes
    DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    RAVEL: Bolero
    Eric Heidsieck (piano), Andre Isoir (organ), NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Pierre Dervaux (conductor)
    Recorded in 1978

    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73 'Emperor'; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58*
    SCARLATTI: Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23*
    Walter Gieseking (piano), Emil Gilels (piano)*, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Kurt Woss (conductor), Wilhelm Loibner (conductor)*
    Recorded in 1953 and 1957

    RAVEL:Piano Concerto in G major
    LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124
    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15*; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58*^
    Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano), Friedrich Gulda (piano)*
    NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Alexander Rumpf (conductor), Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)*, Lovro von Matacic (conductor)^
    Recorded in 1965, 1967 and 1969

    11.45am Disc of the Week

    BERLIOZ: Herminie; Les Nuits d’ete
    RAVEL: Sheherazade
    Véronique Gens (soprano), Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, John Axelrod (conductor)
    ONDINE ODE12002 (CD)



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