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Building a Library: Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B flat

3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 15 September 2012

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B flat; Recent Bach releases; Disc of the Week: Smetana: The Bartered Bride.

  • Timings are approximate


    The Romantic Violin Concerto 13
    SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto in D minor WoO 23; Violin Concerto in A minor Op. 129 (arrangement of the Cello Concerto Op.129); Fantasie in C major for Violin and Orchestra Op.131
    Anthony Marwood (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Boyd (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA67847 (CD)

    ZELENKA: Sonata V in F Major ZWV181/5; Sonata III in Bb Major ZWV181/3;Sonata VI in C minor ZWV181/6;Andante from Sinfonia à 8 concertanti in A minor ZWV189
    Monica Huggett (baroque violin), Ensemble Marsyas
    LINN CKD415 (Hybrid SACD)

    Simone Kermes – Dramma
    DE MAJO: Per trionfar pugnando (from Arianna e Teseo)
    PORPORA: Alto Giove (from Polifemo); Vedrà turbato il mare (from Mitridate); Tace l’augello (from L’Agrippina); Empi, se mai disciolgo (from Germanico in Germania); Le limpid’onde (from Ifigenia in Aulide); Se dopo ria procella (from Germanico in Germania)
    LEO: Son qual nave in ria procella (from Zenobia in Palmira)
    HASSE: Consola il genitore (from L’Olimpiade); Fra cento affanni e cento (from Artaserse)
    PERGOLESI: Sul mio cor (from Adriano in Siria)
    HANDEL: Lascia ch’io pianga (from Rinaldo)
    Simone Kermes (soprano), La Magnifica Comunita
    SONY 88691963952 (CD)

    9.30am Building a Library

    Colin Lawson surveys recordings of Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante in Bb and makes recommendations:

    Top recommendation (only available as a download and boxed set):

    HAYDN: Sinfonia Concertante in Bb
    c/w various HAYDN Symphonies
    Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado (conductor)
    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4778117 (4CD and download, budget)

    Recommendation available on single CD:

    HAYDN: Sinfonia Concertante in Bb
    c/w HAYDN Cello Concertos no. 1 and 2
    Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Roger Norrington (conductor)
    SONY 88697704462 (CD, budget)

    10.20am Newly Released

    Vivaldi - Missae & Vesperae
    VIVALDI: Kyrie RV 587, Gloria RV 589, Credo RV 591, Magnificat RV 610
    Kaia Urb (soprano), Vilve Hepner (soprano), Anna Zander (alto), Mati Turi (tenor), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallin Chamber Orchestra, Tonu Kaljuste (conductor)
    CARUS CARUS83325 (CD mid-price)

    Mozart - Vesperae & Litania
    MOZART: Vesperae solemnes de Dominica K321; Litaniae Lauretanae K195; Vesperae solemnes de confessore in C K339
    Uku Joller (bass-baritone), Kaia Urb (soprano), Ave Moor (alto), Mati Turi (tenor), Uku Joller (bass), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tonu Kaljuste (conductor)
    CARUS CARUS83316 (CD mid-price)

    Kraus - Der Tod Jesu
    KRAUS: Der Tod Jesu; Kom! Din Herdestaf Att Bara; Awei Satze zu einem Te Deum
    Stuttgart Philharmonia Choir, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Helmut Wolf (conductor)
    CARUS CARUS83321 (CD mid-price)

    Schubert – Messe in G
    Magnificat D486; Deutsches Salve Regina D379; Salve Regina in B D386; Deutsche Messe in G D872
    Edith Lienbacher (soprano), Barbara Holzl (alto), Alexander Kaimbacher (tenor), Adrian Erod (baritone), Anton Scharinger (bass), Martin Nowak (organ), Vienna Chamber Choir, Vienna Orpheus Orchestra, Johannes Prinz (conductor)
    CARUS CARUS83317 (CD mid-price)

    Reger - Ausgewahlte Volkslieder
    REGER: Sechs ausgewahlte Volkslieder; Neun ausgewahlte Volkslieder; Acht ausgewahlte Volkslieder
    Dresden Chamber Choir, Hans-Christoph Rademann (conductor)
    CARUS CARUS83318 (CD mid-price)

    Brahms - Liebeslieder-Walzer
    BRAHMS: Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 52; Der Abend Op. 64/2; Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 65; Sechs Quartette Op. 112
    Andreas Rothkopf and Barbara Nussbaum (pianos), Cologne Chamber Choir, Peter Neumann (conductor)
    CARUS CARUS83319 (CD mid-price)

    Silcher - Heimliche Liebe
    SILCHER: Overture in E major; Mein Roselein; Der Lindenbaum; Annchen von Tharau; Fruhlingsahnung; Fruhlingsbote: Auf dem Wasser; Wohin mit der Freud; Untreue; Variations for piano on ‘In einem kuhlen Grunde’; Der Wirtin Tochterlein; Heimlicher Liebe Pein; Divertissement II for Flute and Piano; Flug der Liebe; Herzenweh; Schlafliedchen; Der Konig von Thule; Fruhlingsglaube; Es muss geschieden sein; Heimlicher Liebe; Loreley; Overture in C minor
    Robert Dohn (flute), Susan Wenckus (piano), Stuttgart Radio Choir, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Uros Lajovic and Rupert Huber (conductors)
    CARUS CARUS83322 (CD mid-price)

    D. Scarlatti - Geistliche Chorwerke
    SCARLATTI: Iste Confessor; Miserere in E; Salve Regina; Te Deum; Cibavit nos; Te gloriosus; Magnificat; Laetatus sum
    Susan Erickson (soprano), Cynthia Melson (alto), Stephen Arnold (cello), Michael Bisio (double bass), Edward Rutschmann (portative organ), Western Washington University Concert Choir Bellingham, Robert Scandrett (conductor)
    CARUS CARUS83320 (CD mid-price)

    Jessica Duchen joins Andrew to discuss recent releases of music by J. S. Bach

    BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV988
    Janne Rattya (classical accordion)
    ONDINE ODE12092 (CD)

    The Art of Transcription – Bach arrangements for String Trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky
    BACH arr. SITKOVETSKY: Goldberg Variations BWV 988; 15 Sinfonias BWV 787-801
    Dmitry Sitkovetsky (violin), Yuri Zhislin (viola), Luigi Piovano (cello)
    NIMBUS NI6199 (CD)

    Organ Trio Sonatas - arranged for multiple instruments
    BACH: Trio Sonata in G major BWV525 (originally in E flat major); Trio Sonata in G major BWV530; Trio Sonata in D major BWV529 (originally in C major); Trio Sonata in E minor BWV 528; Trio Sonata in G minor BWV527 (originally in D minor); Trio Sonata in E minor BWV526 (originally in C minor)

    BACH: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin BWV 1001-1006
    Cecylia Arzewski (violin)
    BRIDGE BRIDGE9358A-B (2CD mid-price)

    BACH: Partita No.2 in D minor BWV 1004; Partita No.3 in E major BWV 1006
    AUERBACH: par.ti.ta for violin solo
    YSAYE: Sonata in A minor for solo violin Op. 27 No.2
    Vadim Gluzman (violin)
    BIS BISSACD1972 (Hybrid SACD)

    BACH: Sonatas and Partitas BWV 1001-1003
    Isabelle Faust (violin)

    11.40am Disc of the Week

    SMETANA: The Bartered Bride
    Tomas Juhas (Jenik), Dana Buresova (Marenka), Jozsef Benci (Kecal), Svotapluk Sem (Krusina), Stanislava Jirku (Ludmilla), Ales Voracek (Vasek), Jaroslav Brezina (Ringmaster), Katerina Knezikova (Esmeralda), Ondrej Mraz (Indian), Lucie Hilscherova (Hata), Gustav Belacek (Micha), Maxim Dusek (First Child) & Babette Rust (Second Child), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902119/20 (2CD mid-price)



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