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Building a Library: Berlioz: Les Troyens

3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 November 2012

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Berlioz: Les Troyens; New Releases: Beethoven and Schubert symphonies; Disc of the Week: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 9 and 21.

  • Timings are approximate


    BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 2*
    EOTVOS: Seven*
    LIGETI: Violin Concerto~
    Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Ensemble Modern~, Peter Eotvos (conductor)
    NAIVE V5285 (2CD mid-price)

    WOLF-FERRARI: Konzert fur Violine und Orchester Op.26; Orchestermusik aus Opern
    Benjamin Schmid (violin), Oviedo Filarmonia, Friedrich Haider (conductor)

    Sergei Prokofiev - The 2 Violin Concertos
    PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 19; Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63; Sonata in D major for solo violin Op. 115
    Arabella Steinbacher (violin), Russian National Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
    PENTATONE PTC5186395 (Hybrid SACD)

    9.30am Building a Library

    Sarah Lenton surveys recordings of Les Troyens by Berlioz and makes a recommendation:

    BERLIOZ: Les Troyens (complete opera)
    Ben Heppner (Aeneas), Michelle DeYoung (Dido), Petra Lang (Cassandra), Sara Mingardo (Anna), Peter Mattei (Chorebus), Stephen Milling (Narbal), Kenneth Tarver (Iopas), Toby Spence (Hylas), Alan Ewing (Priam), London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Colin Davis (conductor)
    LSO LSO0010 (4CD budget)

    10.15am New Releases

    Harriet Smith joins Andrew live in the studio to discuss recent recordings of Beethoven and Schubert symphonies

    SCHUBERT: Symphony no. 3 in D; Symphony no.4 in C minor
    Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / David Zinman
    RCA 88691963792 (CD)

    SCHUBERT: Symphony no.1; Symphony no.2; Symphony no.3; Symphony no.4 ‘Tragic’; Symphony no.5; Symphony no.6 ‘Little C major’; Symphony no.7 ‘unfinished’; Symphony no.8 ‘Great C major’
    Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)
    NAIVE V5299 (4CD mid-price)

    SCHUBERT: Symphony no. 5 in Bb; Symphony no.4 C minor ‘Tragic’
    Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Roger Norrington (conductor)

    BEETHOVEN: Symphony no.1 in C; Symphony no.3 in Eb ‘Eroica’; Symphony no.2 in D; Symphony no.4 in Bb; Symphony no.6 in F ‘Pastorale’; Symphony no.5 in C minor; Symphony no.8 in F; Symphony no.7 in A; Symphony no.9 in D minor
    Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Bruggen (conductor)
    GLOSSA GCDSA921116 (5 Hybrid SACD)

    BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major; Symphony No. 5 in C minor
    Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
    SDG SDG717 (CD)


    Byrd - The Great Service
    BYRD: The Great Service; Praise our Lord all ye Gentiles; Unto the hills mine eyes I lift; Make ye joy to God all the earth; Turn our captivity; This Day Christ was Born
    The Cardinall’s Musick, Robert Quinney (organ), Andrew Carwood (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA67937 (CD)

    Where late the sweet birds sang
    BYRD: Christe qui Lux; Domine Quis Habitat; Quomodo cantabimus; De lamentatione
    PARSONS: Ave Maria; Domine quis habitabit?
    WHITE: Lamentations a 5; Christe qui lux es et dies IV
    Magnificat, Philip Cave (conductor)
    LINN CKD417 (Hybrid SACD)

    Pater Noster - A Choral Reflection on The Lord’s Prayer
    PLAINSONG: Pater noster
    SCHUTZ: Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes
    ZIELENSKI: Benedicimus Deum coeli
    DES PRES: Pater noster
    HARRIS: Holy is the True Light
    PALESTRINA: Sanctus from Missa Papae Marcelli
    SCHUTZ: Vater unser
    BYRD: Vigilate
    HASSLER: Cantate Domino
    STRAVINSKY: Pater noster
    POULENC: Quatre Petites Prieres de François d’Assise
    LASSUS: Domine Dominus noster
    DURUFLE: Notre Pere
    WOOD: Oculi omnium
    PALESTRINA: Ego sum panis vivus
    TAVENER: The Lord’s Prayer
    PURCELL: Remember not Lord our offences
    VICTORIA: Popule meus
    BERNSTEIN: The Lord’s Prayer
    FARRANT: Lord, for Thy tender mercy’s sake
    LASSUS: Ad te levavi
    PLAINSONG: Pater noster
    The King’s Singers: David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), Jonathan Howard (bass)
    NAXOS 8572987 (CD budget)

    Passion and Resurrection - Music inspired by Holy Week
    CORNYSH: Woefully arrayed
    GIBBONS: Hosanna to the Son of David; I am the Resurrection and the Life
    TALLIS: O sacrum convivium
    DE LASSUS: In monte oliveti
    DE MORALES: O crux ave
    DE VICTORIA: O vos omnes
    MCCABE: Woefully arrayed
    TAVERNER: Dum transisset
    GUERRERO: Maria Magdalene
    BYRD: In resurrectione tua
    LHERITIER: Surrexit pastor bonus
    CRECQUILLON: Congratulamini mihi
    Stile Antico

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Volume 2
    PALESTRINA: Hodie Christus natus est; Christe Redemptor omnium; Magnificat Quinti toni; Tui sunt caeli; Reges Tharsis; Missa Hodie Christus natus est; Song of Songs nos. 1-3; O magnum mysterium
    The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)
    CORO COR16105 (CD)

    11.50am Disc of the Week

    MOZART: Piano Concertos No. 9; Piano Concertos No. 21
    Mitsuko Uchida (piano and director), The Cleveland Orchestra
    DECCA 4783539 (CD)



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