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Building a Library: Faure: Cello Sonata No 2

3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 January 2013

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Faure: Cello Sonata No 2; orchestral music by Schumann and Brahms; Disc of the Week: Bach: Cantatas, BWV170; BWV35.

  • Timings are approximate


    Vivaldi - Bassoon Concertos Volume 3
    VIVALDI: Bassoon Concerto RV 485 in F major; Bassoon Concerto RV 502 in B flat major; Bassoon Concerto RV 474 in C major; Bassoon Concerto RV 480 in C minor; Bassoon Concerto RV 494 in G major; Bassoon Concerto RV 475 in C major
    Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), L'Aura Soave Cremona
    NAIVE OP30539 (CD)

    Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Volume 2
    BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major Op. 7; Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'; Fantasia in G minor Op. 77; Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major Op. 78
    Jonathan Biss (piano)
    ONYX ONYX4094 (CD)

    STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite 1919; The Rite of Spring
    Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Tugan Sokhiev (conductor)
    NAIVE V5192 (CD+DVD mid-price)

    9.30am Building a Library

    Jessica Duchen explores recordings of Faure’s Cello Sonata no.2 in G minor and makes a recommendation:

    Lieux Retrouves
    FAURE: Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor Op 117
    c/w LISZT: Romance oubliee S132; Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth S382; Die Trauergondel ‘La lugubre gondola’ S134
    JANACEK: Pohadka ‘A Tale’
    KURTAG: For Steven - Im Memoriam Pauline Mara; Pilinszky Janos - Gerard de Nerval; Schatten; Gyorgy Kroo in memoriam
    ADES: Lieux retrouves
    Steven Isserlis (cello), Thomas Ades (piano)
    HYPERION CDA67948 (CD)


    Richard Wigmore joins Andrew to discuss recently released recordings of Symphonies by Brahms and Schumann

    Romantic Symphonies and Overtures
    Various Symphonies and Overtures with various solo artists
    For full track listing see:
    Philharmonia Orchestra and New Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer (conductor)
    EMI 4043092 (10CD budget)

    Symphonies Vol. 2
    SCHUMANN: Symphony no.1 in Bb; Symphony no.3 in Eb
    Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Christian Zacharias (conductor)
    MDG94017726 (Hybrid SACD)

    SCHUMANN: Symphony no.1 in Bb ‘Spring’; Symphony no.2 in C; Symphony no.3 in Eb ‘Rhenish’; Symphony no.4 in D minor
    The Deutsche kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Paavo Jarvi (conductor)
    C MAJOR 712208 (2DVD)

    BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68; Symphony No. 3 in F major Op. 90
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt (conductor)
    LPO LPO0068 (2CD mid-price)


    Recent recording of Ravel

    Ravel - Orchestral Works Vol. 1
    RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso; Pavane pour une infante defunte; Rapsodie espagnole; Piece en forme de habanera; Sheherazade - Ouverture de feerie; Menuet antique; Bolero
    Jennifer Gilbert (violin), Orchestre National de Lyon, Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
    NAXOS 8572887 (CD budget)

    Ravel - Orchestral Works
    RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso; Bolero; Sheherazade; Une barque sur l'ocean; La Valse; Pavane pour une infante defunte
    Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano), Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Emmanuel Krivine (conductor)

    RAVEL: La Valse; Ma Mere l'Oye; Tzigane; Bolero; Pavane pour une infante defunte
    Gordan Nikolic (violin), Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlo Rizzi (conductor)

    Ravel - Melodies
    RAVEL: Histoires naturelles;Trois chansons madecasses; Cinq melodies populaires grecques; Deux melodies hebraïques
    Nora Gubisch (mezzo-soprano), Alain Altinoglu (piano), Magali Mosnier (flute), Jerome Pernoo (cello)
    NAIVE V5304 (CD)

    Ravel - Erard / Steinway ‘Compared’ Volume 1
    RAVEL: Sonatine; Gaspard de la Nuit; Menuet antique; Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Parallel recordings: each work played on an 1888 Erard Extra Grand de Concert and a modern Steinway
    Paolo Giacometti (piano)

    11.45am Disc of the Week

    BACH: Cantata BWV170 Vergnugte Ruh beliebte Seelenlust; Trio Sonata No. 3 in D minor BWV527; Cantata BWV35 Geist und Seele wird verwirret; Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV542
    Damien Guillon (countertenor and director), Maude Gratton (organ), Le Banquet Celeste



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