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Building a Library: Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Fantasy Overture

3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 April 2013

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Fantasy Overture; Beethoven and Brahms chamber music; Disc of the week: Schubert: Winterreise.

  • Timings are approximate


    Choirs of Angels - Music from The Eton Choirbook Vol. 2
    BROWNE: O Maria salvatoris mater a 8
    CORNYSH: Ave Maria mater Dei a 4
    DAVY: Salve Jesu mater vera a 5
    LAMBE: O Maria plena gracia a 6
    WYLKYNSON: Salve regina a 9
    The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, Stephen Darlington (director)
    AVIE AV2184 (CD)

    The Eton Choirbook
    SUTTON: Salve Regina
    HOREWUD: Magnificat
    STURTON: Gaude Virgo Mater Christi
    BROWNE: Stabat Mater
    WYLKYNSON: Salve Regina
    Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel (conductor)

    An Immortal Legacy
    TALLIS: Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter; Salvator mundi; O nata lux; O sacrum convivium; Loquebantur variis linguis; Come Holy Ghost
    MORLEY: April is in my mistress’ face
    GIBBONS: The Silver Swan
    BYRD: This sweet and merry month of May; Laudibus in sanctis
    MACMILLAN: Sedebit Dominum Rex; Mitte manum tuam
    TIPPETT: Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time
    BRITTEN: Choral Dances from Gloriana
    CHILCOTT: Tallis Canon
    The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)
    CORO COR16111 (CD)

    9.30am Building a Library

    Stephen Walsh explores recordings of Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet and makes a recommendation:

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Hamlet - Fantasy Overture
    Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4776704 (4CD) or download


    SCHUBERT: Winterreise D911
    Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
    Recorded live at Wigmore Hall, London in January 2012
    WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHLIVE0057 (CD mid-price)

    Licht und Liebe
    SCHUBERT: Der Tanz D826; Die Unterscheidung D866/1; Die Geselligkeit (Lebenslust) D609; Lied der Delphine D857 No. 1; Der Sanger D149; Der Hochzeitsbraten D930; Licht und Liebe D352; Schicksalslenker blicke nieder D763; Gott im Ungewitter D985; Die Allmacht D852; Hymne an den Unendichen D232; Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben D168; Gebet (Du Urquell aller gute) D815
    Marlis Petersen (soprano), Anke Vondung (mezzo-soprano), Werner Gura (tenor), Konrad Jarnot (bass), Christoph Berner (fortepiano)

    Britten Songs
    BRITTEN: Winter Words Op.52; Michelangelo Sonnets Op.22; Six Holderlin Fragments Op.61; Songs From the Chinese Op.58; Who are these Children? Op.84 (4 English Songs)
    Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano), Xuefei Yang (guitar)
    EMI 4334302 (CD)

    10.45am New Releases

    Misha Donat joins Andrew to discuss recent recordings of Brahms and Beethoven Chamber Music

    BEETHOVEN: Complete String Trios
    Lendvai String Trio
    STONE RECORDS 5060192780239 (2CD mid-price)

    BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 3 in D Op. 18 No. 3; String Quartet No. 5 in A Op. 18 No. 5; String Quartet No. 16 in F Op. 135
    Hagen Quartett
    MYRIOS MYR009 (Hybrid SACD)

    Beethoven - Complete String Quartets Volume 1
    BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 6 in B flat Op. 18 No. 6; String Quartet No. 11 in F minor Op. 95 'Serioso'; String Quartet No. 16 in F major Op. 135
    Quartetto di Cremona
    AUDITE 92680 (Hybrid SACD)

    BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 51 No. 2; Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115
    Sharon Kam (clarinet), Jerusalem Quartet

    BRAHMS: Clarinet Trio in A minor Op. 114; Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 120 No. 1; Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E flat major Op. 120 No. 2; Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115
    Laura Ruiz Ferreres (clarinet), Danjulo Ishizaka (cello), Christoph Berner (piano), Mandelring Quartett
    AUDITE 91662 (2 Hybrid SACD mid-price)

    In the South
    VERDI: Quartetto in E minor
    PIAZZOLLA: Four, for Tango
    PUCCINI: Crisantemi
    WOLF: Italienische Serenade
    TURINA: La oracion del torero
    PAGANINI arr. CASSIDY: Caprice for solo violin Op. 1 No. 6 in G minor; Caprice for solo violin Op. 1 No. 24 in A minor
    Brodsky Quartet

    11.45am Disc of the Week

    SCHUBERT: Winterreise D911
    Matthew Rose (bass), Gary Matthewman (piano),
    STONE RECORDS 5060192780222 (CD + book)



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