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04/05/2013

Duration:
3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 04 May 2013

With Andrew McGregor. Geoffrey Smith recommends a recording of Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale and Simon Heighes discusses opera releases by Pergolesi, Gluck and Cherubini.

  • Timings are approximate

    9.05am

    SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E minor Op. 39; Symphony No. 4 in A minor Op. 63
    Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (conductor)
    BIS BIS1996 (Hybrid SACD)


    Edvard Grieg -Three Concerti for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (based on the sonatas for violin and piano)
    GRIEG Orch. KRAGGERUD and LUND: Violin Concerto No. 1 in F major Op. 8; Violin Concerto No. 2 in G major Op. 13; Violin Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 45
    Henning Kraggerud (violin), Tromso Chamber Orchestra
    NAXOS 8573137 (CD budget)


    WIDMANN: Violin Concerto; Antiphon for Orchestral Groups; Insel der Sirenen for Solo Violin and 19 Strings
    Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor)
    ONDINE ODE12152 (CD)


    9.30am Building a Library

    Geoffrey Smith explores recordings of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale and makes recommendations:


    Top Recommendation of the complete work:

    STRAVINSKY: The Soldier’s Tale (complete)*
    c/w Octet, Pastorale, Ragtime, Septet, Concertino
    BERG: Adagio
    SCHOENBERG arr. WEBERN: Chamber Symphony No.1
    Sir John Gielgud (narrator)*, Tom Courtenay (The Soldier)*, Ron Moody (The Devil)*, Boston Symphony Chamber Players
    ELOQUENCE ELQ4803300 (2CD mid-price)


    Top Recommendation of the Concert Suite:

    STRAVINSKY: The Soldier’s Tale (Concert Suite)*
    c/w Scherzo fantastique Op. 3; Zvezdolikiy; Le Chant du Rossignol
    Members of The Cleveland Orchestra*, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez (conductor)
    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4711972 (CD)


    10.20am

    Wagner: Complete Piano Music
    WAGNER: Eine Sonate fur das Album von Frau M.W. WWV85; Piano Sonata in A WWV26 Op. 4 Grosse Sonate; Piano Sonata in B flat WWV21 Op. 1; Schluss zum Vorspiel from Tristan und Isolde; Fantasia in F sharp minor WWV22 Op. 3; Albumblatt fur Ernst Benedikt Kietz WWV64 Lied ohne Worte; Polonaise in D major; Albumblatt In das Album der Furstin M. WWV 94; Zuricher Vielliebchen-Walzer WWV 88; Ankunft bei den schwarzen Schwanen (Arrival among the black swans); Polka in G WWV84; Sonata for Mathilde Wesendonks Album; Polonaise for piano four hands in D WWV23b Op. 2; Elegy in A flat; Albumblatt fur Frau Betty Schott WWV 108; Piano Sonata in A WWV26 Op. 4 Grosse Sonate
    Federica Ferrati (piano), Pier Paolo Vincenzi (piano)
    BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94450 (2CD budget)


    Wagner: Complete Piano Works
    WAGNER: Schluss zum Vorspiel from Tristan und Isolde; Polka in G WWV84; Albumblatt fur Ernst Benedikt Kietz WWV64 Lied ohne Worte; Albumblatt In das Album der Furstin M. WWV 94; Ankunft bei den schwarzen Schwanen (Arrival among the black swans); Albumblatt fur Frau Betty Schott WWV 108; Polonaise for piano four hands in D WWV23b Op. 2; Polonaise WWV23; Sonata for Mathilde Wesendonks Album; Elegy in A flat; Fantasia in F sharp minor WWV22 Op. 3; Eine Sonate fur das Album von Frau M.W. WWV85; Piano Sonata in B flat WWV21 Op. 1; Piano Sonata in A WWV26 Op. 4 Grosse Sonate
    Dario Bonuccelli (piano)
    DYNAMIC CDS761 (2CD)


    Magic Fire and other Wagner transcriptions
    WAGNER transc. NYKANEN: Paraphrase on the themes of The Flying Dutchman
    WAGNER transc. LISZT: Spinning Song from The Flying Dutchman; Valhalla; Tannhauser Overture;
    WAGNER transc. SCHELLING: Prelude to Tristan und Isolde
    WAGNER transc. BRASSIN: Siegmunds Lovesong; Magic Fire; Forest Murmurs
    WAGNER transc. BUSONI: Funeral March
    WAGNER transc. TAUSIG: The Ride of the Valkyries
    Risto-Matti Marin (piano)
    ALBA ABCD353 (Hybrid SACD)


    Wagner - transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal, Volume One
    WAGNER: Wintersturme wichen dem Wonnemond (from Die Walkure); Der Ritt der Walkuren (from Die Walkure); Schluss des letzten Aufzuges (from Die Walkure)
    Waldweben (from Siegfried); Rheinfahrt aus dem Vorspiel (from Gotterdammerung); Trauermusik aus dem letzten Aufzug (from Gotterdammerung); Wesendonck-Lieder
    Juan Guillermo Vizcarra (piano)
    TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0151 (CD)


    Gotterdammerung
    WAGNER arr.DEBUSSY : Overture from Der fliegende Hollander
    WAGNER arr. PRINGSHEIM: Siegfrieds Tod and Schlussszene from Gotterdammerung
    WAGNER arr. DUKAS: Bacchanal - Der Venusberg from Tannhauser
    WAGNER arr. REGER: Vorspiel und Liebestod
    YaaraTal and Andreas Groethuysen (pianos)
    SONY 88765441592 (CD)


    Wagner at the organ
    WAGNER transc. LEMARE: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg; Pilgrims Chorus from Tannhauser; Prelude and 4 Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde; Prelude to Act I from Lohengrin; Prelude to Act III and Bridal Music from Lohengrin; Siegfrieds Funeral March from Gotterdammerung; Magic Fire Music from Die Walkure; The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure
    Jonathan Vaughn (organ of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol)
    REGENT RECORDS REGCD394 (CD)


    10.50am New Releases

    Simon Heighes joins Andrew live in the studio to discuss recent DVD releases of 18th century opera


    PERGOLESI: L'Olimpiade
    Raul Gimenez (Clistene), Lyubov Petrova (Aristea), Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (Argene), Jennifer Rivera (Licida), Sofia Soloviy (Megacle), Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro de Marchi (conductor), Italo Nunziata (director)
    ARTHAUS 101650 (2DVD)


    PERGOLESI: Flaminio
    Juan Francisco Gatell (Polidoro), Laura Polverelli (Flaminio), Marina De Liso (Giustina), Sonia Yoncheva (Agata), Serena Malfi (Ferdinando), Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone (conductor), Michal Znaniecki (director)
    ARTHAUS 101653 (2DVD)


    GLUCK: Iphigenie en Aulide*; Iphigenie en Tauride^
    Veronique Gens (Iphigenie)*, Salome Haller (Diane)*, Nicolas Teste (Agamemnon)*, Anne Sofie von Otter (Clytemnestre)*, Mireille Delunsch (Iphigenie)^, Laurent Alvaro (Thoas)^, Jean-François Lapointe (Oreste)^, Yann Beuron (Pylade)^, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble*^, Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera*^, Marc Minkowski (conductor) *^, Pierre Audi (director)
    OPUS ARTE OA1099D (2DVD)


    CHERUBINI: Medee
    Nadja Michael (Medee), Kurt Streit (Jason), Christianne Stotijn (Neris), Vincent Le Texier (Creon), Hendricke Van Kerckhova (Dirce), Les Talens Lyriques, Les Choeurs de la Monnai, Christophe Rousset (conductor), Krzysztof Warlikowski (director)
    BEL AIR CLASSIQUES BAC076 (2DVD)


    11.45am Disc of the Week

    STRAUSS: Don Quixote Op. 35; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
    Alban Gerhardt (cello), Lawrence Power (viola), Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, Markus Stenz (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA67960 (CD)

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