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Building a Library: Brahms: Symphony No 2

Duration:
3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 June 2013

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Brahms: Symphony No 2; Recent choral discs, including Mozart, Brahms and Suppe; Disc of the Week: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas.

  • Timings are approximate

    9.05am

    JS Bach - Sei Solo
    BACH: Sonata No. 1 in G minor BWV 1001; Partita No. 1 in B minor BWV 1002; Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003; Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004; Sonata No. 3 in C BWV 1005; Partita No. 3 in E BWV 1006
    Christine Busch (baroque violin)
    PHI LPH008 (2CD mid-price)


    JS Bach - Transcriptions for Viola da gamba
    BACH: Partia No. 3 in E Major (D Major) BWV1006; Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV1003; Partia No. 2 in D minor BWV1004
    Susanne Heinrich (bass viol)
    DAGAMBA DAGAMBA100 (CD)


    BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 in G BWV1007; Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV1008; Cello Suite No. 3 in C BWV1009; Cello Suite No. 4 in Eb BWV1010; Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor BWV1011; Cello Suite No. 6 in D BWV1012
    Jan Vogler (cello)
    SONY 88697892572 (2CD)


    BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 in G BWV1007; Cello Suite No. 3 in C BWV1009; Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor BWV1011
    Antoine Tamestit (viola)
    NAIVE V5300 (CD)


    9.30am Building a Library

    Stephen Johnson explores recordings of Brahms Symphony no. 2 and makes a recommendation:

    BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 73
    c/w Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
    LPO LPO0043 (2CD, mid-price)


    10.20am


    DEBUSSY: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune; La Mer; Images
    Anima Eterna Brugge, Jos van Immerseel (conductor)
    ZIGZAG TERRITOIRES ZZT313 (CD)


    DEBUSSY: Premiere Suite d'Orchestre; La Mer;
    Les Siecles, Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)
    MUSICALES ACTES SUD ASM10 (CD)


    DEBUSSY: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
    STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring (1913)
    RAVEL: Bolero
    Orchestre de l'Opera National de Paris, Philippe Jordan (conductor)
    NAIVE V5332 (CD)


    STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1947); The Rite of Spring (1947)
    Orchestre National de France, Daniele Gatti (conductor)
    SONY 88725442552 (CD)


    STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring (1913)
    New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
    SONY 88883707472 (mid-price CD)


    10.55am New Releases

    Piers Burton-Page joins Andrew to discuss recent releases of Requiems and Masses


    MOZART: Requiem in D minor K626
    c/w Clarinet Concerto in A K622*
    Benjamin Dieltjens (clarinet)*, Lucy Hall (soprano), Angelique Noldus (alto), Hui Jin (tenor), Josef Wagner (bass), Choeur de Chambre de Namur, New Century Baroque Orchestra, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (conductor)
    AMBRONAY AMY038 (CD)


    BEETHOVEN: Mass in C major Op. 86
    CHERUBINI: Sciant gentes
    Maria Keohane (soprano), Margot Oitzinger (alto), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Sebastian Noack (baritone), Kammerchor Stuttgart, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius (conductor)
    CARUS CARUS83295 (CD)


    BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45
    Christiane Karg (soprano), Thomas E. Bauer (baritone), Schleswig-Holstein Festival Chor Lubeck, Kammerorchesterbasel, Rolf Beck (conductor)
    PROFIL MEDIEN PH13023 (CD mid-price)


    BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45
    Ilse Eerens (soprano), Andrew Foster-Williams (baritone), Orchestre Des Champs-Elysees, Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)
    FREDERICK CHOPIN INSTITUTE NIFCDVD003 (DVD)


    BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis in D Op. 123
    Simone Schneider (soprano), Gerhild Romberger (mezzo), Richard Croft (tenor), Jochen Kupfer (bass), Gewandhaus Orchestra, MDR Radio Choir, Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
    QUERSTAND VKJK1237 (CD)


    11.40am Disc of the Week

    Beethoven - Sonates Vol. 3
    BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 2 No. 1; Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Op. 2 No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Op. 2 No. 3; Piano Sonata No. 26 in Eb Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'; Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor Op. 90; Piano Sonata No. 29 in Bb Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'; Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Op. 109; Piano Sonata No. 31 in Ab Op. 110; Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111
    Francois-Frederic Guy (piano)
    ZIGZAG TERRITOIRES ZZT318 (3CD mid-price)

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