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Building a Library: Dvorak: Stabat Mater

3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 June 2013

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Dvorak: Stabat Mater; Recent recordings of British 20th- and 21st-century music; Weber: Der Freischutz.

  • Timings are approximate


    Balkan Spirit - Music of the peoples of the Balkans and the Gypsy and Sephardic diasporas
    For full details see www.alia-vox.com/cataleg.php?id=112
    Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (conductor)
    ALIA VOX AVSA9898 (Hybrid SACD)

    Hungarian Horizon
    BARTOK: 14 Bagatelles Sz. 38 Op. 6; 3 Hungarian Folksongs from Csik Sz. 35a
    KODALY: Seven Piano Pieces Op. 11; Dances of Marosszek
    Valentina Toth (piano)

    PEKIEL: Missa a 14; Missa Concertata 'La Lombardesca'; Resonet in laudibus; Dulcis amor Jesu; Magnum nomen Domini; Audite morales; O Adoranda Trinitas; Nativitas tua; Assumpta est Maria; Ave Maria
    The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan (conductor)
    CORO COR16110 (CD)

    Martinu - Early Orchestral Work Volume One
    MARTINU: Prelude en forme de scherzo H.181a; Orchestral movement H.90; Posviceni H.2; Nocturno H.91; Little Dance Suite H.123
    Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson (conductor)

    9.30am Building a Library

    Jan Smaczny explores recordings of Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and makes a recommendation:

    DVORAK: Stabat Mater Op. 58
    Marina Shaguch (Soprano), Ingeborg Danz (Alto), James Taylor (Tenor) Thomas Quasthoff (bass), Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival Choir, Helmuth Rilling (conductor)
    HANSSLER HAEN98006 (2CD mid-price)


    SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54
    DVORAK: Piano Concerto in G minor Op. 33
    Francesco Piemontesi (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
    NAIVE V5327 (CD)

    DVORAK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World'; ‘Heldenlied’ Symphonische Dichtung Op. 111
    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Andris Nelsons (conductor)
    BR KLASSIK 900116 (CD)

    10.35am New Releases

    Gillian Moore joins Andrew to discuss recently released recordings of 20th and 21st century British music

    Michael Collin - British Clarinet Sonatas Volume 2
    ARNOLD: Sonatina in G minor Op. 29
    COOKE: Sonata in Bb for clarinet and piano
    GREGSON: Tributes
    BENJAMIN, A: Le Tombeau de Ravel
    HOROVITZ: Sonatina in Bb
    Michael Collins (clarinet), Michael McHale (piano)
    CHANDOS CHAN10758 (CD)

    The Panufnik Legacies
    McCORMACK: Incentive
    MASON: … from bursting suns escaping …
    PIPER: Fleotan
    GYNN: Sakura
    NESBIT: Parallels I; Parallels II
    YARDE: Rude Awakening!
    SUCKLING: Fanfare for a Newborn Child
    MAYO: Therma
    WINTERS: Sudden Squall Sudden Shadow
    London Symphony Orchestra, Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)
    LSO LIVE LSO5061 (CD budget)

    Thea Musgrave - Chamber works for oboe
    MUSGRAVE: Night Windows; Impromptu No. 1; Impromptu No.2; Cantilena; Niobe; Trio; Take Two Oboes; Threnody
    Nicholas Daniel (oboe), The Chilingrian Quartet; Joy Farrall (clarinet), Emer McDonough (flute), James Turnbull (oboe), Huw Watkins (piano)

    Rory Boyle – A box of Chatter
    BOYLE: Fl(ut)ing; Burble; Intermezzo; Reed Talk; Touch; Elegy; A Box of Chatter
    RCS Woodwinds
    NIMBUS ALLIANCE NI6224 (CD mid-price)

    Goossens - Orchestral Works Volume 2
    GOOSSENS: Kaleidoscope Op. 18; Tam O'Shanter Op. 17a; Concert Piece Op. 65; Four Conceits Op. 20; Variations on ‘Cadet Rousselle’; Two Nature Poems Op. 25; Intermezzo from Don Juan de Manara Op. 54;
    Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
    CHANDOS CHSA5119 (Hybrid SACD)

    11.35am Disc of the Week

    WEBER: Der Freischutz
    Christine Brewer (Agathe), Sally Matthews (Annchen), Simon O’Neill (Max), Lars Woldt (Kaspar), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
    LSO LIVE LSO0726 (2 Hybrid SACD budget)


Andrew McGregor
Jan Smaczny
Gillian Moore



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