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27/07/2013

Summer CD Review with Andrew McGregor, including an interview about the Glyndebourne Opera House label, new releases and a chance to revisit favourite discs from the past year.

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3 hours, 12 minutes

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Sat 27 Jul 2013 09:00

9.05am

Mozart - Symphonies Volume 2

MOZART: Symphony No. 6 in F major, K43; Symphony No. 7 in D major, K45; Symphony No. 7a in G major, K.Anh. 221 (K45a) 'Alte Lambacher'; Symphony in B flat, K45b; Symphony No. 8 in D major, K48

Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

DACAPO 6220537 (Hybrid SACD)

 

BRITTEN: Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 15

SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99

James Ehnes (violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

ONYX ONYX4113 (CD)

 

RACHMANINOV: Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 19; Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14

SHOSTAKOVICH: Viola Sonata Op. 147

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Alexei Grynyuk (piano)

ONYX ONYX4116 (CD)

 

Stravinsky: Complete music for piano & orchestra

STRAVINSKY: Song of the Volga Boatmen; Concerto for Piano & Wind Instruments; Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra; Movements for Piano & Orchestra; Piano Concerto; Canon on a Russian Popular Tune

Steven Osborne (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor)

HYPERION CDA67870 (CD)

10.00am Interview with Sebastien Chonion, Glyndebourne Audio Recording Executive

VERDI: Falstaff

Geraint Evans (Sir John Falstaff), Ilva Ligabue (Alice), Anna Maria Rota (Meg), Oralia Dominguez (Mistress Quickly), Sesto Bruscantini (Ford), Mariella Adani (Nannetta), Juan Oncina (Fenton), Hugues Cuenod (Dr Caius), The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vittorio Gui (conductor)

GLYNDEBOURNE GFOCD01260 (2CD mid-price)

 

HANDEL: Theodora, HWV 68

Frode Olsen (Valens), David Daniels (Didymus), Richard Croft (Septimius), Dawn Upshaw (Theodora), Lorraine Hunt (Irene), Michael Hart-Davis (Messenger), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Glyndebourne Chorus, William Christie (conductor & continuo)

GLYNDEBOURNE GFOCD01496 (3CD budget)

 

BRITTEN: Billy Budd

Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), John Mark Ainsley (Captain Vere), Phillip Ens (Claggart), Michael Wallace (First Mate), John-Owen Miley-Read (Second Mate), Matthew Rose (Mr Flint), Richard Mosley-Evans (Bosun), Peter Gijsbertsen (Maintop), Ben Johnson (Novice), Colin Judson (Squeak), Iain Paterson (Mr Redburn), Darren Jeffery (Lieutenant Ratcliffe), Alasdair Elliott (Red Whiskers), London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus, Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

GLYNDEBOURNE GFOCD01710 (3CD budget)

 

ROSSINI: La Cenerentola

Ruxandra Donose (Cenerentola), Maxim Mironov (Don Ramiro), Alessandro Corbelli (Don Magnifico), Raquela Sheeran (Clorinda), Lucia Cirillo (Tisbe), Umberto Chiummo (Alidoro), Pietro Spagnoli (Dandini), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

GLYNDEBOURNE GFOCD01807 (2CD mid-price)

 

WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde

Torsten Kerl (Tristan), Anja Kampe (Isolde), Sarah Connolly (Brangane), Andrzej Dobber (Kurwenal), Georg Zeppenfeld (Konig Marke), Trevor Scheunemann (Melot), Andrew Kennedy (Hirt), Richard Mosley-Evans (Steuermann), Peter Gijsbertsen (Stimme eines jungen Seemanns), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

GLYNDEBOURNE GFOCD01909 (3CD budget)

Released on 2nd September

10.50am Wagner round-up

WAGNER: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Das Rheingold: Albert Dohmen (Wotan), Markus Eiche (Donner), Herbert Lippert (Froh), Adrian Erod (Loge), Janina Baechle (Fricka), Alexandra Reinprecht (Freia), Anna Larsson (Erda), Tomasz Konieczny (Alberich), Wolfgang Schmidt (Mime)

 

Die Walkure: Christopher Ventris (Siegmund), Eric Halfvarson (Hunding), Albert Dohmen (Wotan), Waltraud Meier (Sieglinde), Katarina Dalayman (Brunnhilde)

 

Siegfried: Stephen Gould (Siegfried), Linda Watson (Brunnhilde), Albert Dohmen (Der Wanderer), Ain Anger (Fafner), Chen Reiss (Stimme des Waldvogels)

 

Gotterdammerung: Markus Eiche (Gunther), Eric Halfvarson (Hagen), Linda Watson (Brunnhilde) Caroline Wenborne (Gutrune), Janina Baechle (Waltraute)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Christian Thielemann (conductor)

DG 00289 479 1560 (14CD & 2DVD budget)

 

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen – Explorations

Lectures with musical illustrations from

WAGNER: Der Ring des Nibelungen (excerpts)

Peter Bassett (speaker), Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

DECCA ELOQUENCE 4807311 (4CD budget)

 

Wagner at the Met

WAGNER: Der fliegende Hollander; Tannhauser; Lohengrin; Das Rheingold; Die Walkure; Siegfried; Gotterdammerung; Tristan und Isolde; Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Including:

Hans Hotter (Der Hollander, Wotan), Astrid Varnay (Senta), Set Svanholm (Erik, Loge), Ramon Vinay (Tannhauser), Astrid Varnay (Venus, Elsa), George London (Wolfram von Eschenbach), Jerome Hines (Hermann, Fasolt),  Roberta Peters (Hirt), Lauritz Melchior (Lohengrin), Kerstin Thorborg (Ortrud), Jean Madeira (Erda), Erna Berger (Woglinde), Kirsten Flagstad (Brunnhilde, Isolde), Lauritz Melchior (Siegmund, Siegfried, Tristan), Marjorie Lawrence (Sieglinde, Brunnhilde), Emanuel List (Hunding, Fafner, Konig Marke), Friedrich Schorr (Wanderer, Gunther), Eduard Habich (Alberich), Hans Hopf (Walther von Stolzing), Victoria de los Angeles (Eva), Josef Greindl (Pogner)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, Fritz Reiner (conductor), George Szell (conductor), Erich Leinsdorf (conductor), Fritz Stiedry (conductor) & Artur Bodanzky (conductor)

SONY 88765427172 (25CD budget)

11.35am

Mozart: The Last Symphonies

MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543; Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550; Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

PHI LPH011 (2CD mid-price)

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