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Summer CD Review

With Andrew McGregor. Including Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1; A round-up of the latest ways to enjoy classical music online; Brahms: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 5.

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3 hours, 12 minutes

Last on

Sat 10 Aug 2013 09:00


Berlioz: Overtures

BERLIOZ: King Lear Overture Op. 4; Le carnaval romain Overture Op. 9; Beatrice et Benedict Op. 27: Overture; Le Corsaire Overture Op. 21; Waverley Overture Op. 1; Les Francs-juges Overture Op. 3; Benvenuto Cellini Overture

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)



TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23; Un poco di Chopin Op. 72, No. 15

CHOPIN: Barcarolle in F sharp major Op. 60

LISZT: Erlkonig, S558 No. 4; Fruhlingsglaube, S557c; Die Forelle, S564; Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S558 No. 2; Die Stadt; Liebeslied (Widmung)

Daniil Trifonov (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)



COMPERE: Dictes moy toutes voz pensees

MOUTON: Missa Dictes moy toutes voz pensees; Quis dabit oculis?; Ave Maria … benedicta tu; Salva nos, Domine; Ave Maria ...Virgo Serena; Nesciens Mater

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (director)



RORE: Missa Doulce memoire; O altitudo divitiarum; Fratres, scitote; Illuxit nunc sacra dies; Missa a note negre

The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)




Schubert: Complete works for violin and piano

SCHUBERT: Sonatina in D major, D384 (Op. posth. 137 No. 1); Sonatina in A minor, D385 (Op. posth. 137 No. 2); Sonatina in G minor, D408 (Op. posth. 137 No. 3); Grand Duo for Violin and Piano in A Major, D574; Rondo brillant in B minor, D895 (Op. 70); Fantasie in C major for violin and piano, D934; Sei mir gegrusst! D741 (Ruckert)

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cedric Tiberghien (piano)

HYPERION CDA67911/2 (2CD mid-price)


Beethoven: Quartets Opus 18, Volume 1

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 3 in D major Op. 18 No. 3; String Quartet No. 4 in C minor Op. 18 No. 4; String Quartet No. 5 in A major Op. 18 No. 5

Allegri String Quartet



James Jolly talks to Andrew about the latest developments in classical downloads, digital-only labels, streaming, and classical Apps of Beethoven, Britten and Liszt.


BRITTEN: Peter Grimes

Alan Oke (Peter Grimes), Giselle Allen (Ellen Orford), David Kempster (Captain Balstrode), Gaynor Keeble (Auntie), Alexandra Hutton (First Niece), Charmian Bedford (Second Niece), Robert Murray (Bob Boles), Henry Waddington (Swallow), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mrs Sedley), Christopher Gillett (Rev. Horace Adams), Charles Rice (Ned Keene), Stephen Richardson (Hobson), Chorus of Opera North, Chorus of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Britten–Pears Orchestra, Steuart Bedford (conductor)

SIGNUM SIGCD348 (2CD mid-price)


Brahms: Works for Solo Piano Volume 2

BRAHMS: Rhapsody in E flat major Op. 119 No. 4; Intermezzo in B flat minor Op. 117 No. 2; Intermezzo in A minor Op. 116 No. 2; Intermezzo in E major Op. 116 No. 6; Ballade in G minor Op. 118, No. 3; Ballade Op. 10 No. 2; Ballade Op. 10 No. 3; Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5

Barry Douglas (piano)