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Summer CD Review

3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 September 2013

With Andrew McGregor. Including Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos 1-6; Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem; Ian Bostridge on performing Britten; Wagner: Das Rheingold.

Music Played

20 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • 9.05am

    BACH: Brandenburg Concertos (complete)

    Cecilia Bernardini (violin), Pamela Thorby (recorder), David Blackadder (trumpet), Alexandra Bellamy (oboe), Catherine Latham (recorder), Katy Bircher (flute), Jane Rogers (viola), Alfonso Leal del Ojo (viola), Jonathan Manson (cello), Dunedin Consort, John Butt (director/harpsichord)

    LINN CKD430 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)

    Antonio de Cabezon: Obras de Musica

    ADRIAEN WILLAERT: Qui La Dira La Peine De Mon Cœur;

    ANTONIO DE CABEZON: Ultimi Miei Sospiri (Philippe Verdelot); Diferencias Sobre El Canto De "la Dama Le Demanda"; Je Prens En Gre La Dure Mort I (Thomas Crequillon); Pour Un Plaisir (Thomas Crequillon); Susanne Ung Jour; Duuiensela (Dont Vient Cela); Anchor Che Col Partire (Cipriano de Rore); Diferencias Sobre La Gallarda Milanesa; Prenez Pitié (Thomas Crequillon); Je Prens En Gre La Dure Mort Ii (Thomas Crequillon); Dormendo Un Giorno (Philippe Verdelot); Diferencias Sobre El Canto Del Cavallero; Un Gay Bergier (Thomas Crequillon); Qui La Dira La Peine De Mon Cœur (Adriaen Willaert); Ardenti Miei Sospiri (Philippe Verdelot);

    CLAUDIN DE SERMISY: Dont Vient Cela;

    HERNANDO DE CABEZON: Doulce Mémoire (Pierre Sandrin);

    PHILIPPE VERDELOT: Ultimi Miei Sospiri;

    ROLAND DE LASSUS: Susanne Ung Jour;

    THOMAS CRECQUILLON: Je Prens En Gre La Dure Mort; Prenez Pitié;

    Doulce Memoire, Denis Raisin Dadre (conductor)



    BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45

    Anna Lucia Richter (soprano), Stephan Genz (baritone), Leipzig MDR Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor)

    NAXOS 8572996 (CD budget)


    BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F major Op. 90; Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98

    Hamburg Philharmonic, Simone Young (conductor)

    OEHMS OC677 (Hybrid SACD)

  • 10.00am

    The Phoenix Rising

    BYRD: Ave verum Corpus; Mass for five voices

    GIBBONS: O clap your hands; Almighty and everlasting God

    MORLEY: Nolo mortem peccatoris

    TALLIS: Salvator mundi, salva nos 1 - antiphonn for five voices; In ieiunio et fletu

    TAVERNER: O splendor gloriae

    R. WHITE: Portio mea; Christe qui lux es et dies IV

    Stile Antico

    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU807572 (Hybrid SACD)


    TALLIS: O Lord, give thy holy spirit; Missa Salve intemerata; Man blest no doubt; I call and cry to thee, O Lord; If ye love me; Domine, quis habitabit; A new commandment; Alleluia - Ora pro nobis; Let God arise; Salve intemerata virgo

    The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)

    HYPERION CDA67994 (CD)


    Fantastic Sonatas: The Lost Manuscripts

    ANON.: Sonata and Suite in A minor; Sonata 24 in D major; Daphne; Aria in E minor; What if a day and Fortune; Sonata 27 in D minor

    BECKER: Sonata in D major

    STOEFFKEN: Preludio and Allemanda

    SCHEIDEMANN: Courante; Balletto

    BUTLER: Sonata 28 in G min; Sonata 20 in G major

    JENKINS: Aria n°7 in A major and Courant in A minor

    BRADE: Choral

    YOUNG: Sonata 21 in D minor;

    La Sainte-Folie Fantastique


  • 10.25am Ian Bostridge interview

    Britten Songs

    BRITTEN: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22; Six Holderlin Fragments Op. 61; Winter Words Op. 52; Songs from the Chinese Op. 58; Who are these children? Op. 84: Four English Songs

    Ian Bostridge (tenor), Sir Antonio Pappano (piano), Xuefei Yang (guitar)

    EMI 4334302 (CD)


    BRITTEN: War Requiem Op. 66

    Sabina Cvilak (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Choir of Eltham College, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

    LSO LIVE LSO0719 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)


    BRITTEN: The Rape of Lucretia

    Angelika Kirchschlager (Lucretia), Peter Coleman-Wright (Tarquinius), Ian Bostridge (Male Chorus), Susan Gritton (Female Chorus), Christopher Purves (Collatinus), Benjamin Russell (Junius), Claire Booth (Lucia), Hilary Summers (Bianca), Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble, Oliver Knussen (conductor)

    VIRGIN 6026722 (2CD mid-price)


    BACH: St John Passion, BWV245

    Ian Bostridge (Evangelist), Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

    HYPERION CDA67901/2 (2CD mid-price)

  • 11.00am

    Leon Fleisher: The Complete Album Collection


    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58; Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

    BRAHMS: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24; Waltzes Op. 39; Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15; Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 52; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op. 83; Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34

    BRITTEN: Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra Op. 21

    COPLAND: Piano Sonata

    DEBUSSY: Suite Bergamasque

    DELIUS: Irmelin Prelude

    FRANCK, C: Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

    GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16

    HINDEMITH: Die vier Temperamente; 5 Stucke Op. 44/4; Trauermusik

    KIRCHNER, L: Piano Sonata

    KORNGOLD: Suite Op. 23 for 2 Violins, Cello & Piano (Left hand)

    LISZT: Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

    MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503; Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330; Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282; Rondo in D major, K485; Piano Concerto No. 7 in F major, K242; Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414; Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

    PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major Op. 53

    RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43

    RAVEL: Sonatine; Valses nobles et sentimentales; Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs No. 4); Piano Concerto in D major (left hand)

    ROREM: Three Barcarolles

    SCHMIDT, F: Piano Quintet in G major

    SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960; Moments Musicaux, D780 Op. 94; Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965; Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'; Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, D664

    SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54

    SESSIONS: From my diary

    WEBER: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E minor Op. 70; Invitation to the Dance Op. 65

    Leon Fleisher (piano), Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Szymon Goldberg (conductor), The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor), Juilliard String Quartet, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

    SONY 88725459972 (23CD budget)

  • 11.35am

    WAGNER: Das Rheingold

    Rene Pape (Wotan), Nikolai Putilin (Alberich), Stephan Rugamer (Loge), Ekaterina Gubanova (Fricka), Viktoria Yastrebova (Freia), Zlata Bulycheva (Erda), Andrei Popov (Mime), Evgeny Nikitin (Fafner), Mikhail Petrenko (Fafner), Sergei Semishkur (Froh), Alexei Markov (Donner), Zhanna Dombrovskaya (Woglinde), Irina Vasilieva (Wellgunde), Ekaterina Sergeeva (Flosshilde), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    MARIINSKY MAR0526 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)


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