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Building a Library: Walton: Violin Concerto

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Walton: Violin Concerto; Music from violinists James Ehnes, Vadim Gluzman and Chloe Hanslip; Disc of the Week: Schumann: Piano music.

Release date:

3 hours, 12 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 Oct 2013 09:00

9.05am

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 4 Op. 112 (revised version); The Prodigal Son Op. 46

Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor)

NAXOS 8573186 (CD budget)

 

 

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 4 in C minor Op. 43

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

NAXOS 8573188 (CD budget)

 

 

SHOSTAKOVICH: The Execution of Stepan Razin; Zoya: Suite; Suite on Finnish Themes

Shentang (bass-baritone), Mari Palo (soprano), Tuomas Katajala (tenor), State Choir ‘Latvija’, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)

ONDINE ODE12252 (CD)

 

 

SHOSTAKOVICH: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in Eb Op. 107; Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor Op. 126

Dmitry Kouzov (cello), St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Lande

DELOS DE3444 (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

9.30am Building a Library

 

Piers Burton-Page explores recordings of Walton’s Violin Concerto and makes recommendations:

 

 

Top recommendation (available as a download):

 

WALTON: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Tasmin Little (violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

DECCA 4705082 (download only)

 

 

Recommendation available on CD:

 

WALTON: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

c/w ‘Passacaglia Death of Falstaff’ and ‘Touch Her Soft Lips and Part’ from Henry V

BARBER: Violin Concerto Op. 14; Adagio for Strings Op. 11

Thomas Bowes (violin), Malmo Opera Orchestra, Joseph Swensen (conductor)

SIGNUM SIGCD238 (CD and download)

10.15am

Leonard Bernstein  - Historical Broadcasts 1941-1961

Live performances from Boston and New York featuring Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

For full details see whra.audiophile.ca/en/browse/?productNumber=WHRA6048

WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVE WHRA6048 (11CD budget)

 

 

ELGAR: Variations on an Original Theme Op. 36 ‘Enigma’

Also includes rehearsal documentary and interview with Leonard Bernstein

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

ICA CLASSICS ICAD5098 (DVD)

11.00am New Releases

Harriet Smith joins Andrew to discuss recent recordings of Violin Sonatas and Cantatas

 

George Enescu - Complete Works for Violin and Piano - 1

ENESCU: Violin Sonata No. 2 in F minor Op. 6; Violin Sonata in A minor 'Torso'; Impromptu Concertant; Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor Op. 25 'dans le caractere populaire roumain'

Axel Strauss (violin), Ilya Poletaev (piano)

NAXOS 8572691 (CD budget)

 

 

MEDTNER: Violin Sonata No. 3 in E minor ‘Epica' Op. 57; Violin Sonata No. 1 in B minor Op. 21

Chloe Hanslip (violin), Igor Tchetuev (piano)

HYPERION CDA67963 (CD)

 

 

PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 80; Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Op. 94a; Three Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Op. 64

Vadim Gluzman (violin), Angela Yoffe (piano)

BIS BIS2032 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

James Ehnes plays Prokofiev - Complete Works for Violin

PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op. 19; Sonata for Two Violins in C Op. 56; Sonata in D for solo violin Op. 115; Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63; Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 80; Five Melodies for Violin and Piano Op. 35b; Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major Op. 94a

James Ehnes (violin) with Amy Schwartz Moretti (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano), BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

CHANDOS CHAN10787(2) (2CD mid-price)

 

 

STRAVINSKY: Violin Concerto in D

PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

NAIVE V5352 (CD)

11.50am Disc of the Week

SCHUMANN: Waldszenen Op. 82; Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 22; Gesange der Fruhe Op. 133

Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

DECCA 4785393 (CD)

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