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Building a Library: Mozart: Piano Sonata in A minor, K310

3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 October 2013

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Mozart: Piano Sonata in A minor, K310; recent releases of operas by Verdi, Humperdinck and Busoni; Handel: Serse.

Music Played

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

    Sarasate - Music for Violin and Orchestra Volume 4

    SARASATE: Introduction and Tarantella Op. 43; Jota de San Fermin Op. 36; Fantaisie sur le Don Juan de Mozart Op. 51; Fantaisie sur Der Freischutz de Weber Op. 14; Jota de Pamplona Op. 50; Airs ecossais Op. 34; Le Reve Op. 53; L’Esprit follet

    Tianwa Yang (violin), Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra, Ernest Martinez Izquierdo (conductor)

    NAXOS 8572276 (CD budget)



    Saint-Saens - La Muse et le Poete

    SAINT-SAENS: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor Op. 61; La Muse et le Poete Op. 132; Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 33

    Renaud Capucon (violin), Gautier Capucon (cello), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Lionel Bringuier (conductor)

    ERATO 9341342 (CD)



    ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85

    DVORAK: Rondo Op. 94; Klid (Silent Woods) Op. 68 No. 5

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op. 33

    Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)




    BRAHMS: Serenade No. 1 Op. 11

    BEETHOVEN: Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra Op. 40; Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra Op. 50

    Augustin Dumay (violin and conductor), Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra

    ONYX ONYX4101 (CD)

  • 9.30am Building a Library

    In another chance to hear his review from November 2012, Stephen Plaistow surveys recordings of Mozart’s Piano Sonata no. 8 in A minor and makes a recommendation:



    MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor K310

    c/w March in C Major K408; Courante in E-flat Major K399; Gigue in G Major K574; Rondo in A Minor K511; Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major K533/494

    Richard Goode (piano)

    NONESUCH 7559798312 (CD)

  • 10.15am

    Brahms: The Symphonies

    BRAHMS: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete); Tragic Overture Op. 81; Intermezzo in E major Op. 116 No. 4; Intermezzo in E flat major Op. 117 No. 1; Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'; Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 52: excerpts; Nagen am Herzen fuhl ich Gift in mir Op. 65, No. 9; Academic Festival Overture Op. 80; Hungarian Dances Op. 68 Nos. 1, 3 and 10 Orchestra. Brahms; Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68 - Andante

    Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    DECCA 4785344 (3CD mid-price)



    BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1; Tragic Overture Op. 81; Symphony No. 2; Variations on a theme of Haydn

    London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    LSO LIVE LSO0733 (2Hybrid SACD budget)

  • 11.00am New Releases

    Sarah Lenton joins Andrew to discuss recent operatic recordings



    HUMPERDINCK: Konigskinder

    Daniel Behle, Amanda Majeski, Nikolay Borchev, Julia Juon, Magnus Baldvinsson, Martin Mitterrutzner, Chiara Bauml, Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, Choir of the Frankfurt Opera, Sebastian Weigle (conductor)

    OEHMS OC943 (3CD)



    MOZART: Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots K35

    Allan Clayton (Christian), Andrew Kennedy (Spirit of Christianity), Sophie Bevan (Spirit of Worldliness), Cora Burggraaf (Divine Justice), Sarah Fox (Divine Mercy), The Orchestra of Classical Opera, Ian Page

    SIGNUM SIGCD343 (2CD mid-price)



    BUSONI: Doktor Faust

    Wolfgang Koch, Steven Humes, John Daszak, Raymond Very, Catherine Naglestad, Bavarian State Orchestra, Choir and Additional Choir of the Bavarian State Opera, Tomas Netopil (conductor)

    OEHMS OC956 (3CD)



    EOTVOS: Love and Other Demons

    Allison Bell (Sierva Maria), Nathan Gunn (Father Cayetano Delaura), Mats Almgren (Don Toribio, the bishop), Felicity Palmer (Josefa Miranda), Jean Rigby (Martina Laborde), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

    GLYNDEBOURNE GFOCD020-08 (2CD mid-price)



    VERDI: Simon Boccanegra

    Thomas Hampson (Simon Boccanegra), Joseph Calleja (Gabriele Adorno), Kristine Opolais (Amelia/Maria), Carlo Colombara (Fiesco), Luca Pisaroni (Paolo), Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Singakademie, Massimo Zanetti (conductor)

    DECCA 4785354 (2CD)


  • 11.50am Disc of the Week

    HANDEL: Serse

    Anna Stephany (Serse), Rosemary Joshua (Romilda), David Daniels (Arsamene), Hilary Summers (Amastre), Joelle Harvey (Atalanta), Andreas Wolf (Elviro), Brindley Sherratt (Ariodate), Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn (conductor)

    CHANDOS CHAN07973 (3CD mid-price)



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