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Building a Library: Shostakovich: Symphony No 8

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Shostakovich: Symphony No 8; William Christie; Disc of the Week: Academy of Ancient Music: Birth of the Symphony - Handel to Haydn.

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3 hours, 12 minutes

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Sat 9 Nov 2013 09:00

9.05am

Beethoven - The Late Piano Sonatas

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Op. 101; Piano Sonata No. 29 in Bb Op. 106 'Grosse Sonate due das Hammerklavier'; Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Op.109; Piano Sonata No. 31 in Ab Op. 110; Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111

Igor Levit (piano)

SONY 88883703872 (2CD mid-price)

 

 

Mikhael Pletnev in Person

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Op. 2 No. 2

BACH arr. BUSONI : Partita for solo violin no 2 in D minor BWV1004

CHOPIN: A maiden's love Op. 74

TCHAIKOVSKY: Nocturne in C# minor; The Seasons

SCHUBERT: Impromptus D899 no.2 in Eb and no.3 in Gb

Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

ONYX ONYX4110 (CD)

 

 

DEBUSSY: L'isle Joyeuse, Images Book I, Etudes Book II; Estampes

Nelson Goerner (piano)

ZIGZAG ZZT326 (CD)

 

Wilde plays Liszt

LISZT: Mephisto Waltz No. 1; Liebestraume Nos. 1-3; Tre Sonetti di Petrarca; Funerailles

David Wilde (piano)

DELPHIAN DCD34118 (CD)

 

9.30am Building a Library

Stephen Johnson surveys recordings of Shostakovich’s 8th Symphony and makes a recommendation:

 

 

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8 in C minor Op. 65

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

NAXOS 8572392 (CD budget)

10.15am

Andrew talks to the acclaimed conductor and founder of Les Arts Florissants William Christie about his recording career to date and the launch of his own recording label

 

CHARPENTIER: David et Jonathas

Pascal Charbonneau (David), Ana Quintans (Jonathas), Neal Davies (Saul), Frederic Caton (Achis), Kresimir Spicer (Joabel), Dominique Visse (La Pythonisse), Pierre Bessiere (L’Ombre de Samuel), Orchestra, Chorus of Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor) (conductor), Andreas Homoki (direction)

BEL AIR CLASSIQUES BAC093 (DVD)

 

 

HANDEL: Belshazzar

Allan Clayton (Belshazzar), Rosemary Joshua (Nitocris), Caitlin Hulcup (Cyrus), Iestyn Davies (Daniel), Jonathan Lemalu (Gobrias), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)

LES ARTS FLORISSANTS AF001 (3CD mid-price)

 

10.50am New Releases

Ivan Hewett joins Andrew to discuss recent recordings of orchestral music

 

 

DVORAK: Symphony No. 8 in G Op. 88*

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68^

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra*, Swiss Festival Orchestra^, George Szell (conductor)

AUDITE AUDITE95625 (CD mid-price)

 

 

 

Haydn - Complete Symphonies Volume 20

HAYDN: Symphony No. 43 in Eb 'Mercury'; Symphony No. 25 in C; Symphony No. 36 in Eb

Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Fey (conductor)

HANSSLER HAEN98012 (CD)

 

 

Ludwig van Beethoven – The Symphonies and Reflections

BEETHOVEN: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Plus commissioned pieces from STAUD, MOCHIZUKI, SHCHEDRIN, SERKSNYTE, KANCHELI and WIDMANN

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons (conductor)

BR KLASSIK 900119 (6CD budget)

 

 

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 74 'Pathetique'^; Romances Op. 6 for violin and piano*; Romances Op. 73 for violin and piano*

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)*, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra^, Yannick Nezet-Seguin (conductor^ or piano*)

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4790835 (CD)

 

 

SPOHR: Symphony No 4 in F 'Die Weihe der Tone', Op 86; Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 102; Overture to Karl Birnbaum’s play ‘Der Matrose’ WoO7

NDR Philharmonic Hannover, Howard Griffiths (conductor)

CPO 7777452 (Hybrid SACD)

 

11.50am Disc of the Week

Birth of the Symphony

HANDEL: Saul from Sinfonia

RICHTER: Grande Symphonie No. 7 in C

STAMITZ: Sinfonia a 4 in D

MOZART: Symphony No. 1 in Eb

HAYDN: Symphony No. 49 in F minor 'La Passione'

Richard Egarr (harpsichord and director), Academy of Ancient Music

AAM RECORDS AAM001 (CD)

 

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