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Building a Library: Haydn: The Creation

3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 28 December 2013

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Haydn: The Creation; Recent releases for chamber ensemble; Disc of the Week: Gesualdo: Responses for Holy Week.

Music Played

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


    BIBER: Karneval in Kremsier

    Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor (conductor)




    Rameau - Le Grand Theatre del'Amour

    RAMEAU: Various Opera Arias

    Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko (conductor)

    ERATO 9341492 (CD)



    BACH, C P E: Flute Sonatas Wq 123-134 (complete)

    Jed Wentz (transverse flute), Job ter Haar (cello), Michael Borgstede (harpsichord), Musica ad Rhenum

    BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94323 (2CD budget)



    Richard Strauss - Tone Poems Vol. 2

    STRAUSS, R: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28; Don Quixote Op. 35; Macbeth Op. 23

    SWR Sinfornieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)



  • 9.30am Building a Library

    Iain Burnside surveys recordings of The Creation by Haydn and makes a recommendation:



    HAYDN: The Creation

    Julia Kleiter (soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Johannes Weisser (bass), RIAS Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, Rene Jacobs (conductor)

    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902039/40 (2CD mid-price)

  • 10.30am


    Liszt at the Opera

    WAGNER trans. LISZT: Tannhauser Overture; O du mein holder Abendstern - Rezitativ und Romanze aus Tannhauser S444; Spinnerlied aus Der fliegende Hollander S440

    GOUNOD: Valse De L'opera Faust S407

    LISZT: Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto S.434 after Verdi's opera; Reminiscences de "Don Juan" (after Mozart) S. 418

    WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde -Prelude & Liebestod

    Louis Lortie (piano)

    CHANDOS CHAN10793 (CD)



    VERDI: Requiem

    Kristin Lewis (soprano), Violeta Urmana (mezzo-soprano), Piotr Beczala (tenor), Ildar Abdrazakov (bass), Choeurs de l'Opera National de Paris, Orchestre de l'Opera National de Paris, Philippe Jordan (conductor)

    ERATO 9341402 (CD)



    Verdi - Sinfonie per organo a 4 mani

    VERDI: Gloria all'Egitto (from Aida); Giovanna d'Arco : Overture; I vespri siciliani Overture; La forza del destino Overture; Macbeth - Prelude; Nabucco Overture; Va, pensiero (from Nabucco); La traviata: Prelude to Act 1

    Silvio Celeghin (organ), Federica Iannella (organ)

    TACTUS TC812204 (CD)

  • 10.45am New Releases

    Helen Wallace talks to Andrew about new releases of chamber music



    Stenhammar: String Quartets Volume 2

    STENHAMMAR: String Quartet No. 5 in C Op. 29 'Serenade'; String Quartet in F minor; String Quartet No. 6 in D minor Op. 35

    Stenhammar Quartet

    BIS BIS2009 (Hybrid SACD)



    CASELLA: Concerto per archi Op. 40b; Cinque pezzi Op. 34

    TURCHI: Concerto breve

    Quartetto di Venezia

    NAXOS 8573019 (CD budget)



    Jorgen Jersild - Chamber Music

    JERSILD: Quartetto per archi; At spille i skoven; Trois Pieces en Concert; Quartet

    Ensemble MidtVest

    DACAPO 8226072 (Hybrid SACD)



    ARENSKY: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 32

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor Op. 50

    Trio Wanderer




    Old, New & Blue

    VLOEIMANS: Mine own King am I & Joel; Tender Mercies; Sans Parure; Wet Feet

    BACH, J C: Lamento 'Ach dass ich Wassers gnug hatte'

    BACH, J S: Ertodt uns durch dein Gute from Cantata 22

    SUSATO: Pavane: Mille Regretz

    TALLIS: If ye love me

    HAMMERSCHMIDT: Paduan a 5; Blackbird

    STEENBRINK: Ciacony

    Eric Vloeimans (trumpet), Holland Baroque Society

    CHANNEL CCSSA35613 (Hybrid SACD)

  • 11.45am Disc of the Week

    GESUALDO: Responses for Holy Week

    Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

    PHI LPH010 (2CD mid-price)



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