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Building a Library: Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9

Presented by Andrew McGregor. Featuring Building a Library on Vaughan Williams' 9th Symphony, plus Martin Cotton talks to Andrew about recent releases of chamber music.

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3 hours, 12 minutes

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Sat 8 Feb 2014 09:00

9.05am

 

Il Diario di Chiara

PORTA: Sinfonia for trumpet, strings and continuo in D

VIVALDI: Sinfonia in G major RV149; Concerto pour violon RV 372 "Per Sigra Chiara"

PORPORA: Sinfonia a tre in G

MARTINELLI: Concerto for Viola d’amore and strings in D 'Per la S.ra Chiaretta'; Concerto for Violin in E 'dedicato all S.ra Chiara'

LATILLA: Sinfonia in G

PEROTTI: Grave for Violin and Organ in G minor

BERNASCONI: Sinfonia for strings in D

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (conductor)

GLOSSA GCD923401 (CD + DVD)

 

 

The Proud Bassoon

ANON: Les Gentils Airs

BOISMORTIER: Bassoon Sonata in G Op. 50 No. 2; Bassoon Sonata in E minor Op. 50 No. 1

FASCH: Sonata in C for Bassoon and Basso Continuo

COUPERIN: Les Gouts reunis

TELEMANN: Sonata in F minor

DUBOURG: Eileen Aroon with variations

Peter Whelan (bassoon), Ensemble Marsyas

LINN CKD435 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

Your Tuneful Voice - Handel Oratorio Arias

HANDEL: Belshazzar: Oh sacred oracles of truth; The Triumph of Time and Truth: Mortals think that Time is sleeping; Esther: Tune your harps to cheerful strains; Alexander Balus: Mighty love now calls to arms; Jephtha: Overture; Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne HWV74 'Eternal source of light divine'; Solomon: Welcome as the dawn of day; Your tuneful voice (from Semele); The Choice of Hercules: Yet can I hear that dulcet lay; Jephtha: Up the dreadful steep ascending; Samson - Overture; Israel in Egypt: Thou shalt bring them in; Esther: Who calls my parting soul; The Triumph of Time and Truth: On the valleys, dark and cheerless; Esther: How can I stay, when love invites?

Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), The King’s Consort, Robert King (conductor)

VIVAT VIVAT105 (CD)

 

 

Conversazioni II - Duelling Cantatas

GASPARINI: Io che dal terzo ciel (Venere e Adone)

CALDARA: Sonata a tre in E minor Op. 1 No. 5

HANDEL: Rondeau in G; Sonata in G; Amarilli vezzosa HWV 82

SCARLATTI: Sonata K63; Questo silenzio ombroso; Sonata K32

Anna Dennis (soprano), Andrew Radley (countertenor), Sounds Baroque, Julian Perkins (harpsichord, organ and director)

AVIE AV2296 (CD)

 

9.30am Building a Library

 

Jonathan Swain surveys recordings of Symphony no. 9 by Vaughan Williams and makes a recommendation:

 

 

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony no. 9

c/w Symphonies Nos. 1-8; Flos Campi; Serenade to Music; Job - A Masque for Dancing; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus'; Partita for double string orchestra; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Oboe Concerto in A minor; English Folk Song Suite

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)

EMI CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 5757602 (7CD budget and download)

 

10.20am

 

Christina Pluhar - The Complete Alpha Recordings

Various works with guest soloists

For full details see: www.outhere-music.com/en/albums/l-arpeggiata-christina-pluhar-the-complete-alpha-recordings-alpha-818

L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar (harp, theorbo and director)

ALPHA ALPHA818 (6CD budget)

 

 

Bal-kan - Honey and Blood

Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (conductor)

Various works

For full details see http://www.alia-vox.com/index.php?get_lang=en

ALIA VOX AVSA9902 (3 Hybrid SACD)

 

10.45am New Releases

Martin Cotton joins Andrew to talk about recently released recordings of chamber music

 

SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From My Life'

JANACEK: String Quartet No. 1 'The Kreutzer Sonata'; String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters'

Jerusalem Quartet

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902178 (CD)

 

 

GRIEG: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Op. 13

CHAUSSON: Poeme Op. 25

FRANCK, C: Violin Sonata in A

Callum Smart (violin), Gordon Back (piano)

ORCHID CLASSICS ORC100040 (CD)

 

 

Romantic Duos

LISZT: Grand duo concertant sur la romance S. 128; Consolation

BRIDGE: Sonata for violin and piano; Romanze; Heart's Ease

GRIEG: Violin Sonata in C minor Op. 45

Benjamin Schmid (violin), Ariane Hearing (piano)

TWO PIANISTS TP1039299 (CD)

 

 

Schumann, Schubert, Brahms

SCHUMANN: Marchenbilder Op. 113

SCHUBERT: Sonata 'Arpeggione' D821

BRAHMS: Viola Sonata Op. 120 No. 2

Lise Berthaud (viola), Adam Laloum (piano)

APARTE AP069 (CD)

 

 

Schubert - Arpeggione

SCHUBERT: Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione' D821

SCHUMANN: Funf Stucke im Volkston Op. 102

DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata

BRITTEN: Sonata C

Gautier Capucon (cello), Frank Braley (piano)

ERATO 9341582 (CD)

 

 

KORNGOLD: Sextet for Strings Op. 10; Suite Op. 23 for 2 violins, cello and piano (left hand)

Henri Sigfridsson, Thomas Sleditz and Marius Diaz, Aron Quartett

CPO 7776002 (CD mid-price)

 

11.45am Disc of the Week

KALEVI AHO: Minea (Concertante Music for Orchestra)*; Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra^; Symphony No. 15~

Eero Munter (double bass), Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska*, Jaako Kuusisto^ and Dima Slobodeniouk~ (conductors)

BIS BIS1866 (Hybrid SACD)

 

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