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Building a Library: Haydn: Symphony No 44 (Trauer)

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Haydn: Symphony No 44 (Trauer); New choral releases, including Schnittke, Part and MacMillan; Disc of the Week: Beethoven: Piano Trios.

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3 hours, 12 minutes

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Sat 22 Feb 2014 09:00


The Voice of the Turtle Dove

SHEPPARD: Libera nos 1 & II; In manus tuas I; In manus tuas III; Gaude gaude gaude Maria

MUNDY: Vox Patris caelestis; Adolescentulus sum ego

DAVY: Ah mine heart remember thee well; O Domine caeli terraeque creator

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

CORO COR16119 (CD)



Sheppard - Sacred choral music

SHEPPARD: Libera nos; Reges Tharsis et insulae; Gaude virgo Christiphera; Sacris solemniis; Paschal Kyrie; Cantate Mass; Adesto sancta Trinitas II; Hodie nobis caelorum rex; Verbum caro

Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, Duncan Ferguson (conductor)




MONTEVERDI: Missa In illo tempore

MERULO: Toccata Sesta; Toccata Settima

CIMA: Sonata

MARINI: Romanesca

CASTELLO: Sonata Seconda

Caroline Balding (violin), Roger Hamilton (harpsichord),

Cambridge Taverner Choir, Owen Rees (conductor)

HERALD HAVP372 (CD mid-price)



Madrigals of Love and Loss

MONTEVERDI: Volgendo il ciel (Ballo ‘Movete'); Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Or che’l ciel e la terra; Ohime, dov'e il mio ben (Book 7); Zefiro torna; Ohime il bel viso (Book 6); Sestina - Lagrimae d'Amante al sepolero dell'amata

Thomas Walker (tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Katherine Watson (soprano), Anna Dennis (soprano), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)



9.30am Building a Library

Nicholas Kenyon surveys recordings of Haydn’s Symphony no.44 and makes a recommendation:



Haydn - The 'Sturm und Drang' Symphonies

HAYDN: Symphony No. 44 in E minor 'Mourning'

c/w Symphonies Nos. 26, 35, 38, 39, 41-52, 58, 59 and 65

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON ARCHIV 4637312 (6CD budget and download)


Nino Gvetadze plays Debussy

DEBUSSY: Arabesque No. 1; Arabesque No. 2; Preludes - Book 1 (complete); Estampes; Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Nino Gvetadze (piano)




RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales; Sonatine; La Valse

SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 4 in F# Op. 30; Piano Sonata No. 5 in F# Op. 53; Waltz in Ab Op. 38; Deux poemes Op. 32

HJ Lim (piano)




Julius Isserlis - Piano Music

ISSERLIS: Ballade in G minor Op. 3 No. 1; Ballade in Eb minor Op. 3 No. 2; Moment triste; extracts from Ten Preludes Op. 2; Prelude exotique Op. 10 No. 2; Toccata in fourths Op. 10 No. 1; Ballade in A minor*; Skazka 'Fairy Tale' Op. 6; Drei Klavierstucke Op. 8; Souvenir russe Op. 9; Capriccio in A minor Op. 12; Memories of Childhood Op. 11; Warum?; Russian Dance Op. 7

Sam Haywood (piano) with Steven Isserlis (cello)*




Alexandre Tansman - Piano Music

TANSMAN: Suite dans le style ancien; Ballades Nos. 1-3; Arabesques; Cinq Impressions; Eight Cantilenas (Homage to J.S.Bach)

Eliane Reyes (piano)

NAXOS 8573021 (CD budget)


10.45am New Releases

Ivan Hewett joins Andrew to talk about recently released recordings of choral music



Alfred Schnittke: Konzert fur Chor

SCHNITTKE: Concerto for Choir; Three Sacred Hymns; Voices of Nature

PART: Dopo la vittoria

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Peter Dijkstra (conductor)

BR KLASSIK 900505 (CD)



PANUFNIK, R: Dance of Life - Tallinn Mass

Patricia Rozario (Life/Elu), Jaak Johanson (Narrator), Laura Lindpere (Kannel), Madis Metsamart (Percussion), Estonian TV Girls’ Choir, Collegium Musicale Chamber Choir, Choir Of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Mihhail Gerts (conductor)




Alpha & Omega - Choral Music by James MacMillan

MACMILLAN: Missa Dunelmi; St Patrick’s Magnificat; …fiat mihi…; Cum vidisset Jesus; I am your Mother; Invocation; Domine non secundum peccata nostra; Alpha & Omega

Madeleine Mitchell (violin), Cappella Nova, Alan Tavener and James MacMillan (conductors)

LINN CKD439 (Hybrid SACD)



…the flowers have their angels

BRITTEN: Rejoice in the Lamb Op. 30; A Hymn to the Virgin; Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria; Five Flower Songs Op. 47

MEALOR: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal; Praise

VICTORIA: Ecce sacerdos magnus

The Rodolfus Choir, Tom Winpenny (organ), Ross Gunning (percussion), Ralph Allwood (conductor)




Peter Eben - Salve Regina

EBEN: Ubi caritas et amor; Salve regina; Cantico delle creature; Verba sapientiae; Psalmi peregrini; Mundus in periculo (Tryptichon); Komm herab o Heiliger Geist; Rhythmus de gaudiis Paradisi; Abba - Amen;

Sachsisches Vocalensemble, Matthais Jung (conductor)

CPO 7776272 (CD mid-price)


11.45am Disc of the Week

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio No. 6 in Eb Op. 70 No. 2; Piano Trio No. 7 in Bb Op. 97 'Archduke'

Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov (Graff fortepiano)