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Building a Library: Handel: Concerti grossi, Op 6

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Handel: Concerti grossi, Op 6; New releases of romantic orchestral works; Disc of the Week: Prokofiev: Piano Concertos.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Last on

Sat 15 Mar 2014 09:00


Symphony no. 4 in A major Op.90 (Italian)   

Performers:     City of Birmingham Orchestra, Edward Gardner     

Composers:    Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)      

Album Title:     CHANDOS : CHSA 5132      



Symphony no. 4 in D minor Op.120

Performers:     Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nezet-Seguin       

Composers:    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)       

Album Title:     DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 479-2437  



El Canto del ruisenor Op.29 for violin and piano       

Performers:     Julia Fischer, Milana Chernyavska   

Composers:    Pablo de Sarasate (1844 - 1908)       

Album Title:     DECCA : 478 5950    



Messe solennelle in C sharp minor Op.16 for choir and 2 organs    

Performers:     Choir of Southwell Minster, Simon Hogan, Hilary Punnett, Paul Hale         

Composers:    Louis Vierne (1870 - 1937)    

Album Title:     REGENT : REGCD425         


Building a Library

David Vickers reviews recordings of Handel’s Twelve Grand Concertos Op.6 and makes a personal recommendation:


HANDEL: Concerti grossi Op. 6 Nos. 1-12 HWV319-330

Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Manze (conductor)


New Releases

Not one expert reviewer but two! The critics and broadcasters Stephen Johnson and Jonathan Swain talk to Andrew about recent releases of romantic orchestral repertoire



BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique Op. 14

VARESE: Ionisation

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons (conductor)

BR KLASSIK 900121 (CD)



TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 7 in Eb: Piano Concerto No. 3 in Eb

Lilya Zilberstein (piano), Gurzenich-Orchestra Koln, Dmitrij Kitajenko (conductor)

OEHMS OC672 (Hybrid SACD)



BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

LSO LIVE LSO0746 (Hybrid SACD)



PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major Op. 100; Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major Op. 26

Denis Matsuev (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)




Concerto no. 5 in D major K.175 for piano and orchestra    

Performers:     Cristofori, Arthur Schoonderwoerd    

Composers:    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)    

Album Title:     ACCENT : ACC-24289         



 Misero! o sogno! - concert aria K.431 for tenor and orchestra        

Performers:     Rolando Villazon, London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano

Composers:    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)    

Album Title:     DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 479-1054                             



Le Nozze di Figaro - opera in 4 acts K.492   

Performers:     Fanie Antonelou, Maria Forsstrom, James Elliott, Andrei Bondarenko, Nikolai Loskutkin, Christian Van Horn, Musicaeterna, Teodor Currentzis 

Composers:    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)    

Album Title:     SONY : 88843014192            

Disc of the Week

Concerto no. 2 in G minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra [rev. 1923]         

Performers:     Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda           

Composers:    Sergey Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)        

Album Title:     CHANDOS CHAN 10802      

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