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Building a Library: Nielsen: Symphony No 2

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Nielsen: Symphony No 2; Discussing the state of classical music retailing; Disc of the Week: Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Last on

Sat 19 Apr 2014 09:00

9.00am

Sept Repons de Tenebres     

Performers:     Cappella Amsterdam, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian National S O, Daniel Reuss           

Composers:    Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)          

HARMONIA MUNDI : HMC902149 

 

 

Stabat mater in G minor for chorus and organ         

Performers:     Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale 1704, Vaclav Luks        

Composers:    Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma (1704 - 1774)

SUPRAPHON : SU41602     

 

 

Membra Jesu nostri - 7 passion cantatas BuxWV.75           

Performers:     Magdalen College Oxford Choir, Phantasm, Daniel Hyde   

Composers:    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637 - 1707)   

OPUS ARTE : OACD-9023  

 

 

Lamentations for 5 voices     

Performers:     Tenebrae, Nigel Short

Composers:    Thomas Tallis (c1505 - 1585)

SIGNUM CLASSICS : SIGCD901   

 

 

The Seven last words of our Saviour on the Cross H.20.1b

Performers:     Cuarteto Casals         

Composers:    Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) 

HARMONIA MUNDI : HMC 902162

9.30am Building a Library

David Fanning compares recordings of Nielsen’s Symphony no. 2 and makes a recommendation:

 

 

NIELSEN: Symphony no. 2 ‘The Four Temperaments’

c/w Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3-6 (Complete)

London Symphony Orchestra, Ole Schmidt (conductor)

ALTO ALC2505 (3CD budget)


10:20am Record Store day

James Jolly and Chris O’Reilly join Andrew live in the studio to discuss the current state of recorded classical music retailing with musical illustrations including:

 

 

Valses nobles et sentimentales for piano      

Performers:     Steven Osborne         

Composers:    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937) 

HYPERION : CDA677312    

 

 

Lilacs Op.21 no.5       

Performers:     Ekaterina Siurina, Iain Burnside        

Composers:    Sergey Rakhmaninov (1873 - 1943) 

DELPHIAN : DCD34127       

 

 

Rosengaardsspil (Rose Garden Play) BVN.153 for string quartet    

Performers:     Nightingale String Quartet     

Composers:    Rued Langgaard (1893 - 1952)         

DACAPO : 6220576  

           

 

Written on skin - opera in 3 parts       

Performers:     Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, George Benjamin  

Composers:    George Benjamin (1960)       

NIMBUS : NI58856    

 

 

Fantasia         

Performers:     Rachel Podger           

Composers:    Nicola Matteis

CHANNEL CLASSICS : CCSSA35513        

 

 

Polichinelle serenade vers. for violin and piano        

Performers:     Jack Liebeck, Katya Apekisheva      

Composers:    Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962)    

HYPERION : CDA68040      

 

 

Brandenburg concerto no. 4 in G major BWV.1049

Performers:     Dunedin Consort, John Butt  

Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)          

LINN : CKD430          

 

 

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From Decca’s ‘Most Wanted Recitals Series’:

 

Maria di Rohan - opera in 3 acts       

Performers:     Jose Carreras, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Roberto Benzi        

Composers:    Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)       

DECCA : 4808142     

 

Romeo et Juliette - opera in 5 acts    

Performers:     Janine Micheau, L'Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, Roger Desormiere    

Composers:    Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)          

DECCA : 4808166     

 

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

Performers:     Fernando Corena, Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, Alberto Erede      

Composers:    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)    

DECCA : 4808146     

 

5 Lieder Op.48           

Performers:     Hilde Gueden, Friedrich Gulda          

Composers:    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)          

DECCA : 4808156     

 

Dardanus - tragedie en musique       

Performers:     Gerard Souzay, English Chamber Orchestra., Raymond Leppard  

Composers:    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)           

DECCA : 4808179     

 

Oklahoma! - musical

Performers:     George London, The Roland Shaw Orchestra          

Composers:    Richard Rodgers (1902 - 1979)         

DECCA : 4808163     

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Requiem for chorus and organ          

Performers:     Choir of Kings College London, David Trendell        

Composers:    Alfred Desenclos (1912 - 1971)         

DELPHIAN : DCD34136       

 

 

Symphony no. 1        

Performers:     Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Jean Martinon          

Composers:    Henri Dutilleux (1916)

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 5345672    

 

 

Sonata in B minor for violin and piano           

Performers:     Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Huw Watkins

Composers:    Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936)        

SIGNUM CLASSICS : SIGCD376   

 

 

Symphony no. 14 Op.135 for soprano, bass, string orchestra and percussion        

Performers:     Alexander VINOGRADOV, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko      

Composers:    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)  

NAXOS : 8573132     

 

 

Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra            

Performers:     Alisa Weilerstein, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek   

Composers:    Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)           

DECCA : 4785705     

 

 

Quintet no. 2 in G major Op.111 for strings  

Performers:     Takacs String Quartet, Lawrence Power      

Composers:    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)       

HYPERION : CDA67900      

 

11.15am Interview

Andrew talks to soprano Emma Kirkby and violinist Catherine Mackintosh about their iconic 1980 recording of Handel’s Messiah

 

HANDEL: Messiah

Judith Nelson and Emma Kirkby (sopranos), Carolyn Watkinson (alto), Paul Elliot (tenor), David Thomas (bass), Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

DECCA 4304882 (2CD)

 

11.45am Disc of the Week

The Gospel According to the Other Mary     

Performers:     Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel

Composers:    John Adams (1947)

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 4792243

Record Store Day on CD Review

We're celebrating those enthusiastic, inventive independent classical retailers today. We've given listeners an (entirely virtual) £50 to spend on classical recordings. Here are some of their comments and selections.

  • 19 Apr 2014 10:57:09

    You've been tweeting and emailing your #RecordStoreDay choices:

  • 19 Apr 2014 12:05:21

    On duty in the CD Review studio for #RecordStoreDay, Andrew Mcgregor at the desk and (l-r) Chris O'Reilly from Presto Classical and James Jolly from Gramophone Magazine.

  • 19 Apr 2014 12:08:32

    Chris and James each spent an entirely virtual (no cash changed hands!) £50 on records. Here are their lists, with manuscript additions. First. Chris O'Reilly's:

  • 19 Apr 2014 12:10:29

    And James Jolly's:

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