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Building a Library: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1

Duration:
3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 03 May 2014

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1; New Bach releases, including the St John Passion; Disc of the Week: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro.

Music Played

10 items
  • 9.00am

     

    Quartet no. 3 in D major Op.44`1 for strings

    Performers:     Artemis String Quartet           

    Composers:    Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)      

    Album Title:     ERATO : 0825646366903     

     

     

    Morgen from 4 Lieder Op.27

    Performers:     Simone Kermes, Faure Quartet        

    Composers:    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)          

    Album Title:     SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-023672

     

     

    Symphony no. 2 in C minor (chamber version arr. Anthony Payne)

    Performers:     Royal Academy of Music Soloists, Trevor Pinnock 

    Composers:    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)           

    Album Title:     Linn CKD 442

     

     

    Quintet in D major for clarinet, horn, violin, cello and piano [1898]   

    Performers:     London Soloists' Ensemble    

    Composers:    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)         

    Album Title:     Naxos : 8.573191       

     

     

    Quadrille no.5 from L'Assomoir (The Bludgeon)

    Performers:     Innovation Chamber Ensemble, Barry Collett           

    Composers:    Edward Elgar 

    Album Title:     SOMM : SOMMCD-252       

     

  • 9.30am Building a Library

    Chris de Souza compares recordings of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1 and makes a recommendation:

     

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb minor Op. 23

    c/w The Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a

    Martha Argerich (piano), Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4498162 (CD and download)

     

    Also on Martha Argerich - The Collection vol.2

    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 24778124 (7CD budget)


  • 10.15am New Releases

    Berta Joncus joins Andrew live in the studio to discuss recently released recordings of Bach

     

     

    Cantata no. 106 BWV.106 (Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus tragicus))       

    Performers:     Hannah Morrison, Monteverdi Choir., English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner         

    Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)          

    Album Title:     SOLI DEO GLORIA : SDG-719        

     

     

    Easter Oratorio BWV.249      

    Performers:     English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner          

    Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)          

    Album Title:     SOLI DEO GLORIA : SDG-719        

     

     

    Magnificat in D major BWV.243        

    Performers:     Munich Bach Choir, Munich Bach Orchestra, Hansjorg Albrecht    

    Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)          

    Album Title:     OEHMS CLASSICS : OC-1801        

     

     

    Concerto [fragment] in D major BWV.1045 for violin, 3 tpt, timp, 2 ob & string orch           

    Performers:     Munich Bach Orchestra, Hansjorg Albrecht 

    Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)          

    Album Title:     OEHMS CLASSICS : OC-1801        

     

     

    Cantata no. 82 BWV.82 (Ich habe genug)    

    Performers:     Christine Schafer, Berlin Baroque Soloists   

    Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)          

    Album Title:     SONY CLASSICAL : 88765-444782

     

     

    Cantata no. 158 BWV.158 (Der Friede sei mit dir)    

    Performers:     Thomas E. Bauer, Das Neue Orchester, Christoph Spering

    Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)          

    Album Title:     OEHMS CLASSICS : OC-887                      

     

     

    Johannespassion BWV.245   

    Performers:     Christopher Purves, Academy of Ancient Music Chorus, Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr           

    Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)          

    Album Title:     ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC RECORDS : AAM-002 

     

  • 11.20am

     

    Manfred symphony Op.58    

    Performers:     Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (1957)

    Composers:    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)        

    Album Title:     PENTATONE : PTC-5186-387         

     

     

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)       

    Performers:     Bavarian R S O, Mariss Jansons      

    Composers:    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)        

    Album Title:     BR KLASSIK : 900123          

     

     

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.54    

    Performers:     Bavarian R S O, Mariss Jansons      

    Composers:    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)  

    Album Title:     BR KLASSIK : 900123          

     

     

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

    Performers:     Gal James, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko       

    Composers:    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)  

    Album Title:     NAXOS : 8.573132    

     

     

    Concerto no. 2 in G major Op.126 for cello and orchestra   

    Performers:     Truls Mork, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko 

    Composers:    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)  

    Album Title:     ONDINE : ODE-1218-2         

     

  • 11.45am Disc of the Week

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

    Performers:     Andrei Bondarenko, Simone Kermes, Fanie Antonelou, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Christian Van Horn, Garry Agadzhanian, Maria Forsstrom, Krystian Adam, Nikolai Loskutkin, Musica Aeterna, Teodor Currentzis   

    Composers:    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)    

    Album Title:     SONY CLASSICAL : 88883-709262

     

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