Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Building a Library: Elgar: Cello Concerto

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Elgar: Cello Concerto; New Releases: Bruckner and Beethoven symphonies; Disc of the Week: Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas.

Release date:

3 hours, 12 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Jun 2014 09:00

9.00am

Sonatina no. 1 in F major AV.135 for 16 wind instruments    

Performers:     Armonia Ensemble    

Composers:    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)          

Album Title:     BERLIN CLASSICS : 0300576-BC   

 

Oggi per me non sudi (La Contesa de' numi)            

Performers:     Daniel Behle (tenor), Armonia Atenea, George Petrou         

Composers:    Christoph Willibald Gluck       

Album Title:     DECCA : 478-6758    

 

Sonata in D major H.16.51 for piano

Performers:     Gottlieb Wallisch        

Composers:    Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) 

Album Title:     LINN : CKD-464        

 

Laue Sommernacht - 5 Songs for voice and piano [1910]   

Performers:     Karen Cargill (mezzo), Simon Lepper (piano)           

Composers:    Alma Mahler (1879 - 1964)    

Album Title:     LINN : CKD-453         

 

Um Mitternacht  - 5 Ruckert-Lieder vers. for voice and piano         

Performers:     Karen Cargill (mezzo), Simon Lepper (piano)           

Composers:    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

Album Title:     LINN : CKD-453        

Building a Library

Helen Wallace compares recordings of Elgar’s cello concerto and makes a recommendation:

  

Top recommendation - only available as a download or as a collected edition:

 

Greatest Cello Concertos (Blue Boxes)

BACH, C P E; BRITTEN; BRUCH; DUTILLEUX; DVORAK; ELGAR; HAYDN; KERNIS; MIASKOVSKY; PART; PROKOFIEV; SCHUMANN; SHOSTAKOVICH;  TCHAIKOVSKY.

Truls Mork (cello), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

WARNER CLASSICS 6158102 (9CD budget)

 

 

Recommendation on single disc:

 

ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85

LUTOSLAWSKI: Cello Concerto

Pieter Wispelwey (cello), The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jac van Steen (conductor)

CHANNEL CCS12998 (CD)

 

 

Historic recommendation on single disc:

 

Elgar: Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures & Cockaigne Overture

ELGAR: Cockaigne Overture Op. 40 'In London Town'; Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85; Sea Pictures Op. 37

Jacqueline du Pre (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)

EMI 6230752 (CD mid-price)

 

 

Historic recommendation as a collected edition:

 

Jacqueline du Pre: The Complete EMI Recordings

BACH; BEETHOVEN; BOCCHERINI; BRAHMS;  BRITTEN; BRUCH; CHOPIN; COUPERIN, F; DELIUS; DVORAK; ELGAR; FALLA; FAURE; FRANCK, C; HANDEL; HAYDN; LALO; MENDELSSOHN; MONN; PARADIS; SAINT-SAENS;

SCHUMANN; STRAUSS, R; TCHAIKOVSKY.

Jacqueline du Pre (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)

EMI 0919342 (17CD budget)

New Releases

Richard Morrison joins Andrew to discuss recently released DVDs of orchestral works by Bruckner and Beethoven.

 

 

George Szell conducts The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

MOZART: Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

WALTON: Variations on a Theme by Hindemith

Wiener Philharmoniker, George Szell (conductor)

VAI DVDVAI4566 (DVD Video)

 

 

Bruckner: The Mature Symphonies (Symphony No. 7)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

ACCENTUS MUSIC ACC202177 (DVD Video) ACC102177 (Blu-Ray)

 

 

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann (conductor)

C MAJOR 716108 (DVD Video) 715204 (Blu-Ray)

 

 

Claudio Abbado conducts Brahms, Schoenberg & Beethoven

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 55 'Eroica'

BRAHMS: Tragic Overture Op. 81

SCHOENBERG: Lied der Waldtaube (from Gurrelieder); Orchestral Interlude (from Gurrelieder)

Mihoko Fujimura (alto), The Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

ACCENTUS MUSIC ACC20282 (DVD Video) ACC10282 (Blu-Ray)

11.00am

 

Quartet no. 12 in F major Op.96 (American) for strings       

Performers:     Cypress String Quartet          

Composers:    Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)           

Album Title:     AVIE : AV-2304         

 

 

Sketches on Indian themes: no.2      

Performers:     Cypress String Quartet          

Composers:    Charles Tomlinson Griffes     

Album Title:     AVIE : AV-2304         

 

 

A Stopwatch and an ordnance map Op.15 for male voices, brass and timpani      

Performers:     Stuttgart SWR Vocal Ensemble, Marcus Creed       

Composers:    Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)

Album Title:     HANSSLER CLASSIC : CD-93.306

 

Missa brevis for chorus, organ and percussion         

Performers:     Stuttgart SWR Vocal Ensemble, Marcus Creed       

Composers:    Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)       

Album Title:     HANSSLER CLASSIC : CD-93.306

 

 

Capriccio for cello and piano [1946]  

Performers:     Zuill Bailey (cello), Lara Downes (piano)       

Composers:    Lukas Foss (1922 - 2009)      

Album Title:     STEINWAY & SONS : 30025           

 

 

Serenade [after Plato's "The symposium"] for violin, string orch, harp and percussion       

Performers:     Tai Murray (violin), Poitou-Charentes Orchestra, Jean-Francois Heisser    

Composers:    Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)       

Album Title:     MIRARE : MIR-244   

 

 

City noir for orchestra            

Performers:     Timothy Mcallister, St Louis S O, David Robertson  

Composers:    John Adams (1947)   

Album Title:     NONESUCH : 7559-795644

 

 

Voices from the Heartland: no.7 - Beulah Land        

Performers:     Ann Crumb (soprano), Orchestra 2001, James Freeman    

Composers:    George Crumb           

Album Title:     BRIDGE : 9413          

 

 

An Amerikaner in Danmark (opening)          

Performers:     Odense S O, Henrik Vagn Christensen        

Composers:    Andy Pape (1955)      

Album Title:     DA CAPO : 6.220567             (hybrid SACD)

Disc of the Week

 

Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas & Five Melodies

PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 80; Five Melodies for Violin and Piano Op. 35b; Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major Op. 94a

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Steven Osborne (piano)

HYPERION CDA67514 (CD mid-price)

 

Record Review

Record Review

CD Review has become Record Review - listen here