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Summer CD Review: Rameau, Moeran, Dvorak, Turina

With Andrew McGregor. Rameau: opera arias; Proms Composer: Moeran; Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout; Dvorak: complete symphonies and concertos; Turina: Canto a Sevilla (excs).

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3 hours, 12 minutes

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Sat 19 Jul 2014 09:00


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RAMEAU: Castor et Pollux (Suite)

L’Orfeo Barockorchester, Michi Gaigg (conductor)

CPO 777 914-2 (CD mid-price)


Le Grand Theatre de l’amour

RAMEAU: Highlights of 15 stage works including Les Indes Galantes, Les Paladins, Les Boreades, Dardanus

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko (director)

ERATO 50999 9341492 0 (CD )


A French Baroque Diva

Arias for Marie Fel, performed at the Paris Opera and the Concert Spirituels from 1734 to 1769

Arias by Lacoste, Lalande, Rousseau, Rameau, Mondonville, Fiocco

Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)



RAMEAU: Les Surprises de l’Amour

Virginie Pochon (soprano), Caroline Mutel (soprano), Amel Brahim-Djelloul (soprano), Magali Perol-Dumora (soprano), Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano), Andres Dahlin (tenor), Davy Cornillot (tenor), Pierre-Yves Pruvot (baritone), Jean-Sebastien Bou (baritone), Les Nouveaux Caracteres, Sebastien d’Herin (harpsichord/director)

GLOSSA GCD 922701 (3CD and download)

9.30am Proms Composer: E J Moeran

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String trio in G major (1931), O Sweet fa’s the Eve, Can’t you Dance the Polka, Sheep Shearing, Diaphenia, The Sweet l’ the Year, Symphony in G minor (1924-37)

Jean Pougnet (violin), Frederick Ridel (violin), Anthony Pini (cello), John Goss (baritone), Cathedral Male Voice Quartet, Hubert Foss (piano), Heddle Nash (tenor), Gerald Moore (piano), Halle Orchestra, Leslie Heward (conductor)

DIVINE ART 27808 (Budget CD and download)


MOERAN: Sinfonietta (1944)*, Symphony in G minor (1924-37)**, Overture for a Masque (1944)*

London Philharmonic Orchestra*, New Philharmonia Orchestra**, Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)

LYRITA SRCD .247 (CD mid-price)


String Quartet in E flat major, String Quartet in A minor, String Trio in G major

Maggini String Quartet

NAXOS 8.554079 (Budget CD)


English Violin Duos


MOERAN: Sonata for 2 violins

CROFT: Sonata IV

MATTHEWS: English Dance from Eight Duos

RAWSTHORNE: Theme and Variations

Harriet Mackenzie, Philippa Mo (violins)

NMC D182 (CD mid-price)


E.J. Moeran & Gordon Jacob, Piano Music

MOERAN: Irish Love Song (1926), Theme and Variations (1926), On a May Morning (1921), Three Fancies (1922), Summer Valley (1925), Three Piano Pieces (1919)

JACOB: Piano sonata (1957)

Iris Loveridge (piano)

LYRITA REAM.1103 (CD mid-price)


Ernest James Moeran (1984-1950) Complete Solo Songs

Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Andrian Thompson (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), John Talbot (piano)

CHANDOS CHAN 10596(2)  (2CD)


MOERAN: Overture for a Masque (1944), In the Mountain Country (1921), Rhapsody no.1 in F major (1922), Rhapsody no.2 in E major (1924/41), Rhapsody in F sharp major (1943)*

Benjamin Frith (piano)*, Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta

NAXOS 8.573106 (Budget CD and download)


MOERAN: Cello concerto (1945), Cello sonata in A minor (1948)*, Prelude for cello and piano (1944)*

Peers Coetmore (cello), Eric Parkin (piano)*, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)



MOERAN: Cello concerto (1945), Serenade in G (original version, 1948), Lonely Waters (c.1931)*, Whythorne’s Shadow (1931)

Guy Johnston (cello), Rebekah Coffey (soprano)*, Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta (conductor)

NAXOS 8.573034 (Budget CD)


The Lark Ascending

MOERAN: Violin concerto (1937-42)

DELIUS: Legende

HOLST: A Song of the Night, Op.19 no.1

ELGAR: Chanson de matin Op.15 no2, Chanson de nuit Op.15 no.1, Salut d’amour Op.12

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending

Tasmin Little (violin), BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

CHANDOS CHAN 10796 (CD and download)

10.05am Interview with Kristian Bezuidenhout

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MOZART: Piano sonata no.11 in A major K.331, 6 Variations on Salve tu Domine K.398, Romanze in A flat major Kanh.205, 12 Variations K.500, Piano sonata no.7 in C major  K309, 12 Variations on Ah vous dirai-je Maman K.265, Piano sonata no.4 in E flat major  K.282, Adagio in F major Kanh.206a, Piano sonata Number 3 in B flat major K.281, 12 Variations on La belle Francoise K.353

Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano - Fortepiano by Paul McNulty Divisov Czech Republic 2009 after Anton Walter & Sohn Vienna 1805 from the collection of Alexander Skeapin)



MOZART: Piano concerto no.17 in G major K.453, Piano concerto no.22 in E flat major K.482

Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano - Paul McNulty, Divisov, Czech Republic, 2009, after Anton Walter & Sohn, Vienna, 1805), Freiburg Barockorchester, Petra Mullejans (conductor)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 902147 (CD mid-price)


BEETHOVEN: Violin sonatas no.3 in E flat major Op.12 no.1 and no.9 in A major Op.47 “Kreutzer”

Viktoria Mullova (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

ONYX 4050 (CD)


SCHUMANN: Liederkreis Op.24, Dichterliebe Op.48


Mark Padmore (tenor), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano - 1837 Erard)

11.00am Dvorak Symphonies and Concertos

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Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Czech Philharmonic, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

DECCA 478 6757 (6CDs and download)


Rafael Kubelik The Symphony Edition

Symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, Dvorak, Mahler

DG 479 2689 (23CDs)


TURINA: La Procesion del Rocio Op.9, Rapsodia Sinfonica Op.66*, Danzas Gitanas Op.55, Canto a Sevilla Op.37**<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Maria Espada (soprano)**, Martin  Roscoe (piano)*, BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

CHANDOS CHAN 10819 (CD mid-price and download)

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