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Summer CD Review: Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Kodaly, Jessye Norman, Monteverdi, Bruckner

With Andrew McGregor. Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky piano trios (excerpts); Proms Composer: Kodaly; Jessye Norman; Monteverdi: Vespers (excerpt); Bruckner: Symphony No 7 (excerpt).

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3 hours, 12 minutes

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Sat 23 Aug 2014 09:00

09:00

Elegiac trio no. 1 in G minor for piano and strings [1892]

Performers:     Trio Testore

Composers:    Sergei Rachmaninov

Album Title:     AUDITE  92.691 (Hybrid SACD)

 

Concerto no. 19 in F major K.459 for piano and orchestra

Performers:     Mitsuko Uchida (piano/director), Cleveland Orchestra.

Composers:    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Album title:      DECCA 478 6763

 

Partita no. 4 in D major BWV.828 for keyboard        

Performers:     Igor Levit (piano)

Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach

Album Title:     SONY  88843 036822 (2CDs)

9.30am Proms Composer: Zoltan Kodaly

Hary Janos - suite Op.35a [1927]

Performers:     Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album Title:     BUDAPEST MUSIC CENTRE RECORDS BMC CD 141

 

Hary Janos - Singspiel Op.15            

Performers:     Peter Ustinov (narrator), Laszlo Palocz, London Symphony Orchestra, Istvan Kertesz (conductor)

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album Title:     DECCA 278 2303 (5CDs)

 

Este [Evening] for chorus      

Performers:     Helle Charlotte Pedersen, Danish National Radio Choir, Stefan Parkman

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album Title:     CHANDOS CHAN 9754

 

Summer evening [Nyari este]

Performers:     Philharmonia Hungarica, Antal Dorati (conductor)

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album title:      DECCA 278 2303 (5CDs)

 

Magyar nepzene [Hungarian folk-music] - book 4 for voice and piano

Performers:     Judit Nemeth (mezzo-soprano), Andrea Melath (mezzo-soprano), Szabolcs Brickner (tenor), Tamas Vasary (piano)

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album title:      HUNGAROTON HCD 32557-59 (3CDs)

 

Sonata Op.8 for cello solo

Performers:     Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album Title:     DECCA 478 5296 (October release)

 

Quartet no. 2 Op.10 for strings

Performers:     Dante String Quartet

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album title:      HYPERION CDA 67999

 

Psalmus Hungaricus Op.13 for tenor, chorus and orchestra

Performers:     Jozsef Simandy (tenor), Budapest Chorus, Hungarian State Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album title:      HUNGAROTON HCD 11392-2

 

Concerto for orchestra

Performers:     BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album title:      CHANDOS CHAN 9811

 

Mez, mez, mez [Honey] [Wine, sweet wine]

Performers:     Cantemus, Denes Szabo (conductor)

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album title:      HUNGAROTON HCD 31291

 

Symphony in C major

Performers:     Philharmonia Hungarica, Antal Dorati (conductor)

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album title:      DECCA 478 2303

 

Laudes organi for chorus and organ

Performers:     Westminster Cathedral Choir, Andrew Reid (organ), James O'Donnell (conductor)

Composers:    Zoltan Kodaly

Album title:      HYPERION CDA 67147

10.15am Interview with Jessye Norman

Andrew talks to soprano Jessye Norman about her new memoir, the extraordinary recording career, memories of finding herself working in a divided Berlin having grown up in the segregated American south, a bizarre encounter during a song recital, the joy of performing Tippett's A Child of our Time with its innovative use of spirituals and her deeply held conviction that the arts are an essential part of life which touch the depths of the human spirit. 

11.15am Monteverdi Vespers

Vespro della Beata Vergine [1610]

Performers:     Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)

Composers:    Claudio Monteverdi

Album Title:     NAIVE OP 30557

 

Vespro della Beata Vergine [1610]    

Performers:     Namur Chamber Choir, Capella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (conductor)

Composers:    Claudio Monteverdi

Album Title:     AMBRONAY AMY 041

 

Beatus vir for 6 voices, 2 vn, 3 va da brazzo/tbn, bc [1640]

Performers:     King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)

Composers:    Claudio Monteverdi

Album Title:     HYPERION SACDA 67428

 

Sonata a 6 [Sonate e canzoni bk.6, 1636]     

Performers:     Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)

Composers:    Giovanni Battista Buonamente

Album Title:     NAIVE OP-30557

 

Vespro della Beata Vergine [1610]    

Performers:     Charles Daniels (tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)

Composers:    Claudio Monteverdi

Album Title:     HYPERION SACDA 67531/2

 

Magnificat Primo a 8 (Selva morale e spirituale 1640-1641))

Performers:     Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)

Composers:    Claudio Monteverdi

Album title:      NAIVE OP 30557

11.45am

Symphony no. 7 in E major

Performers:  Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

Composers:  Anton Bruckner

Album Title:  CHANNEL CLASSICS CCS SA 33714 (Hybrid SACD)