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Andrew McGregor features some discs from this year's Gramophone Awards winners, and in Building a Library Andrew Manze explores the available recordings of Ravel's Violin Sonata. Also in the programme, David Vickers reviews some recent discs of 18th century music, and Andrew talks to maverick pianist Margaret Leng Tan.
 
Vote for your choice in this week's Listening Booth here

Building a Library:

Ravel: Violin Sonata in G
Reviewer - Andrew Manze

First Choice:
Renaud Capucon (violin), Franck Braley (piano)
(recorded 2001; c/w Piano Trio*; Sonata for violin and cello*; Sonata for violin and piano 'Sonate Posthume'):
Gautier Capucon (cello)*
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5454922 (CD)

Historic Choice:
David Oistrakh (violin), Frida Bauer (piano)
(recorded 1966; c/w Tzigane; Sonate posthume*; Piece en forme de Habanera*; Sonata for violin and cello*):
Josef Suk (violin)*, Josef Hala (piano)*, Andre Navarra (cello)
PRAGA PR254016 (CD, mid-price)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.ravel:
bal.ravel.violin.sonata.in.g


Playlist

[All recordings are available at full price unless indicated otherwise.]

First Half Hour:


Raphael MOSTEL Star-Spangled Etude No.3 "Furling Banner" (from CD entitled 'The Art of the Toy Piano' - also including works by GLASS, BEETHOVEN, SATIE; LENNON & MCCARTNEY and others):
Margaret Leng Tan (toy piano, toy siren, police whistle and cap gun)
POINT MUSIC 4563452 (CD, not currently available)

MAHLER Symphony No.6 in A minor (1st movement played):
Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado (conductor)
(live recording)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4775684 (2-SACD/CD Hybrid)


Building A Library Recommendations:

RAVEL Violin Sonata in G

Reviewer: Andrew Manze

First Choice:
(recorded 2001)
Renaud Capucon (violin), Franck Braley (piano)
(c/w Piano Trio*; Sonata for violin and cello*; Sonata for violin and piano 'Sonate Posthume'):
Gautier Capucon (cello)*
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5454922 (CD)

Historic Choice:
(recorded 1966)
David Oistrakh (violin), Frida Bauer (piano)
(c/w Tzigane; Sonate posthume*; Piece en forme de Habanera*; Sonata for violin and cello*+):
Josef Suk (violin)*, Josef Hala (piano)*, Andre Navarra (cello)+
PRAGA PR254016 (CD, mid-price)

Next week's Building a Library - Andrew Green on ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius


Consumer Spot - Gramophone Awards 2006:

SZYMANOWSKI Masques, Op.34 (Serenade de Don Juan played)
(c/w Piano Sonata No.3, Op.36; Metopes, Op.29):
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5457302 (CD)

CAMPRA 'Mes yeux, fermez-vous a jamais' from La Carnaval de Venise
(c/w extracts from LULLY Armide, RAMEAU Castor et Pollux; Hippolyte et Aricie; Les Fetes de Polymnie; MONDONVILLE Isbe; LECLAIR Scylla et Glaucus; ROYER Le Pouvoir de l'Amour; Zaide; GLUCK Iphigenie en Aulide; Armide)
Veronique Gens (soprano), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (director)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 3467622 (CD)

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV1048 (3rd movement played)
(c/w Brandenburg Concertos No.1 in F, BWV1046; No.2 in F, BWV1047; No.4 in G, BWV1049; No.5 in D, BWV1050; No.6 in B flat, BWV1051; Sinfonia from Cantata BWV174 "Ich liebe den Hoechsten von ganzem Gemuete"):
Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)
NAIVE OP30412 (2-CD + bonus DVD)

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 (1st movement played)
(c/w Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1):
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Berliner Philharmoniker, Antonio Pappano (conductor)
EMI CLASSICS 4748132 (CD)

TALLIS O nata lux
(c/w Jesu salvator saeculi; Gaude gloriosa; Sermone blando angelus; Magnificat; Nunc dimittis; Mihi autem nimis; Absterge Domine; Derelinquat impius; Loquebantur variis linguis; Suscipe quaeso Domine):
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (director)
HYPERION CDA67548 (CD)

MIASKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.44 (3rd movement played)
(c/w MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64; DVORAK Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53; SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto in C sharp minor, Op.129; LALO Symphonie Espagnole; BRUCH Scottish Fantasy, Op.46; BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D, Op.61; Romance No.1 in G major, Op.40; Romance No.2 in F, Op.50; KABALEVSKY Violin Concerto in C, Op.48; TANEYEV Concert Suite, Op.28; PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.19; TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D, Op.35; SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47; BARTOK Violin Concerto No.1, Sz.26; SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No.1, Op.35; HINDEMITH Violin Concerto; GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.82; CHAUSSON Poeme, Op.25; RAVEL Tzigane; GLAZUNOV Mazurka-Oberek in D; STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto in D):
David Oistrakh (violin), State Symphony Orchestra of USSR, Alexander Gauk (conductor)
(10-CD set also features the Moscow and Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestras, with conductors Kyrill Kondrashin, Vevgeny Mravinsky, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Carl Eliasberg, Kurt Sanderling and Gabril Yudin)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 92609 (10-CD, budget)


New Releases - 18th Century:

Reviewer: David Vickers

LOCATELLI Concerto Grossi Op.1 - No.2 in C minor; No.4 in E minor; No.7 in F; No.8 in F minor "pastorale"; No.9 in D; No.11 in C minor:
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Gottfried von der Goltz (conductor)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901889 (CD)

COUPERIN Les Nations, Vol.2 - La Piemontoise; L'Imperiale; Treizieme Concert a 2 instrumens a L'unisson; Preludes 2 and 3 from L'Art de Toucher le Clavecin:
The Purcell Quartet, Rebeka Ruso (viola de gamba)
CHACONNE CHAN0729 (CD)

TELEMANN Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, Vol.1 - Six Cantatas: Lauter Wonne, lauter (Fourth Sunday of Advent); In gering und rauhen Schalen (First Sunday after Epiphany); Hemmet den Eifer, verbannet die Rache (First Sunday after Feast of Epiphany); Seele, lerne dich (Last Sunday before Lent); Du bist verflucht, o Schreckensstimme (Fourth Sunday of Lent); Auf ehernen Mauern (First Sunday after Easter):
Bergen Barokk, Mona Julsrud (soprano), Frode Thorsen (recorder), Hans Knut Sveen (harpsichord/organ), Markku Luolajan-Mikkola (cello)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0037 (CD)

CD entitled 'TELEMANN The Virtuoso Godfather' - Flute Quartet TWV43:C2; Flute Sonata TWV43:G12; Sonata TWV43:G10; Funfzehnte und Sechzehnte Lection des Getreuen Music-Meisters, TWV40:1; KRESS Flute Trios; C.P.E. BACH Arioso for Harpsichord and Violin; Fantasia on 'Jesu meines Lebens Leben':
Charivari Agreable
SIGNUM SIGCD086 (CD)

BACH Violin Concertos - BWV1052 in D minor (reconstructed from Harpsichord Concerto); BWV1041 in A minor; BWV1042 in E; BWV1056 in G minor:
Monica Huggett (baroque violin), Sonnerie
GAUDEAMUS CDGAU356 (CD)


An Interview with Margaret Leng Tan:

CAGE Sonata 5
(from CD entitled 'John Cage - The Piano Works 7' - CAGE Sonatas and Interludes; Chess Pieces; RIETI Chess Serenade):
Margaret Leng Tan (prepared piano)
MODE 158 (CD)

CAGE The Perilous Night (extract played)
(c/w Four Walls*):
Margaret Leng Tan (prepared piano), Joan La Barbara (soprano)*
NEW ALBION NA037 (CD)

CAGE One2 (extract played)
(from CD entitled 'John Cage - The Piano Works 4' - also including Triple-Paced; Totem Ancestor; Ad Lib; Jazz Study; Music for Marcel Duchamp; Works of Calder):
Margaret Leng Tan (pianos)
MODE 106 (CD)

Toby TWINING Satie Blues (extract played)
(from CD entitled 'The Art of the Toy Piano' - also including works by GLASS, BEETHOVEN, SATIE; LENNON & MCCARTNEY and others):
Margaret Leng Tan (piano, toy piano)
POINT MUSIC 4563452 (CD, not currently available)

Ge GAN-RU Quin from Gu Yue (Ancient Music) (extract played)
(c/w CAGE Primitive; In the Name of the Holocaust; HOVHANESS Orbit No.2, Op.102 No.2; Jhala, Op.103; CRUMB Five Pieces for Piano; SATOH Cosmic Womb):
Margaret Leng Tan (piano)
MODE 15 (CD)


THE LISTENING BOOTH:

The Listening Booth is a regular slot around midday on Saturday's CD Review. It's your chance to vote for and listen to excerpts from brand-new CDs.
If you would like to subscribe to a weekly email list of the discs in the Listening Booth please visit:
www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/newsletters/index.shtml

BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op.45 (extract played):
Susan Gritton (soprano), Hanno Muller-Brachmann (baritone), Evgenia Rubinova, Jose Gallardo (pianos), Choir of King's College Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury (director)
EMI CLASSICS 3669482 (CD)

LUTYENS Motet (Excerpta Tractati Logico-Philosophici) (extract played)
(c/w Presages for solo oboe; Wind Trio; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; String Trio; Verses of Love; Fantasie Trio; The Country of the Stars):
Exaudi, James Weeks (director), Endymion
NMC D124 (CD)

MOZART Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K488 (extract played)
(c/w Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat, K271 'Jeunehomme'):
Imogen Cooper (piano), Northern Sinfonia
AVIE AV2100 (CD)


Radio 3's Disc Of The Week:

ROSSINI Matilda di Shabran (live recording)
Annick Massis (Matilda Shabran), Juan Diego Florez (Corradino), Hadar Halevy (Edoardo), Marco Vinco (Aliprando), Bruno de Simone (Isidoro), Prague Chamber Choir, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Riccardo Frizza (conductor)
DECCA 4757688 (3-CD)




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