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Andrew McGregor introduces Radio 3's weekly programme devoted to all that's new in the world of recorded music. In this week's programme:

Building a Library: Jeremy Sams explores the world of Poulenc songs on disc.

In a change to the published listings, Andrew listens to new releases of 20th and 21st century music by British Composers. This replaces a review of the new Schoenberg Ensemble Edition box set which has become unavailable since the listings went to press.

Nicholas Anderson reviews new recordings of Bach's Mass in B minor, including CDs from Freider Bernius, SACDs from Helmut Rilling and a DVD from John Nelson.

Send your suggestions for new releases you would like to hear in the programme

Discs played and reviewed in this programme

[Available at full price unless indicated]

NB Timings are approximate


BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV1046 (1st movement played)
(c/w Brandenburg Concertos Nos.2, 3 & 4):
I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis (conductor)
ARTS 477158 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

MOZART Sinfonia concertante in E flat, K364 (2nd movement played)
(c/w Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K218; Violin Concerto No.2 in D, K211):
Maxim Vengerov (violin/director), Lawrence Power (viola), UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

MOZART Symphony No.41 in C, K551 "Jupiter"
(3rd movement played)
(c/w Symphony No.38 in D, K504 "Prague"):
Freiburger Barockorchester, Rene Jacobs (conductor)

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV1047 (1st movement played)
(c/w Brandenburg Concertos Nos.1, 3 & 4):
I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis (conductor)
ARTS 477158 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

Building A Library Recommendations

POULENC Song Survey

Reviewer: Jeremy Sams

Melodies et ChansonsFirst Choice:
CD box set entitled 'Poulenc: Melodies & Chansons - Centenary Edition':
EMI CLASSICS 5668492 (5-CD, budget)

Voyage a ParisSingle Disc Choice:
CD entitled 'Voyage a Paris: The Melodies of Francis Poulenc':
Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano) and members of The Songmakers' Almanac

Next week, Graham Sadler chooses from the available recordings of Charpentier's Te Deum.

New Releases of British Music

SCOTT Violin Concerto (3rd movement played)
(c/w Festival Overture; Aubade, Op.77; Three Symphonic Dances, Op.22):
Olivier Charlier (violin), BBC Philharmonic, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

L. BERKELEY Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op.30 (1st movement played)
(c/w M. BERKELEY Concerto for Orchestra 'Seascapes'; Gregorian Variations):
Kathryn Stott (piano), Howard Shelley (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox (conductor)

BRITTEN Negroes (extracts played); When You're Feeling Like Expressing Your Affection
(from CD entitled 'Britten on Film' - also featuring Night Mail; The Tocher (Rossini Suite); The King's Stamp; The Way to the Sea; Telegrams; Peace of Britain; Men Behind the Meters; Coal Face):
Simon Russell Beale (narrator), Mary Carewe (soprano), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Choir of King Edward's School Birmingham, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
NMC D112 (CD)

MAW Three Hymns (Pastoral Hymn played)
(from CD entitled 'Choral Music by Nicholas Maw' - also including Five Epigrams; Five Irish Songs; One foot in Eden still, I stand):
Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Mark Shepherd (conductor)

D. MATTHEWS Winter Remembered (excerpt played)
(from CD entitled 'British Viola Music' - also featuring ALWYN Pastoral Fantasia; McCABE Concerto Funebre; HOLST Lyric Movement; MACONCHY Romance):
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), Orchestra Nova, George Vass (conductor)

PAYNE Scenes from The Woodlanders (excerpt played)
(c/w Empty Landscapes; Of Knots and Skeins; Poems of Edward Thomas; The Stones and Lonely Places Sing):
Jane Manning (soprano), Jane's Minstrels, Roger Montgomery (conductor)
NMC D130 (CD)

Bach's Mass in B Minor

Reviewer: Nicholas Anderson

BACH Mass in B Minor, BWV232
Marlies Petersen (soprano), Stella Doufexis (soprano), Anke Vondung (alto), Lothar Odinius (tenor), Christian Gerhaher (bass), Franz-Josef Selig (bass), Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

BACH Mass in B Minor, BWV232
Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Daniel Taylor (alto), Paul Agnew (tenor), Dietrich Henschel (baritone), Maitrise Notre Dame de Paris, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, John Nelson (conductor)

BACH Mass in B Minor, BWV232
Dorothee Mields (soprano), Johannette Zomer (soprano), Matthew White (alto), Charles Daniels (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), The Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven (conductor)

BACH Mass in B Minor, BWV232
Mechthild Bach (soprano), Daniel Taylor (alto), Marcus Ullmann (tenor), Raimund Nolte (baritone), Kammerchor Stuttgart, Barockorchester Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius (conductor)
CARUS 83211 (2-CD)

Listener Suggestions

SIBELIUS Tulen Synty (The Origin of Fire), Op.32 (revised version)
(c/w Sandels (original and revised versions); Have you Courage? (2nd and 4th versions); The Captive Queen; March of the Finnish Jager Battalion; The Rapids-Rider's Brides; The Lover; The Origin of Fire (original version)):
Tommi Hakala (baritone), YL Male Voice Choir, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (conductor)
BIS CD-1525 (CD)

BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op.45 (Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen played)
Dorothea Roschmann (soprano), Thomas Quasthoff (baritone), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Send your suggestions for new releases you would like to hear in the programme

Disc Of The Week

Viviane Hagner - CiacconaBARTOK Sonata for Solo Violin Sz.117 (1st movement: Tempo di ciaccona played); HARTMANN Suite No.1 for Solo Violin (5th movement: Ciaccona played); BACH Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV1004 (5th movement: Chaconne played):
Viviane Hagner (violin)

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In next week's programme:

Building a Library: Graham Sadler on Charpentier's Te Deum

Christopher Wintle reviews three live recordings of Wagner's Die Walkure - from recent Ring cyles in Australia and Holland, and Joseph Keilberth's 1955 Bayreuth Festival recording just released for the first time.

Disc of the Week
Handel: Concerti grossi Op.3
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr (conductor)

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