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30 June 2007

Saturday 30 June 2007 9:00-12:15 (Radio 3)

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:

Catherine Bott builds a collection of Bachianas Brasileiras by Villa-Lobos.

Jeremy Summerly looks at the ways in which some recent releases have been devised, packaged and marketed. 

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

Duration:

3 hours 15 minutes

Building a Library:

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
Reviewer - Catherine Bott

Nos. 1, 2, 5 & 9:
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), French Radio National Orchestra, Heitor Villa-Lobos (conductor)
(recorded 1956-8)
EMI CLASSICS 5669122 (CD, mid-price)

Nos. 1 & 5:
Juliane Banse (soprano), The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
(recorded 2000; from CD entitled 'South American Getaway')
EMI CLASSICS 5569812 (CD)

Nos. 2, 3 & 4:
Jean Louis Steuerman (piano), Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Roberto Minczuk (conductor)
(recorded 2002)
BIS CD-1250 (CD)

Nos. 7, 8 & 9:
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Roberto Minczuk (conductor)
(recorded 2003)
BIS CD-1400 (CD)

Complete - Nos. 1-9:
Rosana Lamosa (soprano), Jose Feghali (piano), Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Andrew Mogrelia (conductors)
(recorded 2004-5)
NAXOS 8557460/2 (3-CD, budget)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.villa.lobos:
bal.villa.lobos.bachianas.brasileiras


Discs played and reviewed in this programme

[Available at full price unless indicated]


NB Timings are approximate

09:00

BRUCKNER Symphony No.7 in E
(1st movement played):
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden (conductor)
EXTON / OCTAVIA RECORDS OVCL00255 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

BRUCKNER Mass in E minor (excerpt played)
(c/w Aequalis Nos. 1 & 2; Libera me):
Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble, Matthew Best (conductor)
HELIOS CDH55277 (CD, budget)


09:30
Building a Library Recommendations

VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras

Villa-Lobos

Reviewer: Catherine Bott

Nos. 1, 2, 5 & 9:
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), French Radio National Orchestra, Heitor Villa-Lobos (conductor)
(recorded 1956-8)
EMI CLASSICS 5669122 (CD, mid-price)

Nos. 1 & 5:
Juliane Banse (soprano), The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
(recorded 2000; from CD entitled 'South American Getaway')
EMI CLASSICS 5569812 (CD)

Nos. 2, 3 & 4
Jean Louis Steuerman (piano), Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Roberto Minczuk (conductor)
(recorded 2002)
BIS CD-1250 (CD)

Nos. 7, 8 & 9
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Roberto Minczuk (conductor)
(recorded 2003)
BIS CD-1400 (CD)

Complete - Nos. 1-9:
Rosana Lamosa (soprano), Jose Feghali (piano), Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Andrew Mogrelia (conductors)
(recorded 2004-5)
NAXOS 8557460/2 (3-CD, budget)

Next week, Martin Handley compares the available recordings of Britten's Peter Grimes


10:15
Listener Suggestions

BARTOK Piano Concerto No.1 (1st movement played)
(from CD box set entitled 'John Ogdon 70th Anniversary Edition - featuring various artists with works by FAURE, FRANCK, GLAZUNOV, LISZT, LITOLFF, OGDON, RACHMANINOV and TCHAIKOVSKY):
John Ogdon (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)
EMI CLASSICS 3927472 (4-CD)

DVORAK Piano Quintet No.2 in A, Op.81 (Finale played)(c/w String Quintet in G, Op.77*):
Skampa Quartet, Kathryn Stott (piano), Laurene Durantel (double-bass)*
SUPRAPHON SU3909 (CD)
(released 23/07/07)

BAIRSTOW Five Poems of the Spirit ('Come, lovely Name' & 'O Lord, in me there lieth naught' played)
(from CD entitled 'Bairstow Choral Music'):
Roderick Williams (baritone), The Choir of St John's College Cambridge, David Hill (director of music)
HYPERION CDA67497 (CD)

ELGAR Enigma Variations, Op.36 (excerpt played)
(c/w The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38*; The Holly and the Ivy+):
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus*+ and Orchestra, , Jane Irwin (mezzo-soprano)*, Justin Lavender (tenor)*, Peter Rose (bass)*, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
CBSO CD003 (2-CD)

Send your suggestions for discs you would like to hear on the programme


10:50
Marketing and Crossover

Reviewer: Jeremy Summerly
(in conversation with Andrew McGregor)

MOZART arr. GRIEG Piano Sonatas K545 'Sonata facile'; K533/494; K283; K475/457:
Deno Piano Duo - Tina Margareta Nilssen (piano 1), Heide Gortz (piano 2)
2L 2L40 (SACD/CD hybrid)

CD entitled 'The Journey & The Labyrinth: The Music of John Dowland' - DVD music-documentary containing live performances, inteviews, historical information and readings of Dowland's personal correspondance; CD containing live performances recorded at St Luke's Church in London:
Sting, Edin Karamazov (lutes)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 1723118 (DVD video + CD)

CD entitled 'Byrdland' - songs by BYRD, DANYEL, DOWLAND, GALILEI, GIBBONS, HOLBORNE, MORLEY, PLAYFORD and PURCELL (all arranged by Ian Gammie):
Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor), Paragon Saxophone Quartet
LANDOR RECORDS LAN280 (CD)

CD entitled 'The Road to Paradise' - a collection of English choral music from the Renaissance to the present day, including TALLIS Miserere nostri; BRITTEN A Hymn to the Virgin; TAVENER Song for Athene:
Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh (conductor)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4776605 (CD)

CD entitled 'Thomas Quasthoff: The Jazz Album' - including GERSHWIN There's a boat that's leavin' soon for New York; LEGRAND Watch what happens; RODGERS My Funny Valentine; ELLINGTON In my solitude:
Thomas Quasthoff (vocals), Alan Broadbent (piano) & band, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Nan Schwartz (conductor)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4776501 (CD)


11:45
Disc of the Week

Silvestrov Symphony No.6

SILVESTROV Symphony No.6 (3rd movement played):
SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrey Boreyko (conductor)
ECM NEW SERIES 4765715 (CD)

Read Andrew McGregor's review of this disc


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In next week's programme:

Building a Library: Martin Handley on Britten's Peter Grimes.

Conductor Philippe Herreweghe talks about some of the hundred or so recordings he has made of music ranging from the Renaissance to Beethoven, Bruckner and beyond.

Disc of the Week
R. Strauss: Josephs Legende, Op.63
An eagerly awaited recording from Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra.




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