12 June 2004
Saturday 12 June 2004 9:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
With Andrew McGregor, who plays some of this month's newest releases.
In Building a Library, Anthony Burton reviews currently available recordings of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.
Graeme Kay reviews some recent recordings of organ music including two British organists tackling French repertoire, Colin Wash in Lincoln Cathedral and David Briggs in Blackburn Cathedral.
Andrew visits the headquarters of the record company Harmonia Mundi in Southern France, and meets its founder Bernard Coutaz.
Plus a round-up of some recently reissued recordings.
HOT OFF THE PRESS:
The Four Seasons (A Dresden Version with Winds);
Scherzi Armonici sopra le Quattro Stagioni dell'Anno:
L'Arte dell'Arco, Federico Guglielmo (Solo Violin & Direction)
CPO 777 037-2 (CD/SACD Hybrid)
Concerto for Piano, Violin & Cello in C, Op.56;
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54:
Martha Argerich (piano), Renaud Capucon (violin), Mischa Maisky (cello)
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky (conductor)
EMI 5577732 (CD).
CD entitled 'When I'm Gone'
Richard ALLAIN Salve Regina; At Night I Seek the One My Spirit Loves; Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord; Three Spirituals - Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?; It's Me, O Lord; Don't You Weep When I'm Gone; Missa Brevis; Two Christmas Carols - A Babe is Born; Coventry Carol; Improperia; Memento Homo:
John Harle (soprano saxophone),
Susan Hamilton (soprano),
James McVinnie, Matthew Owens (organ),
National Youth Choir of Great Britain,
Mike Brewer (conductor)
DELPHIAN DCD34026 (CD)
Album de Chaumiere (Petite Valse: L'Huile de Ricin, played);
Quelques riens pour album (from CD entitled 'Gymnastique d'Ecartement' - Complete Works for Piano Volume 5) :
Paolo Giacometti (piano)
CHANNEL CLASSICS CCS SA 20504 (CD/SACD Hybrid)
CD entitled 'Heartache - An Anthology of English Viola Music'
TERTIS Sunset; Rebecca
CLARKE I'll bid my heart be still; Morpheus;
COATES First Meeting;
ELGAR Canto Popolare;
BRIDGE Allegro appassionato; Pensiero;
DUNHILL Alla Sarabanda; In Courtly Company;
CARSE Heartache; Calm Reflection; A Breezy Story; Gently Swaying;
FULTON Introduction, air and reel:
Dame Avril Piston (viola),
Shamonia Harpa (piano)
GUILD GMCD 7275 (CD)
BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION:
MOZART Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K 191
Reviewer: Anthony Burton
Julie Andrews (bassoon), Britten Sinfonia, Nicholas Cleobury (conductor)
(recorded 1998; c/w Concerto in C for Flute, Harp & Orchestra, K 299; Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon & Horn K297b)
CLASSIC FM 75605 570382 (CD, mid-price)
CONSUMER SLOT - DECCA
The 12 London Symphonies Nos 93-104:
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
DECCA 475 551-2 (4-CD, budget)
Incidental Music for the Theatre for -
Abdelazer or The Moor's Revenge; Distressed Innocence or The Princess of Persia; The Married Beau or The Curious Impertinent; The Gordian Knot Unty'd; Sir Anthony Love or The Rambling Lady; Bonduca or The British Heroine; Circe; The Virtuous Wife or Good Luck at Last; The Old Bachelor; Overture in G Minor; Don Quixote; Amphitryon or The Two Sosias; The Double Dealer; The Richmond Heiress or A Woman Once in the Right; The Rival Sisters or The Violence of Love; Henry the Second, King of England; Tyrannic Love or The Royal Martyr; Theodosius of The Force of Love; The Libertine or The Libertine Destroyed; The Massacre of Paris; Oedipus; Overture in D Minor; The History of King Richard the Second (The Sicilian Usurper); Sir Barnaby Whigg or No Wit Like a Woman's; Sophonisba or Hannibal's Overthrow; The English Lawyer; A Fool's Preferment or The Three Dukes of Dunstable; The Indian Emperor or The Conquest of Mexico; The Knight of Malta; A Dialogue between Thirsis and Daphne; The Wives' Excuse or Cuckolds Make Themselves; Cleomenes, The Spartan Hero; Regulus or The Faction of Carthage; The Marriage-Hater Match'd; Love Triumphant or Nature Will Prevail; Rule a Wife and Have a Wife; The Female Virtuosos; Epsom Wells; The Maid's Last Prayer or Any Rather Than Fail; Aureng-Zebe or the Great Mogul; The Canterbury Guests or A Bargain Broken; The Fatal Marriage or The Innocent Adultery; The Spanish Friar or The Double Discovery; Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country; The Mock Marriage; Oroonoko; Pavans; Trio Sonata for violin, bass viol and organ; Chacony Z730:
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Elizabeth Lane, Joy Roberts, Prudence Lloyd (sopranos),
James Bowman (countertenor),
Martyn Hill, Rogers Covey-Crump, Paul Elliott, Alan Byers, Peter Bamber, Julian Pike (tenors),
David Thomas, Christopher Keyte, Geoffrey Shaw, Michael George (basses),
The Taverner Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music,
Christopher Hogwood (conductor)
DECCA 475 529-2 (6-CD, budget)
Chamber Music & Orchestral Works -
*On an overgrown path; *Tema con variazioni; *In the mist; *A recollection; +String Quartets; **Violin Sonata; **Dumka; ** Romance; ++Mladi; *