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3 February 2007

Saturday 3 February 2007 9:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Andrew McGregor features some of the hottest new releases, and in Building a Library Richard Wigmore compares recordings of Haydn's Symphony No.88.

Also in the programme, Stephen Plaistow reviews some new recordings from young pianists, and Andrew talks to violinist Richard Tognetti.

Vote for your choice in this week's Listening Booth

Duration:

4 hours

Building a Library:

Haydn: Symphony No.88 in G ‘Letter V’
Reviewer - Richard Wigmore

First Choice:
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
(recorded 1975; c/w HAYDN Symphony No.99 in E flat; BEETHOVEN Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21*) BBC Symphony Orchestra*
PENTATONE PTC5186126 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

Historic Choice:
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwangler (conductor)
(recorded 1951; c/w SCHUMANN Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4749882 (CD, mid-price)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.haydn:
bal.haydn.symphony.no.88.letter.v


Playlist

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

Hot Off The Press:

J.S. BACH Suite for orchestra No.4 in D, BWV1069 (Overture played)
(c/w Sonata for violin and harpsichord in C minor, BWV1017; Sinfonia from Cantata 'Ich hatte viel Bekummernis', BWV21; Suite for orchestra No.1 in C, BWV1066):
Le Concert Francais, Amandine Beyer (violin), Pierre Haintai (harpsichord & direction)
MIRARE MIR017 (CD)

J.S. BACH Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV1043 (excerpt played)
(c/w Concerto for violin in A minor, BWV1041; Concerto for violin in E, BWV1042; Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, BWV1060):
Richard Tognetti (violin & director), Helena Rathbone (violin II), Australian Chamber Orchestra
ABC CLASSICS 4765691 (CD)

J.S. BACH (arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky) Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (excerpt played)
Julian Rachlin (violin), Nobuko Imai (viola), Mischa Maisky (cello)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4776378 (CD)

SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, Op.16 (excerpt played)
(c/w Fantasie in C major, Op.17; Arabeske in C, Op.18):
Jonathan Biss (piano)
EMI CLASSICS 3653912 (CD, mid-price)


Building A Library Recommendations:

HAYDN Symphony No.88 in G

Reviewer: Richard Wigmore

First Choice:
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
(recorded 1975; c/w HAYDN Symphony No.99 in E flat; BEETHOVEN Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21*)
BBC Symphony Orchestra*
PENTATONE PTC5186126 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

Historic Choice:
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwangler (conductor)
(recorded 1951; c/w SCHUMANN Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4749882 (CD, mid-price)


Consumer Spot - Tchaikovsky Box Sets:

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphonies 1-6; Francesca da Rimini, Op.32; Romeo & Juliet (Fantasy Overture); Gopak (Mazeppa); Festival Coronation March; Manfred Symphony, Op.58; Piano Concertos 1-3; Concert Fantasia, Op.56; Waltzes from Swan Lake, Eugene Onegin, The Sleeping Beauty, Hamlet, The Nutcracker and Serenade for strings, Op.48:
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano), Gewandhausorchester, New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur (conductor)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564637812
(10-CD, budget)

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphonies 1-6; The Nutcracker, Op.71a (Ballet Suite); The Tempest, Op.18 (Fantasy Overture); '1812' Overture, Op.49; Romeo & Juliet (Fantasy Overture); Voyevoda, Op.78 (Symphonic Ballad); Marche Slave, Op.31; Suite No.4 in G major, Op.61 'Mozartiana'; Manfred Symphony, Op.58; Serenade Melancolique, Op.26; Melodie in E flat, Op.42 No.3; Suite No.2 in C, Op.53 'Caracteristique'; Suite No.3 in G, Op.55:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor), The Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor)
SONY CLASSICAL 82876888072
(8-CD, budget)


New Releases - Young Pianists:

Reviewer: Stephen Plaistow

SCHUMANN Fantasie in C major, Op.17; Kreisleriana, Op.16; Arabeske in C, Op.18:
Jonathan Biss (piano)
EMI CLASSICS 3653912 (CD, mid-price)

BRAHMS Fantasien Op.116; Intermezzi, Op.117; Klavierstucke Op.118 & Op.119:
Nicholas Angelich (piano)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 3793022 (CD)

LISZT Consolation No.3; Prelude based on a theme from Bach's Cantata 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen' BWV12; CHOPIN Mazurka, Op.33 No.4 in B minor; SCHUBERT Impromtus Op.90 - No.2 in E flat; No.3 in G flat; No.4 in A flat; SCHUMANN Novelette, Op.21 No.1 in F; Traumerei (from Kinderszenen, Op.15); RACHMANINOV Preludes Op.32 - No.5 in G; No.10 in B minor; No.12 in G sharp minor; Prelude Op.23 No.5 in G minor; SCRIABIN Etudes - Op.8 No.1 in D sharp minor; Op.2 No.1 in C sharp minor:
Adriel Gomez-Mansur (piano)
AVANTI CLASSIC 5414706 10252 (CD)

CHOPIN Piano Sonata No.2; 4 Scherzos - No.1 in B minor, Op.20; No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31; No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39; No.4 in E, Op.54:
Simon Trpceski (piano)
EMI CLASSICS 3755862 (CD)


Interview - Richard Tognetti:

SCULTHORPE Irkanda IV for solo violin, strings and percussion (excerpt played)
(c/w Irkanda I for solo violin; Lament for cello and strings; Second Sonata for strings; Cello Dreaming; Djilile):
Richard Tognetti (violin and director), Australian Chamber Orchestra, Emma-Jane Murphy (cello)
CHANDOS CHAN10063 (CD)

BACH Keyboard Concerto No.6 in F, BWV1057 (excerpt from 2nd movement played)
(c/w Keyboard Concertos No.2 in E, BWV1053; No.3 in D, BWV1054; No.4 in A, BWV1055;
No.5 in F minor BWV1056):
Angela Hewitt (piano), Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti (director)
HYPERION CDA67308 (CD) or SACD67308 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

DAVIES / GORDON / TOGNETTI Smoke N' Oakum (excerpt played)
(from CD entitled 'Master and Commander: Original Sound Track'):
Studio Orchestra recorded at The Newman Scoring Stage, Twentieth Century Fox, Christopher Gordon (conductor)
DECCA 4753982 (CD)

BACH Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV1001 (excerpt from Adagio played)
(c/w Violin Sonatas - No.2 in A minor, BWV1003; No.3 in C, BWV1005; Violin Partitas - No.1 in B minor, BWV1002; No.2 in D minor, BWV1004; No.3 in E, BWV1006):
Richard Tognetti (violin)
ABC CLASSICS 4768051 (2-CD)

BACH Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV1017 (4th movement played)
Richard Tognetti (violin), Daniel Yeadon (viola da gamba), Neal Peres Da Costa (organ)
ABC CLASSICS
(CD to be released Autumn 2007)


'The Listening Booth':

Your chance to vote for and listen to excerpts from brand-new CDs.
www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/vote

SHEPPARD Libera Nos.1 & 2
(from CD entitled 'Music for Compline' - 16th and 17th century polyphony written for the office of Compline, including works by BYRD, SHEPPARD and TALLIS):
Stile Antico
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907419 (CD)

GRIEG / IBSEN Peer Gynt (concert version by Alain Perroux, translated by Stephen Taylor - World Premiere Recording) (excerpt played):
Singers: Dietrich Henschel (Peer Gynt), Inger Dam-Jensen (Solveig), Sophie Koch (Anitra); Actors: Alex Jennings (Peer Gynt), Haydn Gwynne (Ase, Solveig, the GIrl in Green, Anitra), Sir Derek Jacobi (the Narrator, the King of the Trolls et al.), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ensemble vocal Le Motet de Geneve, Guillaume Tourniaire (conductor)
AEON AECD0642 (2-CD, mid-price)

OFFENBACH Grand Concerto for cello and orchestra 'Concerto militaire' (1st movement played)
(c/w Overture to Orphee aux enfers; Les Fees du Rhin (extracts); Ballet des Flocons de neige from Le Voyage dans la lune):
Jerome Pernoo (cello), Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)
ARCHIV PRODUKTION 4776403 (CD)


Radio 3's Disc Of The Week:

MAHLER Urlicht and other songs
(Rheinleghendchen; Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?; Ich ging mit lust durch einen grunen Wald; Nicht Widersehen!; Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt; Urlicht played)
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
ONYX 4014 (CD)




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