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24 February 2007

Saturday 24 February 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:

Andrew talks to James Inverne and Rob Cowan about the current controversy surrounding recordings of pianist Joyce Hatto.

Building a Library: William Mival chooses from the available recordings of Beethoven's 'Archduke' Piano Trio.

Piers Burton-Page reviews recent releases of Romantic orchestral music.

Wagner's Ring Cycle: producer Maria Vandamme talks about recording the State Opera of South Australia's highly acclaimed 2004 production of Wagner's epic work.

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

Duration:

3 hours 15 minutes

Building a Library:

Beethoven: Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 'Archduke'
Reviewer - William Mival

First Choice:
Haydn Trio Wien
(recorded 1983; c/w Piano Trio No.11 in G, Op.121a; Kakadu Variations)
WARNER APEX 2564615782 (CD, budget)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.beethoven:
bal.beethoven.piano.trio.no.7.op.97.archduke


Discs played and reviewed in this programme

[Available at full price unless indicated]

NB Timings are approximate

09:00

RONTGEN Suite 'Aus Jotunheim' (2nd movement played)
(c/w Symphony No.3 in C minor):
Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, David Porcelijn (conductor)
CPO 7771192 (CD)


09:10
The Joyce Hatto Controversy


Andrew McGregor in conversation with James Inverne (Editor, Gramophone) and Rob Cowan (Broadcaster and Critic).

GODOWSKY The Complete Studies on Chopin's Etudes (extract from Op.10 No.2 1st version played)
Joyce Hatto (piano)
CONCERT ARTIST CACD91472 (CD)

GODOWSKY The Complete Studies on Chopin's Etudes (extract from Op.10 No.2 1st version played)
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
HYPERION CDA67411/2 (2-CD)

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109 (extract played)
(c/w Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat, Op.110; Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111):
Joyce Hatto (piano)
CONCERT ARTIST CACD80102 (CD)

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109 (extract played)
(c/w Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat, Op.110; Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111):
John O'Conor (piano)
TELARC CD80261 (CD)

CHOPIN Etude in C sharp minor, Op.10 No.4
(extract played)
(from CD featuring Complete Etudes Opp.10 & 25; 3 Etudes Op.posth.):
Joyce Hatto (piano)
CONCERT ARTIST CACD92432 (CD)

CHOPIN Etude in C sharp minor, Op.10 No.4
(extract played)
(from 2-CD set including Complete Etudes Opp.10 & 25; 3 Etudes Op.posth.; Piano Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 No.2):
Yuki Matsuzawa (piano)
NOVALIS 1507042 (2-CD)

BAX Symphonic Variations (extract played):
Joyce Hatto (piano), Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)
CONCERT ARTIST CACD 90212 (CD)
(played from previously available REVOLUTION RCF001 (LP))


09:40
Building A Library Recommendation

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 'Archduke'

Reviewer: William Mival

First Choice:

Beethoven Piano TriosHaydn Trio Wien
(recorded 1983; c/w Piano Trio No.11 in G, Op.121a; Kakadu Variations)
WARNER APEX 2564615782 (CD, budget)





In next week's Building a Library, William Mival compares the available recordings of Beethoven's 'Archduke' Piano Trio.


10:25
New Handel Releases

CD entitled 'Il duello amoroso' - HANDEL Amarilli vezzosa (Il duello amoroso) HWV82; Nel Dolce tempo, HWV135b; Vedendo Amor, HWV175; Sonate en trio in B minor, Op.2 No.1; Mi palpita il cor, HWV132C:
Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor), Helene Guilmette (soprano), Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone (conductor)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901957 (CD)

HANDEL Fernando, Re di Castiglia:
Lawrence Zazzo (Fernando), Veronica Cangemi (Elvida), Marianna Pizzolato (Isabella), Antonio Abete (Altomaro), Max Emanuel Cencic (Sancio), Filippo Adami (Dionisio), Neal Banerjee (Alfonso), Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis (conductor)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 3654832 (2-CD)

HANDEL Floridante:
Marijana Mijanovic (Floridante), Vito Priante (Oronte), Joyce DiDonato (Elmira), Sharon Rostorf-Zamir (Rossane), Roberta Invernizzi (Timante), Riccardo Novaro (Coralbo), Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis (conductor)
ARCHIV PRODUKTION 4776566 (3-CD)


10:50
Romantic Orchestral Music

BRAHMS Symphony No.3 in F, Op.90; Variations on a Theme by Haydn 'St Antoni Chorale', Op.56a:
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor)
NAXOS 8557430 (CD, budget)

CD entitled 'The Romantic Cello Concerto Vol. 2' - Cello Concertos by VOLKMANN, DIETRICH, GERNSHEIM and SCHUMANN:
Alban Gerhardt (cello), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Hannu Lintu (conductor)
HYPERION CDA67583 (CD)

E. HARTMANN Nordic Folk Dances (world premiere recording); Hakon Jarl, Symphonic Poem, Op.40; A Carnival Feast, Op.32 (world premiere recording):
Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bo Holten (conductor)
DACAPO 8226041 (CD)

RONTGEN Symphony No.3 in C minor; Suite 'Aus Jotunheim':
Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, David Porcelijn (conductor)
CPO 7771192 (CD)

ROUSSEL Symphony No.1 'Le Poeme de la foret'; Symphony No.4:
Orchestre de Paris, Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)
ONDINE ODE10922 (CD)


11:20
Wagner's Ring Cyle: Interview with Maria Vandamme
Visit the Melba Recordings website

Die Walkure

WAGNER Die Walkure (extracts played):
Stuart Skelton (Siegmund), Deborah Riedel (Sieglinde), Richard Green (Hunding), John Brocheler (Wotan), Lisa Gasteen (Brunnhilde), Elizabeth Campbell (Fricka), Elizabeth Stannard (Gerhilde), Lisa Harper-Brown (Ortlinde), Liane Keegan (Waltraute), Zan McKendree-Wright (Schwertleite), Kate Ladner (Helmwige), Gaye MacFarlane (Siegrune), Jennifer Barnes (Grimgerde), Donna-Maree Dunlop (Rossweise)
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Asher Fisch (conductor)
MELBA RECORDINGS MR301091-94
(4-SACD/CD Hybrid)

WAGNER Das Rheingold (extract played):
John Brocheler (Wotan), Timothy DuFore (Donner), Andrew Brunsdon (Froh), Christopher Doig (Loge), Elizabeth Campbell (Fricka), Kate Ladner (Freia), Liane Keegan (Erda), John Wegner (Alberich), Richard Greager (Mime), Andrew Collis (Fasolt), David Hibbard (Fafner), Natalie Jones (Woglinde), Donna-Maree Dunlop (Wellgunde), Zan McKendree-Wright, (Flosshilde), Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Asher Fisch (conductor)
MELBA RECORDINGS MR301089-90
(2-SACD/CD Hybrid)


11:45
Disc of the Week


Janine Jansen on DECCABRUCH Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
(c/w MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64; BRUCH Romance for viola and orchestra in F, Op.85)
Janine Jansen (violin/viola), Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
DECCA 4758133 (CD)

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In next week's programme:

Building a Library: Jeremy Sams on Poulenc songs

Andrew explores a newly-released set celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Schonberg Ensemble. It includes music from Stravinsky and Schonberg himself to the present day, and many rarities: Henze's opera 'Elegy for Young Lovers' conducted by Oliver Knussen, and Stockhausen's early masterpiece 'Gruppen' on a surround sound SACD.

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.

Disc of the Week
Chaconnes by Bach, Bartok and Hartmann
Viviane Hagner (violin)




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