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12 July 2008

Saturday 12 July 2008 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.


3 hours 15 minutes

In this week's programme:


TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 74, "Pathetique" (second movement)
(c/w Dumka Op. 59)
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)
Ondine ODE 1131-5 (Hybrid SACD)

KALEVI AHO: Symphony No. 12 (3rd movement)
Taina Piira (soprano), Aki Alamikkotervo (tenor), Hannu Lehtonen (saxophone), Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, John Storgards (conductor)
BIS-SACD-1676 (Hybrid SACD)

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (Limoges. Le Marche; Catacombae; Con mortuis in lingua mortua)
(c/w RAVEL: Gaspard de la Nuit; BALAKIREV: Islamey - Oriental Fantasy)
Freddy Kempf (piano)
BIS-SACD-1580 (Hybrid SACD)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

Bizet: Symphony in C

Reviewer - David Nice

First Choice Recommendation:
(c/w CHABRIER: Suite Pastorale)
Les Siecles, Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)
Mirare MIR036 (CD)

Building a Library finishes for the summer and will return on 20th September 2008.

10.15 New Releases (Russian music)

SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 Op. 23 (3rd movement) from disc A. Scriabin: The Complete Piano Sonatas
(c/w Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 and Nos. 4-10)
Vladimir Stoupel (conductor)
Audite 21.402 (3 CDs)

RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor Op. 30 from disc Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 3
(c/w Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor Op. 1)
Barry Douglas (piano), Russian State Symphony Orchestra , Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
RCA Red Seal 88697279722 (CD)

10.45 New Opera Releases

Geoffrey Smith talks to Andrew about four newly-released opera recordings from the archives of the Royal Opera and, for the first time, Glyndebourne With extracts from the following discs:

PROKOFIEV: Betrothal in a Monastery (recorded August 2006)
Viascheslav Voynarovskiy (Don Jerome), Andrey Breus (Ferdinand), Lyubov Petrova (Louisa), Alexandra Durseneva (The Duenna), Vsevolod Grivnov (Don Antonio), Nino Surguladze (Clara), Sergei Alexashkin (Mendoza), Alan Opie (Don Carlos), The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera GFOCD 002-06 (2 CDs)

GLUCK: Alceste (recorded December 1981)
Robert Tear (Admete), Janet Baker (Alceste), John Shirley-Quirk (Le Grand Pretre / Un Dieu infernal), Maldwyn Davies (Evandre), Philip Gelling (Le Heraut / Le Dieu Apollon), Jonathan Summers (Le Dieu Hercule), Elaine Mary Hall, Janice Hooper-Roe, Mark Curtis, Matthew Best (Coryphees), Matthew Best (L'Oracle), The Royal Opera Chorus, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Royal Opera House ROHS010 (2 CDs)

MOZART: Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) (recorded June 1962)
Mirella Freni (Susanna), Heinz Blankenburg (Figaro), Gabriel Bacquier (Count Almaviva), Leyla Gencer (Countess Almaviva), Edith Mathis (Cherubino), Carlo Cava (Dr. Bartolo), The Glyndebourne Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvio Varviso (conductor)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera GFOCD001-62 (3 CDs)

WAGNER: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (recorded July 1997)
Gosta Winbergh (Walter von Stolzing), Nancy Gustafson (Eva), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Magdalene), Herbert Lippert (David), Gwynne Howell (Veit Pogner), Thomas Allen (Sixtus Beckmesser), John Tomlinson (Hans Sachs), Alasdair Elliot (Kunz Vogelgesang), Richard Lloyd-Morgan (Konrad Nachtigall), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Fritz Kothner), Grant Dickson (Hermann Ortel), Robbin Leggate (Balthazar Zorn), Paul Crook (Ulrich Eisslinger), Simon Wilding (Hans Foltz), Geoffrey Moses (Hans Schwarz), Michael Druiett (Nightwatchman), The Royal Opera Chors, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Bernard Haitink (conductor)
Royal Opera House ROHS008 (4 CDs)

11.30am New Releases

MIASKOVSKY: Symphony No. 24 Op. 63 from disc Miaskovsky Complete Symphonies)
(c/wCD 1: Symphony No.1 Op.3; Symphony No.25 Op.69; CD 2: Symphony No.10 Op.30; Symphony No.11 Op.34; Symphony No.19 Op.46; CD 3: Symphony No.9 Op.28; Symphony No.14 Op.37; CD 4: Symphony No.7 Op.24; Symphony No.8 Op.26; CD 5: Symphony No.5 Op.18; Symphony No.12 Op.35; CD 6: Symphony No.4 Op.17; Symphony No.15 Op.38; CD 7: Symphony No.17 Op.41; Symphony No.20 Op.50; CD 8: Symphony-ballad No.22 Op.54; Symphony No.26 Op.79; CD 9: Symphony No.27 Op.85; CD 10: Symphony No.3 Op.15; Symphony-suite Op.56; CD 11: Symphony No.16 Op.39; Symphony No.8 Op.42; Hulpingung's Overture Op.48; CD 12: Symphony No.2 Op.11; Symphony No.13 Op.36; Slav rhapsody Op.71; CD 13: Symphony No.6 Op.23; Pathetic Overture Op.76; CD 14: Symphony No.21 Op.51; Sinfonietta Op.10; Silence Op.9; Serenade No.1 Op.32; CD 15: Sinfonietta Op.32 No.2; Sinfonietta Op.68, No.2; Concertino lirico Op.32, no.3; CD 16: Links Op.65; Divertissement Op.80; Alastor Op.14)
State Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation, Symphony Orchestra of the USSR (Symphonies 3, 19 and 22), Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
Warner 2564 69689-8 (16 CDs, Budget)

11.45am Disc of the Week

MARTIN: Polyptyque - Six Images de la Passion du Christ (No. 6), Maria-Triptychon from disc Frank Martin Triptychon
(c/w; Passacaille)
Muriel Cantoreggi (violin), Juliane Banse (soprano), German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Christoph Poppen (conductor)
ECM New Series ECM2015 (CD)

Next Week

Next week sees the start of Summer CD Review where we play not only the latest releases but also revist recordings we've only been able to play brief extracts from or ones that we haven't been able to fit into the programme at all. Next week's programme will include new Messiaen recordings and revisiting some Scriabin recordings included before.

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