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27 August 2005

Saturday 27 August 2005 9:00-12:00 (Radio 3)

Andrew McGregor plays some of this month's newest releases and looks forward to the next week of the Proms playing records associated with the repertoire and artists taking part.

Plus there's Colin Lawson's 2000 survey of the available recordings of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3, and he returns to the studio to update us on more recent recordings of the piece.

Duration:

3 hours

Playlist

STRAVINSKY Petrouchka; DEBUSSY La Mer; MENDELSSOHN Scherzo from a Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61: World Orchestra for Peace, Valery Gergiev (conductor) (also includes a DVD of the World Orchestra for Peace UN 50 th Anniversary Concert - ROSSINI William Tell Overture; BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra, BEETHOVEN Fidelio (Act II Finale): Andreas Kohn (Don Fernando), Albert Dohmen (Don Pizarro), Stig Andersen (Florestan), Evelyn Herlitzius (Leonore), Hans Tschammer (Rocco) , Ruth Ziesak (Marzelline), Herbert Lippert (Jaquino), Sir Georg Solti (conductor)
PHILIPS 475 6937 (CD + DVD)

STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1919); SHCHEDRIN Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.5: Denis Matsuev (piano), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor)
SONY 82876703262001 (CD)

BRUCKNER Symphony No.8 in C Minor, Op.108 (1884-87, revised 1890; Robert Haas version): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)
RCO LIVE 05003 (2-CD/SACD hybrid, mid-price)

RZEWSKI Pocket Symphony; Les Moutons de Panurge; Coming Together (arr. Matt Albert ):
Eighth Blackbird
CEDILLE CDR 90000084 (CD)

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.19 in G Minor, Op.49, No.1; Piano Sonata No.1 in F Minor, Op.2, No.1; Piano Sonata No.2 in A Major, Op.2, No.2; Piano Sonata No.3 in C Major, Op.2, No.3; Piano Sonata No.20 in G Major, Op.49, No.2: Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
BIS SACD 1363 (CD/SACD hybrid)


BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION:

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op.37

Reviewer: Colin Lawson

New First Choice:
Yefim Bronfman (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman (conductor)
(recorded 2004; c/w Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58)
ARTE NOVA 82876 640102 (CD, budget-price)

Previous First Choice:
Andras Schiff (piano), Staatskapelle Dresden, Bernard Haitink (conductor) (recorded 1996; c/w Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58)
ELATUS 2564604332 (CD, mid-price)

* Also available coupled with the complete piano concertos on TELDEC 0630 131592 (3-CD, mid-price)


[Next week's Building a Library will feature Bartok 's complete String Quartets]


Proms related recordings:

CD entitled 'Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Volume 3)' - Live Radio Recordings 1960-1970
RCO LIVE RCO05001 (14-CD, mid-price)

MAHLER Symphony No.7 in E Minor*; BACH Piano Concerto in D Minor BWV 1052+; DALLAPICCOLA Variations for Orchestra**; VERDI Falstaff++; LUTOSLAWSKI Trois poemes d'Henri Michaux^; SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.6 in B Minor^^; BORGE Excerpts from his musical comedy act: *Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor); +Glenn Gould (piano), Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor); ** Hans Rosbaud (conductor), ++ Fernando Corena (Falstaff), Renato Capecchi (Ford), Luigi Alva (Fenton), Mario Carlin (Dr. Caius), Florindo Andreolli (Bardolfo), Enrico Campi (Pistola), Ilva Ligabue (Alice Ford), Mirella Freni (Nanetta), Fedora Barbieri (Mistress Quickly), Fernanda Cadoni (Meg Page), Netherlands Chamber Choir, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor), ^ Vocal Ensemble NCRV, Edo de Waart (conductor), ^^ Kirill Kondrashin (conductor),

Also on the set works by SCHUBERT, BEETHOVEN, STRAVINSKY, ESCHER; DEBUSSY; KETTING; BERG; MARTIN; BACEWICZ; BRAHMS, R. STRAUSS; WAGNER; SCHOENBERG; HEPPENER; SIBELIUS; RAVEL; BARTOK; NONO; DUTILLEUX; MENDELSSOHN; BRITTEN; VARESE; MOZART; HINDEMITH; WEBERN; HENZE; PROKOFIEV; BORGE





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