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24 March 2007

Saturday 24 March 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:

Building a Library: David Vickers looks for a library recommendation of Buxtehude's seven part Holy Week cantata, Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV 75.

Cliff Eisen reviews some provocative recordings of Mozart and looks at some of the issues they raise about 'period performance.

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

Duration:

3 hours 15 minutes

Building a Library:

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV 75
Reviewers - David Vickers

First Choice:
The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony & Invention, Harry Christophers (conductor) (recorded 2000)
LINN RECORDS CKD141 (CD)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.buxtehude:
bal.buxtehude.membra.jesu.nostri.buxvw.75


Discs played and reviewed in this programme

[Available at full price unless indicated]

NB Timings are approximate

09:00

SCHUMANN Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120 (original 1841 version) (excerpt played)
(c/w Symphony No.2 in C, Op.61; Overture to 'Scenes from Goethe's Faust'; Julius Caesar, overture):
Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
BIS SACD-1519 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

SCHUMANN Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120 (arr. Mahler) (excerpt played)
(c/w Symphony No.2 in C, Op.61 (arr. Mahler); Genoveva Overture, Op.81):
Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
DECCA 4758352 (CD)

JOSEPH/JAMES Fantasie in C after Robert Schumann (Op.17) (excerpt played)
(c/w Wanderer Fantasy in C after Franz Schubert (D760)):
English Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Jopling (conductor), Members of the Schubert Ensemble
SIGNUM RECORDS SIGCD095 (CD)

ZENDER Schumann-Phantasie (excerpt played)
(c/w Bardo for cello and orchestra*):
SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Sylvain Cambreling (conductor), Heinrich Schiff (cello)*, Hans Zender (conductor)*
HANSSLER CLASSIC HAN093128 (CD)


09:30

Building A Library Recommendations

BUXTEHUDE Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV 75

Reviewer: David Vickers

Membra Jesu NostriFirst Choice:
The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony & Invention, Harry Christophers (conductor)
(recorded 2000)
LINN RECORDS CKD141 (CD)




Next week, Harriet Smith compares the available recordings of Schubert's Piano Sonata No.14 in A minor, D784.


10:15
Listener Suggestions

SIBELIUS Sandels (original version)
(c/w Sandels (revised version); Tulen Synty (The Origin of Fire), Op.32 (original and revised versions); Have you Courage? (2nd and 4th versions); The Captive Queen; March of the Finnish Jager Battalion; The Rapids-Rider's Brides; The Lover; The Origin of Fire (original version)):
Tommi Hakala (baritone), YL Male Voice Choir, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (conductor)
BIS CD-1525 (CD)

LISZT Bagatelle sans tonalite
(c/w Vallee d'Obermann (Annees de pelerinage 1 - Suisse, S160); Il Penseroso (Annees de pelerinage 2 - Italie, S161); Saint Francois d'Assise - La predication aux oiseaux; Hungarian Rhapsody No.13, S244/13; Sposalizio (Annees de pelerinage 2 - Italie, S161); Prelude in F minor after BACH "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen", S179; Funerailles (Harmonies poetiques et religieuses, S173); La lugubre gondola No.2, S200/2; En reve - Nocturne, S027):
Arcadi Volodos (piano)
SONY CLASSICAL 82876873802 (CD)

JONGEN Messe en l'honneur du Saint-Sacrement, Op.130 (Gloria played)
(c/w Deus Abraham; Pie Jesu; Quid sum miser?; PEETERS Missa Festiva, Op.62):
The Choir of St John's College Cambridge, London City Brass, David Hill (director)
HYPERION CDA67603 (CD)

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10:45
New Mozart Releases

Reviewer: Cliff Eisen
(in conversation with Andrew McGregor)

MOZART Symphony No.38 in D, K504 "Prague"; Symphony No.41 in C, K551 "Jupiter":
Freiburger Barockorchester, Rene Jacobs (conductor)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901958 (CD)

MOZART Sinfonia Concertante, K364*; Violin Concerto No.4, K218; Violin Concerto No.2, K211:
Maxim Vengerov (violin), Lawrence Power (viola)*, UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
EMI CLASSICS 3783742 (CD)

CD entitled 'Mozart am Stein Vis-a-vis' -MOZART Modulating Prelude, K284a; Sonata in B flat, K358; Modulating Prelude, KV deest; Fragment Prelude, K624; Variations in F on the aria 'Salve tu, Domine' from 'I filosofi immaginarii', K398; Fantasy and Fugue in C, K394; Improvisation; Sonata in D, K381; 6 German Dances, K509:
Andreas Staier, Christine Schornsheim (Stein-vis-a-vis 1777)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901941 (CD)

CD entitled 'Uri Caine Plays Mozart' - an arrangement of Piano Sonata in C major, K545, interspersed with arrangements of extracts from Symphony No.40 in G minor, K550; Symphony No.41 in C, K551; Clarinet Quintet in A, K581; Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364; Piano Sonata in A, K331; Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflote:
Uri Caine Ensemble
WINTER & WINTER 9101302 (CD)


11:45
Disc Of The Week

The Berkeley Edition Volume 6M. BERKELEY Concerto for Orchestra 'Seascapes'
(from The Berkeley Edition Vol.6 - also including M. BERKELEY Gregorian Variations; L. BERKELEY Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op.30):
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN10408 (CD)

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In next week's programme:

Building a Library: Harriet Smith on Schubert's Piano Sonata in A minor, D784.

Tess Knighton compares two very different DVD box sets of the Monteverdi operas Orfeo, The Return of Ulysses and The Coronation of Poppea. 

Disc of the Week
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35 'Funeral March'
Simon Trpceski (piano)




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