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28 June 2008

Saturday 28 June 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.

Duration:

3 hours 15 minutes

On this week's programme:

09.05am

LEROY ANDERSON: Saraband from disc Anderson: Orchestral Music 3
(c/w Harvard Sketches; Melody on Two Notes; Mother's Whistler; The Penny Whistle Song; The Phantom Regiment; Plink, Plank, Plunk!; Promenade; Sandpaper Ballet; Serenata; Old MacDonald Had a Farm; WILSON arr. Anderson: Seventy-Six Trombones; ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride; Suite of Carols for Brass Choir; GERSHWIN arr. Anderson: Wintergreen for President; ANDERSON: The Typewriter; A Trumpeter's Lullaby; The Syncopated Clock)
Alasdair Malloy (Solo Typewriter); Catherine Moore (solo trumpet), BBC Concert Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
Naxos 8.5779357 (CD, Budget)

JS BACH: Partita in D minor for unaccompanied violin BWV 1004 (Sarabande)
(c/w Prelude for lute in C minor BWV 999; Suite in C minor BWV 997; Sonata in G minor for unaccompanied violin BWV 1001)
Filomena Moretti (guitar)
Transart TR147 (CD)

NIELSEN: Chaconne Op. 32 from disc Nielsen Complete Piano Music
(c/w Symphonic Suite Op. 8; A Dream about 'Silent Night' FS 34; Festival Prelude for the New Century FS 24; Piano Music for Young and Old, Book I Op. 53; Humoresque-Bagatelles Op. 11; Piano Piece FS 159; Piano Music for Young and Old, Book II Op. 53; Five Piano Pieces Op. 3; Suite Op. 45; Theme and Variations Op. 40; Three Piano Pieces Op. 59)
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Hyperion CDA67591/2 (2 CDs)

FEBEL: Seven Chorale Arrangements after JS Bach for piano duet (Nr. 3 "Wo soll ich fliehen hin" BWV 694; Nr. 4 "Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639) from disc Brahms, Reger, Febel - Choralpreludes
(c/w BRAHMS: Eleven Choral Preludes for Organ Op. posth. 122, transcribed for piano duet by Eusebius Mandyczewski; REGER: Chorale Fantasia on "Rejoice, my Soul" for Organ, Op. 30 - piano duet version)
Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)
Sony 88697 7121462 (CD)


09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

JS BACH: Mass in F major BWV 233

Reviewer - David Vickers

First Choice Recommendation:
(c/w Mass in A major BWV 234, Mass in G minor BWV 235, Mass in G major BWV 236)
Cantus Colln, Konrad Junghanel (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMC 901939.40 (2 CDs)

Next week David Nice examines recordings of Rachmaninov's Etudes Tableaux Op. 39.

10.25 New DVD Releases

Richard Morrison talks to Andrew about four newly-released DVDs featuring Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten. With extracts from the following DVDs:

BRITTEN: Peter Grimes
Peter Pears (Peter Grimes), Heather Harper (Ellen Orford), Bryan Drake (Captain Balstrode), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Auntie), Ann Robson (Mrs Sedley), Owen Brannigan (Swallow), Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)
Decca 074 3261 (DVD)

BRITTEN: Billy Budd
Peter Pears (Captain Vere), Peter Glossop (Billy Budd), Michael Langdon (John Claggart), John Shirley-Quirk (Mr. Redburn), Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Decca 074 3256 (DVD)

MOZART: Idomeneo (edition prepared by Britten)
Peter Pears (Idomeneo), Heather Harper (Ilia), Anne Pashley (Idamante), Rae Woodland (Elektra), Robert Tear (Arbace), English Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)
Decca 074 3258 (DVD)

SCHUBERT: Winterreise; BRITTEN: Folk Song Arrangements
Peter Pears (tenor), Benjamin Britten (piano)
Decca 074 3257 (DVD)


11.00am New Releases

Andrew reviews some new opera aria discs featuring tenors Rolando Villazon, Juan Diego Florez and Placido Domingo.

Rolando Villazon: Cielo e Mar
(arias from: PONCHIELLI: La Gioconda; CILEA: Adriana Lecouvreur; MERCADANTE: Il Giuramento; BOITO: Mefistofele; PIETRI: Maristella; GOMES: Fosca; VERDI: Simon Boccanegra; DONIZETTI: Poliuto; PONCHIELLI: Il Figiuol Prodigo; VERDI: Luisa Miller)
Rolando Villazon (tenor), Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Daniele Callegari (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 477 7224 (CD)

Juan Diego Florez: Bel Canto Spectacular
(arias from DONIZETTI: La figlia del reggimento; La Favorite; L'elisir d'amore; Linda di Chamounix; Lucrezia Borgia; BELLINI: I puritani; ROSSINI: Il viaggio a Reims; Otello)
Juan Diego Florez (tenor), Anna Netreko (soprano), Placido Domingo (tenor), Patrizia Ciofi (soprano), Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano), Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone), Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Daniel Oren (conductor)
Decca 478 0315

Placido Domingo: Pasion Espanola
(JUAN MOSTAZO MORALES: Falsa moneda; MANUEL FONT DE ANTA: La Cruz de Mayo; JUAN MOSTAZO MORALES: La bien paga; GENARO MONREAL LACOSTA: Porque te quiero; JUAN MOSTAZO MORALES: El dia que naci yo; MANUEL LOPEZ-QUIROGA Y MIQUEL: ¡Ay, Maricruz!; MANUEL LOPEZ-QUIROGA Y MIQUEL: Me embrujaste; GENARO MONREAL LACOSTA: Carino verda; MANUEL LOPEZ-QUIROGA Y MIQUEL: Te lo juro yo; ¡No me quieras tanto!; JUAN MOSTAZO MORALES / FRANCISCO ERENCIANO BOSCH: Antonio Vargas Heredia; MANUEL LOPEZ-QUIROGA Y MIQUEL: Ojos verdes; ANTONIO ALVAREZ ALONSO: Suspiros de Espana)
Placido Domingo (tenor), Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey (solo guitar), Orquesta de la Domunidad de Madrid, Miguel Roa (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 477 6590 (CD)


11.40am Disc of the Week

HANDEL Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano), Kate Aldrich (mezzo-soprano), Martin Oro (counter tenor), Jorg Durmuller (tenor); Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro de Marchi (conductor)
Hyperion CDA67681/2 (2 CDs)

Next Week

On next week's programme David Nice recommends a recording of Rachmaninov's Etudes Tableaux Op. 39 for piano (Building a Library) and we play listeners' favourite Karajan recordings with critic Peter Quantrill assessing with Andrew where the conductor's stock now lies in this his centenary year.




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