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10 March 2007

Saturday 10 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: Graham Sadler chooses from the available recording's of perhaps one of the best-known works of the French Baroque, Charpentier's Te Deum.

Christopher Wintle reviews three live recordings of Wagner's Die Walkure - from recent Ring cyles in Australia and Holland, and Joseph Keilberth's 1955 Bayreuth Festival recording just released for the first time.

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

Duration:

3 hours 15 minutes

Building a Library:

Charpentier: Te Deum, H.146
Reviewer - Graham Sadler

First Choice:
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)
(recorded 1988; c/w Missa "Assumpta est Maria", H.11; Litanies de la vierge, H.83): HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901298 (CD) or HMC801298 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

Budget Choice:
Aradia Ensemble, Kevin Mallon (conductor)
(recorded 2003; c/w Dixit Dominus, H.204; Messe de Minuit pour Noel, H.9):

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data
bal.charpentier:
bal.charpentier.te.deum.h.146


Discs played and reviewed in this programme

[Available at full price unless indicated]

NB Timings are approximate

09:00

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D, Op.35
(Finale played)
(c/w Serenade melancolique, Op.26; Valse - Scherzo, Op.34; Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42*):
Julia Fischer (violin), Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg (conductor/piano*)
PENTATONE PTC5186095 (SACD/CD Hybrid)

BARTOK The Wooden Prince (excerpt played)
(c/w Kossuth, symphonic poem):
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltan Kocsis (conductor)
HUNGAROTON HSACD32502 (SACD/CD Hybrid)


09:30
Building A Library Recommendations

CHARPENTIER Te Deum, H. 146

Reviewer: Graham Sadler

Charpentier Te DeumFirst Choice:
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)
(recorded 1988; c/w Missa "Assumpta est Maria", H. 11; Litanies de la vierge, H. 83):
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901298 (CD) or HMC801298 (SACD/CD Hybrid)


Budget Choice:

Aradia Ensemble, Kevin Mallon (conductor)
(recorded 2003; c/w Dixit Dominus, H. 204; Messe de Minuit pour Noel, H. 9):
NAXOS 8557229 (CD, budget)

Next week, David Owen Norris compares the available recordings of Elgar's 1st Symphony.


10:15
Listener Suggestions

MOZART Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K482 (1st movement played)
(c/w Piano concerto No.27 in B flat, K595; Adagio and Fugue for String Orchestra in C minor, K546):
Sviatoslav Richter (piano), English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL42062 (CD, mid-price)

ORFF Carmina Burana (excerpt played)
Claire Rutter (soprano), Tom Randle (tenor), Markus Eiche (baritone), Highcliffe Junior Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Marin Alsop (conductor)
NAXOS 8570033 (CD, budget)

YORK BOWEN Fantasia, Op.132
(c/w from CD entitled 'Works for Piano, Volume 2' - also including Sonata No.5, Op.72; Nocturne, Op.78; Ripples (A Short Sketch), Op.100 No.1; Two Preludes; Two Intermezzi, Op.141; Siciliano and Toccatina, Op.128; Four Bagatelles, Op.147; Evening Calm):
Joop Celis (piano)
CHANDOS CHAN10410 (CD)

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11:00
Wagner's Die Walkure

Reviewer: Christopher Wintle

WAGNER Die Walkure
(State Opera of South Australia - live recording 2004):
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 Die Walkure
(Bayreuth Festival - live recording 1955):
Ramon Vinay (Siegmund), Gre Brouwenstijn (Sieglinde), Josef Greindl (Hunding), Hans Hotter (Wotan), Astrid Varnay (Brunnhilde), Georgine von Milinkovic (Fricka), Hertha Wilfert (Gerhilde), Gerda Lammers (Ortlinde), Elisabeth Schartel (Waltraute), Maria von Ilosvay (Schwertleite), Hilde Scheppan (Helmwige), Jean Watson (Siegrune), Georgine von Milinkovic (Grimgerde), Maria Graf (Rossweisse), Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Joseph Keilberth (conductor)
TESTAMENT SBT41391 (4-CD)

WAGNER Die Walkure
(Netherlands Opera - live recording 2005):
John Keyes (Siegmund), Charlotte Margiono (Sieglinde), Kurt Rydl (Hunding), Albert Dohmen (Wotan), Linda Watson (Brunnhilde), Doris Soffel (Fricka), Dorothy Grandia (Gerhilde), Ellen van Haaren (Ortlinde), Natascha Petrinsky (Waltraute), Hebe Dijkstra (Schwertleite), Turid Karlsen (Helmwige), Irene Pieters (Siegrune), Marina Prudenskaja (Grimgerde), Qiu Lin Zhang (Rossweisse), Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen (conductor)
ETCETERA KTC5501 (4-SACD/CD Hybrid)


11:45
Disc Of The Week

Handel Concerti grossi Op.3HANDEL Concerti grossi Op.3; Sonata a 5, HWV288:
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr (conductor)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907415 (CD) or HMU807415 (SACD/CD Hybrid)



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In next week's programme:

Building a Library: David Owen Norris on Elgar's 1st Symphony

Bruce Wood joins Andrew McGregor to review the latest batch of reissues from Lyrita, including music by Cyril Scott, Gerald Finzi and John Ireland.

Jennifer Bate talks about recording Mendelssohn's complete organ works.

Disc of the Week
Janacek: The Makropulos Case (in English)
Cheryl Barker (Emilia Marty), Neal Davies (Dr Kolenaty), John Graham-Hall (Vitek), Elena Xanthoudakis (Kristina), Robert Brubaker (Albert Gregor), John Wegner (Baron Jaroslav Prus), Thomas Walker (Janek Prus), Graham Clark (Count Hauk-Sendorf), English National Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)




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