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Building a Library: Vaughan Williams: Job, A Masque for Dancing

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Vaughan Williams's ballet Job - Masque for Dancing; Vivaldi Concertos; Disc of the Week: Bartok Concertos.

Andrew McGregor introduces Radio 3's weekly programme devoted to all that's new in the world of recorded music.

Building a Library:
Vaughan Williams: Job, A Masque for Dancing

Reviewer - Jonathan Swain

First choice:
(c/w Pelléas & Mélisande Suite, Op. 46)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)
BIS CD 237 (CD)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data


GRILLO: Sonata Prima; Misericordias Domini from disc Complete Instrumental Music and Selected Motets
(c/w Ad te levavi; Canzon prima; Canzon in ecco;
Anima mea; Dic mihi; Canzon sestadecima; Canzon secunda; Levavi oculos meos; Canzon quintadecima; Quam pulchri sunt; Canzon pian e forte; Canzon quartadecima 'Capricio'; Canzon terza; Obstupescite; Canzon quarta; O salutaris hostia; Sonata seconda)
His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts
SFZ SFZ0107 (CD)

FASCH: Concerto in D major for flute, oboe, strings and basso continuo (FWV L:D11) (first movement) from disc Johann Friedrich Fasch Concerti from Dresden and Darmstadt
(c/w Concerto in d minor for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, strimgs & basso continuo FWV L:d7; Concerto in d minor for oboe, violin, strings & basso continuo FWV L:d4; Concerto in A major for violin, strings & basso continuo FWV L:A3; Concerto in g minor for oboe, strings & basso continuo FWV L:g1; Concerto in D major for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, strings & basso continuo FWV L:D22)
Il Gardellino
Accent ACC24182 (Hybrid SACD)

TELEMANN: Overture ‘L’Omphale’ (first, fifth and sixth movements); KEISER: Suite aus Hercules und Hebe (Overture) from disc Musik der Hamburger Pfeffersacke (Music of Hamburg Moneybags)
(c/w TELEMANN: Aria dell’ Omphale (Lebe doch mein werthes Licht); HANDEL: Sinfonia in B flat major; TELEMANN: Aria dell’ Omphale (Ich sagte gern ich ware frey); HANDEL: Violin Concerto in B flat major)
Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg, Yeree Suh (soprano)
Raumklang RK2703 (CD)

REBEL: Les Caracteres de la Danse
(c/w PURCELL: Suite from The Fairy Queen; CORELLI: Concerto grosso Op. 6 Nr. 4; ALBINONI: Concerto a cinque Op. 9 Nr. 2; TELEMANN: Overture a 7 TWV55:C6)
Harmony of Nations, Alfredo Bernardini (oboe, conductor)
Raumklang RK2704 (CD)

PURCELL: Fantazia upon one note
(c/w Fantazia 30th of June 1680;.Fantazia 14th of June 1680;.Fantazia 11th of June 1680; Fantazia of three parts - undated fragment; Fantazia 31st of August 1680; Fantazia 22nd of June 1680; Fantazia of three parts – undated; Fantazia 19th of June 1680; Fantazia 19th of August 1680; Fantazia 10th of June 1680; Fantazia of three parts – undated; Fantazia 24th of February 1682/83 – fragment; Fantazia 23rd of June 1680)
Il Suonar Parlante, Vittorio Ghielmi (director from viol)
Winter & Winter 910134-2 (CD)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Job, A Masque for Dancing

Reviewer – Jonathan Swain

Next week David Nice examines recordings of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 6

10.20 New Vivaldi Releases

Andrew discusses new Vivaldi releases with Michael Talbot.

11.15 a.m. New Russian Releases

MUSSORGSKY: Night on a Bald Mountain
(c/w Pictures at an Exhibition; Prelude to Khovanshchina)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi (conductor)
Telarc SACD-60705 (Hybrid SACD)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet ‘Fantasy Overture’ (original 1869 version)
(c/w Hamlet OP. 67a)
Russian National Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Tatiana Monogarova (soprano), Maxim Mikhailov (bass)
Pentatone PTC5186 330 (Hybrid SACD)

11.45am Disc of the Week

BARTOK: Viola Concerto*
(Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra; Violin Concerto No. 1)
Yuri Bashmet (viola)*, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*, Pierre Boulez (conductor)*, Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Nigel Thomas (percussion), Neil Percy (percussion), London Symphony Orchestra, Gidon Kremer (violin)
Deutsche Grammophon 4777440 (CD)

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