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Building a Library: HAYDN: Symphony No. 104 ‘London’

Building a Library:

HAYDN: Symphony No. 104 ‘London’

Reviewer - Anthony Burton

First Choice Recommendation:
(c/w Symphonies Nos. 94, 96, 100, 101 and 103)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)
Philips 4647072 (2 CDs, Budget)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data


J. STRAUSS II: Alexandrinen-Polka Op. 198 (Alexandrine’s Polka); from disc New Year’s Concert 2009
(c/w J. STRAUSS II: Ouvertüre zu "Eine Nacht in Venedig"; Marchen aus dem Orient. Walzer, Op. 444 (Fairy Tales from the Orient); Annen-Polka, op. 117; Schnellpost-Polka Op. 159 (Express Mail Polka); Rosen aus dem Süden. Walzer, op. 388; Freikugeln. Polka schnell, op. 326; Ouvertüre Zigeunerbaron; Einzugsmarsch Zigeunerbaron; Schatz-Walzer, op. 418; J. HELLMESBERGER II: Valse espagnole; J. STRAUSS I: Zampa-Galopp Op. 62; J. STRAUSS II: Unter Donner und Blitz. Polka schnell, op. 324; JOSEF STRAUSS: Spharenklange. Walzer, op. 235; J. STRAUSS II: Éljen a Magyár! Polka schnell, op. 332; J. HAYDN: Symphony No.45 in F sharp minor “Farewell” - IV. Finale; J. STRAUSS II: So angstlich sind wir nicht! /We’re not that worried! - Polka, op. 413; An der schönen, blauen Donau / Blue Danube - Waltz op.314; J. STRAUSS I: Radetzky-March, op.228)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
Decca 4781133 (2 CDs, Mid Price)

MONTEVERDI: Teatro d’Amore (‘Toccata’, ‘Ohime ch’io cado’, ‘Pur ti miro’)
Nuria Rial (soprano), Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Cyril Auvity (tenor), Jan van Elsacker (tenor), Joao Fernandes (bass), L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar (director, harpsichord and theorbo)
Virgin Classics 23614024 (CD)

MARTIN: Polyptyque* (Image de la Chambre haute; Image de la Glorification) from disc Martin Concertos Volume 2
(c/w Passacaille; Harpsichord Concerto)
Willi Zimmermann (violin)*, Musikkollegium Winterthur*, Jac van Steen (conductor)*, Rudolf Scheidegger (harpsichord)
MDG 9011539-6 (Hybrid SACD)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

Haydn: Symphony No. 104 ‘London’

Reviewer – Richard Wigmore

First Choice Recommendation:
(c/w Symphonies Nos. 94, 96, 100, 101 and 103)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)
Philips 4647072 (2 CDs, Budget)

Next week Anthony Burton examines recordings of Martinu’s Symphony No. 6 (Fantaisies symphoniques)

10.20 Reissues

Stokowski – The Eternal Magician
(c/w ENSCO: Rumanian Rhapsodies; DEBUSSY: Nocturnes; STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite; WAGNER: Ride of the Valkyries*)
All-American Youth Orchestra*, Leopold Stokowski (conductor)*, The Robert Shaw Chorale of Women’s Voices, Robert Shaw (conductor), Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Cala CACD0549 (CD) [recordings from 1941, 1950 and 1953]

Richard Farrell – Volume 1 of the Complete Recordings
(GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16; BRAHMS: 4 Ballades Op. 10; 16 Waltzes Op. 39; GRIEG: Ballade in G minor Op. 24; Popular Norwegian Melodies Op. 66 Nos. 14, 17; 9 Lyric Pieces; LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat S.124)
Richard Farrell (piano)
Atoll ACD208 (2 CDs) [recordings 1956-58]

MENDELSSOHN: Rondo Capriccioso Op. 14; Sonata in B flat Op. 106; Variations serieuses Op. 54; Trois Fantasies ou Caprices Op. 16
Ilse von Alpenheim (piano)
Pentatone PTC5186152 (Hybrid SACD) [recordings 1975]

David Oistrakh plays Schumann, Franck, Szymanowski and Ravel
(SCHUMANN: Fantasy in C Op. 131; FRANCK: Sonata in A; SZYMANOWSKI: Myths Op. 30; RAVEL: Tzigane)
David Oistrakh (violin), Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)
Testament SBT 1442 (CD, Mid Price) [concert performance Bucharest 20th September 1958]

Richard Strauss – The Last Concerts
(R. STRAUSS: Don Juan Op. 20; Burleske in D minor; Sinfonia domestica Op. 53; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28; Don Juan Op. 20)
Alfred Blumen (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Richard Strauss (conductor)
SBT2 1441 (2 CDs, Mid Price) [London 1947]

11.15 Interview

Andrew talks to members of the Endellion String Quartet, this year celebrating their 30th birthday. With extracts from the following disc:

Beethoven Complete String Quartets, Quintets and fragments
Endellion String Quartet, David Adams (viola II in the String Quintets)
Warner 2564694713 (10 CDs, Budget)

11.50am Disc of the Week

MATTHEWS: Horn Concerto*
(c/w Alphabicycle Order)
Richard Watkins (horn)*, Halle Orchestra*, Mark Elder (conductor)*, Halle Youth Choir and Cantores Roborienses, Henry Goodman (narrator), Edward Gardner (conductor)
Halle CDHLL7515 (CD)

Release date:

3 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 17 Jan 2009 09:00

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