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Building a Library: Handel: Water Music

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Handel: Water Music. Recent piano releases, including Schubert. Disc of the Week: Elizabeth Maconchy: The Sofa; The Departure.

Building a Library:
HANDEL: Water Music

Reviewer - Colin Lawson

First choice:
(c/w Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351)
L'Arte dell'Arco, Federico Guglielmo (conductor)
CPO 7773122 (Hybrid SACD)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data


R. STRAUSS: Violin Sonata Op. 18 (second movement)
(c/w ROTA: Violin Sonata; RESPIGHI: Violin Sonata in B minor)
Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
Challenge Classics CC72307 (CD)

SCHUMANN: Violin Sonata Op. 121 (third movement); Kinderszenen Op.15 No. 1;
(c/w BARTOK: Sonata for solo violin (1944); BARTOK: Premiere Sonate pour violon et piano (1921); Encores: KREISLER: Liebesleid; Schon Rosmarin)
Gidon Kremer (violin), Martha Argerich (piano)
EMI 6933992 (2 CDs, Mid Price)

JS BACH: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C BWV1005 (4th movement)
(c/w Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 BWV1001 and BWV 1003; Violin Partitas Nos. 1-3 BWV 1002, BWV 1004 and BWV 1006)
Viktoria Mullova (violin)
Onyx ONYX4040 (2 CDs, Mid Price)

PAGANINI: Caprice Op. 1 No. 24
(c/w Caprices Op. 1 Nos 1-23)
Tanja Becker-Bender (violin)
Hyperion CDA67763 (CD)

09.30 am
Building a Library Recommendation

HANDEL: Water Music

Reviewer – Colin Lawson

First Choice Recommendation:
(c/w Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351)
L'Arte dell'Arco, Federico Guglielmo (conductor)
CPO 7773122 (Hybrid SACD)

Next week David Owen-Norris compares recordings of Brahms Klavierstucke Op. 118.

10.25 Choral New Releases

JACOBUS VAET: Salve Regina from disc Vaet Missa Ego Flos Campi
(c/w Antevenis virides; Missa Ego flos campi; Ecce apparebit Dominus; Magnificat octavi toni; Miserere mei, Deus; Filiae Jerusalem; Spiritus Domini; Musica Dei donum; Salve regina; CLEMENS NON PAPA: Ego flos campi)
Hyperion CDA67733 (CD)

JOHN MUNDY: De Lamentatione Jeremiae (restored J. Filsell) from disc The Lamentations of Jeremiah
(c/w TALLIS: The Lamentations of Jeremiah; ALFONSO FERRABOSCO THE YOUNGER: Lamentations; BYRD: Lamentations; OSBERT PARSLEY: Lamentations)
Lay Clerks of St. George’s Chapel Windsor, Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Delphian DCD34068 (CD)

GIOVANNI BATTISTA FERRANDINI: Il Pianto di Maria (Nos. 4-6) from disc Il pianto di Maria – The Virgin’s Lament
(c/w VIVALDI: Sonata “Al Santo Sepolcro” (for strings) RV130; BIAGIO MARINI: Passacalio (for strings and continuo); MONTEVERDI: Pianto della Madonna (sopra il Lamento d’Arianna); VIVALDI Concerto “Madrigalesco” in D minor (for strings) RV129; Sinfonia “Al Santo Sepolcro” in B minor (for strings) RV169; FRANCESCO CONTI: “Sento già mancar la vita”, aria from “Il Martirio di S. Lorenzo” (for mezzo soprano, chalumeau and strings); JOHANN GEORG PISENDEL: Sonata in C minor (for strings and continuo)
Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Decca 4781466 (CD)

MONTEVERDI: Beatus vir from disc The Sacred Flame
(c/w GABRIELI: Jubilate Deo; MONTEVERDI: Christe, adoramus te; Cantate Domino; PALESTRINA: Sicut cervus; Exsultate Deo; FELICE ANERIO: Christus factus est; GESUALDO: O vos omnes; LASSUS: Timor et tremor; Ave verum Corpus; SWEELINCK: Laudate Dominum; BUXTEHUDE: Magnificat; VICTORIA: Jesu, dulcis memoria; O vos omnes; JOHN IV, KING OF PORTUGAL: Crux fidelis; DESPREZ: Ave Maria; HASSLER: Dixit Maria; SCHUTZ: Psalm 100; Selig sind die Toten; JS BACH: O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht)
The Cambridge Singers, La Nuova Musica, John Rutter (conductor)
Collegium Records COLCD134 (CD)

A New Heaven
PARRY: I was Glad; WOOD: Oh Thou The Central Orb; HARRIS: Faire Is The Heaven; STANFORD: Beati Quorum Via; BAIRSTOW: Blessed City; PARRY: Jerusalem; BALFOUR GARDINER: Evening Hymn; GOODALL: The Lord Is My Shepherd; BAINTON: And I Saw A New Heaven; PARRY: My Soul There Is A Country; STAINER: I saw the Lord; HOWELLS: Like As The Hart; WOOD: Hail Gladdening Light; RUTTER: The Lord Is My Shepherd
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)
Universal Classics and Jazz 1795732 (CD)

11.15 New Releases

Geoffrey Norris talks us through some recent releases of piano music. With extracts from the following discs:

Debussy Transcriptions for piano duet or piano four hands
Jean-Francois Heisser (piano), Georges Pludermacher (piano)
Apex 2564692098 (2 CDs, Budget)

Johann Sebastian Bach Contemplation
Anne Queffelec (piano), Gaspard Dehaene (piano)
Mirare MIR082 (CD)

Schubert Piano Works for Four Hands
Anne Queffelec (piano), Imogen Cooper (piano)
Apex 2564 69212-9 (2 CDs, Budget)

Schubert Live: Volume 1
Imogen Cooper (piano)
Avie AV2156 (2 CDs, Mid Price)

11.45 am Disc of the Week

MACONCHY: The Sofa; The Departure
Nicholas Sharratt (tenor), Sarah Tynan (soprano), George von Bergen (baritone), Josephine Thorpe (mezzo-soprano), Alinka Kozari (soprano), Anna Leese (soprano), Patricia Orr (mezzo-soprano), Patrick Ashcroft (tenor), Louise Poole (mezzo-soprano), Håkon Vramsmo (baritone), Independent Opera Ensemble, Dominic Wheeler (conductor)
Chandos CHAN10508 (CD)

3 hours, 15 minutes


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