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With Andrew McGregor. Includes recent releases of Schumann; Colin Matthews on the NMC Songbook; Recent Messiaen releases; Liszt: A Symphony to Dante's Divine Comedy.

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


09.05 am

SCHUMANN: Liederkreis Op.39; Die lowenbraut; Frauenliebe und –leben; Der Nussbaum; Er ist’s; Loreley; Widmung
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Daniel Blumenthal (piano)
Naïve V5159 (CD)

SCHUMANN arr ISSERLIS: Fantasiestucke; Adagio and Allegro; Violin Sonata No.3; Abendlied; 3 Romanzen; 5 Stucke im Volkston
Steven Isserlis (cello), Denes Varjon (piano)
Hyperion CDA67661 (CD)

CLARA SCHUMANN: 3 Romanzen; HOLLIGER: Romancendres; Gesange der Fruhe
Christoph Richter (cello), Denes Varjon (piano), SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Heinz Holliger (conductor)
ECM 4763255 (CD)

SCHUMANN: Davidsbundlertanze; Arabeske; Gesange der Fruhe
Paolo Giacometti (piano)
Channel Classics CCSSA 28709 (CD)

SCHUMANN: 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und grosse Kinder; Ball-Scenen; Kinderball; Album fur die Jugend
Eric le Sage, Frank Braley, Denis Pascal (piano)
Alpha 145 (2 CDs)

SCHUMANN: Papillons; Waldszenen; BRAHMS: Klavierstucke Op.118
Dejan Lazic (piano)
Channel Classics CCSSA 27609 (CD)

10.20 am

THE NMC SONGBOOK: Songs commissioned for NMC’s 20th anniversary by nearly 100 different composers from Julian Anderson to John Woolrich, interspersed with instrumental interludes from versions of a Galliard by Thomas Morley arranged by Colin Matthews.
Claire Booth, Ailish Tynan, Elizabeth Atherton (soprano), Susan Bickley, Lore Lixenberg, Jean Rigby (mezzo-soprano), James Bowman, Michael Chance, Andrew Watts (counter-tenor), Andrew Kennedy, Daniel Norman, Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Stefan Loges, Roderick Williams, George Mosley, Richard Jackson, David Stout (baritone), Andrew Swait, Sam Harris (treble), Iain Burnside, Andrew Ball, Andrew Plant, Andrew West, Michael Finnissy, Huw Watkins, Jonathan Powell (piano), Lucy Wakeford (harp) Jane Chapman (harpsichord), Owen Gunnell (percussion), Antonis Hatzinikolaou (guitar)
NMC D150 (4 CDs, Mid Price)

11.05 am

MESSIAEN: Canteyodjaya; Prelude; Petites esquisses d’oiseaux; La fauvette des jardins
Louise Bessette (piano)
Analekta AN 29960 (CD)

MESSIAEN: La Nativite du Seigneur; Offrande au Saint Sacrement; Prelude; L’Ascension; Diptyque; Messe de la Pentecote; Verset pour la Fete de la Dedicace
Timothy Byram-Wigfield (organ of St George’s Chapel, Windsor)
Delphian DCD34078 (2 CDs)

MESSIAEN: Oiseaux exotiques; AAGAARD-NILSEN: Winds of Changes; BUENE: Topographics
Hakan Austbo (piano), Eirik Raude (percussion), The Norwegian Army Band Bergen, Peter Szilway (conductor)
Aurora ACD 5057 (CD)

11.30 am

LISZT: Dante Symphony; 2 Legendes
Gillian Keith (soprano), Ladies Voices of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 10524 (CD)

3 hours, 15 minutes


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