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Presented by Andrew McGregor. Featuring Peter Breiner's suites from Janacek operas; Stephen Plaistow on Chopin recordings; and vocal music by Handel.

Andrew McGregor plays tracks from the following:


SUK: Symphony No.2 in C minor, “Asrael”
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Claus Peter Flor (conductor)
BIS SACD-1776 (Hybrid SACD)

JANACEK arr. Breiner: “Orchestral Suites from the Operas Vol.3”: The Cunning Little Vixen; From the House of the Dead
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner (conductor)
Naxos 8.570706 (CD, Budget Price)


CHOPIN: 24 Preludes Op.28; Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Op.22
Wojciech Switala (fortepiano)
NIFC CD 006 (CD)

CHOPIN: Etudes Opp.10 and 25
Tatiana Shebanova (fortepiano)
NIFC CD 007 (CD)

CHOPIN: Fantasia on Polish airs; Variations on “La ci darem”; Krakowiak; Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise
Nelson Goerner (fortepiano), Orchestra of the 18th Century; Franz Bruggen (conductor)
NIFC CD 009 (CD)

CHOPIN: Piano concertos Nos. 1 and 2
Dang Thai Son (fortepiano), Orchestra of the 18th Century, Franz Bruggen (conductor)
NIFC CD 004 (CD)

CHOPIN: Works including 4 Impromptus, Nocturnes Op.32, Mazurkas Op.59
Kevin Kenner (fortepiano)
NIFC CD 010 (CD)

CHOPIN: Mazurkas (selection)
Fou Ts’ong (fortepiano)
NIFC CD 001 (CD)

CHOPIN: Ballades Nos.1-4; Nocturnes Opp.27 and 48/2
Nelson Goerner (fortepiano)
NIFC CD 003 (CD)


Maureen Forrester (Serse), Maureen Lehane (Arsamene), Lucia Popp (Romilda), Owen Brannigan (Elviro), Vienna Academy Chorus and Radio Orchestra, Brian Priestman (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 477 8339 (3 CDs, Mid-Price)

Carolyn Watkinson (Serse), Paul Esswood (Arsamene), Barbara Hendricks (Romilda), Ortrun Wenkel (Amastre), Ulrich Studer (Elviro), La Grande Ecure et la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire (conductor)
Sony Classical 88697527242 (3 CDs, Budget Price)

Judith Malafronte (Serse), Lisa Milne (Atalanta), Susan Bickley (Amastre), David Thomas (Elviro), The Hanover Band and Chorus, Nicholas McGegan (conductor)
Sony Music 88697 532062 (3 CDs, Budget Price)

HANDEL: “Between Heaven and Earth” – oratorio arias
Sandrine Piau (soprano), Accademia Bizantina, Stefano Montanari (conductor)
Naïve OP 30484 (CD)
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HANDEL: La Resurrezione
Camilla Tilling (Angelo), Luca Pisaroni (Lucifero), Kate Royal (S. Maria Maddalena), Sonia Prina (S. Maria Cleofe), Toby Spence (S. Giovanni Evangelista), Le Concert d’Astree, Emmanuelle Haim (director)
Virgin Classics 50999 694567 (2 CDs)

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SIBELIUS: Violin concerto; ELGAR: Violin concerto
Ida Haendel (violin), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)
Testament SBT 1444 (CD, Mid-Price)

MOZART: Divertimento K.287; STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
Testament SBT 1453 (CD, Mid-Price)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6 “Pastoral”; STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
Testament SBT 1452 (CD, Mid-Price)

BRAHMS: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)
EMI Classics 2 67254 2 (3 CDs, Mid-Price)

3 hours, 15 minutes

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Sat 5 Sep 2009 09:00


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