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Cantemir: The Book of the Science of Music (excerpts)

With Andrew McGregor. Including Cantemir: The Book of the Science of Music (excerpts); Bach cantatas from Masaaki Suzuki, John Eliot Gardiner: Albeniz: Iberia - Book 1.

Summer CD Review with Andrew McGregor, celebrating artists appearing in this week's BBC Proms, the summer's new releases and revisiting favourite recordings of the last twelve months including:

09.05am

RESPIGHI: Belkis, Queen of Sheba; HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber; SCHMITT: The Tragedy of Salome
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra / Sascha Goetzel (conductor)
Onyx ONYX4048 (CD, mid price)

Istanbul
Including CANTEMIR: Los Paxaricos (Isaac Levy I.9) - Macico de Rosas (I.Levy III.41)
Hesperion XXI / Jordi Savall (director)
AliaVox AVSA 9870 (Hybrid SACD, mid price)

Fazil Say - 1001 Nights in the Harem
SAY: Violin Concerto “1001 Nights in the Harem”; Alla Turca Jazz, fantasia on the rondo from Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A Major, K331; Patara Ballett; Summertime Variations
Fazil Say (piano) / Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) / Burcu Soysev (soprano) / Aykut Koselerli (percussion), Celaleddin Bicer (ney) / Lucerne Symphony Orchestra / John Axelrod (conductor)
Naive V5147 (CD, mid price)

09.40am

Schubert Edition 4 - Heliopolis
SCHUBERT: Die Gotter Griechenlands D.677; Philoktet D.540; Fragment aus dem Aischylos D.450b; Der entsuhnte Orest D.699; Aus Heliopolis D.753; Heliopolis D.754; An die Leier D.737; Atys, Nachlass Lfg.22; Meeresstille D.216; Der Konig in Thule D.367; Blondel zu Marien D.626; Die Gebusche D.646; Der Hirt D.490; Pilgerweise D.789; Wandrers Nachtlied D.224; Fruhlingsglaube D.686; Das Heimweh D.851; Der Kreuzzug D.932; Abschied D.475
Matthias Goerne (baritone) / Ingo Metzmacher (piano)
Harmonia HMC 902035 (CD & DVD, mid price)

Music of the Spheres
RUED LANGGAARD: Sfaerernes Musik (The Music of the Spheres); Endens Tid (The Time of the End); Fra Dybet (From the Abyss)
Inger Dam Jensen (Soprano) / Hetna Regitze Bruun (mezzo-soprano) / Peter Lodahl (tenor) / Johan Reuter (baritone )/ Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Choirs / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
Dacapo 6.220535 (Hybrid SACD, mid price)

10.10am

Louis Lortie plays Schumann & Chopin Piano Concertos
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
Louis Lortie (piano) / Philharmonia Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 10603 X (CD, mid price)

Louis Lortie plays Chopin
CHOPIN: Nocturne in E minor, Op.72 No.1; Scherzo in B minor, Op.20; Nocturne in E flat major, Op.55 No.2; Scherzo in B flat minor, Op.31; Nocturne in E major, Op.62 No.2; Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op.39; Nocturne in B major, Op.62 No.1; Scherzo in E major, Op.54; Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35
Louis Lorte (piano)
Chandos CHAN 10588 (CD)

Richard Farrell - The Complete Recordings, Volume 2
Including: CHOPIN: Etude in E Major Op.10 No.3
Richard Farrell (piano)
Atoll ACD 909 (2 CDs)
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10.45am

J.S. BACH arr. SITKOVETSKY: Goldberg Variations BWV 988, arrangement for string trio (in memoriam Glenn Gould)
Amati String Trio
Brilliant Classics 9184 (CD, budget price)

J.S. BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV 988, arrangement for accordion
Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion)
Winter & Winter 910 170-2 (CD, mid price)

J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Volume 46: Cantatas from Leipzig 1726
J.S. BACH: Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102; Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV 17; Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich, BWV 17; Es erhub sich ein Streit, BWV 19; Erschrecke doch - Alternative (traverse) version of tenor aria from BWV 102
Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki (director) / Hana Blazikova (soprano) / Robin Blaze (counter-tenor) / Gerd Turk (tenor) / Peter Kooij (bass)
Bis SACD-1851 (Hybrid SACD, mid price)

Cantatas, Volume 11: Genova/Greenwich
J.S. BACH: Ach! ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe, BWV 162; Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49; Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 180; Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben! BWV 109; Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 38; Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, I BWV 98; Ich habe meine Zuversicht, BWV 188
Magdalena Kozena (soprano) / Sara Mingardo (alto) / Christoph Genz (tenor) / Peter Harvey (bass) / Joanne Lunn (soprano) / William Towers (alto) / Paul Agnew (tenor) / Gotthold Schwarz (bass) / The Monteverdi Choir / The English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
SDG 168 (2 CDs)

J.S. BACH: Passio Secundum Johannem
Julian Pregardien (Evangeliste) / Benoit Arnould (Jesus) / Dominik Worner (Pierre & Pilate) / Tanya Aspelmeier (soprano) / Salome Haller (soprano) / Julien Freymuth (counter-tenor) / Pascal Bertin (counter-tenor) / Michael Feyfar (tenor) / Philippe Froeliger (tenor) / La Chapelle Renane / Benoit Haller (director)
Zig Zag Territoires ZZT 100301.2 (2 CDs)

J.S. BACH: Mass in B minor
Dunedin Consort & Players / John Butt (director)
Linn CKD 354 (2 Hybrid SACDs, mid price)

11.50am

GRANADOS: Goyescas; ALBENIZ: Iberia
Artur Pizarro (piano)
Linn CKD 355 (Hybrid SACD, mid price)

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