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Dowland: In darkness let me dwell

With Andrew McGregor. Including Dowland: In darkness let me dwell; Osmo Vanska talks about recording Beethoven with the Minnesota Orchestra; Dvorak: Rusalka (excerpts).

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


The Nightingale and the Butterfly
HERVELOIS: Suite in G major; VISEE: Passacaille, Suite in D minor; PHILIDOR: Sonata D minor; DIEUPART: Recorder Suite No.1 in A major; Recorder Suite No.6 in F minor; COUPERIN: Le rossignol-en-amour; Le rossignol-vainqueur
Pamela Thorby (recorders) / Elizabeth Kenny (archlute, theorbo, baroque guitar)
Linn CKD341 (Hybrid SACD)

Not Just Dowland
ROSSETER: Prelude solo lute; JOHNSON: Away delights; Oh, let us howl; Care-charming sleep; Pavan in C minor solo lute; Have you seen the bright lily grow?; FERRABOSCO: Pavan Iv solo lute; ANON: Galliarda solo lute; DOWLAND: Fortune my foe; Can she excuse my wrongs; In darkness let me dwell; MONTEVERDI: Quel Sguardo Sdegnosetto; GRANDI: O quam tu pulchra es; PICCININI: Toccata XIII solo theorbo; Partite Variate Sopra La Folia solo theorbo; CACCINI: Amarilli mia bella (published 1602) My fair Amaryllis; KAPSBERGER: Toccata arpeggiata solo theorbo; ‘Kapsberger’ solo theorbo; MERULA: Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla nonna
Carolyn Sampson (soprano) / Matthew Wadsworth (lute & theorbo)
Wigmore Hall Live WHLIVE0034 (CD)

Ravish’d with Sacred Extasies
ANON.: Miserere, my Maker; CAMPIAN: Never weather-beaten sail; Author of Light; DOWLAND: Thou mighty God; When David's life by Saul (A Pilgrimes Solace); When the poore Criple (A Pilgrimes Solace); Where sin sore wounding; In this trembling shadow cast; If that a sinner's sigh; HUMFREY: Sleep downy sleep come close mine eyes; A Hymne to God the Father; PURCELL: Thou wakeful shepherd that dost Israel keep (A Morning Hymn), Z198; How long, great God?, Z189; The Blessed virgin's expostulation; A Devine Hymn (Lord, what is man); Sleep, Adam, and take thy rest, Z195; An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) & David Miller (lute & theorbo)
Coro COR16081 (CD)

PERGOLESI: Stabat Mater; Flute Concerto in G major; Sinfonia in F major for cello and continuo; Salve Regina in F minor
Florilegium / Ashley Solomon (director, flute) / Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) / Robin Blaze (countertenor) / Jennifer Morsches (cello)
Channel Classics CCS SA 29810 (Hybrid SACD)

HANDEL: Suites no.1-8 for Harpsichord
Laurence Cummings (Harpsichord)
Somm CDS SOMMCD 095-2 (CD)


Una Odissea and Una Iliade: a look at the collaborations between Neapolitan singer and poet, Marco Beasley and the composer and harpsichordist, Guido Morini and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble

Marco Beasley (tenor) / Guido Morini (piano) / Alfio Antico (percussion, voice) / Accordone / Nederlands Blazers Ensemble
NBE Live NBECD010 (CD)

Marco Beasley (tenor) / Guido Morini (piano) / The Hilliard Ensemble / Nederlands Blazers Ensemble
NBE Live NBECD024 (CD)


Wiegenlieder/ German lullabies Vol.2
32 lullabies, including: ANON: Gut Nacht, mein feines Lieb; Nun ruhen alle Walder; BRAHMS: Abendstandchen; In stiller Nacht; MENDELSSOHN: Bei der Wiege; Denn er hat seinen Engeln; SCHUBERT: Wie sich der Auglein kindlicher Himmel; Geist der Liebe; Es mahnt der Wald; SCHUMANN: Kinderwacht; Es ist so still geworden
Carus 83.002 (CD)
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CARL ORFF: Carmina Burana
Patricia Petibon (soprano) / Hans-Werner Bunz (tenor) / Christian Gerhaher (baritone) / Tolzer Knabenchor / Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Daniel Harding (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 477 8778 (CD)

10.30 The conductor, Osmo Vanska talks about his highly acclaimed Beethoven recordings with the Minnesota Orchestra and his latest release: Bruckner's Symphony no 4 'Romantic.'


DVORAK: Rusalka
Ana Maria Martinez (Rusalka) / Brandon Jovanovich (Prince) / Tatiana Pavlovskaya (Foreign Princess) / Mischa Schelomianski (Vodnik) / Larissa Diadkova (Jezibaba) / Natasha Jouhl (1st Nymph) / Barbara Senator (2nd Nymph) / Elodie Mechain (3rd Nymph) / John Mackenzie (baritone) / Diana Axentii (Kitchen Girl) / Alasdair Elliott (Gamekeeper) / Tatiana Pavlovskaya (soprano) / Jiri Belohlavek (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra / The Glyndebourne Chorus
Glyndebourne GFOCD 007-09

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