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Brahms, Britten, Chopin, Dvorak

With Andrew McGregor. Includes Brahms: Symphony No 3; Britten: String Quartet No 2; Chopin: Piano Sonata No 3; Webern: Im Sommerwind; Dvorak: Requiem; Beethoven: Sonata in C, Op 53.

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:

09.00am
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90; Nanie von Friedrich Schiller, fur Chor und Orchester, Op. 82; Ich schwing mein Horn ins Jammertal, Op. 41 No. 1; Es tont ein voller Harfenklang, Op. 17 No. 1; Nachtwache I 'Leise Tone der Brust', Op. 104 No. 1; Einformig ist der Liebe Gram, Op. 113 No. 13; Gesang der Parzen, Op. 89;
The Monteverdi Choir & Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique / John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
SDG 704 (CD)

09.35am
BRITTEN: String Quartet no 2 in C, Op. 36; Three Divertimenti; String Quartet no 3, Op. 94;
Elias String Quartet
Sonimage SON 10903 (CD)

10.10am
Argerich plays Chopin
CHOPIN: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23; Etude in C sharp minor Op.10 No. 4; Mazurka No.26 in C sharp minor Op.41 No.4; Mazurka No.27 in E minor op.41 No.1; Mazurka No.15 in C Op.24 No.2; Mazurka No.40 in F minor Op.63 No.2; Mazurka No.23 in D Op.33 No.2; Nocturne No.4 in F, Op.15 No.1; Nocturne No.16 in E flat, Op.55 No.2; Mazurka No.36 in A minor Op.59 No.1; Mazurka No.37 in A flat Op.59 No.2; Mazurka No.38 in F sharp minor Op.59 No.3; Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58;
Martha Argerich (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon DG 477 7557 (CD)

10.35am
R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40; WEBERN: Im Sommerwind (Idyll for large orchestra);
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (conductor)
CSO Resound CSOR9011004 (Hybrid SACD)

10.50am
DVORAK: Requiem; Symphony No.8;
Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano) / Mihoko Fujimura (alto) / Klaus Florian Vogt (tenor) / Thomas Quasthoff (bass) / Wiener Singverein / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (conductor)
RCO 10001 (2 Hybrid SACDs)

11.15am
ROUSSEL: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 53; Rapsodie Flamande, Op. 56; Petite Suite, Op. 39; Concert for Small Orchestra, Op. 34; Sinfonietta, Op. 52;
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Stephane Deneve (conductor)
Naxos 8.572135 (CD, budget price)

11.40am
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'; Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'; Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79; Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein';
Steven Osborne (piano)
Hyperion CDA67662 (CD)

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