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Building a Library: Hugo Wolf - Morike Lieder

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Hugo Wolf - Morike Lieder; pianist Louis Lortie on his Beethoven sonata series; Disc of the Week: Bellini - I Puritani.

CD Review with Andrew McGregor on what's new in the world of classical music recording including:


DVORAK: Symphony No.6; Nocturne; Scherzo capriccioso
Baltimore S O / Marin Alsop
Naxos 8570995 (CD)

DVORAK: String Quartets Opp. 106 and 96 “American”
Pavel Haas Quartet
Supraphon SU40382 (CD)

KORNGOLD: Symphony in F sharp; Much Ado About Nothing – incidental music
Strasbourg Philharmonic / Marc Albrecht (conductor)
Pentatone PTC 5186373 (Hybrid SACD)

09.30am Building a Library
Richard Wigmore surveys the currently available recordings of Wolf’s Morike Lieder and makes a personal top recommendation.
First choice:

Joan Rodgers (soprano) / Stephan Genz (baritone) / Roger Vignoles (piano)
Hyperion CDA67311/2 (2 CDs)

10.30am New Releases

ROSENMULLER: “Beatus Vir?” – Jubilate Deo, Nisi Dominus etc.
Gli Incogniti / Amandine Beyer (violin/director)
Zig-Zag Territoires ZZT100801 (CD)

BACH: Magnificat in D BWV 243; Unser Mund sei voll Lachens BWV 110
Dorothee Mields (soprano), Johanette Zomer (soprano), William Towers (alto), Charles Daniels (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (bass) / Netherlands Bach Society / Jos van Veldhoven (conductor)
Channel Classics CCS SA 23010 (Hybrid SACD)

BACH: Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord; arias
Michael Chance (countertenor), Harry van der Kamp (bass) / Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba) / Markus Hunninger (keyboard) / Francois Joubert-Caillet (violone)
Glossa GCD 920411 (CD)

BACH: Cantatas Vol 12: BWV 55, 89, 115, 60, 139, 163, 52, 140
Joanne Lunn, Gillian Keith, Susan Hamilton (soprano), Robin Tyson, Hilary Summers (alto), James Gilchrist, William Kendall (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass) / The Monteverdi Choir / The English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner
Soli Deo Gloria SDG 171 (2 CDs)

11.15am Interview
Andrew talks to pianist Louis Lortie, and plays extracts from the following releases:

BEETHOVEN: Complete Piano Sonatas
Louis Lortie (piano)
Chandos CHAN 10616 (9 CDs)

CHOPIN: Vol 1 – Nocturnes; Scherzos; Sonata in B flat minor
Louis Lortie (piano)
Chandos CHAN10588 (CD)

11.45am Disc of the Week

BELLINI: I Puritani
Joan Sutherland (Elvira), Nicola Filacuridi (Arturo), Ernest Blanc (Riccardo), Giuseppe Modesti (Giorgio), David Ward (Valton), Enrichetta (Monica Sinclair) / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Glyndebourne Chorus / Vittorio Gui (conductor)
Glyndebourne GFOCD 009-60 (2 CDs)

3 hours, 15 minutes



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