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Building a Library: Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio, Op 50

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio, Op 50; Andreas Scholl on his new Purcell CD; Disc of the Week - Schumann: Humoreske in B flat, Op 20.

Andrew McGregor introduces CD Review, Radio 3's weekly programme devoted to all that's new in the world of recorded music including:


TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.6; Romeo and Juliet
City of Birmingham SO / Andris Nelsons (conductor)
Orfeo C832101A (CD)

“An Evening with Leopold Stokowski”
Arrangements by Stokowski and Richard Egarr of works by Bach, Cesti, Handel, Purcell, Palestrina and Ockeghem
Brussels Philharmonic / Richard Egarr (conductor)
Glossa GCDSA922209 (Hybrid SACD)

NIELSEN: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
London SO / Colin Davis (conductor)
LSO Live LSO0694 (Hybrid SACD)

9.30am Building a Library

David Fanning surveys the currently available recordings of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio Op.50 and makes a top recommendation.

10.20am New Releases

REGER: Choral music inc. Requiem
Consortium / Christopher Glynn (piano) / Andrew-John Smith (conductor)
Hyperion CDA67762 (CD)

BERG: 7 Fruhe Lieder; Jugenlieder; 2 Lieder after Theodor Storm; HARTMANN: Lamento
Julian Banse (soprano), Aleksandar Madzar (piano)
ECM2153 746 3848 (CD)

Diana Damrau (soprano) / Munich Philharmonic / Christian Thielemann (conductor)
Virgin Classics 5099962866453 (CD)

11am Interview
Andrew talks to countertenor Andras Scholl and plays tracks from his new Purcell album:

“O solitude”
PURCELL: Songs, arias and duets
Andras Scholl, Christophe Dumaux (countertenors) / Academia Bizantina / Stefano Montanari (conductor)
Decca 478 2262 (CD)

11.40am Disc of the Week

SCHUMANN: Humoreske Op.20; Studies Op.56; Morning Songs Op.133
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Virgin Classics 50999 9486252 (CD)

3 hours, 15 minutes



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