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Building a Library - Mahler: Symphony No 10

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Mahler's 10th Symphony; Recent opera releases; Disc of the Week - Various: Missa Cantantibus organis.

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

NB Timings are approximate

9.05am

Mass in 40 parts
STRIGGIO: Ecce beatem lucem, Missa Ecco si Beato Giorno
GALILEI: Contrapunto Secondo di BM
STRIGGIO: Fuggi, spene mia, O giovenil ardire, Altr’io che queste spighe, D’ogni gratia et d’amor, O de la bella Etruria, Caro dolce ben mio, Misero ohime
ANON: Spem in alium (Sarum Plainchant)
TALLIS: Spem in alium
I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth (conductor)
Decca Classics 4782734 (CD + Bonus DVD)

PALESTRINA: Missa Papae Marcelli
PALESTRINA: motets
ANERIO: Christus resurgens
Odhecaton, Paolo da Col (director)
Arcana A358 (CD)

Vita; Monteverdi_Scelsi
MONTEVERDI: ‘Avoce sola’ Se i languidi miei sguardi*, Ardo*
SCELSI: Triphon ii (Trilogy), Triphon iii (Trilogy), Dithome (Trilogy), Ygghur i (Trilogy)
MONTEVERDI: Mentre vaga Angioletta*, ‘Introduction’ Non morir Senequa (excerpt)**, Altri canti d’amor (excerpt)**, Hor ch’el Ciel e la Terra (excerpt)**, Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (excerpt)**
Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Sarah Iancu, Matthieu Lejeune (cellos)
* arr. Sonia Wieder-Atherton
** arr. Sonia Wieder-Atherton & Franck Krawczyk
NAÏVE V5257 (CD)

Manto and Madrigals
KILLIUS: Ó min flaskan friða
SCELSI: Manto for viola solo and female voice
HOLLIGER: Drei Skizzen for violin and viola
BARTOK: Duo for two violins
SKALKOTTAS: Duo for violin and viola
MAXWELL DAVIES: Midhouse Air
MARTINU: Three Madrigals for violin and viola
NIED: Zugabe
Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Ruth Killius (viola)
ECM New Series 4763827 (CD)

9.30 am Building a Library

Stephen Johnson surveys the currently available recordings of Mahler’s 10th Symphony
and makes a top recommendation:

Mahler Symphony No.10
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle
EMI Classics 5569722 (CD)

10.35 am New Releases

Geoffrey Smith discusses the following:

Placido Domingo - The Opera Collection
BIZET: Carmen – Berganza; Milnes; Abbado
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor – Studer; Pons; Marin
LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci – Stratas; Pons; Prêtre
MASCAGNI: Cavalleria rusticana – Baltsa; Sinopoli
OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Sutherland; Bonynge
PUCCINI: Tosca – Freni; Ramey; Sinopoli
PUCCINI: Turandot – Ricciarelli; Hendricks; Karajan
ROSSINI: Il barbiere di Siviglia – Battle; Lopardo; Abbado
SAINT-SAENS: Samson et Dalila – Obraztsova; Barenboim
VERDI: Il trovatore – Plowright; Fassbaender; Giulini
VERDI: La Traviata – Cotrubas; Milnes; Kleiber
VERDI: Otello – Studer; Leiferkus; Chung
WAGNER: Lohengrin – Norman; Sotin; Randová; Solti
Deutsche Grammophon 4779336 (26CD) (budget price)

Viva Domingo
Placido Domingo (tenor) with Susan Graham; Mirella Freni; Montserrat Caballé; Renata Scotto; Veronica Villarroel; Deborah Voigt; Cheryl Studer; Sherrill Milnes; Simon Estes; Giorgio Zancanaro and Thomas Hampson
CD1: The Heroic Domingo
CD2: The Romantic Domingo
CD3: The Great Duets
CD4: Latin Songs
EMI Classics 6487572 (4CD) (budget price)

BEETHOVEN: Fidelio [Vienna State Opera Opening Night Gala, 5 Nov1955]
Anton Dermota (Florestan), Martha Mödl (Leonore), Karl Kamann (Don Fernando),
Paul Schöffler (Don Pizarro), Ludwig Weber (Rocco), Irmgard Seefried (Marzelline), Waldemar Kmentt (Jaquino), Chor & Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Karl Bohm (conductor)
ORFEO C813102i (2CD) (mid price)

Fidelio 1805
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio [Live, Theater an der Wien, Aug 2005]
Camilla Nylund (Leonore), Kurt Streit (Florestan), Peter Rose (Rocco), Gerd Grochowski (Don Pizarro), Brigitte Geller (Marzelline), Dietmar Kerschbaum (Jaquino), Ralf Lukas (Don Fernando), Thomas Ebenstein (First Prisoner), Markus Raab (Second Prisoner), Arnold Schönberg Chor, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bertrand de Billy (conductor)
OEHMS OC919 (2CD)

STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier [Live, Glyndebourne, 30 May 1965]
Montserrat Caballe (soprano), Otto Edelmann (bass), Teresa Zylis-Gara (mezzo-soprano), Edith Mathis (soprano), David Hughes (tenor), The Glyndebourne Chorus, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard (conductor)
Glyndebourne 4778367 (3CD)

GIORDANO: Fedora
Angela Gheorghiu (Fedora Romazov), Placido Domingo (Loris Ipanov), Nino Machaidze (Olga Sukarev), Fabio Maria Capitanucci (De Siriex), Orchestre symphonique et choeurs de la Monnaie, Alberto Veronesi (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 4778367 (2CD)

11.40am Disc of the Week

Allegri’s Miserere and the Music of Rome
ANERIO: Salve regina
STABILE, SORIANO, DRAGONI, PALESTRINA, GIOVANNELLI, SANTINI, MANCINI, ALLEGRI: Missa Cantantibus organis – A 12-part Mass by seven composers
ALLEGRI: De lamentatione Jeremiae prophetae, Miserere mei, Deus, Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae prophetae, Gustate et videte
PALESTRINA: Cantantibus organis
The Cardinall’s Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Hyperion Records CDA67860 (CD)

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