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13/07/2013

With Andrew McGregor. Including conductor Andrew Parrott, new releases and a chance to hear favourite discs from 2013. With music by Debussy, Szymanowski and Rachmaninov.

Summer CD Review with Andrew McGregor, including an interview with conductor Andrew Parrott, new releases and a chance to revisit favourite discs from the past year, including:

9am
Debussy: La mer
Les Siecles, Francois-Xavier Roth

piano music by Chopin & Zarzycki
Jan Lisiecki & Jonathan Plowright

10am
Andrew talks to conductor Andrew Parrott about his new recording of Monteverdi's l'Orfeo

Szymanowski: Symphony no.2
LSO, Valery Gergiev

11.30am
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no.1
Yevgeny Sudbin; Singapore SO, Lan Shui.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer

    Performer: Les Siècles. Performer: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • Musicales Actes Sud ASM 10 tk 5-7.
  • Richard Wagner

    O Sink Hernieder…(Tristan Und Isolde)

    Performer: Camilla Nylund. Performer: Klaus Florian Vogt. Performer: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Jonathan Nott.
    • Sony 88765445152 tk 7.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto In F Minor Op. 21 (2nd Mvt.)

    Performer: Jan Lisiecki. Performer: Sinfonia Varsovia. Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • NIFCCD 200 tk 2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto In F Minor Op. 21 (2nd Mvt, 2nd Half)

    Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Erard, 1849). Performer: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Performer: Frans Brüggen.
    • NIFCCD 029 tk 2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Variations In D On A Theme Of Thomas Moore

    Performer: Daniel Vaiman (piano). Performer: Dina Yoffe (piano).
    • NIFCCD 210 tk 1.
  • Aleksander Zarzycki

    Grande Polonaise In E Flat Op. 7

    Performer: Jonathan Plowright. Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Łukasz Borowicz.
    • Hyperion CDA67958 tk 6.
  • Interview

    • Andrew Parrott (Monteverdi L'orfeo)

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      L'orfeo – Toccata And Prologue (extract)

      Performer: David Hurley. Performer: Taverner Players. Performer: Andrew Parrott.
      • AVIE AV2278 CD 1 tks 1 –2.
    • Claudio Monteverdi

      L'orfeo – Act 2, Opening ('ecco Pur Ch'a Voi Ritorno' / 'VI ricorda o boschi ombrosi')

      Performer: Charles Daniels. Performer: Gareth Morrell. Performer: Simon Wall. Performer: Taverner Consort and Players. Performer: Andrew Parrott.
      • AVIE AV2278 CD 1 tks 14–15.
    • Claudio Monteverdi

      L'orfeo – Act 3, Conclusion – Chorus Of Infernal Spirits ('nulla Impresa Per Huom')

      Performer: Taverner Consort and Players. Performer: Andrew Parrott.
      • AVIE AV2278 CD 2 tk 10.
    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Vespers Of 1610 – Sonata Sopra Sancta Maria

      Performer: Tessa Bonner. Performer: Taverner Players. Performer: Andrew Parrott.
      • EMI 2126852 CD 2 tk 14.
    • Claudio Monteverdi

      L'orfeo – Act 5, Conclusion ('Perchè A Lo Sdegno' / 'Saliam cantando al Cielo' / 'Vanne Orfeo felice a pieno' / Moresca)

      Performer: Guy Pelc (baritone, Apollo). Performer: Charles Daniels. Performer: Taverner Consort and Players. Performer: Andrew Parrott.
      • AVIE AV2278 CD 2 tks 18–21.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Symphony No. 2

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO Live LSO0731 tks 3-11.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Sonata K306 In D (finale)

    Performer: Susan Tomes. Performer: Erich Höbarth.
    • e-Album tk 3.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Vox Domini Super Aquas Jordanis A 10

    Performer: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Performer: Concerto Palatino. Choir: Ex Cathedra Choir. Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • Hyperion CDA67957 tk 1.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon primi toni a 10

    Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • Hyperion CDA67957 tk 3.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Exultet Iam Angelica Turba 17

    Performer: Ex Cathedra Choir. Performer: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Performer: Concerto Palatino. Performer: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • Hyperion CDA67957 tk 11.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 1 In F Sharp Minor Op. 1

    Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin. Performer: Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Lan Shui.
    • BIS-2012 SACD tks 5-7.

9.05am

DEBUSSY: La Mer; Premiere Suite d'Orchestre (1st recording)

Les Siecles (period instruments), Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)

ACTES SUD ASM10 (CD)

9.30am

WAGNER: Fanget an! (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg); Am stillen Herd (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg); Mein lieber Schwan (Lohengrin); Amfortas! Die Wunde! (Parsifal); Nur eine Waffe taugt (Parsifal); Allmacht'ger Vater, blick herab! (Rienzi); O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe (Tristan und Isolde); Willst jenes Tag´s du nicht dich mehr entsinnen? (Der fliegende Hollander); Brunnhilde, heilige Braut! (Gotterdammerung); Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater (Die Walkure); Du bist der Lenz (Die Walkure)

Klaus Florian Vogt (tenor), Camilla Nylund (soprano), Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott (conductor)

SONY 88765445152 (CD)

 

CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11; Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21

Jan Lisiecki (piano), Sinfonia Varsovia, Howard Shelley (conductor)

FREDERICK CHOPIN INSTITUTE NIFCCD200 (CD)

 

CHOPIN: Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise Op. 22; Mazurkas Op. 17; Rondo in C major for two pianos Op. 73; Variations in D major for 2 pianos; Grand Duo in E KKIIb/1

Daniel Vayman (piano), Dina Yoffe (piano)

FREDERICK CHOPIN INSTITUTE NIFCCD210 (CD)

 

The Romantic Piano Concerto 59 - Zarzycki & Zelenski

ZARZYCKI: Piano Concerto in A flat major Op. 17; Grande Polonaise in E flat major Op. 7

ZELENSKI: Piano Concerto in E flat major Op. 60

Jonathan Plowright (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

HYPERION CDA67958 (CD)

10.00am Andrew Parrott

MONTEVERDI: L'Orfeo

Charles Daniels (Orfeo), Faye Newton (Euridice), Emily Van Evera (Messaggiera), Clare Wilkinson (Speranza/Proserpina), Curtis Streetman (Caronte), Christopher Purves (Plutone), Anna Dennis (Ninfa), Guy Pelc (Apollo), Rodrigo del Pozo, Simon Wall, Gareth Morrell & Robert Macdonald (Pastori), Richard Latham, Gareth Morrell, Curtis Streetman (Spiriti infernali), Taverner Consort & Players, Andrew Parrott (conductor)

AVIE AV2278 (2CD mid-price)

 

Monteverdi - Vespers

MONTEVERDI: Vespro della beata Vergine (1610); Selva morale e spirituale (excerpts)

Taverner Consort, Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott (conductor)

EMI 2126852 (2CD budget)

10.50am

SZYMANOWSKI: Symphony No. 1 in F minor Op. 15; Symphony No. 2 in B flat major Op. 19

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

LSO LIVE LSO0731 (Hybrid SACD mid-price)

 

MOZART: Piano and Violin Sonata in D Major, K 306; Piano and Violin Sonata in E Flat Major, K 481; Piano and Violin Sonata in a Major, K 526

Susan Tomes (piano), Erich Höbarth (violin)

e-album (download only, recorded live in Perth, Scotland)

 

Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies

GABRIELI: Vox Domini super aquas Jordanis C64; In ecclesiis a 14; Canzon primi toni a 10 C176; O Jesu me dulcissime; Omnes gentes plaudite manibus a 16; O Jesu mi dulcissime a 8, C 56; Kyrie C71-73; Maria virgo C35; Magnificat; Litaniae Beatissimae Mariae Virginis; Exultet Iam Angelica

Ex Cathedra, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Concerto Palatino, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

HYPERION CDA67957 (CD)

11.45am

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1 & Piano Concerto No. 1

RACHMANINOV: Symphony No. 1 in D minor Op. 13; Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor Op. 1

Yevgeny Sudbin (piano), Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui (conductor)

BIS BIS2012 (Hybrid SACD)

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