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Summer CD Review

With Andrew McGregor. Including Mendelssohn: Octet; Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete; Music from members of the Bach family; Colin Davis box sets; Mozart: Cosi fan tutte.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Last on

Sat 17 Aug 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet Op. 20

    Performer: Australian Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Richard Tognetti (violin).
    • BIS-1984 SACD tk 4-7.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Nuits D'ete

    Performer: Karen Cargill (mezzo). Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Robin Ticciati.
    • Linn Records CKD 421 tk 1-6.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata In C BWV 564

    Performer: Robert Quinney (Metzler Organ of Trinity College Cambridge).
    • Coro COR16112 tk 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude & Fugue In C Sharp Major BWV848 [Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1]

    Performer: Peter Hill (piano).
    • Delphian DCD34126 dis 1 tk 5 & 6.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Solo Sonata In D Minor [orig. A minor Flute Sonata]

    Performer: Vaclav Vonasek (bassoon).
    • Supraphon SU 4124-2 tk 9.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Keyboard Concerto In G Wq 44 (1st Mvt.)

    Performer: Miklos Spanyi (Broadwood fortepiano 1798). Performer: Concerto Armonico Budapest.
    • BIS-1957 CD tk 7.
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

    Sonata (concerto) For 2 Harpsichords In F (3rd Mvt.)

    Performer: Julia Brown & Barbara Baird (harpsichords).
    • Naxos 8.573027 tk 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Double (Partita No. 1 In B Minor BWV 1002)

    Performer: Chris Thile (mandolin).
    • Nonesuch 7559-79586-4 tk 8.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Prelude: Obsession (Sonata No. 2 In A Minor)

    Performer: Kristof Barati (violin).
    • Brilliant Classics 94678 tk 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K525 (Rondo)

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Performer: Colin Davis.
    • EMI 4 63989 2 disc 2 tk 7.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Gloria, Gloria, Gloria (Oedipus Rex)

    Performer: Male voices of Sadler’s Wells Opera Chorus. Performer: RPO. Performer: Colin Davis.
    • EMI 4 63989 2 disc 6 tk 10.
  • Michael Tippett

    Piano Concerto (opening)

    Performer: John Ogdon. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Performer: Colin Davis.
    • EMI 4 63989 2 disc 5 tk 5.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Songe D'un Nuit Du Sabbat (Symphonie Fantastique)

    Performer: Concertgebouw Orchestra. Performer: Colin Davis.
    • Decca 478 5601 disc 3 tk 5.
  • Béla Bartók

    Piano Concerto No. 1 (3rd Mvt.)

    Performer: Stephen Kovacevich. Performer: Lso. Performer: Colin Davis.
    • Decca 478 5601 disc 1 tk 3.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 1 In E Minor Op. 39 (2nd Mvt.)

    Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Colin Davis.
    • Decca 478 5601 13 tk 2.
  • Michael Tippett

    The Knot Garden (opening)

    Performer: Thomas Helmsley. Performer: Yvonne Minton. Performer: Jill Gomez. Performer: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Performer: Covent Garden. Performer: Colin Davis.
    • Decca 478 5601 14 tk 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Reformation Symphony No. 5 (opening)

    Performer: Staatskapelle Dresden. Performer: Colin Davis.
    • Profil PH13032 disc 2 tk 5.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Dies Irae (Grande Messe Des Mortes Op. 5)

    Performer: Choruses & Staatskapelle Dresden. Performer: Colin Davis.
    • Profil PH13032 disc 5 tk 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Cosi Fan Tutte (opening)

    Performer: Miah Persson. Performer: Angela Brower. Performer: Adam Plachetka. Performer: Rolando Villazón. Performer: Mojca Erdmann. Performer: Alessandro Corbelli. Performer: Rastatt Vocal Ensemble. Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Performer: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 00289 479 0641 disc 1 tk 1-18.

9.05am

MENDELSSOHN: Concerto in D minor for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra; Octet in E flat major Op. 20

Polina Leschenko (piano), Richard Tognetti (violin), Australian Chamber Orchestra

BIS BIS1984 (Hybrid SACD)

 

BERLIOZ: Les Nuits d'ete Op. 7; Romeo et Juliette Op. 17: Love Scene; La Mort de Cleopatre - Scene lyrique

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati (conductor)

LINN CKD421 (Hybrid SACD)

10.05am

BACH, J S: Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565; Chorale Prelude BWV739 'Wie schon leuchte der Morgenstern'; Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV564; Fuga sopra il Magnificat 'Meine Seele erhebt den Herren', BWV733; Chorale Prelude BWV662 'Allein Gott in der Hoh' sei Ehr'; Chorale Prelude BWV663 'Allein Gott in der hoh sei Ehr'; Trio super 'Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr', BWV664; Passacaglia in C minor, BWV582; Toccata & Fugue in F major, BWV540

Robert Quinney (Metzler Organ of Trinity College, Cambridge)

CORO COR16112 (CD)

 

BACH, J S: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

Peter Hill (piano)

DELPHIAN DCD34126 (2CD mid-price)

 

BACH, C P E: Sonata in D minor for Bassoon Solo (orig. Flute sonata in A minor)

BACH, J S: Sonata in A major for Bassoon and Basso continuo (orig. Flute Sonata in E major, BWV 1035)

HANDEL: Dopo notte (Ariodante)

VIVALDI: Bassoon Concerto, RV 497 in A minor; Bassoon Concerto, RV 501 in B flat major 'La notte'

Vaclav Vonašek (bassoon), Barocco sempre giovane

SUPRAPHON SU41242 (CD)

 

C P E Bach - Complete Keyboard Concertos, Volume 19

BACH, C P E: Concerto in G major, Wq43/5 (H 475); Concerto in C major, Wq43/6 (H 476); Concerto in G major, Wq44 (H 477); Concerto in D major, Wq45 (H 478)

Miklos Spanyi (harpsichord/fortepiano), Concerto Armonico

BIS BIS1957 (CD)

 

BACH, W F: Concerto in F major, F. 10 for two harpsichords; Sonata in C major, F.1b/BR A 2a; Keyboard Sonata in F major, F. 202 (BR A10); Keyboard Sonata in D, Fk 3

Julia Brown & Barbara Baird (harpsichords)

NAXOS 8573027 (CD budget)

 

JS Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1

BACH, J S: Sonata for solo violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV1001; Partita for solo violin No. 1 in B minor, BWV1002; Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV1003

Chris Thile (mandolin)

NONESUCH 7559795864 (CD)

 

YSAYE: Six Sonatas for solo violin Op. 27

Kristof Barati (violin)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94678 (CD budget)

10.45am

Sir Colin Davis: His Early Recordings

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92; Leonore Overture No. 3 Op. 72b

BERLIOZ: Harold en Italie Op. 16

BRAHMS: Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture Op. 26

MOZART: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201; Symphony No. 34 in C major, K338; Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543; Oboe Concerto In C major, K314; Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'; German Dances, K605; Serenade No. 6 in D major, K239 'Serenata Notturna'; La finta giardiniera, K196: Overture; Idomeneo, K366: Overture; Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K384: Overture; Der Schauspieldirektor, K486: Overture; Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture; Don Giovanni, K527: Overture; Cosi fan tutte, K588: Overture; Die Zauberflote, K620: Overture; La clemenza di Tito, K621: Overture

ROSSINI: Il Signor Bruschino Overture; L'Italiana in Algeri Overture; La gazza ladra Overture; Semiramide Overture; Guillaume Tell Overture

STRAVINSKY: Oedipus Rex

TIPPETT: Piano Concerto

WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll

Yehudi Menuhin (viola), Leon Goossens (oboe), Sir Ralph Richardson, Ronald Dowd (Oedipus), Raimund Herincx (Creon), Harold Blackburn (Tiresias), Patricia Johnson (Jocasta), Raimund Herincx (Messenger), Alberto Remedios (Shepherd), John Ogdon (piano), Sadler’s Wells Opera Chorus (men’s voices), Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia of London, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

EMI 4639892 (6CD budget)

 

Sir Colin Davis: The Philips Years

BARTOK: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (complete)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67; Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73 'Emperor'

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique Op. 14; Grande Messe des Morts Op. 5; Te Deum Op. 22

DVORAK: Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op. 70; Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World'

ELGAR: Enigma Variations Op. 36

HAYDN: Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'; Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'; Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'

HOLST: The Planets Op. 32

MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

MOZART: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K183; Symphony No. 32 in G major, K318; Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450; Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550; Vesperae solemnes de confessore in C, K339; Kyrie in D minor, K341; Ave verum corpus, K618; Exsultate, jubilate, K165; Ach, ich fuhl's (Die Zauberflote, K620); Ei parte...Per pieta (Cosi fan tutte); Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Zaide)

MUSSORGSKY: A Night on the Bare Mountain

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E minor Op. 39; Finlandia Op. 26; Pohjola's Daughter Op. 49; Tapiola Op. 112

STRAVINSKY: The Firebird; Orpheus

TIPPETT: The Knot Garden

Stephen Kovacevich (piano), Claudio Arrau (piano), Ronald Dowd (tenor), Franco Tagliavini (tenor), Jessye Norman (soprano), Jon Vickers (tenor), Ingrid Haebler (piano), Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Elizabeth Bainbridge (mezzo-soprano), Ryland Davies (tenor), Gwynne Howell (bass), Raimund Herincx (Faber), Yvonne Minton (Thea), Jill Gomez (Flora), Josephine Barstow (Denise), Robert Tear (Dov), Thomas Carey (Mel), Thomas Hemsley (Mangus), Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, London Symphony Chorus, Frauenchor Des Rundfunkchores Berlin, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

DECCA 4785601 (15CD budget)

 

Sir Colin Davis and Staatskapelle Dresden

BERLIOZ: Grande Messe des Morts Op. 5; King Lear Overture Op. 4; Beatrice et Benedict Op. 27: Overture

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F major Op. 90

ELGAR: Symphony No. 1 in A flat major Op. 55

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3 in A minor Op. 56 'Scottish'; Symphony No. 5 in D major Op. 107 'Reformation'

SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 43; En Saga Op. 9; Luonnotar Op. 70 Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

PROFIL MEDIEN PH13032 (6CD mid-price)

11.35am

MOZART: Cosi fan tutte, K588

Miah Persson (Fiordiligi), Angela Brower (Dorabella), Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo), Rolando Villazon (Ferrando), Mojca Erdmann (Despina), Alessandro Corbelli (Don Alfonso), Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nezet-Seguin (conductor)

DG 4790641 (3CD mid-price)

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