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Summer CD Review

With Andrew McGregor. Including Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos 1-6; Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem; Ian Bostridge on performing Britten; Wagner: Das Rheingold.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 In G BWV1049

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Performer: John Butt.
    • Linn Records CKD 430 disc 2 tk 1-3.
  • Antonio de Cabezón

    Ultimi Miei Sospiri

    Performer: Doulce Mémoire. Performer: Denis Raisin Dadre.
    • Ricercar RIC 335 tk 1-3.
  • Philippe Verdelot

    Ultimi Mei Sospiri

    Performer: Doulce Mémoire. Performer: Denis Raisin Dadre.
    • Ricercar RIC 335 tk 1-3.
  • Antonio de Cabezón

    Diferencias Sobre El Canto De La Dama...

    Performer: Doulce Mémoire. Performer: Denis Raisin Dadre.
    • Ricercar RIC 335 tk 1-3.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ein Deutsches Requiem (mvts. 1&2)

    Performer: Marin Alsop.
    • Naxos 8.572996 tk 1-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 3 In F Op. 90 (3rd mvt.)

    Performer: Philharmoniker Hamburg. Performer: Simone Young.
    • Oehms Classics OC 677 tk 3.
  • William Byrd

    Ave Verum Corpus

    Performer: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi HMU807572 tk 1.
  • Robert White

    Portio Mea

    Performer: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi HMU807572 tk 8.
  • Thomas Tallis

    I Call And Cry To Thee

    Performer: The Cardinall’s Musick. Performer: Andrew Carwood.
    • Hyperion CDA67994 tk 8.
  • William Young

    Sonata 21

    Performer: La Sainte Folie Fantastique.
    • Alpha 191 tk 10.
  • Interview

    • Ian Bostridge

  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata In B Flat D960 (2nd mvt.)

    Performer: Leon Fleisher (piano).
    • Sony Classical 88725459972 disc 1 tk 2.
  • Paul Hindemith

    The Four Temperaments (3. phlegmatic)

    Performer: Leon Fleisher (piano). Performer: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Szymon Goldberg.
    • Sony Classical 88725459972 disc 4 tk 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Minor Op. 15 (1st mvt.)

    Performer: Leon Fleisher. Performer: Cleveland Orchestra. Performer: George Szell.
    • Sony Classical 88725459972 disc 5 tk 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Op. 58 (2nd mvt.)

    Performer: Leon Fleisher. Performer: Cleveland Orchestra. Performer: George Szell.
    • Sony Classical 88725459972 disc 7 tk 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quintet In F Minor Op. 34 (opening)

    Performer: Leon Fleisher. Performer: Juilliard String Quartet.
    • Sony Classical 88725459972 disc 18 tk 1.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Prelude In C Sharp Minor Op. 9 No. 1

    Performer: Leon Fleisher (piano).
    • Sony Classical 88725459972 disc 20 tk 11.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Diversions Op. 21 (finale: tarantella)

    Performer: Leon Fleisher. Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Seiji Ozawa.
    • Sony Classical 88725459972 disc 21 tk 18.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 23 In A K488 (finale)

    Performer: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Leon Fleisher.
    • Sony Classical 88725459972 disc 23 tk 9.
  • Richard Wagner

    Das Rheingold (end)

    Performer: Cast. Performer: Mariinsky Orchestra. Performer: Valery Gergiev.
    • Mariinsky MAR0526 disc 2 tk 9-15.

9.05am

BACH: Brandenburg Concertos (complete)

Cecilia Bernardini (violin), Pamela Thorby (recorder), David Blackadder (trumpet), Alexandra Bellamy (oboe), Catherine Latham (recorder), Katy Bircher (flute), Jane Rogers (viola), Alfonso Leal del Ojo (viola), Jonathan Manson (cello), Dunedin Consort, John Butt (director/harpsichord)

LINN CKD430 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)


Antonio de Cabezon: Obras de Musica

ADRIAEN WILLAERT: Qui La Dira La Peine De Mon Cœur;

ANTONIO DE CABEZON: Ultimi Miei Sospiri (Philippe Verdelot); Diferencias Sobre El Canto De "la Dama Le Demanda"; Je Prens En Gre La Dure Mort I (Thomas Crequillon); Pour Un Plaisir (Thomas Crequillon); Susanne Ung Jour; Duuiensela (Dont Vient Cela); Anchor Che Col Partire (Cipriano de Rore); Diferencias Sobre La Gallarda Milanesa; Prenez Pitié (Thomas Crequillon); Je Prens En Gre La Dure Mort Ii (Thomas Crequillon); Dormendo Un Giorno (Philippe Verdelot); Diferencias Sobre El Canto Del Cavallero; Un Gay Bergier (Thomas Crequillon); Qui La Dira La Peine De Mon Cœur (Adriaen Willaert); Ardenti Miei Sospiri (Philippe Verdelot);

CLAUDIN DE SERMISY: Dont Vient Cela;

HERNANDO DE CABEZON: Doulce Mémoire (Pierre Sandrin);

PHILIPPE VERDELOT: Ultimi Miei Sospiri;

ROLAND DE LASSUS: Susanne Ung Jour;

THOMAS CRECQUILLON: Je Prens En Gre La Dure Mort; Prenez Pitié;

Doulce Memoire, Denis Raisin Dadre (conductor)

RICERCAR RIC335 (CD)

 

BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45

Anna Lucia Richter (soprano), Stephan Genz (baritone), Leipzig MDR Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor)

NAXOS 8572996 (CD budget)

 

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F major Op. 90; Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98

Hamburg Philharmonic, Simone Young (conductor)

OEHMS OC677 (Hybrid SACD)

10.00am

The Phoenix Rising

BYRD: Ave verum Corpus; Mass for five voices

GIBBONS: O clap your hands; Almighty and everlasting God

MORLEY: Nolo mortem peccatoris

TALLIS: Salvator mundi, salva nos 1 - antiphonn for five voices; In ieiunio et fletu

TAVERNER: O splendor gloriae

R. WHITE: Portio mea; Christe qui lux es et dies IV

Stile Antico

HARMONIA MUNDI HMU807572 (Hybrid SACD)

 

TALLIS: O Lord, give thy holy spirit; Missa Salve intemerata; Man blest no doubt; I call and cry to thee, O Lord; If ye love me; Domine, quis habitabit; A new commandment; Alleluia - Ora pro nobis; Let God arise; Salve intemerata virgo

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)

HYPERION CDA67994 (CD)

 

Fantastic Sonatas: The Lost Manuscripts

ANON.: Sonata and Suite in A minor; Sonata 24 in D major; Daphne; Aria in E minor; What if a day and Fortune; Sonata 27 in D minor

BECKER: Sonata in D major

STOEFFKEN: Preludio and Allemanda

SCHEIDEMANN: Courante; Balletto

BUTLER: Sonata 28 in G min; Sonata 20 in G major

JENKINS: Aria n°7 in A major and Courant in A minor

BRADE: Choral

YOUNG: Sonata 21 in D minor;

La Sainte-Folie Fantastique

ALPHA ALPHA191 (CD)

10.25am Ian Bostridge interview

Britten Songs

BRITTEN: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22; Six Holderlin Fragments Op. 61; Winter Words Op. 52; Songs from the Chinese Op. 58; Who are these children? Op. 84: Four English Songs

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Sir Antonio Pappano (piano), Xuefei Yang (guitar)

EMI 4334302 (CD)

 

BRITTEN: War Requiem Op. 66

Sabina Cvilak (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Choir of Eltham College, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

LSO LIVE LSO0719 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)

 

BRITTEN: The Rape of Lucretia

Angelika Kirchschlager (Lucretia), Peter Coleman-Wright (Tarquinius), Ian Bostridge (Male Chorus), Susan Gritton (Female Chorus), Christopher Purves (Collatinus), Benjamin Russell (Junius), Claire Booth (Lucia), Hilary Summers (Bianca), Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble, Oliver Knussen (conductor)

VIRGIN 6026722 (2CD mid-price)

 

BACH: St John Passion, BWV245

Ian Bostridge (Evangelist), Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

HYPERION CDA67901/2 (2CD mid-price)

11.00am

Leon Fleisher: The Complete Album Collection

Including:

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58; Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

BRAHMS: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24; Waltzes Op. 39; Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15; Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 52; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op. 83; Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34

BRITTEN: Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra Op. 21

COPLAND: Piano Sonata

DEBUSSY: Suite Bergamasque

DELIUS: Irmelin Prelude

FRANCK, C: Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16

HINDEMITH: Die vier Temperamente; 5 Stucke Op. 44/4; Trauermusik

KIRCHNER, L: Piano Sonata

KORNGOLD: Suite Op. 23 for 2 Violins, Cello & Piano (Left hand)

LISZT: Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503; Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330; Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282; Rondo in D major, K485; Piano Concerto No. 7 in F major, K242; Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414; Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major Op. 53

RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43

RAVEL: Sonatine; Valses nobles et sentimentales; Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs No. 4); Piano Concerto in D major (left hand)

ROREM: Three Barcarolles

SCHMIDT, F: Piano Quintet in G major

SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960; Moments Musicaux, D780 Op. 94; Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965; Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'; Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, D664

SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54

SESSIONS: From my diary

WEBER: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E minor Op. 70; Invitation to the Dance Op. 65

Leon Fleisher (piano), Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Szymon Goldberg (conductor), The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor), Juilliard String Quartet, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

SONY 88725459972 (23CD budget)

11.35am

WAGNER: Das Rheingold

Rene Pape (Wotan), Nikolai Putilin (Alberich), Stephan Rugamer (Loge), Ekaterina Gubanova (Fricka), Viktoria Yastrebova (Freia), Zlata Bulycheva (Erda), Andrei Popov (Mime), Evgeny Nikitin (Fafner), Mikhail Petrenko (Fafner), Sergei Semishkur (Froh), Alexei Markov (Donner), Zhanna Dombrovskaya (Woglinde), Irina Vasilieva (Wellgunde), Ekaterina Sergeeva (Flosshilde), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

MARIINSKY MAR0526 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)

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