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Verdi 200: Building a Library - Un ballo in maschera

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Verdi: Un ballo in maschera; Music by Bach, Corelli and Leclair; Disc of the Week: Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Ma Se M'e Forza Perderti (un Ballo In Maschera)

    Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor). Performer: Orchestra dell’Opera di Parma. Performer: Pier Giorgio Morandi.
    • Sony 88765492002 tk 3.
  • Leos Janáček

    Elegie Na Smrt Dcery Olgy

    Performer: Romain Champion (tenor). Performer: Accentus. Performer: Alain Planès (pian). Performer: Pieter-Jelle de Boer.
    • Naïve V 5330 tk 4.
  • Leos Janáček

    Sonata 1. X. 1905 (1st Mvt: Foreboding)

    Performer: Herbert Schuch (piano).
    • Oehms Classics OC 863 tk 5.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No. 1 'kreutzer Sonata' (1st Mvt.)

    Performer: The Arcadia Quartet.
    • Orchid Classics ORC 100036 tk 1.
  • Building a Library

    • Roger Parker On Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera

  • Schubert

    Death & The Maiden Quartet D810 (opening)

    Performer: Pavel Haas Quartet.
    • Supraphon SU 4110-2 tk 1.
  • Schubert

    Piano Sonata In C Minor D958 (finale)

    Performer: Inon Barnatan (piano).
    • Avie AV2283 tk 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor Op. 38 (2nd Mvt.)

    Performer: Antonio Meneses (cello). Performer: Maria Joâo Pires (piano).
    • Deutsche Grammophon 00289 479 0965 tk 9.
  • Interview

    • Thomas Hampson

  • Disc of the Week

    • Victoria – Tenebrae Responsories For Holy Saturday

      [Nocturn II & III]

      Performer: Tenebrae. Performer: Nigel Short.
      • Signum Classics SIGCD344 tk 13-18.

9.05am

Jonas Kaufmann - The Verdi Album

VERDI: Arias from various operas

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) with Giovanni Gregnanin (tenor), Erika Grimaldi (soprano), Franco Vassallo (baritone), Daniele Cusari (bass), Orchestra dell'Opera di Parma, Coro del Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor)

SONY 88765492002 (CD)

 

 

Janacek - Brumes d'Enfance, Mists of Childhood

JANACEK: Kacena Divoka; Holubicka; Placici fontana; Elegie na smrt dcery Olgy; V mlhach; Vlci stopa; Rikadla

Alain Planes (piano), Lise Berthaud (viola), Raquele Magalhaes (flute), Romain Champion (tenor), Caroline Chassany (soprano), Accentus, Pieter-Jelle de Boer

NAIVE V5330 (CD)

 

 

SCHUBERT: Fantasie in C D760 'Wanderer'; Piano Sonata No. 13 in A D664

JANACEK: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 ‘Zulice’

Herbert Schuch (piano)

OEHMS OC863 (CD)

 

 

Janacek - The Two String Quartets

JANACEK: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'The Kreutzer Sonata'; String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters'

Arcadia Quartet

ORCHID CLASSICS ORC100036 (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

Roger Parker explores recordings of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera and makes recommendations:

 

 

Top recommendation:

 

VERDI: Un Ballo in Maschera

Placido Domingo (Riccardo), Martina Arroyo (Amelia), Piero Cappuccilli (Renato), Reri Grist (Oscar), Fiorenza Cossotto (Ulrica), Giorgio Giorgetti (Silvano), Gwynne Howell (Samuele), Richard Van Allan (Tom), Kenneth Collins (Un Giudice)

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Haberdashers' Aske's School Girls’ Choir, Riccardo Muti (conductor)

Featured on Verdi – The Great Operas

EMI 4167452 (35CD or download)

 

 

 

Recommendation available on single CD:

 

VERDI: Un ballo in maschera

Giuseppe Di Stefano (Riccardo), Maria Callas (Amelia), Tito Gobbi (Renato), Eugenia Ratti (Oscar), Fedora Barbieri (Ulrica), Ezio Giordano (Silvano), Silvio Maionica (Samuele), Nicola Zaccaria (Tom), Renato Ercolani (Un Giudice/Un Servo)

Coro del Teatro alla Scala Milano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Antonino Votto (conductor)

EMI 3192752 (2CD mid-price) or NAXOS 8111278-79 (2CD budget)

 

10.10am

SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden'; String Quintet in C D956*

Pavel Haas Quartet with Danjulo Ishizaka (cello)*

SUPRAPHON SU41102 (2CD)

 

 

SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata C minor D958; Piano Sonata A D959; Impromptu in Gb D899 No. 3

Inon Barnatan (piano)

AVIE AV2283 (CD)

 

 

Maria Joao Pires and Antonio Meneses - The Wigmore Hall Recital

SCHUBERT: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor

BRAHMS: 3 Intermezzi Op. 117; Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor Op. 38

MENDELSSOHN: Song without Words Op. 109

BACH: Pastorale in F BWV590

Antonio Meneses (cello), Maria Joao Pires (piano)

DG 4790965 (CD)

10.30am New Releases

Simon Heighes joins Andrew to discuss recent recordings of Baroque music

 

 

Corellii - Sonatas Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas

CORELLI: Sonate da camera a tre Op. 2 (complete); Sonate da camera a tre Op. 4 (complete)

The Avison Ensemble: Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin and director), Caroline Balding (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paula Chateauneuf (archlute), Roger Hamilton (harpsichord and organ)

LINN CKD413 (2Hybrid SACD)

                                    

 

Robert de Visee - Confidences Galantes

VISEE: Suite for Theorbo in E minor; Suite for Theorbo in B minor; Suite for Theorbo in G minor; Suite for Theorbo in D major

Fred Jacobs (French theorbo)

METRONOME METCD1089 (CD)

 

 

LECLAIR: Flute Sonata in E minor Op. 9 No. 2; Deuxieme Recreation de Musique Op. 8; Sonata in G Op. 9 No. 7 'Qui peut se jouer sur la Flute allemande'

The Four Nations Ensemble, Andrew Appel (harpsichord and director)

ORCHID CLASSICS ORC100032 (CD)

 

 

BACH: Orchestral Suites Nos. 1-4 BWV1066-1069

La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

ACCENT ACC24279 (CD)

 

 

BACH: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 BWV1046-1051

Dunedin Consort, John Butt (conductor)

LINN CKD430 (2Hybrid SACD)

11.25am Interview

Andrew talks to baritone Thomas Hampson about his new anniversary recordings of Britten’s War Requiem, Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, and his reflections on his recording career

 

 

BRITTEN: War Requiem Op. 66

Anna Netrebko (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Thomas Hampson (baritone), Orchestra Coro e Voci Bianche dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano (conductor)

WARNER CLASSICS 6154482 (CD to be released on 14th October)

 

 

VERDI: Simon Boccanegra

Thomas Hampson (Simon Boccanegra), Joseph Calleja (Gabriele Adorno), Kristine Opolais (Amelia/Maria), Carlo Colombara (Fiesco), Luca Pisaroni (Paolo), Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Singakademie, Massimo Zanetti (conductor)

DECCA 4785354 (2CD)

11.40am Disc of the Week

VICTORIA: Tenebrae Responsories

Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)

SIGNUM SIGCD344 (CD)

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