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Building a Library: Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1; Richard Wigmore on recent Bach releases; Disc of the Week: Verdi: Otello.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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9.05am

BACH: Sonatas for Violin and Piano BWV1014-1019

Michelle Makarski (violin), Keith Jarrett (piano)

ECM 4764582 (2CD mid-price)

 

 

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77; Hungarian Dances No. 1, 2, 6 and 11

BARTOK: Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano BB 94; Rhapsody No. 2 for Violin and Piano BB 96

Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Peter Nagy (piano), Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

DECCA 4785342 (CD)

 

 

TAVERNER: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas; Magnificat for four voices; Magnificat for five voices; Magnificat for six voices

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

GIMELL CDGIM045 (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

Harriet Smith surveys recordings of Piano Concerto no.1 by Brahms and makes a recommendation:

 

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15

c/w Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Op. 83

Nelson Freire (piano), Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

DECCA 4757637 (2CD mid-price)

10.20am New Releases

Richard Wigmore joins Andrew live in the studio to discuss recent recordings of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach

 

 

BACH: Christmas Oratorio

Agnes Giebel (soprano), Charlotte Wolf-Matthäus (alto), Helmut Krebs (tenor), Walter Hauck (baritone), RIAS-Kammerchor, RIAS-Knabenchor, RIAS-Kammerorchester,  Karl Ristenpart (conductor)

AUDITE AUDITE21421 (3CD)

 

 

Bach - Cantatas for the Liturgical Year Volume 17

BACH: Cantata BWV186 'Argre dich, o Seele, nicht'; Cantata BWV168 'Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort'; Cantata BWV134 'Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss'; Cantata BWV54 'Widerstehe doch der Sunde'

Siri Thornhill, Elisabeth Hermans and Yeree Suh (soprano), Petra Noskaiova (alto), Christoph Genz (tenor), Jan Van der Crabben (bass), La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

ACCENT ACC25317 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

JS Bach - Lutheran Masses Vol. 1

BACH: Mass in G minor BWV235; Cantata BWV102 'Herr deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben'; Mass in F major BWV233

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

CORO COR16115 (CD)

 

 

BACH: Mass in B minor BWV232

Hana Blazikova (soprano), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo), Terry Wey (countertenor), Eric Stoklossa (tenor), Tomas Kral, Marian Krejcik (bass), Collegium Vocale 1704, Collegium 1704, Vaclav Luks (director)

ACCENT ACC24283 (2CD mid-price)

 

 

BACH: St Matthew Passion BWV244

Werner Gura (Evangelist), Johannes Weisser (Christus), Sunhae Im and Christina Roterberg (sopranos), Bernarda Fink and Marie-Claude Chappuis (altos), Topi Lehtipuu and Fabio Trumpy (tenors), Konstantin Wolff and Artuu Kataja (basses), Staats- und Domchor Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Rene Jacobs (conductor)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC80215658 (2 Hybrid SACD mid-price)

 

11.20am

Verdi at the Met

VERDI: La Traviata (1935 broadcast); Otello (1940 broadcast); Un ballo in maschera (1940 broadcast); Rigoletto (1945 broadcast); Falstaff (1949 broadcast); Simon Boccanegra (1950 broadcast); La forza del destino (1952 broadcast); Macbeth (1959 broadcast); Nabucco (1960 broadcast); Aida (1967 broadcast)

Various artists

SONY 88883721202 (20CD budget)


11.40am Disc of the Week

VERDI: Otello

Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello), Krassimira Stoyanova (Desdemona), Carlo Guelfi (Iago), Barbara Di Castri (Emilia), Juan Francisco Gatell (Cassio), Michael Spyres (Rodrigo), Paolo Battaglia (Montano), Eric Owens (Lodovico), David Govertsen (Herald), Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Riccardo Muti (conductor)

CSO RESOUND CSOR9011303 (2 Hybrid SACD mid-price)


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