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Building a Library: Chopin: Four Ballades

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Chopin: Four Ballades; Reviews of Beethoven and Prokofiev; Disc of the Week: Beethoven, Bruckner, Hartmann and Holliger: string quartets.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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9.05am

HANDEL: Trio Sonatas Op. 2; Passacaglia

The Brook Street Band

AVIE AV2282 (CD)

 

 

Sonnerie and other portraits

Works by MARAIS / RAMEAU / FRANCOEUR / LECLAIR / DU PHLY / DORNEL

Fantasticus

Full details and download from www.resonusclassics.com/fantasticus-sonnerie

RESONUS CLASSICS RES10122 (download)

 

 

FALVETTI: Nabucco

Fernando Guimaraes (Nabucco), Alessandro Meerapfel (Daniele), Fabian Schofrin (Arioco), Caroline Weynants (Anania), Mariana Flores (Azaria, Idolatria), Magdalena Padilla Osvaldes (Misaele), Matteo Bellotto (Eufrate), Capucine Keller (Superbia), Cappella Mediterranea, Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (conductor)

AMBRONAY AMY036 (CD)

 

 

Orient Occident II – Hommage a la Syrie

Full details from www.alia-vox.com

Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (conductor)

ALIA VOX AVSA9900 (Hybrid SACD + book)

9.30am Building a Library

Jessica Duchen surveys recordings of Chopin’s Ballades and makes a recommendation:

 

CHOPIN: Four Ballades

c/w Fantasia in F minor Op. 49; Barcarolle in F# Op. 60

Krystian Zimerman (piano)

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON E4230902 (CD)

10.20am

SCHOENBERG: Verklarte Nacht Op. 4; Chamber Symphony No. 2 Op. 38

WEBERN: Langsamer Satz

Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Heinz Hollinger (conductor)

ZIG ZAG TERRITOIRES ZZT328 (CD)

 

 

RAVEL: Tzigane; Pavane pour une infante defunte; Le Tombeau de Couperin

DEBUSSY: Petite Suite; Danses sacree et profane; Sarabande; Danse

Emmanuel Ceysson (harp), Thomas Zehetmair (violin and conductor), Orchestre de Chambre de Paris

NAIVE V5345 (CD)

 

 

Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 2

RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales; Le tombeau de Couperin; La Valse

RAVEL orch. CONSTANT: Gaspard de la Nuit

Orchestre National de Lyon, Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

NAXOS 8572888 (CD budget)

 

10.40am New Releases

Pianist Roger Vignoles and critic Geoffrey Norris join Andrew to discuss recent recordings of piano music

 

 

BACH, J S: Goldberg Variations BWV988

Jeremy Denk (piano)

NONESUCH 7559795869 (CD + DVD)

 

 

Beethoven - Diabelli-Variationen

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111*; Diabelli Variations Op. 120*; Diabelli Variations Op. 120^; Six Bagatelles Op. 126^

Andras Schiff (Bechstein piano 1921* and Franz Brodmann fortepiano c.1820^)

ECM 4810446 (2CD mid-price)

 

 

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3

BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 2

Lang Lang (piano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

SONY 88883732262 (CD + DVD)

 

 

RACHMANINOV: Piano Sonata No. 2 in Bb minor Op. 36

GRIEG: Piano Sonata in E minor Op. 7

LISZT: Piano Sonata in B minor S178

Boris Giltburg (piano)

ORCHID CLASSICS ORC100035 (CD)

 

11.45am Disc of the Week

 

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F Op. 135

BRUCKNER: String Quartet in C minor

HARTMANN, K: String Quartet No. 2

HOLLIGER: String Quartet No. 2

Zehetmair Quartet

ECM 4763942 (2CD mid-price)

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