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Building a Library: Dvorak: Symphony No 6

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Dvorak: Symphony No 6. 10.30am conductor Jonathan Nott; Disc of the Week: Sonatas by Liszt, Rachmaninov and Grieg.

3 hours, 12 minutes



JS Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis

BACH: Cantata BWV110 'Unser Mund sei voll Lachens'; Cantata BWV151 'Susser Trost, mein Jesus kommt'; Cantata BWV63 'Christen, aetzet diesen Tag'

Maria Keohane (soprano), Carlos Mena (alto), Julian Pregardien, (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (bass), Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot (conductor)




Saint-Saen - Complete Works for Violin & Orchestra,Cello & Orchestra

SAINT-SAENS: Various works. For full track list see:

Soloists Of The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel: Liya Petrova, Jolente De Maeyer, Tatiana Samouil, Harriet Langley, Maria Milstein,  Elina Buksha and Maria Milstein (violins), Noelle Weidmann, Adam Krzeszowiec, Deborah Pae, Pau Codina and Wojciech Fudala(cellos), Liege Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Arming (conductor)

ZIGZAG ZZT335 (3CD mid-price)



DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice; Polyeucte Overture; Cantate Velleda

Chantal Santon (soprano), Julian Dran (tenor), Jean-Manuel Candeno (bass-baritone), Les Siecles, Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)


9.30am Building a Library

Jan Smaczny surveys recordings of Dvorak’s 6th Symphony and makes a recommendation:


DVORAK: Symphony No. 6 in D Op. 60

c/w In Nature's Realm Overture Op. 91; Carnival Overture Op. 92; Scherzo capriccioso Op. 66; Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 13; Symphony No. 5 in F Op. 76

London Symphony Orchestra, Istvan Kertesz (conductor)

DECCA E4737982 (2CD budget)


MOZART: March No. 1 in D K335; Serenade in D K320 'Posthorn'; Symphony in D K385 'Haffner'

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

SONY 88883720682 (CD)



Mozart - Symphonies Volume 10

MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D K385 'Haffner'; Symphony No. 38 in D K504 'Prague'

Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

DACAPO 6220545 (Hybrid SACD)



Mozart - Symphonies Volume 11

MOZART: Symphony No. 36 in C K425 'Linz'; Symphony No. 39 in Eb K543

Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

DACAPO 6220546 (Hybrid SACD)



Mozart - Symphonies Volume 12

MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550; Symphony No. 41 in C K551 'Jupiter'

Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

DACAPO 6220639 (Hybrid SACD)



MOZART: Symphonies

For full track list see:

Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

DACAPO 8201201 (12CD budget)



Marina Rebeka - Mozart Arias

MOZART: Oh smania! oh furie! D'Oreste, d'Aiace (from Idomeneo); Porgi amor (from Le nozze di Figaro); Der Holle Rache (from Die Zauberflote); Crudele? Ah no, mio bene! ... Non mi dir, bell'idol mio (from Don Giovanni); In quali eccessi ... Mi tradi quell'alma ingrate (from Don Giovanni); E Susanna non vien! … Dove sono i bei momenti (from Le nozze di Figaro); Estinto e Idomeneo?...Tutte nel cor vi sento (from Idomeneo); O zittre nicht (from Die Zauberflote); Ach, ich fuhl's (from Die Zauberflote, K620); Martern aller Arten (from Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail)

Marina Rebeka (soprano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Speranza Scappucci (conductor)

WARNER CLASSICS 6154972 (CD mid-price)



MOZART: Litaniae Lauretanae, K195; Vesperae de Dominica, K321

Choir of New College Oxford, Collegium Novum, Edward Higginbottom (conductor)



11.00am New Releases

Andrew talks to Jonathan Nott as he reaches the end of his Mahler symphony cycle with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra



MAHLER: Symphony No. 8 in Eb 'Symphony of a Thousand'

Janina Baechle, Lioba Braun, Michaela Kaune, Marisol Montalvo, Manuela Uhl, Albert Dohmen, Michael Nagy, Stefan Vinke, Chor der Bamberger Symphoniker, Tschechischer Philharmonischer Chor, Windsbacher Knabenchor, Jonathan Nott (conductor)




MAHLER: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott (conductor)




DEAN: The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Sydney Symphony, Jonathan Nott (conductor)

c/w DEAN: Testament for 12 Violas*; Vexations and Devotions^

BBC Symphony Orchestra (viola section)*, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus^, Gondwana Voices^, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)*, David Robertson (conductor)^

BIS BIS2016 (Hybrid SACD)

11.40am Disc of the Week

Boris Giltburg - Romantic Sonatas

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)



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