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Building a Library: Debussy: Images - Books 1 and 2

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Debussy: Images - Books 1 and 2; Recent releases of song recitals; Disc of the Week: Rameau: Le Grand Theatre de L'amour.

3 hours, 12 minutes



Vivaldi – Concerti per archi II

VIVALDI: Concerti for strings RV 150, 134, 151, 119, 110, 160, 128, 164, 127, 166, 157

Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

NAIVE OP 30554 (CD)



G. F. HANDEL: 8 ‘Great’ Suites for keyboard, HWV 426-433

Richard Egarr (harpsichord ) (Copy Ruckers, 1638)

Harmonia Mundi HMU 907581.82 (2 CD mid-price)



GAETANO VENEZIANO: La Sanctissima Trinita (Oratorio, Naples, 1693)

Leslie Visco (Verginie), Cristina Grifone (Amore Divino), Filippo Mineccia (Sapienza), Rosario Totaro (Onnipotenza), Giuseppe Naviglio (Peccato), I Turchini, Antonio Florio (conductor)

GLOSSA GCD 922607 (CD)



J D ZELENKA: Missa Paschalis ZWV 7, Litaniae Omnium Sanctorum ZWV 153

Gabriela Eibenova (soprano), Terry Wey (counter tenor), Cyril Auvity

(tenor), Marian Krejcik (baritone), Ensemble Inegal, Prague Baroque Soloists, Adam Viktora (conductor)

NIBIRU 01582231 (CD)

9.30am Building a Library

Top recommendation:


Debussy – Piano music volume 1

DEBUSSY: Images; Estampes; Masques; L’isle joyeuse

Noriko Ogawa (piano)

BIS CD 1105 (CD)



DEBUSSY: Images*; Nocturnes+; Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faun*

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas*/Claudio Abbado+ (conductor)


10.25am New Releases

Hilary Finch joins Andrew to talk about some new song recitals. 


REIMANN: Nachtstuck

SCHUMANN: Three songs from Liederkreis, Op.39, Kerner Lieder, OP.35 etc

Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone), Imogen Cooper (piano)

WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHLive 0063 (CD mid-price)



Aufbruch (Awakening) Songs to Poems by Hesse and Goethe

SCHUMANN: Lieder der Mignon, Op.98a (Goethe)

SCHOECK: Lieder nach Gedichten von J.W. von Goethe, Op.19a; Lieder nach Gedichten von Hermann Hesse

YRJO KILPINEN: Liederfolge, OP.97, nach Gedichten von Hermann Hesse

R STRAUSS: Vier letzte Lieder

Sophia Brommer (soprano), Alexander Schmalcz (piano)




MAHLER: Complete Wunderhorn songs

Dietrich Henschel (baritone), Boris Berezovsky (piano)




Anne Sofie von Otter  Douce France

Melodies by Hahn, Saint-Saens, Faure, Ravel, Debussy and Loeffler

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Bengt Forsberg (piano), Antoine Tamestit (viola)

French Chansons- including Barbara, Legrand, Trenet etc

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Per Ekdahl (percussion), Carl Bagge (piano), Bengt Forsberg (piano), Mats Bergstrom (guitar), Olle Linder (bass), Bengan Janson (accordion), Margareta Bengtson (voice and harp)

NAÏVE V 5343 (2 CD mid-price)



Entre elle et lui

Natalie Dessay sings songs by Michel Legrand

Natalie Dessay (voice), Michel Legrand (voice and piano), Pierre Boussaguet (double bass), Francois Laizeau (drums), Patricia Petibon (voice), Laurent Naouri (voice), Catherine Michel (harp)

ERATO 934145 2 (CD)



The Westminster Legacy Collector’s Edition

(40 CDs budget)

11.45am Disc of the Week

Rameau: Le Grand Theatre de L’amour

RAMEAU: Extracts from various works including Les Indes Galantes, Pygmalion, Castor et Pollux, etc

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), Samuel Boden (tenor), Aimery Lefebre (baritone), Le Jeune Choeur de Paris, Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko (director)

ERATO 50999 9341492 0 (CD)


  • Sat 25 Jan 2014 09:00

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