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Live at Southbank Centre

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Copland: Appalachian Spring; Iain Burnside on recording Rachmaninov's songs; Recent song releases; Disc of the Week: Caldara: Requiem.

3 hours, 12 minutes



John's book of alleged dances for string quartet and percussion     

Performers:     Lark String Quartet, Yousif Sheronick          

Composers:    John Adams (1947)   

Album Title:     BRIDGE : 9423          



Sonata no. 2 in A major Op.100 for violin and piano

Performers:     Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang          

Composers:    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)       

Album Title:     DECCA : 478-6442    



4 Studies Op.4 for piano        

Performers:     Cedric Tiberghien      

Composers:    Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937)    

Album Title:     HYPERION : CDA-67886     



Duke Bluebeard's castle - opera in 1 act Sz.48        

Performers:     Michelle Deyoung, John Tomlinson, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen           

Composers:    Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945)     

Album Title:     SIGNUM CLASSICS : SIGCD-372  



Hilary's Hoedown

Performers:     Hilary Hahn, Cory Smythe    

Composers:    Mark-Anthony Turnage         

Album Title:     DG : 00289-479-1725

9.30am Building a Library

Mark Lowther joins Andrew live at Southbank to review recordings of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and to make a personal recommendation:



COPLAND: Appalachian Spring

Columbia Chamber Ensemble, Aaron Copland (conductor) 

On the album A Copland Celebration Vol.1

SONY SM2K89323 (download)


Minuetto from String quartet in E flat, Op.48 no.3

Performers:     Kreutzer Quartet        

Composers:    Antoine Reicha          

Album Title:     TOCCATA CLASSICS : TOCC-0040           



Trio in G minor Op.15 for piano and strings vers. revised 1857

Performers:     Sitkovetsky Trio         

Composers:    Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884)        

Album Title:     BIS : SACD-2059      



Trio no. 2 in F minor Op.73 for piano and strings      

Performers:     Leonore Piano Trio    

Composers:    Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861 - 1906)   

Album Title:     HYPERION : CDA-68015     



3 Aquarelles for flute, cello and piano           

Performers:     Jean-marc Phillips-Varjabedian, Henri Demarquette, Marie-Josephe Jude

Composers:    Philippe Gaubert (1879 - 1941)         

Album Title:     TIMPANI : 1C-1203               



2nd mvt (Intermezzo: Leggiero non troppo vivo) from String quartet in D minor, Op.12     

Performers:     Goldner String Quartet          

Composers:    LOUIS VIERNE         

Album Title:     HYPERION : CDA-68036     


New Releases

Mary King joins Andrew live at Southbank to discuss:


Rachmaninov - Songs

RACHMANINOV: Songs Opp. 4, 8, 14, 21, 26, 34 and 38; Were you hiccoughing, Natasha?; Letter to K.S. Stanislavsky

Evelina Dobraceva, Ekaterina Siurina (sopranos), Justina Gringyte (mezzo-soprano), Daniil Shtoda (tenor), Andrei Bondarenko, Rodion Pogossov (baritones), Alexander Vinogradov (bass), Iain Burnside (piano)

DELPHIAN DCD34127 (3CD mid-price)



Martinu - The Months, Songs 2

MARTINU: Pastel, H.8; The Sleeper, H.19; Two Songs, H.21; The Winter Night, H.26; Keep On Kissing, Love, H.27; Early Of A Morning I Am Out A-Weeding, H.49; Long Ago, H.69; The Fiery Man, H.71; In The Garden At The Roost, H.77; I Love Old Parks, H.79; Three Songs for the Red Seven Cabaret, H. 129; The Months, H.135; Easter Carol, H.230

Jana Wallingerova (mezzo-soprano), Giorgio Koukl (piano)

NAXOS 8572310 (CD budget)



Tonight – From Berlin to Broadway

Various show songs by composers including Gershwin, Berlin and Bernstein

Renee Fleming (soprano), Klaus Florian Vogt (tenor), Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann (conductor)

DG 4792483 (CD)



Songs of Home

DAVASHE: Lakutshon’ ilanga

HOWELLS: King David

QUILTER: Go, lovely Rose Op. 24 No. 3 (Edmund Wailer); O mistress mine

SCHUBERT: Liebesbotschaft, D957 No.1; Wandrers Nachtlied I 'Der du von dem Himmel bist', D224

SCHUMANN: Belsazar Op. 57; Du bist wie eine Blume Op. 25 No. 24

STRAUSS, R: Allerseelen Op. 10 No. 8; Heimliche Aufforderung Op. 27 No. 3; Morgen Op. 27 No. 4; Thula Gagu Iami; Thula thula mam…Thula Sana; Thula Sizwe; Thula Sthandwa Sami; Deep River; Baxabene Oxamu; Oongqothwane; Shosholoza; Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Linden Lea; Let Beauty awake

WILLIAM: Malaika

Njabulo Madlala (baritone), William Vann (piano)



Disc of the Week

Requiem and Trio sonata in E minor Op.1 no.5

Musica Fiorita, Daniela Dolci

Antonio Caldara (c1670 - 1736)



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