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Building a Library: Vivaldi: Stabat Mater

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Vivaldi: Stabat Mater; Reissues of EMI recordings featuring Carlo Maria Giulini; Disc of the Week: Chopin: Piano Concertos.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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  • Johannes Brahms

    Opening of Piano concerto no.2 in B flat major Op.83

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
    • DG : 479-2384.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Finale from Piano concerto no. 18 in B flat major K.456

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam. Orchestra: Cologne Academy. Conductor: Michael Alexander Willens.
    • BIS : SACD-2044.
    • BIS.
    • 3.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Dammi I colori! Recondita armonia from Tosca

    Singer: Plácido Domingo. Singer: Paul Plishka. Orchestra: New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Conductor: George Schick.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-031602.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 14.
  • Franz Schubert

    Opening of Fantasy in C major D.760 (Wandererfantasie) for piano

    Performer: Barry Douglas.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10807.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Concerto no. 2 in F minor Op.21 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • LINN : CKD-455.
    • LINN.
    • 4.
  • Jules Massenet

    On l'appelle Manon from Act 2 of Manon

    Singer: Mirella Freni. Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Peter Maag.
    • DECCA : 478-5946.
    • DECCA.
    • 19.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Quel silence...Dieux... from Iphigenie en Tauride

    Singer: Paul Groves. Conductor: Louis Langrée. Singer: Plácido Domingo. Orchestra: New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-031602.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 3.
  • Lyell Cresswell

    Adagio I (2nd movement) from Piano concerto [in memory of Edward Harper]

    Performer: Stephen De Pledge. Orchestra: New Zealand S O. Conductor: Hamish Mckeich.
    • NAXOS : 8.573199.
    • NAXOS.
    • 2.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Che gelida manina from Act 1 of La Boheme

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Municipale, Reggio Emilia. Conductor: Peter Maag.
    • DECCA : 478-5946.
    • DECCA.
    • 12.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    E lucevan le stelle (Tosca)

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Orchestra: Royal Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Edward Downes.
    • DECCA : 478-5946.
    • DECCA.
    • 2.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    E lucevan le stelle from Act 3 of Tosca

    Singer: Plácido Domingo. Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Conductor: James Levine.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-031602.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 15.

9am

Concerto no. 2 in B flat major Op.83 for piano and orchestra 

Performers:     Maurizio Pollini, Dresden State Orchestra, Christian Thielemann    

Composers:    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)       

Album Title:     DG : 479-2384           

           

 

Fantasy in C major D.760 (Wandererfantasie) for piano

Performers:     Barry Douglas

Composers:    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)           

Album Title:     CHANDOS : CHAN-10807   

                       

 

Concerto for piano and orchestra [in memory of Edward Harper]

Performers:     Stephen de Pledge, New Zealand S O, Hamish Mckeich    

Composers:    Lyell Cresswell (1944)           

Album Title:     NAXOS : 8.573199    

           

           

Concerto no. 18 in B flat major K.456 for piano and orchestra

Performers:     Ronald Brautigam, Cologne Academy, Michael Alexander Willens 

Composers:    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)    

Album Title:     BIS : SACD-2044

9.30am Building a Library

Caroline Gill compares recordings of Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater, and makes a recommendation.

 

 

VIVALDI: Nisi Dominus; Stabat mater; Salve regina, RV 616; Concerto for Strings in D minor, RV 128; Sinfonia in B minor, RV 169

Michael Chance (counter tenor), English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (director)

ARCHIV 477 9586 (2CDs Budget)

10.20am Domingo and Pavarotti

Domingo at the Met, Anniversary Edition

Arias by Verdi, Bellini, Puccini, Giordano, Leoncavallo, Berlioz, Bizet, Wagner

SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-031602 (Budget CD)

 

 

Luciano Pavarotti  Volume 1: The First Decade

Works and arias by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini

DECCA 478 5946 (27CDs Budget, plus Vinyl EP)

http://www.deccaclassics.com/gb/cat/4785946

 

 

Extracts from the above sets:

 

Tosca - opera in 3 acts

Performers:     Placido Domingo, Paul Plishka, New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, George Schick           

Composers:    Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)        

Album Title:     SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-031602

           

 

Tosca - opera in 3 acts

Performers:     Placido Domingo, New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine           

Composers:    Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)        

Album Title:     SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-031602

           

 

Tosca - opera in 3 acts

Performers:     Luciano Pavarotti, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Edward Downes           

Composers:    Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)        

Album Title:     DECCA : 478-5946    

           

 

La Boheme - opera in 4 acts

Performers:     Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Municipale, Reggio Emilia, Peter Maag   

Composers:    Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)        

Album Title:     DECCA : 478-5946    

           

 

Manon - opera comique in 5 acts

Performers:     Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, La Scala Orchestra, Peter Maag  

Composers:    Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)           

Album Title:     DECCA : 478-5946    

           

 

Iphigenie en Tauride - opera

Performers:     Paul Groves, Placido Domingo, New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Louis Langree 

Composers:    Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787)        

Album Title:     SONY CLASSICAL : 88843-031602

10.50am New Releases

Richard Morrison joins Andrew to review re-issued recordings of the conductor Carlo Maria Giulini in his Centenary year.

 

Carlo Maria Giulini – The Chicago Years

Including works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Stravinsky

WARNER CLASSICS 4 341752 2  (4CDs)

http://www.warnerclassics.com/shop/550878,5099943175222/carlo-maria-giulini-carlo-maria-giulini--the-chicago-years

 

 

Carlo Maria Giulini – The London Years

Including works by Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Debussy, Dvorak, Falla, Ravel, Rossini, Schumann, Tchaikovsky

WARNER CLASSICS 9 93739 2  (17CDs)

http://www.warnerclassics.com/shop/550878,5099999373924/carlo-maria-giulini-carlo-maria-giulini--the-london-years

 

 

Carlo Maria Giulini – The Concerto Recordings

Including works by Brahms, Haydn, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Schumann, Prokofiev, Vivaldi

WARNER CLASSICS 4 31761 2  (9CDs)

http://www.warnerclassics.com/release/550878,5099943176120/giulini-carlo-maria-carlo-maria-giulini--concertos

11.40am Disc of the Week

Concerto no. 2 in F minor Op.21 for piano and orchestra

Performers:     Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jun Markl          

Composers:    Fryderyk Chopin (1810 - 1849)         

Album Title:     LINN : CKD-455 (Hybrid SACD)

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