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Building a Library: Schubert: Impromptus, D899

With Andrew McGregor. Building a Library: Schubert: Impromptus for piano, D899; Recent Schubert releases including Winterreise; Disc of the Week: Hartmann: The Complete Symphonies.

3 hours, 12 minutes


Music Played

  • Antonio Lotti

    Crucifixus for 8 voices

    Choir: Clare College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMU907616.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 12.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johannespassion BWV.245

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Richard Egarr.
    • AAM : AAM002.
    • AAM.
    • 36.
  • Carl Heinrich Graun

    Easter Oratorio

    Orchestra: Kolner Akademie. Conductor: Michael Alexander Willens.
    • CPO : 7777942.
    • CPO.
    • 1.
  • Giovanni Legrenzi

    Quam amarum est, Maria for 2 voices and continuo

    Orchestra: Capella Artemisia. Conductor: Candace Smith.
    • Brilliant.
    • 7.
  • Richard Wagner

    Am Stillen Herd from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

    Conductor: Jonas Kaufmann. Orchestra: German Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
    • DECCA : 4785189.
    • DECCA.
    • 5.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Mystery (Rosary) sonata (Passacaglia) in G minor (The Guardian angel) for solo v

    Performer: Rachel Podger.
    • 20.
  • Fanny Mendelssohn

    Quartet in E flat major for strings

    Ensemble: Ebene Quartet.
    • VIRGIN : 5099946454621.
    • Virgin.
    • 8.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 1 in C minor Op.68

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA : 4785344.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Benjamin Britten

    War requiem Op.66

    Orchestra: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • Signum.
    • 1.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Peter Grimes - opera in 3 acts Op.33

    Orchestra: Britten-Pears Orchestra. Conductor: Steuart Bedford.
    • SIGNUM : SIGCD348.
    • Signum.
    • 20.
  • Elliott Carter

    Concerto for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin.
    • DECCA : 4782735.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Karl Amadeus Hartmann

    Symphony no. 8

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher.
    • Challenge Classics.
    • 3.


Crucifixus for 8 voices           

Performers:     Clare College Cambridge Choir, Graham Ross       

Composers:    Antonio Lotti (c1667 - 1740)  

Album Title:     HARMONIA MUNDI : HMU907616 



Johannespassion BWV.245   

Performers:     Sarah Connolly, James Gilchrist, Matthew Rose, Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr       

Composers:    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)          

Album Title:     AAM : AAM002          



Easter Oratorio          

Performers:     Die Kolner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens    

Composers:    Carl Heinrich Graun (c1703 - 1759)  

Album Title:     CPO : 7777942          



Quam amarum est, Maria for 2 voices and continuo           

Performers:     Capella Artemisia, Candace Smith   

Composers:    Giovanni Legrenzi (c1626 - 1690)     

Album Title:     BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 94638        


9.30am Building a Library

Robert Philip compares recordings of Schubert’s Impromptus Op. 90 D.899 and makes a recommendation:



SCHUBERT: Impromptus D899

c/w Impromptus D935

Radu Lupu (piano)

DECCA 4609752 (CD) or 4782340 (10CD)


Wagner Opera Arias

Performers:     Jonas Kaufmann, German Opera Berlin Orchestra, Donald Runnicles       

Composers:    Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)          

Album Title:     DECCA : 4785189     



Mystery (Rosary) sonata (Passacaglia) in G minor (The Guardian angel) for solo violin    

Performers:     Rachel Podger           

Composers:    Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644 - 1704)          

Album Title:     CHANNEL CLASSICS : CCSSA-35513      



Quartet in E flat major for strings      

Performers:     Ebene Quartet           

Composers:    Fanny Mendelssohn (1805 - 1847)    

Album Title:     VIRGIN : 5099946454621     



Symphony no. 1 in C minor Op.68    

Performers:     Leipzig Gewandhaus Chamber Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly           

Composers:    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)       

Album Title:     DECCA : 4785344     



War requiem Op.66   

Performers:     John Mark Ainsley, Gabrieli Consort, Paul Mccreesh          

Composers:    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)          

Album Title:     WINGED LION / SIGNUM : SIGCD340       



Peter Grimes - opera in 3 acts Op.33           

Performers:     Britten-Pears Orchestra, Steuart Bedford     

Composers:    Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)          

Album Title:     SIGNUM : SIGCD348           



Concerto for cello and orchestra       

Performers:     Alisa Weilerstein, Berlin State Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Composers:    Elliott Carter (1908 - 2012)    

Album Title:     DECCA : 4782735     


11.00am New Releases

Hilary Finch and Richard Wigmore join Andrew to discuss recent recordings of Schubert Lieder


SCHUBERT: Der Wanderer D493

Florian Boesch (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)




Schubert Lieder Volume 8 - Wanderer's Nachtlied

SCHUBERT: Various Lieder

Matthias Goerne (baritone) with Helmut Deutsch and Eric Schneider (pianos)




SCHUBERT: Winterreise D911

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)

SONY 88883795652 (CD)



SCHUBERT: Winterreise D911

Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)



11.50am Disc of the Week

Symphony no. 8        

Performers:     Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Ingo Metzmacher

Composers:    Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905 - 1963)

Album Title:     CHALLENGE CLASSICS : CC72583


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