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Building a Library: Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier; Music from Sibelius, Nielsen and Stenhammar; Disc of the Week: Dvorak: Cello Concerto.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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  • Domenico Mazzocchi

    Amar a dios por dios for 4 voices

    Singer: Raquel Andueza. Performer: Jesús Fernández Baena.
    • Anima e Corpo: AeC002.
    • Anima e Corpo.
    • 9.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no. 1 in E minor Op.39

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.
    • Guild: GHCD 2414.
    • Guild.
    • 1.
  • Richard Strauss

    6 Lieder Op.68 (Ich Wollt Ein Strausslein Binden)

    Singer: Christiane Karg. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Berlin Classics: 0300566BC.
    • Berlin Classics.
    • 12.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 5 in D minor Op.47

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Mariinsky: MAR0545.
    • Mariinsky.
    • 2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • DECCA : 478 5705.
    • DECCA.
    • 2.
  • Joaquín Turina

    Canto a Sevilla Op.37 for voice and orchestra vers. original

    Singer: María Espada. Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Chandos: CHAN 10819.
    • Chandos.
    • 10.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Seven last words of our Saviour on the Cross H.20.1c for piano transc.

    Performer: Alexei Lubimov.
    • Zig Zag: ZZT341.
    • Zig Zag.
    • 8.
  • Jorge Grundman

    A mortuis resurgere (The Resurrection of Christ) for soprano and string quartet

    Singer: Susana Cordon. Ensemble: Brodsky String Quartet.
    • Chandos: CHSA 5138.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • José de Nebra

    Vendado amor es, no es ciego - zarzuela

    Singer: Bejun Mehta. Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • Archiv: 002894792050.
    • Archiv.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem in D minor K.626, compl. Sussmayr

    Singer: Genia Kühmeier. Singer: Bernarda Fink. Singer: Mark Padmore. Singer: Gerald Finley. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • RCO Live: RCO 14002.
    • RCO Live.
    • 4.
  • Alonso Lobo

    Versa est in luctum for 6 voices [SSATTB] [Liber primus missarum, 1602]

    Ensemble: Plus Ultra Ensemble.
    • Archiv: 479 2610.
    • Archiv.
    • 1.
  • Nicola Conforto

    Overture: La festa cinese

    Singer: Bejun Mehta. Ensemble: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • Archiv: 002894792050.
    • Archiv.
    • 1.
  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Expandit Sion manus tuas for 6 voices

    Ensemble: Plus Ultra Ensemble.
    • Archiv: 479 2610.
    • Archiv.
    • 12.

9.00am

Symphony no. 1 in E minor Op.39     

Performers:     BBC S O., Malcolm Sargent 

Composers:    Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)   

Album Title:     Guild: GHCD 2414    

 

6 Lieder Op.68 (Ich Wollt Ein Strausslein Binden)    

Performers:     Christiane Karg, Malcolm Martineau 

Composers:    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)          

Album Title:     Berlin Classics: 0300566BC  

 

 

Symphony no. 5 in D minor Op.47    

Performers:     Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev          

Composers:    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)  

Album Title:     Mariinsky: MAR0545 

 

 

Requiem in D minor K.626, compl. Sussmayr          

Performers:     Genia Kuhmeier, Bernarda Fink, Mark Padmore, Gerald Finley, Netherlands Radio Choir, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons 

Composers:    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)    

Album Title:     RCO Live: RCO 14002         

Versa est in luctum for 6 voices [SSATTB] [Liber primus missarum, 1602]

Performers:     Plus Ultra Ensemble  

Composers:    Alonso Lobo (c1555 - 1617)  

Album Title:     Archiv: 479 2610        

 

Building a Library

Richard Osborne compares recordings of Strauss’s Rosenkavalier and makes a recommendation:

 

 

Top recommendation (in a single box set):

 

STRAUSS, R: Der Rosenkavalier

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Marschallin), Christa Ludwig (Octavian), Teresa Stich-Randall (Sophie), Otto Edelmann (Ochs), Eberhard Wachter (Faninal), Ljuba Welitsch (Marianne), Paul Kuen (Valzacchi/Tierhandler), Kerstin Meyer (Annina), Nicolai Gedda (Italian Singer), Philharmonia Chorus, Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

EMI 9668242 (3CD budget)

 

The above also available in a collected edition:

 

Strauss: The Great Operas

STRAUSS, R: Capriccio; Daphne; Friedenstag; Die schweigsame Frau; Intermezzo; Die Frau ohne Schatten; Ariadne auf Naxos; Der Rosenkavalier; Elektra; Salome

WARNER CLASSICS 4317992 (22CD budget-price)

 

Top recommendation on DVD:

 

STRAUSS, R: Der Rosenkavalier

Gwyneth Jones (Marschallin), Brigitte Fassbaender (Octavian), Lucia Popp (Sophie), Manfred Jungwirth (Ochs), Benno Kusche (Faninal), Francisco Araiza (Italian Singer), Anneliese Waas (Marianne), David Thaw (Valzacchi), Gudrun Wewezow (Annina), Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, Otto Schenk (director, Munich 1979), Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

DG 0734072 (2DVD mid-price)

 

New Releases

Mark Lowther joins Andrew live in the studio to discuss a new Sibelius cycle from John Storgards and other new releases from Nordic composers.

 

 

Sibelius: Complete Symphonies

SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete); Late Fragments (3)

BBC Philharmonic, John Storgards (conductor)

CHANDOS CHAN10809(3) (3CD mid-price)

 

 

Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite & The Wood-Nymph

SIBELIUS: Lemminkainen Suite Op. 22; The Wood-Nymph (Skogsraet) Op. 15

Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (conductor)

BIS BIS1745 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

Stenhammar: Serenade

STENHAMMAR: Excelsior! concert overture Op. 13; Mellanspel ur kantaten Sangen (Interlude from the cantata The Song) Op. 44; Serenade for Orchestra Op. 31

Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Christian Lindberg (conductor)

BIS BIS2058 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

Nordic Atmospheres

GRIEG: Two Elegiac Melodies Op. 34

KALSONS: Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra

LARSSON, L-E: Romans, ur Pastoralsvit Op. 19 (Romance, No. 2 from Pastoral Suite)

NIELSEN: Little Suite in A minor for strings Op. 1 (FS6)

SIBELIUS: Romance in C major for strings Op. 42

VASKS: Musica dolorosa

Egils Šefers (clarinet), Sinfonietta Riga, Claus Efland

CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72630 (CD)

 

 

Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

NIELSEN: Symphony No. 4 Op. 29 (FS76) 'The Inextinguishable'; Symphony No. 5 Op. 50 (FS97)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

BIS BIS2028 (Hybrid SACD)

11.25am

Overture - La festa cinese      

Performers:     Concerto Koln, Pablo Heras-Casado

Composers:    Nicola Conforto (1718 - c1788)         

Album Title:     Archiv: 002894792050           

 

 

Vendado amor es, no es ciego - zarzuela (Tempestad Grande)      

Performers:     Bejun Mehta (countertenor), Concerto Koln, Pablo Heras-Casado  

Composers:    Jose de Nebra (1702 - 1768) 

Album Title:     Archiv: 002894792050           

 

 

Canto a Sevilla Op.37 for voice and orchestra vers. original            

Performers:     Maria Espada(soprano), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Juanjo Mena         

Composers:    Joaquin Turina (1882 - 1949)

Album Title:     Chandos: CHAN 10819         

 

 

The Seven last words of our Saviour on the Cross H.20.1c for piano, transc. from orchestral version, H.20.1a   

Performers:     Alexei Lubimov (tangent piano)         

Composers:    Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) 

Album Title:     Zig Zag: ZZT341        

 

 

A mortuis resurgere (The Resurrection of Christ) for soprano and string quartet    

Performers:     Susana Cordon (soprano), Brodsky String Quartet  

Composers:    Jorge Grundman (1916)        

Album Title:     Chandos: CHSA 5138           

 

 

Amar a dios por dios for 4 voices      

Performers:     Raquel Andueza (soprano), Jesus Fernandez Baena (theorbo)       

Composers:    Domenico Mazzocchi (c1592 - 1665)           

Album Title:     Anima e Corpo: AeC002       

Disc of the Week

Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra             

Performers:     Alisa Weilerstein, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek   

Composers:    Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)           

Album Title:     DECCA : 478 5705    

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