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Building a Library: Rameau: Pieces de clavecin

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Rameau: Pieces de clavecin; New opera releases on DVD and blu-ray; Disc of the week: Walton: Symphony No 1; Violin Concerto.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sonata in G minor Wq.70`6 for organ

    Performer: Ton Koopman.
    • CHALLENGE CLASSICS : CC-72260.
    • CHALLENGE CLASSICS.
    • 9.
  • Antonio Caldara

    In dolce amore (Scipione Africano)

    Singer: Romina Basso. Ensemble: Latinitas Nostra. Director: Markellos Chryssicos.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 88843-011692.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 7.
  • Giacomo Carissimi

    Ferma lascia ch'io parli (Il lamento di Maria di Scozia) for soprano and continu

    Singer: Romina Basso. Ensemble: Latinitas Nostra. Conductor: Markellos Chryssicos.
    • NAIVE : V-5390.
    • NAIVE.
    • 2.
  • William Walton

    Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS : CHSA-5136.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side story - musical in 2 acts

    Singer: Julia Bullock. Orchestra: San Francisco S O. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • SFS Media: SFS 0059.
    • SFS Media.
    • 6.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Se i languidi miei sguardi (Lettera amorosa) for voice and continuo

    Singer: Montserrat Figueras. Performer: Hopkinson Smith.
    • ALIA VOX : AVDVD-9904.
    • ALIA VOX.
    • 9.
  • William Walton

    Concerto in B minor for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS : CHSA-5136.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.
  • Per Nørgård

    Sinfonia austera (Symphony no.1) Op.13

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • DaCapo: 6.220574.
    • DaCapo.
    • 1.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Te Deum Laudamus

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson. Choir: Ex Cathedra Choir. Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • HYPERION : CDA-68035.
    • HYPERION.
    • 3.
  • Richard Strauss & Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

    4 Symphonic interludes from "Intermezzo" (Op.72)

    Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst.
    • BR Klassik 900124.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 23.
  • Thomas Mace

    Air

    • RESONUS CLASSICS : RES-10132.
    • RESONUS CLASSICS.
    • 5.

9.00am

4 Symphonic interludes from "Intermezzo" (Op.72) 

Performers:     Bavarian R S O, Franz Welser-Most 

Composers:    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)          

Album Title:     BR Klassik 900124    

 

 

Sonata in G minor Wq.70`6 for organ           

Performers:     Ton Koopman (Amalia organ, Kirche zur frohen Botschaft, Berlin Karlshorst)        

Composers:    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788)     

Album Title:     CHALLENGE CLASSICS : CC-72260         

 

 

Sinfonia austera (Symphony no.1) Op.13     

Performers:     Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo       

Composers:    Per Norgard (1932)    

Album Title:     DaCapo: 6.220574 (hybrid SACD)    

 

 

Air       

Performers:     Robert Smith   (viola da gamba)

Composers:    Thomas Mace (1612/1613 - 1706)    

Album Title:     RESONUS CLASSICS : RES-10132 (download only)     

 

  

West Side story - musical in 2 acts   

Performers:     Julia Bullock (soprano), San Francisco S O, Michael Tilson Thomas          

Composers:    Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)       

Album Title:     SFS Media: SFS 0059           

 

Building a Library

Nicholas Kenyon compares recordings of Rameau’s Pieces de clavecin and makes a recommendation:

 

 

Top recommendation (download only):

 

Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin

RAMEAU: Premiere livre de pieces de clavecin (1706); Pieces de clavecin (1724); Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin (1728); Les petits marteaux de M.Rameau; La Daupine (1747)

Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)

DECCA 4258862 (DOWNLOAD)

 

 

Also recommended (compilation on single disc):

 

Rameau: Les Cyclopes

RAMEAU: Suite in A minor from Nouvelles Suites de pieces de clavecin (1728); Suite in E minor from Pieces de clavessin; movements from Pieces de clavessin (1724) and Nouvelles Suites de pieces de clavecin

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

AVIE AV2056 (CD)

 

 

Top recommendation on piano:

 

Alexandre Tharaud plays Rameau

DEBUSSY: Hommage a Rameau (No. 2 from Images pour piano - Book 1)

RAMEAU: Suite in A minor from Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin (c1729–30); Suite in G minor from Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin (c1729–30)

Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901754 (CD full-price)

10.20am

Te Deum Laudamus (excerpts)       

Performers:     Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore        

Composers:    Michel-richard De Lalande    

Album Title:     HYPERION : CDA-68035     

  

 

Ferma lascia ch'io parli (Il lamento di Maria di Scozia) for soprano and continuo    

Performers:     Romina Basso (mezzo), Latinitas Nostra, Markellos Chryssicos     

Composers:    Giacomo Carissimi (1605 - 1674)     

Album Title:     NAIVE : V-5390         

 

 

In dolce amore (Scipione Africano)   

Performers:     Robin Johannsen (soprano), Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro de Marchi      

Composers:    Antonio Caldara         

Album Title:     DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 88843-011692

 

 

Se i languidi miei sguardi (Lettera amorosa) for voice and continuo            

Performers:     Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Hopkinson Smith (lute)       

Composers:    Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)     

Album Title:     ALIA VOX : AVDVD-9904 (hybrid SACD + DVD)    

New Releases

Sarah Lenton and Ian Burnside join Andrew live in the studio to discuss recently released opera DVDs.

 

 

GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess

Eric Owens (Porgy), Laquita Mitchell (Bess), Chauncey Packer (Sportin' Life), Lester Lynch (Crown), Angel Blue (Clara), Karen Slack (Serena), Alteouise deVaughn (Maria), Eric Greene (Jake), Michael Bragg (Mingo), San Francisco Opera, John DeMain (conductor), Francesca Zambello (director) (conductor)

EUROARTS 2059634 (DVD + Blu-ray)

 

 

PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly

Alexia Voulgaridou (Cio-Cio San), Cristina Damian (Suzuki), Teodor Ilincai (B.F. Pinkerton), Lauri Vasar (Sharpless), Philharmoniker Hamburg, Chorus of the Staatsoper Hamburg, Alexander Joel (conductor), Vincent Boussard (stage director)

ARTHAUS MUSIK 108106 (DVD + Blu-ray)

 

 

WAGNER: Gotterdammerung

Lance Ryan (Siegfried), Irene Theorin (Brunnhilde), Mikhail Petrenko (Hagen), Johannes Martin Kranzle (Alberich), Gerd Grochowski (Gunther), Waltraud Meier (Waltraute/Zweite Norn), Anna Samuil (Gutrune/Dritte Norn), Margarita Nekrasova (Erste Norn), Aga Mikolaj (Woglinde), Maria Gortsevskaya (Wellgunde), Anna Lapkovskaja (Flosshilde), Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Guy Cassiers

ARTHAUS MUSIK 101696 (2DVD Video)

 

 

STRAUSS, R: Salome

Erika Sunnegardh (Salome), Mark S. Doss (Jochanaan), Robert Brubaker (Herodes), Dalia Schaechter (Herodias), Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Nicola Luisotti (conductor) (conductor), Gabriele Lavia (stage director)

ARTHAUS MUSIK 108096 (DVD + Blu-ray)

Disc of the Week

Walton: Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto

WALTON: Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor; Violin Concerto

Tasmin Little (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

CHANDOS CHSA5136 (Hybrid SACD)

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