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Building a Library: Ravel: La Valse

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Ravel: La Valse; Recent releases for piano including Janacek; Disc of the Week: Vigilate!: English polyphony in Dangerous Times.

with Andrew McGregor.

9.30am Building a Library
William Mival surveys recordings of Ravel's La Valse and makes a personal recommendation. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary which triggered the start WW1 and this piece of 1919-20, originally planned with the title Vienna, is a celebration of, perhaps even a memorial to, a culture and a city that was changed forever as that conflict unfolded.

10.30am
Sarah Walker talks to Andrew about recent releases of music for solo piano including Marc-Andre Hamelin's disc of Janacek?s On an Overgrown Path, Khatia Buniatishvili's ?Motherland?, and Stephen Hough's night pieces.

11.45am
Disc of the Week
Vigilate! Be watchful; English polyphony in dangerous times by Tallis, Byrd White and Tomkins, in passionate performances from Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir.

Vigilate! English Polyphony in Dangerous Times
Monteverdi Choir
John Eliot Gardiner.

3 hours, 12 minutes

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Music Played

  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Sinfonia di speranza (Symphony no.9) [extract - ending]

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Andrzej Panufnik.
    • HERITAGE : HTGCD-266.
    • HERITAGE.
    • 4.
  • Arthur Benjamin

    Sonata for viola and piano: 1st movement; Elegy (extract)

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
    • HYPERION : CDA-67969.
    • HYPERION.
    • 9.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Sinfonia di sfere (Symphony no.5)

    Orchestra: Berlin Concert House Orchestra. Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz.
    • CPO : 777-686-2.
    • CPO.
    • 4.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Figlio diletto e caro from La Morte di Semiramide

    Singer: Anna Bonitatibus. Orchestra: Accademia degli Astrusi. Conductor: Federico Ferri.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 88725-479862.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 2.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    12 Miniature studies - book 1 for piano [rev.1955]

    Performer: Clare Hammond.
    • BIS : SACD-2003.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Second Home (2003, rev. 2006) (opening of....)

    Performer: Clare Hammond.
    • BIS : SACD-2003.
    • BIS.
    • 18.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Modlitwa [Prayer] for voice and piano

    Singer: Heather Shipp. Performer: Lech Napierala. Composer: Roxanna Panufnik.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS : SIGCD-380.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 4.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sonata - 1697 no. 1 in B minor Z.802 for 2 violins and continuo

    Ensemble: The King’s Consort.
    • VIVAT : 106.
    • VIVAT.
    • 14.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Turangalila-symphonie

    Conductor: Hannu Lintu. Performer: Angela Hewitt. Performer: Valerie Hartmann-Claverie. Orchestra: Finnish R S O.
    • ONDINE : ODE-1251-5.
    • ONDINE.
    • 5.
  • robert white

    Lamentations for 6 voices

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA : SDG-720.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
    • 11.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Spoken Introduction

    • HERITAGE : HTGCD-266.
    • HERITAGE.
    • 1.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Spoken Introduction

    • HERITAGE : HTGCD-266.
    • HERITAGE.
    • 1.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Trio for piano and strings [rev.1977]

    Ensemble: Subito Piano Trio.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS : SIGCD-380.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 11.

9.00am

Sonata - 1697 no. 1 in B minor Z.802 for 2 violins and continuo   

Performers:     The King's Consort    

Composers:    Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)  

Album Title:     VIVAT : 106   

 

 

Figlio diletto e caro from La Morte di Semiramide    

Performers:     Anna Bonitatibus (mezzo), Accademia Degli Astrusi, Federico Ferri           

Composers:    Giovanni Battista Borghi (1738 - 1796)         

Album Title:     DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 88725-479862

 

 

Sonata for viola and piano: 1st movement; Elegy (extract)  

Performers:     Lawrence Power (viola), Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)   

Composers:    Arthur Benjamin         

Album Title:     HYPERION : CDA-67969     

 

 

Turangalila-symphonie          

Performers:     Angela Hewitt (piano), Valerie Hartmann-Claverie (Ondes Martenot), Finnish R S O, Hannu Lintu           

Composers:    Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)         

Album Title:     ONDINE : ODE-1251-5         

Building a Library

Bill Mival compares recordings of La Valse, for orchestra, by Ravel and makes a recommendation:

 

 

Top recommendation:

 

Ravel - Bolero

RAVEL: La Valse; Pavane pour une infante defunte; Le Tombeau de Couperin; Valses nobles et sentimentales; Menuet antique; Fanfare from 'L'Eventail de Jeanne'; Daphnis et Chloe - Suite No. 2; Bolero; Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version); Ma Mere l'Oye; Une barque sur l'ocean (orchestral version); Rapsodie Espagnole

Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

DECCA 4602142 (2CD budget)

 

 

Recommendation available as collected edition:

 

Ravel – The Complete Edition

Including:

RAVEL: La Valse

Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

DECCA 4783725 (14CD budget)

10.20am

Andrew explores recent recordings of music by Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik – born in 1914 – and his daughter Roxanna.

 

12 Miniature studies - book 1 for piano [rev.1955]    

Performers:     Clare Hammond        

Composers:    Andrzej Panufnik (1914 - 1991)         

Album Title:     BIS : SACD-2003      

 

 

Second Home (2003, rev. 2006) (opening of....)      

Performers:     Clare Hammond (piano)        

Composers:    ROXANNA PANUFNIK        

Album Title:     BIS : SACD-2003      

 

 

Modlitwa [Prayer] for voice and piano           

Performers:     Heather Shipp (mezzo), Lech Napierala (piano)       

Composers:    Andrzej Panufnik (1914 - 1991), Roxanna Panufnik (1968) 

Album Title:     SIGNUM CLASSICS : SIGCD-380  

 

 

Trio for piano and strings [rev.1977]  

Performers:     Subito Piano Trio       

Composers:    Andrzej Panufnik (1914 - 1991)         

Album Title:     SIGNUM CLASSICS : SIGCD-380  

 

 

Sinfonia di sfere (Symphony no.5)    

Performers:     Berlin Concert House Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz  

Composers:    Andrzej Panufnik (1914 - 1991)         

Album Title:     CPO : 777-686-2       

 

 

Spoken Introduction   

Speaker:         Andrzej Panufnik       

Album Title:     HERITAGE : HTGCD-266    

 

 

Concerto for bassoon and orchestra

Performers:     Robert Thompson (bassoon), BBC S O., Andrzej Panufnik 

Composers:    Andrzej Panufnik (1914 - 1991)         

Album Title:     HERITAGE : HTGCD-266    

 

 

Spoken Introduction   

Speaker:         Andrzej Panufnik       

Album Title:     HERITAGE : HTGCD-266    

 

 

Sinfonia di speranza (Symphony no.9) [extract]       

Performers:     BBC S O., Andrzej Panufnik 

Composers:    Andrzej Panufnik       

Album Title:     HERITAGE : HTGCD-266    

10.50am New Releases

Sarah Walker joins Andrew to discuss recently released CDs of music for solo piano.

 

 

Stephen Hough: In the Night

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

CHOPIN: Nocturne No. 7 in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 1; Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major Op. 27 No. 2

HOUGH: Piano Sonata No. 2 'notturno luminoso'

SCHUMANN: In der Nacht Op. 12 No. 5; Carnaval Op. 9

Stephen Hough (piano)

HYPERION CDA67996 (CD)

 

 

Khatia Buniatishvili: Motherland

BACH, J S; BRAHMS; CHOPIN; DEBUSSY; DVORAK; GRIEG; HANDEL; KANCHELI;  LIGETI; LISZT; MENDELSSOHN; RAVEL; SCARLATTI, D; SCRIABIN; TCHAIKOVSKY

Gvantsa Buniatishivili (piano), Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)

SONY 88883734622 (CD)

 

 

Schumann: Kinderszenen & Waldszenen & Janacek: On the overgrown path I

JANACEK: Along an Overgrown Path, JW VIII/17, Book 1

SCHUMANN: Waldszenen Op. 82; Kinderszenen Op. 15

Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

HYPERION CDA68030 (CD)

 

 

Busoni: Transcriptions of Works by Bach & Brahms

BACH, J S: Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

BRAHMS: Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 10 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'; Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 4 'Herzlich tut mich erfreuen'; Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 5 'Schmucke dich, o Liebe Seele'

BUSONI: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Bach BWV 645); Choral Prelude ‘Nun freut euch, lieben Christen’; Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (Bach BWV 639); Nun komm der heiden Heiland' (after Bach, BWV659); In Dir ist Freude (Bach BWV 615); Transcription of Bach's Partita BWV 1004: Chaconne; Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major (Bach BWV 564)

David Theodor Schmidt (piano)

PROFIL MEDIEN PH14005 (CD mid-price)

 

 

Busoni / Bach Transcriptions

BACH, J S: Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV992; Toccata in D minor (BWV 565); Toccata in C BWV564

BUSONI: Prelude and Fugue in D Major (Bach BWV532); Choralvorspiel nach Bach

WEISS-BUSONI: Ferruccio - Salon-Polka fur das Pianoforte Op. 9

Holger Groschopp (piano)

CAPRICCIO C5198 (2CD mid-price)

11.50am Disc of the Week

Vigilate!

BYRD: Civitas Sancti Tui; Turn our captivity; Nunc dimittis; Vigilate (from Cantiones sacrae 1589); Justorum animae

MORLEY: Nolo mortem peccatoris

PHILIPS, P: Ecce vicit Leo

TALLIS: Suscipe quaeso Domine; O nata lux de lumine 5vv

TOMKINS: Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom

WHITE, ROBERT: Christe qui lux es et dies; Manus tuae fecerunt me, Lamentations

Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

SDG SDG720 (CD)

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